Long Island Power Authority

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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%. [...]

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 [...]