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Con Ed proposes new storm-protection measures
Con Ed proposes new storm-protection measures
News Maggie Hayes 1/27/2013 at 9:38AM

If a Sandy-esque storm were to come in the future, power company Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) wants to be prepared. The electric company recently submitted plans that detail major investments to protect “critical equipment and customers from devastating storms” like Sandy, according to a Con Ed statement. Long-term projects such as putting flood-proof equipment in [...]

City gas rationing to end Saturday
City gas rationing to end Saturday
Central Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 4:22PM

Two weeks after the mayor activated odd/even gas rationing, he announced any car, regardless of license plate number, will be able to fill up beginning tomorrow. Beginning Friday, November 9, Mayor Michael Bloomberg instituted a rationing system to ease long lines at gas stations amidst a post-Sandy fuel shortage. “With more than 85 percent of gas stations [...]

3 Queens gas stations accused of price gouging
3 Queens gas stations accused of price gouging
Central Billy Rennison 11/16/2012 at 10:23AM

As lines grew at gas stations throughout Queens, prices at the pump swelled as well, prompting an investigation into gouging. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the first series of actions in what his office called “a wide-ranging investigation” into post-Sandy price gouging at gas stations throughout New York. The attorney general plans to begin [...]

Gas rationing begins today in NYC
Gas rationing begins today in NYC
Top Stories Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 3:47PM

More than a week into the gas shortage, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an emergency order rationing gas to begin Friday morning at 6. Cars with license plates ending in odd numbers or a letter will be able to purchase gas on odd numbered days; vehicles with plates ending in even numbers can purchase on even [...]

AG Schneiderman investigates price gouging as gas shortage continues
AG Schneiderman investigates price gouging as gas shortage continues
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 12:05PM

Drivers searching endlessly for a station to fill up now face a new problem — price gouging. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into complaints of price gouging at gas stations, but also for emergency supplies like generators, hotels, food and water. “Our office has zero tolerance for price gouging,” said Schneiderman. “We [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:19AM

Today’s Forecast Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph. Event of the Day: Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:04AM

Today’s Weather Friday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Event of the Day: William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” E Phoenix Idealis Theater, Inc. delivers this classic story for a modern audience. Directed by Rachel Alt and Ben [...]

Gas lines grow citywide in post-Sandy scramble
Gas lines grow citywide in post-Sandy scramble
News Alexa Altman 11/03/2012 at 1:07PM

Around 10 a.m. on Saturday, dozens of people lined up outside the BP station at Marathon Parkway and the Horace Harding Expressway in Douglaston, waiting for gas. Within 30 minutes, the tank had run dry. Similar lines at the pump are popping up all over the city as post-Hurricane Sandy clean-up efforts continue. A Gulf [...]

Hours-long gas lines remain as Gov lifts restrictions to ease shortage
Hours-long gas lines remain as Gov lifts restrictions to ease shortage
Central Billy Rennison 11/02/2012 at 10:13AM

With millions of New Yorkers heading back to work and limited subway service, many residents hopped in their cars only to find no place to fill up. “Gas is in short supply,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at the daily press conference updating New Yorkers on the city’s response to Hurricane Sandy. Senator Charles Schumer announced [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/02/2012 at 8:19AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: A slight chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind around 11 mph. Hurricane Sandy leads to city gas shortage, run on gas With millions of New [...]