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Woodhaven manhole fires injure five, damage two vehicles
Woodhaven manhole fires injure five, damage two vehicles
Police Liam La Guerre 8/22/2013 at 12:33PM

Five people were injured and two vehicles damaged in a pair of manhole fires in Woodhaven early Thursday morning. The fire department responded to the blaze on 88th Road and 75th Street just before 1 a.m., officials said, and the flames were under control around 2 a.m. The fires, which awoke residents, were caused by [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 6/27/2013 at 6:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 90. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 73. Winds [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/22/2013 at 8:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Wednesday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70. Winds from the SSW at 10 to [...]

15 new schools to open in Queens next fall
15 new schools to open in Queens next fall
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 4/08/2013 at 12:59PM

Education is expanding throughout the borough with 15 new schools opening this fall, announced Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “With our new schools and school leaders, we’ll continue to provide our children with the opportunities they deserve,” said Bloomberg. Of the 15, two will be elementary schools, six middle schools, one school [...]

Rising Stars of Queens honored
Rising Stars of Queens honored
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 11:18AM

The stars aligned last week when The Queens Courier honored 40 of the borough’s budding young professionals. “It’s awesome to be honored, and it’s humbling to be among these people,” said Eric Abrams, 26, digital media and membership associate for the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “I feel like I’m on my way up.” Abrams — [...]

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, [...]

Con Ed to invest $250 million to protect equipment against future storms
News Maggie Hayes 12/13/2012 at 9:48AM

Con Ed has announced that it will secure $250 million for protecting city infrastructure and maintaining reliable service for customers during storms such as Sandy. “Our commitment would represent an initial infusion of preventive measures [and] we expect that even greater investments will be needed as regional discussions evolve over the coming months and years,” [...]

Gov. Cuomo receives high marks for Sandy response
Gov. Cuomo receives high marks for Sandy response
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/03/2012 at 11:14AM

In a new Siena College poll, the majority of New York State voters said they were happy with how Governor Andrew Cuomo has handled the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. According to the results, 67 percent felt that the governor has done an excellent or good job, 22 percent said he has done a fair job [...]