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Three weeks in, health insurance reinstated for Con Ed workers
News Alexa Altman 7/19/2012 at 11:35AM

Three weeks after contract negotiations began between Con Ed and representatives from the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2, the utility giant reinstated health coverage for its 8,500 locked out workers. Local 1-2 spokesperson John Melia claimed the company’s decision to cut off health insurance at the start of the lockout was illegal. “They [...]

More than 2,500 Queens residents without power
More than 2,500 Queens residents without power
News Billy Rennison 7/18/2012 at 6:18PM

More than 2,000 Queens residents are without power thanks to a powerful storm that swept through the area with high winds, rain and hail. Downed power lines have knocked out electricity for approximately 1,000 Con Edison customers in both Fresh Meadows and Middle Village. A spokesperson for the company said overhead wires are susceptible to [...]

Energy-saving tips for staying cool
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/16/2012 at 11:48AM

As the temperature rises, so do electric bills. To save money while staying cool, Con Edison offers these energy-saving tips. Make sure air conditioner filters are clean for peak efficiency. Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees. Each degree lower increases cooling costs by 6 percent. Close off the rooms not being used if you [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/16/2012 at 7:05AM

Qns. state Assembly candidate profits from prostitution ads in his newspaper A Queens state Assembly candidate who publishes a Korean-language newspaper is profiting from ads for a prostitution ring on the paper’s back pages, The Post has learned. Myungsuk Lee, 49, the owner of the Korean American Times, is one of several Democrats vying for an [...]

As talks continue, locked out Con Ed workers worried about families, future
As talks continue, locked out Con Ed workers worried about families, future
News Alexa Altman 7/10/2012 at 6:05PM

Maurice camped outside the College Point Con Ed facility, withstanding the blistering midsummer heat not just for himself and his fellow locked-out workers, but for his four-year-old daughter. The little girl, born with an intestinal atresia, was denied medical coverage when her parents took her to the doctor to receive treatment for her condition on [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 7/08/2012 at 12:46PM

Sex offender busted for ‘fondling’ young girls in Queens library A registered sex offender has been arrested for allegedly fondling two young girls last month inside a Queens library. Joel Grubert, 49, was spotted on surveillance camera groping the victims, ages 6 and 9, at about 6:20 p.m. June 23 inside the Queens Library branch at [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 7/07/2012 at 2:00PM

3 men killed in barrage of bullets in Queens Three men died in blizzard of bullets early Saturday when a nightclub dispute over a girl spilled into the Queens streets, police and friends of the victims said. A fourth man was wounded around 5 a.m. when an unknown gunman fired 63 shots in from an [...]

Talks between Con Ed, union continue as heat wave bakes city
Talks between Con Ed, union continue as heat wave bakes city
News Billy Rennison 7/06/2012 at 3:34PM

As the temperature rises, so does the risk of power outages, a fact that is magnified with Con Edison workers locked out as contract talks continue. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 100 degrees on Saturday, and with 8,500 workers locked out, the task of maintaining the system — which can be strained in the heat [...]

Con Ed workers still locked out, talks to continue Thursday
Con Ed workers still locked out, talks to continue Thursday
News Alexa Altman 7/03/2012 at 11:36AM

As temperatures spiked and residents across the city feared power outages, Con Edison locked out more than 8,000 workers over heated contract talks – leaving 5,000 management personnel responsible for maintaining electric, gas and steam service for the company’s 3.2 million customers. The power giant blamed the stalemate on leaders of the Utility Workers Union [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/02/2012 at 7:23AM

Con Ed Locks Out Workers Following Failed Contract Talks  Consolidated Edison and its employees union had a war of words Sunday over who was responsible for the lockout that left 8,500 workers off the job. Talks between Con Ed and Local 1-2, Utility Workers Union of America broke down early Sunday.Both sides kept talking past the [...]