hurricane sandy

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/03/2013 at 7:23AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 36 with a windchill as low as 18. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 18. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT of the DAY: There There  [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2013 at 6:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast. High of 36 with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast. Low of 25. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: 3D Theater Presentation: The Last Reef At the New York Hall of Science’s 3D Theater Presentation: The [...]

2012: A year in pictures
2012: A year in pictures
Central Queens Courier Staff 12/31/2012 at 6:22PM

JANUARY Fire bomber charged in hate crime: Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, confessed to a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island. No one was injured in the attacks and Lengend was charged with a hate crime. Queens native named Obama chief of staff: Forest Hills native Jacob Lew, an orthodox Jew, [...]

FDNY determines cause of Breezy Point, other Sandy fires
FDNY determines cause of Breezy Point, other Sandy fires
South Cristabelle Tumola 12/26/2012 at 10:24AM

Two months after Sandy hit, the FDNY has determined the cause of most of the serious fires that occurred during the superstorm, including the Breezy Point blaze that decimated 126 homes and damaged 22 others, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano announced this week. “A total of 21 serious fires occurred during the storm, destroying more than [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/26/2012 at 9:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with ice pellets and rain in the afternoon. High of 41. Windy. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 100% . Wednesday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 39F. Windy. Winds from the ENE at 30 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/25/2012 at 10:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 45. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday night: Overcast. Low of 32. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Hurricane Sandy’s 21 most serious fires caused by sea water hitting electrical [...]

Queens surfer who saved six during Sandy apparently drowns in Puerto Rico
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/24/2012 at 10:35AM

A 23-year-old Belle Harbor man, who, using his surfboard, heroically saved six people during Sandy, died in a surfing accident in Puerto Rico yesterday, according to multiple media reports. The body of lifeguard Dylan Smith was discovered floating near his surfboard in the waters just off of Maria’s Beach in western Puerto Rican, near Rincon [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/24/2012 at 7:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 39 with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%. Monday Night: Overcast with snow and rain, then rain after midnight. Low of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of the DAY: Queens Young Professionals Holiday Party Recently, the Queens Young Professionals group formed to provide resources and [...]