Sandy-displaced homeowners still being charged city’s minimum service fees
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More than three years after Hurricane Sandy’s waters rushed through south Queens, plenty of people in Broad Channel and the Rockaways are still trying to rebuild their homes at great personal expense. Even so, residents still in rebuilding mode are getting charged hundreds of dollars a year by the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) […]

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Coastal flood warning lifted in SE Queens, advisory in effect for evening high tide
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Updated Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 4:31 p.m. The coastal flooding that filled streets across parts of the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Howard Beach with water yesterday has mostly dissipated, according to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder‘s office, but a coastal flood advisory is set to take effect Tuesday night. The coastal flood warning was lifted at 11 a.m. Tuesday […]

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GOP leaders considering local councilman as mayoral candidate in 2017
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Queens’ only Republican City Council member may be under consideration among party leaders as a potential challenger to Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017. The New York Post reported on Monday that several Republican leaders — including Queens County GOP Chairman Robert Turner — are encouraging Councilman Eric Ulrich to make a run for the city’s highest elected post. […]

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Editorial: New York, be proud of your values
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It’s easy to understand why Ted Cruz takes issue with “New York values,” as he did on national television during the latest Republican presidential debate. Those values he eschews are in direct contradiction to his own in many ways. Our values are not superficially rooted in political issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, as […]

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MTA and state look to keep repeat toll violators off the roads
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Drivers who avoid paying tolls to travel the MTA’s bridges and tunnels in New York City could have their vehicle registrations suspended under proposed rule changes announced on Monday. The MTA’s Bridge and Tunnels Committee approved updating its rules regarding the enforcement of tolls on its crossings, reflecting a proposed state regulation cracking down on motorists who […]

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