Broad Channel Civic Association

Residents protest flood insurance hikes
Residents protest flood insurance hikes
South Maggie Hayes 10/01/2013 at 4:37PM

Skyrocketing flood insurance rates could “do more to destroy the community than any storm has ever done,” say hundreds of residents who came out to protest the looming costs. In July 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which called on agencies such as FEMA to change the way the National Flood Insurance [...]

Community voices post-Sandy frustrations at FEMA meeting
News Queens Courier Staff 4/16/2013 at 2:55PM

Gina Borrello used to live in a one-story home in Hamilton Beach. But since Sandy hit almost six months ago and submerged her house underwater, it has been infested with toxic mold, leaving her and her six children displaced. “I need help,” she said. Her daughter, Donna Sirota spoke about how they have been getting [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of the DAY: Queens Young Professionals Holiday Party Recently, the Queens Young Professionals group formed to provide resources and [...]

Congressmember Turner briefs Broad Channel
Congressmember Turner briefs Broad Channel
News Queens Courier Staff 1/30/2012 at 12:48PM

Congressmember Bob Turner attended the Broad Channel Civic Association meeting on Thursday, January 26 to update residents on his first five months in office, and to assure them that he is addressing their local concerns.  Turner spoke before a packed room at the Shad Creek VFW in Broad Channel. “The Broad Channel Civic Association has [...]