Con Edison

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 [...]

Windsor Park will save green by going green
Windsor Park will save green by going green
News Terence M. Cullen 5/24/2012 at 4:41PM

Larry Goodfleish, 56, said he thinks it’s good his building will become energy efficient and cost effective. “[It’s] absolutely good; and if it’s Earth friendly and Earth healthy, I’m all for it,” he said before going into his apartment at Windsor Park. The Bayside co-op is converting from oil heat to natural gas, with completion [...]

Man busted in city-wide manhole cover thefts
News Jay Lane 5/10/2012 at 3:57PM

The man behind the theft of manhole covers has been uncovered. Andrew Modica, 46, was arrested yesterday in connection with the numerous stolen manhole covers across the city, law enforcement sources told The Post this morning. Cops pulled Modica over in a stolen pickup truck near his home on 67th Street and 21st Avenue in Brooklyn after [...]

Little girl left on bus; driver charged
Little girl left on bus; driver charged
News Michael Pantelidis 4/20/2012 at 11:15AM

Police parked a private bus driver in prison after she left her vehicle unattended — with a toddler still aboard. Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to Christie Avenue and 99th Street in Corona at 9 a.m. on April 12 after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a Con Edison worker who spotted a child in [...]

Con Ed crew foils robbery
Con Ed crew foils robbery
News Steve Mosco 2/01/2012 at 12:28PM

A routine gas inspection turned into a harrowing chase as four Con Edison employees rushed to the aid of the victim of a violent purse snatching in Bayside on the night of January 25. The Con Edison crew — John Kane, John McDonnell, Michael Santeramo and Anthony Farmighetti — were working on a gas line [...]

Pols Push for Underground Power Lines
Pols Push for Underground Power Lines
News Billy Rennison 9/15/2011 at 6:58PM

When Hurricane Irene thrashed through Queens, it left thousands of residents without power for days. Those extended periods without power need to be over, according to Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, who introduced legislation shortly after the storm that proposes installing underground power lines in her district. “The benefit of moving these wires underground outweighs financial cost. [...]