NYC Council Bill Would Reduce Fines, Help Seniors And Disabled With Snow RemovalThe city should cut senior citizens and New Yorkers with disabilities a break if they don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm, some lawmakers argued Thursday.
Winter Storms May Cloud Common Courtesy As Snow Removal Disputes Turn ViolentMore snow is headed to the New York area and not only are people running out of places to put it, but it's causing fights between neighbors.
Family Of Disabled Teen Takes Town Of Hempstead To Task Over Lack Of Snow RemovalThe snow, slush and ice create added problems for the disabled and their caregivers.
Wednesday Warm-Up Allows For Some Snow And Ice Removal In New York CityTaking advantage of a brief "warm" spell, an army of sanitation workers spent all day Wednesday trying to clear city streets of ice and snow. But many residents were wondering why they had not seen trucks and plows sooner.
Some Residents Perplexed By New York City's Lack Of Snow And Ice RemovalThe city suspended alternate side parking again Tuesday for snow removal. But some drivers said they still had to maneuver around mounds of snow and ice.
Edison Officials Scrambling After Snow Removal Gear Destroyed In FireEdison Mayor Thomas Lankey said the township did not lose all of its equipment, so the help will just pick up some of the slack.
NYC Comptroller: Removing Snow Costs $1.8 Million Per InchThe study analyzed more than 10 years of snowstorms, but does not include the storm that hit the city earlier this week.
Residents Blast Mayor For Slow Snow Plowing As De Blasio Defends Travel BanMayor Bill de Blasio said there will be a review of the city's storm procedures to see if anything can be done better the next time around.
NYC Sanitation Department Looking For Emergency Snow LaborersThe Department of Sanitation has called in its emergency snow laborers to help remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and step streets throughout the city.
Long Island Towns Beefing Up Snow-Removal BudgetsHempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they're setting aside $2.8 million.
Winter 2014 Set Record For New Jersey DOT Costshe state Transportation Department spent $138 million on state highways, "which is about the total of what we spent the past three years combined," New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Schapiro said.
Some LI Residents Contend With Snow-Covered Sidewalks Days After Last SnowstormIn New Hyde Park, shoveled sidewalks have been quickly covered with snow and ice after plows pass by. Meantime, residents in Elmont are demanding that businesses be held accountable for failing to shovel their sidewalks.
Flurry Of Storms Emptying Some LI Snow Removal BudgetsBrookhaven, Smithtown and Babylon have met or exceeded their snow removal budgets. Hempstead is about 60 percent through its snow removal funds.
Faced With Criticism, Atlanta Mayor Slams NYC Snow Response In TweetThe mayor of Atlanta slammed New York City’s snow removal efforts this week, after a New Yorker mocked the response in Atlanta to a snowstorm that amounted to 3 inches.
Brookhaven Beefs Up Snow Removal Capabilities In Aftermath Of Last Year's Blizzard ResponseSixteen new trucks along with a new computerized communications system should prevent the kind of snow plowing disaster that occurred last winter, Highways Superintendent Dan Losquadro said.