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Cuomo announces plans to speed up Sandy insurance claims
Cuomo announces plans to speed up Sandy insurance claims
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 10:00AM

Insurance companies will need to answer Sandy insurance claims quicker or face poor grades in the state’s new online grading system for insurers. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the new measures yesterday to help expedite insurance payments to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a new regulation that will cut insurance companies’ time to follow up [...]

Politicians push to grade MTA subway stations
Politicians push to grade MTA subway stations
News Ruben Muniz 5/31/2012 at 1:57PM

If the city council has its way, you may soon know how clean – or dirty – your subway is. Councilmembers have proposed a plan to rate all 468 subway stations in New York City, similar to the grading system used for the city’s restaurants. The MTA, however, has publicly rejected the plan to grade a system [...]

Man Hit, Killed At Queens Road Junction
Man Hit, Killed At Queens Road Junction
News Jay Lane 11/28/2011 at 9:04AM

Cops save freezing kayaker Cops yesterday rescued a fisherman whose kayak was sinking in the Atlantic off Jacob Riis Park. The 46-year-old called 9-1-1 at 1:19 p.m. when his boat started taking on water. NYPD Harbor boats began a search, but it was an Aviation Unit Air-Sea Rescue helicopter that located the fisherman as he [...]

Health Department fines frustrate Queens restaurant owners
Health Department fines frustrate Queens restaurant owners
Business Bob Doda 10/13/2011 at 11:58AM

While the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) officials are cleaning up restaurants throughout the city, restaurant owners are claiming their wallets are being cleaned out at the same time. Starting in July 2010, the DOHMH made it a requirement for restaurant owners to post the letter grade results of their sanitary inspection. [...]