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LIPA instituting Sandy fixes
LIPA instituting Sandy fixes
South Maggie Hayes 7/22/2013 at 2:13PM

Nearly nine months after Sandy, LIPA facilities are still coming back online. During the storm, five of the energy company’s substations on the Rockaway Peninsula took on water damage, shutting down the area’s power and leaving residents in the dark until repairs were made. “It’s still a work in progress,” said Nick Lizanich, LIPA’s vice [...]

Lawsuit filed alleging negligence by power companies during Breezy Point blaze
Lawsuit filed alleging negligence by power companies during Breezy Point blaze
South Maggie Hayes 7/05/2013 at 2:27PM

The Breezy Point blaze during Sandy was “so massive, it looked like a forest fire,” said Billy Heeran, a Rockaway resident. Heeran owned what has been called an “iconic restaurant” in the neighborhood, the Harbor Light Pub. The family business had stayed afloat for over 30 years, but it was reduced to ashes the night [...]

After losing 40 years of memories in Breezy Point fire, homeowner fights for justice
After losing 40 years of memories in Breezy Point fire, homeowner fights for justice
South Maggie Hayes 2/04/2013 at 11:23AM

The cause of Sandy’s Breezy Point fire was electric, the FDNY announced in December. One month later, area resident Kieran Burke has initiated a lawsuit against the town’s power company, LIPA, and rallied his neighbors to fight for justice. “[LIPA’s] negligence destroyed my home and incinerated 40 years worth of memories,” said Burke. “That was [...]

Breezy Point homeowners sue LIPA over Sandy fire
Breezy Point homeowners sue LIPA over Sandy fire
South Maggie Hayes 1/29/2013 at 3:26PM

With post-Sandy complaints piling up, Breezy Point homeowners are now slapping the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) with a lawsuit. Seventeen families who lost their homes in the Breezy Point fire are seeking at least $1 million apiece in damages, claiming negligence by LIPA, according to legal papers filed with the law firm Sullivan, Papain, [...]

Agencies give Sandy testimony before City Council
News Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 4:54PM

Nearly three months after the storm devastated the tri-state area, and with residents still trying to recover, the City Council has begun investigating how various agencies handled Sandy. Testimony has been given by representatives of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the New York City Housing Authority, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/18/2013 at 7:35AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 12. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Disco Inferno [...]

Moreland Commission recommends LIPA changes based on Sandy response
Moreland Commission recommends LIPA changes based on Sandy response
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 1/09/2013 at 12:48PM

It might be lights out for LIPA in its current form. The Moreland Commission, established to examine response from utility companies after Sandy, has offered Governor Andrew Cuomo three options to reshape the power company after it was lambasted for poor response times and mismanagement after the storm. The first is to let the power [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/18/2012 at 6:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 55. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/12/2012 at 7:48AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast. High of 45. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Jackson Heights Community Orchestra The newly-formed Jackson Heights Community Orchestra, launched by conductor Patricia Glunt, has scheduled its [...]

Gov. Cuomo receives high marks for Sandy response
Gov. Cuomo receives high marks for Sandy response
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/03/2012 at 11:14AM

In a new Siena College poll, the majority of New York State voters said they were happy with how Governor Andrew Cuomo has handled the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. According to the results, 67 percent felt that the governor has done an excellent or good job, 22 percent said he has done a fair job [...]