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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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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Bayview Grille and Marina seafood restaurant reopens in Broad Channel post Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy knocked the wind out of several houses and businesses throughout Queens, but one Broad Channel restaurant rose victoriously from the disaster. Bayview Grille and Marina, a special seafood restaurant owned by Nick and Anthony Martelli and Rob Pisani since 1975, refused to lose its precious pearl. The place was destroyed by the vicious Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which killed 285 victims and […]

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After three years of post-Sandy repairs, full Rockaway Boardwalk opens in time for Independence Day
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For the first time since the Superstorm Sandy, the full Rockaway Boardwalk will finally be opened, just in time for Independence Day.  The Parks Department announced Wednesday that Rockaway Beach visitors will be able to travel across a continuous connection spanning 5.5 miles from Beach Ninth to Beach 126th streets starting Saturday, July 2. Those in the […]

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