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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 [...]

National Grid makes recovery announcements in Breezy Point
National Grid makes recovery announcements in Breezy Point
News Terence M. Cullen 5/20/2013 at 5:21PM

Breezy Point is getting back on the grid. As part of a cooperative effort with Habitat for Humanity, National Grid made a slew of recovery announcements on Friday, May 17 to benefit the neighborhood. Company president Ken Daly announced the supplier has replaced 14 miles worth of gas lines in Breezy Point and given grants [...]

15 new schools to open in Queens next fall
15 new schools to open in Queens next fall
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 4/08/2013 at 12:59PM

Education is expanding throughout the borough with 15 new schools opening this fall, announced Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “With our new schools and school leaders, we’ll continue to provide our children with the opportunities they deserve,” said Bloomberg. Of the 15, two will be elementary schools, six middle schools, one school [...]

Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/15/2013 at 11:27AM

Normally, the staff of Madelaine Chocolate makes Valentine’s Day sweet for countless couples. But this year, because of Sandy, their holiday was sweetened thanks to National Grid. The gas company presented owners at Madelaine with a check for $250,000 on Tuesday, February 12 to help the confectioners continue their recovery. The money will go toward [...]

Rising Stars of Queens honored
Rising Stars of Queens honored
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 11:18AM

The stars aligned last week when The Queens Courier honored 40 of the borough’s budding young professionals. “It’s awesome to be honored, and it’s humbling to be among these people,” said Eric Abrams, 26, digital media and membership associate for the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “I feel like I’m on my way up.” Abrams — [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Local pols reject Morgan Stanley price fixing settlement
News Michael Pantelidis 1/23/2012 at 2:21PM

Local elected officials are expending “energy” to ensure Morgan Stanley doesn’t get a quick “fix” to its illegal pricing ploy. Senator Michael Gianaris and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. are pushing a federal judge to reject the proposed settlement in the price-fixing case involving the investment bank and two western Queens energy plants – Astoria Generating [...]