Over 100 New York City business leaders have written a joint letter to the leaders in Congress, asking that they not cut homeland security funding for the world’s biggest terrorist target.
The long-delayed project to wire New York City subway stations for cell phone service is finally bearing fruit.
A Verizon worker was electrocuted this morning while hanging FiOS cable in Brooklyn.
Officials are advising people to stay out of the water. They’re concerned not just about oil and raw sewage, but also chemicals.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking major cell phone carriers to help put an end to cell phone thefts by deactivating the phones themselves if reported lost or stolen.
The Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers issued a statement saying they have agreed to come back to work while they continue to negotiate with Verizon Communications Inc.
Robert Baricevac, who had a kidney transplant 6 1/2 years ago, says if a deal isn’t worked out soon, he will have to foot the bill for doctor’s appointments and medications totaling about $3,000 a month.
They carried American flags and chanted “What’s disgusting? Union busting” outside Lowell McAdam’s Mendham residence. Police say the protest was peaceful and without incident.
Fran Cohen says her husband’s podiatry business in New Jersey has been grinding to a halt since Monday when callers received a message that their phone lines have been disconnected.
Company spokesman Rich Young said Verizon sought the injunction after incidents of sabotage, harassment and obstruction at its facilities.
Nassau County police stood watch Tuesday as about a dozen Verizon workers on strike picketed outside a residence in Westbury, where two supervisors were working to repair a phone line.
Candice Johnson of the Communication Workers of America and Verizon’s Richard Young had no immediate word on progress toward settling a strike that was in its second day Monday.
The strike does not involve employees of Verizon Wireless so it won’t affect service. The contract covers telephone and repair technicians, wireline customer service representatives and operators.
During one of the winter storms this past season, Long Beach Township sent out a reverse 911 advisory on conditions, but was short some 2,500 homes.
It may be just one pole that is designed to fit in, but the earthy brown utility tower has some Brooklyn residents digging in for a fight.