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Con Ed Locks Out Workers Following Failed Contract Talks

Consolidated Edison and its employees union are having a war of words over who is responsible for the lockout that has 8,500 workers off the job today.

Talks between Con Ed and Local 1-2, Utility Workers Union of America broke down early this morning. Read more: NY1

 

NYPD: Serial Sexual Predator Had Accomplice In Latest Queens Attack

Police say the primary suspect in a string of attacks on women in Queens had an accomplice in his latest attack.

They say a 20-year-old woman was walking along the Horace Harding Expressway around 2:30 a.m. on June 22 when a man, seen in the above left sketch, walked up behind her and sexually abused her. Read more: NY1

 

Queens billboard no good for advertising: lawsuit

A 75-year-old Queens billboard could go blank if the city has its way.

Atlantic Outdoor Advertising began leasing the billboard at 23-10 Queens Plaza South in 1999, but when it sought permission to change wording on the rooftop display last year, the move was rejected because the city claimed the billboard was not an “advertising” sign. Read more: New York Post

 

Cops cuff no-show girlfriend ‘slay’ suspect at wing joint
“It was an accident,” a sicko lawyer whined over and over in dramatic notes left at the scene of the coldblooded murder of his 27-year-old girlfriend in Queens, authorities said yesterday. Read more: New York Post

 

Extra $4 million state funding for arts likely to miss small groups 

Albany may have put aside more money for the arts but the state still needs to master the art of giving smaller institutions a fair shake, advocates said.

As groups vie for a piece of an additional $4 million that Gov. Cuomo reserved for arts funding in the next fiscal year, leaders of smaller institutions in Queens said they might get left in the budget dust because of a high threshold for requests and a tight application deadline under the new program. Read more: Daily News