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Thousands more lose power after second storm strikes area
Thousands more lose power after second storm strikes area
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 10:44AM

Efforts to restore power to the thousands of Queens residents still without electricity was dealt another blow yesterday when another storm swept through the area, halting recovery efforts and adding thousands to the list of those without lights. Con Edison restored power to about 90 percent of those tho lost electricity during Sandy before a [...]

Safety tips for returning home after Hurricane Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 10/31/2012 at 5:31PM

When conditions allow, thousands of displaced residents will leave family members’ houses and evacuation centers to return home. When returning, residents should pack a cleanup kit and inspect their homes before entering. Here are some tips to ensure your return home is a safe one: • Check for downed or loose power lines and gas [...]

More than 100,000 remain without power in Queens
More than 100,000 remain without power in Queens
News Billy Rennison 10/31/2012 at 10:40AM

More than 105,000 Queens residents remain without power as Con Edison crews continue clean up and restoration efforts. More than three times the number of residents lost power during the storm in New York City than during Hurricane Irene last year. “This is the largest storm-related outage in our history,” said Con Edison Senior Vice President for [...]

Morning Roundup: Hurricane edition
Morning Roundup: Hurricane edition
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/29/2012 at 7:45AM

NYC HURRICANE FORECAST  National Weather Service: Hazardous Weather Outlook High Wind Warning Coastal Flood Warning Flood Watch  Monday: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 61. Very windy, with a northeast wind 36 to 45 mph, with gusts as high as 65 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between [...]

Con Ed prepping for storm, potential power outages
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 4:10PM

The high winds and heavy rains expected with Hurricane Sandy may knock out power in areas of the city.  In preparation for the storm, Con Edison has thousands of employees working around the clock to respond to any problems with electric, gas, and steam systems. “ The company has secured over 700 external contractors, including line workers, [...]

Small businesses cashing in with Con Ed energy efficiency programs
Business Queens Courier Staff 10/28/2012 at 7:14AM

Small businesses throughout New York City and Westchester County are taking advantage of a Con Edison energy-efficiency program to save money and preserve the environment. The program focuses on assisting small businesses by providing them with incentives of up to 70 percent for the cost of upgrading major heating, cooling and lighting systems. Con Edison [...]

City agencies prepping for “Frankenstorm”
Central Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 3:14PM

With Hurricane Sandy barreling toward the city, city agencies are preparing for the possible massive storm. The heavy rain and strong winds can cause unsafe conditions throughout the public transportation system and on the city’s bridges and tunnels.  No decision has been made yet as to whether there will be any service stoppages during the storm. “We [...]

Power outages throughout Queens
Power outages throughout Queens
News Billy Rennison 9/18/2012 at 8:19PM

Severe storms striking the area have knocked out power to hundreds of customers in Queens. Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to pound the area throughout the night.  Downed trees and limbs place power lines at risk. Approximately 200 borough residents still find themselves without power. Earlier this evening nearly 1,500 were without electricity [...]

Con Ed, union reach deal, end lock out
Con Ed, union reach deal, end lock out
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 3:55PM

Thunderstorms threatening New York City helped Con Edison and its workers strike a tentative deal ending a month long lock out. After a temporary deal was struck earlier in the day to send some workers back to the job, Con Ed, Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/23/2012 at 7:30AM

Five people killed, including two children, in fiery Queens SUV rollover horror Five people were killed, including two children, after leaving a Nigerian heritage celebration in Queens early Sunday when their speeding SUV, swerving after blowing through two red lights, slammed into a concrete pillar, rolled over and burst into flames, police and witnesses said. Read [...]