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Family of Flushing Sandy victim officially files suit against city
Family of Flushing Sandy victim officially files suit against city
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/14/2013 at 3:32PM

The family of the Flushing man tragically killed by a felled tree during Sandy has officially filed a lawsuit against the city, legal sources said. “The city has completely ignored the situation with their trees in Queens,” said the family’s attorney, Rosemarie Arnold. Arnold filed a notice of claim in January on behalf of Tony [...]

Family of Sandy’s first victim to sue city
Family of Sandy’s first victim to sue city
Top Stories Melissa Chan 1/08/2013 at 3:39PM

The family of the Flushing man tragically killed by a felled tree during Sandy plans to sue the city after they said they fought in vain for at least a decade to get the towering threat removed, legal sources said. A notice of claim has been filed on behalf of Tony Laino, 29, who was [...]

Friends, brother remember Flushing man killed during Hurricane Sandy
Friends, brother remember Flushing man killed during Hurricane Sandy
News Melissa Chan 10/30/2012 at 8:42AM

A Flushing man was crushed to death by a tree that crashed into his home Monday night during Hurricane Sandy, police said. Tony Laino, 29, was pinned in his bedroom at around 7 p.m. on October 29, police said. The tree ripped through the upper left portion of the two-story home at 47-34 166th Street, [...]

Little Neck neighbors want problem tree removed
Little Neck neighbors want problem tree removed
News Melissa Chan 7/03/2012 at 11:29AM

Neighbors in Little Neck say a rotted tree rooted on a popular pathway is on its last leg and poses a danger to pedestrians passing beneath its falling limbs. “I walk on the street. I’m so afraid of walking under this tree that I make a detour,” said Vicky Cosgrove, 61, pointing to a problematic [...]

Ozone Park couple says unstable tree unsafe
Ozone Park couple says unstable tree unsafe
News Melissa Chan 10/25/2011 at 11:26AM

Hurricane Irene may be a thing of the past, but one Ozone Park couple says they live in constant fear of what the summer storm left behind. David and Lillian Hughes told The Courier that they’re worried a strong wind may topple an 80-foot unstable tree outside their home on 107th Street. “The tree is [...]