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Upper West Side Residents Frustrated As 911 Calls Are Bounced To New Jersey

Concerns have arisen on the Upper West Side, as some residents have said they have been running into issues calling 911. As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, the callers have found themselves connected to dispatchers across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

02/24/2014

Federal Communications Commission hearing on communications failures from superstorm Sandy - U.S. Customs House in Lower Manhattan - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

FCC Holds Hearings On Sandy Communication Failures

In addition to the physical devastation of superstorm Sandy, communications were disabled for many and the Federal Communications Commission is now holding hearings to try and prevent those failures in the future.

02/05/2013

A partially constructed cell tower is seen on Lori and Michael DiMarco's Lawn - Mount Sinai, NY - Jan 31, 2011 - Photo: Lori DiMarco

Cell Tower On Front Lawn Stuns Long Island Couple

Shock could not even describe Lori DiMarco’s reaction when she came home a few weeks ago to find a 40-foot-tall cell tower on her front lawn in Mount Sinai.

02/03/2011

Cell Phone Tower (FILE) (Photo/Clipart.com)

Hempstead Township Panel: No To Cell Phone Antennas

A major Long Island township’s appeals board has rejected a cell phone company’s proposal to install six wireless antennas on the roof of a Jewish community center.

12/19/2010

Signs protest the installation of new cell phone towers - Wantagh, NY - Aug 4, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Long Islanders Oppose New Cell Towers

A plan to install new cell towers in Wantagh has many residents upset and some concerned about their health.

WCBS 880–08/04/2010