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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 6/22/2012 at 7:15AM

Heat Brings Outages, Voltage Reductions To Some; Fun To Others The second day of near-triple-digit temperatures brought power outages and voltage reductions to thousands across the city. As of 10 p.m. Thursday evening, Con Edison is reporting more than 2,500 outages across the five boroughs. 1,019 of those outages are in Brooklyn, while 906 are [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/21/2012 at 7:47AM

Heat Advisory To Remain In Effect For Thursday As a heat advisory remains in effect for Thursday, Con Edison is urging customers to conserve energy. The utility reduced voltage in dozens of neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service while crews fix electrical problems. Read more: [NY1] Campaign [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]