Firefighter and his wife used second home in Howard Beach to steal Sandy relief funds, DA says
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A FDNY firefighter has been charged with grand larceny, and his wife additionally with forgery and other crimes, for filing claims to FEMA to collect Hurricane Sandy benefits. Christopher Poje, 43, and his wife Margaret, 39, allegedly collected more than $25,000 in benefits, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. According to the criminal […]

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Design studio proposes E train extension to alleviate negative effects of the 18-month L train shutdown
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It’s official. The MTA announced Monday that the L train’s Canarsie Tunnel will be closed for 18 months — starting in January 2019 — to repair major damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. According to the MTA, the decision to fully close the tunnel for 18 months instead of a one-track, three-year closure was made […]

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MTA cites mammoth workload for the 2019 L train shutdown
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It’s going to be one “L” of a repair job. Representatives from the MTA presented a rundown of the extensive damage done to the nearly 100-year-old Canarsie Tunnel caused by Superstorm Sandy back in 2012, the work that needs to be done to repair it, and the viable options on how to get it done. […]

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Rockaway official slams city’s program to rebuild homes after Superstorm Sandy
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One Rockaway official is calling for some drastic changes to be made to a city program aimed at helping people get back into their homes after Superstorm Sandy. Councilman Eric Ulrich voiced his concerns over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the Build it Back Program and called for the resignation or termination of the program’s director, […]

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Infinite summer indulgence: 6 great waterfront restaurants in Queens
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Island living has its perks, and while we might sometimes forget about the waterways all around us – from river to ocean to sound – the sweltering days of summer have a way of beckoning us to shore. On hot days, search out cool breezes, stellar views and delicious eats at one of these six […]

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