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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Cross Bay Boom: Howard Beach supermarket site rung up in $12.6M sale
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Another big real estate deal has gone down on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. Cushman & Wakefield announced on Monday it brokered a $12.6 million, all-cash sale of 163-30 Cross Bay Blvd., a retail property currently home to a Key Food supermarket. According to the broker, the building was constructed in 2009 and includes […]

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Attend a town hall meeting looking for answers on possible L train shutdown
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With the MTA considering shutting down portions of the L train for more than a year to make repairs, commuters from Ridgewood and other areas on the line are looking to make sure the authority hears their grievances and concerns. Last month the MTA said it was considering shutting down L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in order […]

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Howard Beach school rallies around student after fire destroys home
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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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Con Edison upgrades avert 1,000 outages during Blizzard of 2016
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Con Edison says it kept Queens mostly out of the dark during the Blizzard of 2016. Over 1,000 power outages were averted during the storm due to $1 billion in infrastructure upgrades over the past three years, according to the power company. Approximately 4,500 storm-related power outages occurred between Friday night and […]

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