Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo cracks down on public corruption
Cuomo cracks down on public corruption
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2013 at 1:37PM

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND TERENCE M. CULLEN In light of several recent political scandals, including the arrests of Queens legislators Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran, Governor Andrew Cuomo is cracking down on corruption. He announced the Public Trust act on Tuesday, April 9, which would make it easier to convict wrongdoers of public corruption under [...]

Cuomo to hold New Year’s open house at Executive Mansion
Cuomo to hold New Year’s open house at Executive Mansion
News Billy Rennison 12/27/2012 at 9:20AM

Want to spend New Year’s with the governor? Well, here’s your chance. Governor Andrew Cuomo is opening the doors to the Executive Mansion in Albany on New Year’s Day and he’s invited the whole state to join him. The open house will take place from 1-3 p.m. All adults over 16 wishing to join the [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 8 to 13 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 9 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Carols ‘n’ Cookies ‘n’ Cocoa ‘n’ Cheer Celebrate the season with warm wishes, delicious treats and the renowned choral group Voices That Blend. There will [...]

Obama asks for $60 billion in federal aid for Sandy relief
News Maggie Hayes 12/11/2012 at 12:23PM

The Obama administration has requested $60.4 billion in federal resources for “response, recovery and mitigation related to Sandy damages in all affected states,” according to a letter from Jeffrey Zients, the deputy director for management, to House Speaker John Boehner. However, that is less than the $80 billion initially sought for the destruction in the [...]

Tolls reinstated on Rockaway bridges
Tolls reinstated on Rockaway bridges
News Terence M. Cullen 12/05/2012 at 8:02AM

Tolls on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, suspended since Sandy, went back into the effect on Saturday, December 1. Crossing once again costs $3.25 in the cash lane and $1.80 for E-ZPass users. Since the bridge reopened a few days after the storm, fares going across the Cross Bay, along with the Marine Parkway-Gil [...]

Grant will put residents affected by Sandyback to work
Business Billy Rennison 12/01/2012 at 8:27AM

Thousands knocked onto the unemployment line by Sandy can now head back to work, while also helping fellow residents affected by the storm. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $27 million federal grant to put 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up areas ravaged by the storm. The funds were provided by a National Emergency [...]

Cuomo announces plans to speed up Sandy insurance claims
Cuomo announces plans to speed up Sandy insurance claims
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 10:00AM

Insurance companies will need to answer Sandy insurance claims quicker or face poor grades in the state’s new online grading system for insurers. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the new measures yesterday to help expedite insurance payments to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a new regulation that will cut insurance companies’ time to follow up [...]

Bloomberg visits D.C. seeking federal aid
Bloomberg visits D.C. seeking federal aid
News Billy Rennison 11/29/2012 at 12:13PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited the nation’s capital yesterday meeting with lawmakers to request Sandy aid, while Governor Andrew Cuomo joined a neighboring governor in appealing for maximum federal support. “Hurricane recovery is not a partisan issue – and in New York, we have a united front of Democrats and Republicans,” said Bloomberg, who was accompanied [...]