superstorm sandy

Op-Ed: Helping businesses recover
Business Queens Courier Staff 1/16/2013 at 1:53PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER WILLIAM SCARBOROUGH New York has experienced a number of severe storms in recent years, and the resulting damage has been devastating to residents and to businesses. Damage from the two storms is said to exceed $40 billion to New Yorkers, and it is evident that we can now expect more severe weather events [...]

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 1/14/2013 at 7:27AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 63. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%. Monday Night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. [...]

Law keeps co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants
Law keeps co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants
News Melissa Chan 1/11/2013 at 2:22PM

A glitch in the law is keeping co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants, officials said. According to Congressmember Steve Israel, co-ops are shouldering the costs of repair for Sandy-inflicted damages because they are categorized as “business associations,” making them ineligible for federal grants — only loans. The Stafford Act, which governs how the [...]

Tree complaints top 311 calls
Tree complaints top 311 calls
News Terence M. Cullen 1/11/2013 at 11:52AM

Fallen limbs and downed branches, among other issues, still top the list of complaints to 311 within Community Board 10. Since the storm struck on October 29 through the end of 2012, there were 1,425 calls to the city about trees. In December alone, nearly 200 calls were put in from residents in the board’s [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Urinetown: The Musical Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals [...]

Cuomo takes aim at guns, Sandy relief during State of the State address
Cuomo takes aim at guns, Sandy relief during State of the State address
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/09/2013 at 5:58PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has vowed New York will become the nation’s leader in gun safety laws in wake of recent shootings. At his annual State of the State address on January 9, Cuomo put forth a seven-point agenda that would lead to some of the tightest gun regulations in the country – particularly aimed at [...]

Governor Cuomo to give State of the State address Wednesday
Governor Cuomo to give State of the State address Wednesday
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 9:01AM

Two years into his first term as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo will deliver his annual State of the State address today at 1:30 p.m. from Albany. In addition to discussing Sandy recovery, Cuomo is expected to propose an assault weapons ban. In case you miss it, we’ll be posting a recap on QueensCourier.com. Here [...]