Pol warns high tide could make southeast Queens flooding worse
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This morning’s storm brought coastal flooding across parts of the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Howard Beach, and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has been reaching out to the neighborhoods’ local civic organizations to alert citizens of the dangerous conditions on the streets. The tides have been roughly two feet above astronomical tides, this in conjunction with strong winds out […]

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Con Ed hopes battery system will keep south Queens charged all summer
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BY BROOKE SMITH When the power grid is drained due to running air conditioners during summer months, Con Edison hopes to keep Howard Beach and surrounding areas cool and electrified with a new battery backup system. Representatives of the electric company described the system, which is part of Con Ed’s Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program, during a […]

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Howard Beach school rallies around student after fire destroys home
Photo courtesy of Catherine Stanzoni-Acevedo

Khrone Arrindell showed up for class at P.S. 207 in Howard Beach on Wednesday morning only hours after he and his family suffered a tragedy. Arrindell’s South Ozone Park home caught fire the night before. Though everyone escaped without injury, according to teacher Catherine Stanzoni-Acevedo, all of the family’s possessions were destroyed, either by the […]

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Local pols fume over city’s response to blizzard in Queens
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The second-largest snowstorm in the city’s history dumped the most snow on Queens than on any other borough, but the “World’s Borough” seems to have received the least attention from the Department of Sanitation. Elected officials across the borough have been flooded by calls and social media posts from constituents complaining about unplowed streets and […]

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Queens is alive with the sounds of Queens Symphony Orchestra
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Southern Queens will again enjoy a little night music with a special classical concert series slated to begin next month. Councilman Eric A. Ulrich has teamed up with Queens Symphony Orchestra to present QSO’s 2016 Concert Series. The series, funded by Councilman Ulrich, will consist of five free concerts in neighborhoods throughout […]

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