Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 11/29/2012 at 8:15AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. West wind 7 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Borough’s Largest Holiday Tree Lighting Borough’s Largest Holiday Tree Lighting at Resorts World at 5 pm. A special Christmas choir and Santa Claus [...]

Forums focus on frustrations after Sandy
Forums focus on frustrations after Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 11/28/2012 at 11:30AM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND TERENCE M. CULLEN Nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy tore through south Queens, tens of thousands of residents are still struggling to restore their lives. Councilmember James Sanders and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder held separate forums with area residents, featuring representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Long Island Power Authority [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2012 at 7:42AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday :Overcast with rain. High of 41. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Tuesday Night: Overcast with rain. Low of 34. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. [...]

Op-Ed: Sandy, a natural disaster – a man-made crisis
News Queens Courier Staff 11/21/2012 at 9:41AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JAMES SANDERS Superstorm Sandy was the worst natural disaster to hit the tri-state area in years. In its wake it left a trail of devastation that stretched from Montauk to Rockaway, upending trees, power lines, and lives in the process. More than 100 homes burned to the ground as the result of a [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/16/2012 at 7:49AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Friday night: Clear, with a low around 42. North wind 6 to 8 mph. EVENT of the DAY: LIC Bar: Benefit for Long Beach/Rockaways Hurricane Relief Two longstanding sister restaurants, Austins Steak and Ale House in Kew Gardens and Bourbon Street in Bayside, [...]

LIPA COO resigns amid lawsuit, calls for investigation
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/14/2012 at 8:13AM

It’s lights out for the chief operating officer of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Tuesday night the utility announced that its COO Mike Hervey had resigned and will step down at the end of the year. “Mike has provided 12 years of valuable service to LIPA, including taking on the responsibility to perform the functions of CEO [...]

Addabbo Health Center has room for patients
South Maggie Hayes 11/13/2012 at 6:00PM

The Rockaways’ Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center is up and running despite complications left behind by Superstorm Sandy, but is doing so on intermittent power. The center’s two sites, one on Beach Channel Drive and another on Central Avenue, have been running on generator power and have not been able to connect to any [...]

Cuomo launches commission to investigate utility companies’ storm response
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/13/2012 at 4:11PM

After publicly criticizing New York utility companies following Superstorm Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order today, which forms a commission to investigate and study the state’s power companies and their preparedness, reaction and management of storms over the past two years. “From Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, to Hurricane Sandy, over the past [...]

Lawsuit against LIPA to be filed Tuesday
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/13/2012 at 12:21PM

A class action lawsuit against the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and National Grid, which manages LIPA’s grid, is expected to be filed Tuesday, claiming breach of contract, gross negligence and fraud for the utility’s response to Sandy-related outages, according to multiple reports. Two Nassau county customers have already joined the lawsuit, reported CBS New York. [...]

Con Ed restores power to those without damaged equipment; thousands in Howard Beach, Broad Channel remain without lights
Con Ed restores power to those without damaged equipment; thousands in Howard Beach, Broad Channel remain without lights
News Billy Rennison 11/12/2012 at 11:20AM

Two weeks after Sandy knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 Queens residents, Con Edison announced power was restored to all customers whose equipment was not damaged during the storm. Several thousand residents in Howard Beach and Broad Channel will remain without power until their equipment is deemed safe, Con Ed said. The last Sandy [...]