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Senate OKs $50.5B in Sandy aid
Senate OKs $50.5B in Sandy aid
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2013 at 6:43PM

Following the House two weeks ago, on Monday, January 28, the Senate, in a 62 to 36 vote, passed a $50.5 billion bill, which makes supplemental appropriations to federal agencies and programs for Sandy-related expenses. “Despite the difficult path in getting to this moment, the Senate membership clearly recognized early on the urgency and necessity of approving [...]

Local pols angry over Sandy bill delay
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2013 at 5:17PM

Though the House of Representatives managed to pass legislation before falling over the fiscal cliff, it didn’t vote on a $60 billion Sandy relief package before the end of the current house session on Wednesday. But this afternoon Speaker John Boehner said that the House would vote on the storm aid by January 15. That [...]

Sandy more impactful than Katrina: Cuomo
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/26/2012 at 5:49PM

The same day that Mayor Bloomberg requested billions in federal aid to help the city rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Sandy cost the state $32.8 billion in repair and restoration costs. Additionally, New York will need an estimated $9.1 billion in mitigation and prevention costs, said Cuomo, for measures such as [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/29/2012 at 7:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 82. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon.Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 64. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph EVENT of the DAY: Michael Jackson Birthday Bash  “Do you Remember the Time” when you [...]