Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.
Despite critics who said it is too soon after Superstorm Sandy – and that construction in a flood zone is not a good idea – developers of what would be the world’s largest Ferris wheel on Staten Island are moving forward with their plans.
A gas leak was suspected to be the cause of a fast-moving fire that ripped through a Bronx apartment building early Monday, killing a man and woman in their 70s and a 12-year-old boy.
The Superstorm Sandy relief bill has passed the U.S. Senate, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said there is one more hurdle for the legislation.
A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed overnight outside a low-income housing development in Far Rockaway.
By afternoon, there were no major problems on the roadways. Subway, bus and rail service also was normal.
Holidays sales numbers so far have been disappointing, but people appear to be ready for the post-Christmas bargains, and even the tourists know to wait if they want to save money.
Aston Barth was being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murdering next-door neighbor Jason Campbell.
In Belle Harbor, volunteers pitched in to help the Red Cross feed Sandy-affected residents on this Christmas.
For some, all they want from Santa this year is a check from FEMA and their insurance company to help cover the damage sustained to their homes.
It’s an inadvertent annual tradition for some. Shoppers who may have promised last year they would get it all done before the last minute are once again back among the crowds.
On Staten Island where many lost their possessions or their homes, residents said the storm is a reminder that Christmas has a deeper meaning than presents.
A large American flag hung near the doorway of the funeral home and luminaries spelling out the word ‘hope’ were set up on the lawn.
In Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck, there were 41 burglaries in November, up from 17 last year. And there were 10 more just last week.
The Small Business Administration is known mostly as the organization that gives loans to entrepreneurs looking to start businesses, but when a disaster is declared, the agency does a lot more.
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