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South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/09/2013 at 1:45PM

South-eastern Queens neighborhoods, which have long suffered from perpetual flooding, may see some immediate relief after the city announced it would work quickly to create new storm sewers and upgrade catch basements. A multi-year, $6 billion sewer-upgrade plan to manage the area’s flooding was announced earlier this year, but the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [...]

Woodhaven noise complaints raise concerns
News Terence M. Cullen 6/18/2013 at 9:02AM

With summer coming, concerns about noise are among the top worries in the neighborhood, as addressed at the June 15 meeting of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA). WRBA President Ed Wendell said many sound abusers have been a constant problem for residents. He added they often continue the noise, if not even raising the [...]

Tree complaints top 311 calls
Tree complaints top 311 calls
News Terence M. Cullen 1/11/2013 at 11:52AM

Fallen limbs and downed branches, among other issues, still top the list of complaints to 311 within Community Board 10. Since the storm struck on October 29 through the end of 2012, there were 1,425 calls to the city about trees. In December alone, nearly 200 calls were put in from residents in the board’s [...]

FEMA to help homeowners after hurricane
FEMA to help homeowners after hurricane
News Melissa Chan 9/29/2011 at 3:21PM

Queens homeowners who suffered damages as a direct result of last month’s Hurricane Irene may now qualify for federal assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the county a disaster area, allowing individual residents, business owners and non-profits to apply for reimbursement from necessary expenses and compensation from repairs. “We went out and performed [...]