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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, [...]

Pols pressure LIPA to restore power to Rockaways
Pols pressure LIPA to restore power to Rockaways
News Terence M. Cullen 11/09/2012 at 11:33AM

Nearly two weeks after Sandy struck the Rockaways and devastated southern Queens, politicians at the state and federal level called upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several utility companies to restore power back into the region. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the main utility provider for the Rockaways, has come under criticism for what some [...]

Thousands more lose power after second storm strikes area
Thousands more lose power after second storm strikes area
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 10:44AM

Efforts to restore power to the thousands of Queens residents still without electricity was dealt another blow yesterday when another storm swept through the area, halting recovery efforts and adding thousands to the list of those without lights. Con Edison restored power to about 90 percent of those tho lost electricity during Sandy before a [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:19AM

Today’s Forecast Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph. Event of the Day: Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays [...]

Power outages throughout Queens
Power outages throughout Queens
News Billy Rennison 9/18/2012 at 8:19PM

Severe storms striking the area have knocked out power to hundreds of customers in Queens. Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to pound the area throughout the night.  Downed trees and limbs place power lines at risk. Approximately 200 borough residents still find themselves without power. Earlier this evening nearly 1,500 were without electricity [...]

Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible
Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 4:00PM

Isolated tornadoes are possible as part of the severe storms that are expected to hit the city this evening. Powerful thunderstorms are forecasted to reach the city between 5 and 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The storm’s  strong winds, heavy rain, large hail and threats of tornadoes prompted Governor Andrew Cuomo to [...]

More than 2,500 Queens residents without power
More than 2,500 Queens residents without power
News Billy Rennison 7/18/2012 at 6:18PM

More than 2,000 Queens residents are without power thanks to a powerful storm that swept through the area with high winds, rain and hail. Downed power lines have knocked out electricity for approximately 1,000 Con Edison customers in both Fresh Meadows and Middle Village. A spokesperson for the company said overhead wires are susceptible to [...]

Hundreds of Queens residents without power
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 12:14PM

The heat wave baking Queens, has left more than 500 residents without electricity. The power outages are scattered throughout the borough. Last night, Con Edison announced they were beginning voltage reductions to more than a dozen neighborhoods throughout the borough due to electrical equipment problems. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 [...]