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The Red Cross, like many prominent charity organizations, promised aid and relief to scores of victims following the events of Superstorm Sandy. Aljazeera America is reporting that the organization has since informed many victims initially told they would receive help that they are now ineligible to access resources because of policy changes instituted by upper…

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Citing Con Edison’s lackluster performance during Superstorm Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo urged the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to deny Con Ed’s requested rate increase for 2014. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Cuomo is demanding that utility companies be more accountable for their service. According to the report, Con Ed is…

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It’s been a long, crazy summer by the beach. Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the area, Coney Island went through a wild summer season. Like any neighborhood with a theme park at its heart, there were thrills, chills and nearly collapsing Astrotowers. As the summer wind gives way to autumn chills, I’m reminded…

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Every time I am tasked with writing something about the original Nathan’s Famous (1310 Surf Avenue) I get really hungry. There is something about those delicious, ketchup-covered* hot dogs, the salty crinkle-cut french fries and the sea breeze off the boardwalk at Coney Island that just presses all my happy buttons. We all know that…

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The following is a press release from the offices of Senator Charles Schumer: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the $7.2 million contract awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers to place 600,000 cubic yards of sand along Coney Island is scheduled to be pumped this upcoming weekend. Schumer fought for and secured…

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Looking to stem the influence of billion dollar real estate agencies in the post-Superstorm Sandy reconstruction phase, Democratic City Council candidate John Lisyanskiy laid out a housing and economic development strategy to protect affordable housing. In a press release, Liysyanskiy also attacked his opponent Mark Treyger (D), characterizing him as a puppet of real estate…

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State Senator Marty Golden wrote a letter to Joan McDonald, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), throwing his support behind an amendment that would provide billions of dollars for Superstorm Sandy-related MTA projects. Here are the details of the proposed amendment: Adds $5.674 billion to the 2010-2014 Capital Program for…

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Congressional elections are still more than a year away but the race to represent Bensonhurst and Staten Island is already starting to boil. NY1 is reporting that Republican Congressman Michael Grimm and the Democratic challenger, Councilman Domenic Recchia, are already locking horns over key issues like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and taking swipes at…

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