Alleged bilking of insurances going on post-Sandy
News Alexa Altman 12/06/2012 at 10:08AM

Along with floodwater and debris, Sandy swept in windows for individuals to take advantage of the storm and the suffering of others. At a meeting in Howard Beach on Tuesday, November 27, one woman said she witnessed someone hose down the interior of his car in an attempt to claim the vehicle was damaged by [...]

Businesses recovering after Sandy
Businesses recovering after Sandy
South Terence M. Cullen 12/03/2012 at 1:46PM

When Sandy’s wrath started to hit Howard Beach, the channel — one of the main links of the community — started to flood. Pockets of low-lying areas of Cross Bay Boulevard became pools of icy water. The result was catastrophic damage to area homes and to the string of small businesses that characterize the neighborhood. [...]

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 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 7:45AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming east 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Friday night: A slight chance of rain or drizzle after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. EVENT of the DAY: Shirley Valentine [...]

Affordable Care Act: What it means for immigrants
Health Liam La Guerre 7/11/2012 at 10:55AM

When Sunnyside resident Blanca Palomeque had ovarian cancer two years ago she didn’t have full health insurance to cover her treatment. She enrolled in the Medicaid Spenddown program, but it only provided her with six months of assistance and she was forced to pay $15 out of pocket for each visit to Elmhurst Hospital and [...]