Breezy Point

Breezy Point homeowners sue LIPA over Sandy fire
Breezy Point homeowners sue LIPA over Sandy fire
South Maggie Hayes 1/29/2013 at 3:26PM

With post-Sandy complaints piling up, Breezy Point homeowners are now slapping the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) with a lawsuit. Seventeen families who lost their homes in the Breezy Point fire are seeking at least $1 million apiece in damages, claiming negligence by LIPA, according to legal papers filed with the law firm Sullivan, Papain, [...]

Agencies give Sandy testimony before City Council
News Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 4:54PM

Nearly three months after the storm devastated the tri-state area, and with residents still trying to recover, the City Council has begun investigating how various agencies handled Sandy. Testimony has been given by representatives of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the New York City Housing Authority, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority, [...]

Record low fire fatalities, ambulance response time in 2012
Record low fire fatalities, ambulance response time in 2012
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/07/2013 at 3:16PM

Last year was a banner year for public safety, say officials. In 2012, the FDNY had the fewest civilian fire deaths and fastest average ambulance response times for life-threatening medical emergencies in New York City history, announced Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. “With record low number of murders and shootings and the [...]

Sandy first responders honored as Queens Courier Persons of the Year
Sandy first responders honored as Queens Courier Persons of the Year
News Queens Courier Staff 1/03/2013 at 9:00AM

With 2012  behind us, The Queens Courier is paying tribute to the first responders — those men and women who put their lives on the line every day, and who braved Sandy’s wrath to save, and help rebuild, lives. They have earned our respect and admiration, and a debt of gratitude. Here is are some [...]

Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department
Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department
South Billy Rennison 1/03/2013 at 8:18AM

With 2012 behind us, The Queens Courier is paying tribute to the first responders — those men and women who put their lives on the line every day, and who braved Sandy’s wrath to save, and help rebuild, lives. They have earned our respect and admiration, and a debt of gratitude. Here is one of their stories… [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/03/2013 at 7:23AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 36 with a windchill as low as 18. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 18. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT of the DAY: There There  [...]

Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department
Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department
News Alexa Altman 1/02/2013 at 10:28AM

With 2012 behind us, The Queens Courier is paying tribute to the First Responders — those men and women who put their lives on the line every day, and who braved Sandy’s wrath to save, and help rebuild, lives. They have earned our respect and admiration, and a debt of gratitude. Here is one of [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 12/29/2012 at 11:01AM

MTA considers installing sliding doors to prevent deaths, injuries The MTA will reconsider installing sliding doors on some subway platforms to prevent riders from getting killed or injured by trains, a top official told the Daily News. Fifty-four people this year have met their bloody ends on the tracks — a five-year high at more [...]

UPDATE: Whale that washed ashore and died in Queens could pose health threat
UPDATE: Whale that washed ashore and died in Queens could pose health threat
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/28/2012 at 3:15PM

A beached whale that washed up in Breezy Point this morning, may be near death, the New York Times reported Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the whale was found alive around 10:40 a.m. at Beach 216th Street and Palmer Drive. NYPD and FDNY personnel, including members of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, were spraying water [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Neighborhoods Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north after midnight. EVENT of the WEEKEND: Jazz Night at New York’s Legendary Metropolitan Room The incomparable Stix Bones will be hosting two Jazz Nights [...]