Sandy aid

Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy
Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy
News Melissa Chan 8/23/2013 at 3:19PM

Small businesses in the borough will get nearly $200,000 in federal aid to bounce back after Sandy. The two-year grant will be given to the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), representatives from the borough announced late last week. The package is part of the more than $6 million the Small Business Administration (SBA) gave to [...]

Op-Ed: Allow houses of worship to receive Sandy aid
News Op-Ed 5/24/2013 at 12:42PM

BY U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER GRACE MENG When Sandy slammed into our region late last year, homes, businesses and mass transit systems were not the only things devastated by the storm. More than 200 houses of worship throughout the tri-state area – including many here in Queens – were damaged or destroyed as well. But when these [...]

NY extends deadline for FEMA disaster assistance programs
NY extends deadline for FEMA disaster assistance programs
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/27/2013 at 10:40AM

An additional extension has been granted for two government programs that financially help Sandy survivors in New York State, announced Governor Andrew Cuomo. Anyone living in New York City and Long Island, or the counties of Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Sullivan who suffered losses from the storm, including rent, essential home repairs and [...]

Cuomo files proposal for spending Sandy aid
Cuomo files proposal for spending Sandy aid
News Queens Courier Staff 3/13/2013 at 2:29PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Governor Andrew Cuomo became the first state leader to file a proposal for federal aid to houses and businesses that were damaged during Sandy. Cuomo’s state action plan, available for public review at nyshcr.org/Publications, outlines how the state intends to spend its first $1.7 billion dollars allocated by the Sandy aid bill [...]

Sandy aid deadlines extended for FEMA grants, SBA loans
Sandy aid deadlines extended for FEMA grants, SBA loans
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/01/2013 at 3:05PM

The deadlines for two government programs to financially help Sandy survivors in New York State have been extended until March 29. Anyone living in New York City and Long Island, or the counties of Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Sullivan who suffered losses from the storm, including rent, essential home repairs and personal property losses [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/13/2013 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Overcast with snow and rain, then snow after midnight. Low of 32 with a windchill as low as 25. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/16/2013 at 7:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with ice pellets and snow, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90% . Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 5 to [...]

House approves $50.7B in Sandy aid
House approves $50.7B in Sandy aid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2013 at 7:37PM

Sandy victims are one step closer to receiving the relief money they need. After $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds were signed into law earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an additional $50.7 billion in aid. In a 327-91 vote Tuesday afternoon, January 15, the House approved $17 billion in emergency funding that will [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2013 at 7:09AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast. High of 45. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday night: Overcast with ice pellets and rain, then ice pellets and rain after midnight. Low of 36. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90% . EVENT OF THE DAY: NYC Restaurant [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/11/2013 at 7:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 48. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Friday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 43. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the [...]