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A long-standing sidewalk obstacle in front of the derelict Maimonides clinic at 3121 Ocean Avenue is finally being fixed, with contractors on the scene yesterday. The site was previously a pit covered by a foot-tall concrete slab and surrounded by barricades. Here’s what it looked like when we passed by in October: It was covered…

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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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Con Edison needs $1 billion to implement their plan to protect their infrastructure and facilities from future storms. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that ConEd is seeking approval from the state to pass along a $3 monthly rate increase to customers to pay for it. ConEd’s plan, which would need four years to implement,…

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Brighton Beach was hit as hard as any other coastal community ravaged by Superstorm Sandy and local residents are still feeling the effects of its destruction in the form of expensive electric bills, according to a report by CBS NY. Since Sandy came ashore late last October, amazingly, many residents of Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay…

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After being displaced and working from remote locations to serve their community in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, our friends at the Brighton Neighborhood Association (BNA) are back! The social services and tenant advocacy organization officially re-opened for business today in its location at the Chase Bank, 1002 Brighton Beach Avenue on the corner of Coney…

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Councilman Mike Nelson posted information on his Facebook page concerning the availability and distribution of free dry ice by Con Edison today for customers without power due to Hurricane Sandy. According to Nelson: “Con Edison will distribute dry ice at five locations starting at noon today to customers who are without power due to Hurricane Sandy. Distribution will continue until…

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NewsOne is reporting that ConEd has shut power from Shell Road to Gravesend Neck Road, from East 15th Street to East 16th Street from Coney Island Creek to the Atlantic Ocean and Sheepshead Bay to the East. We’re also hearing of numerous power outages and wires down throughout our area. Stay home. Stay safe.

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More than 1,200 people are experiencing power outages as a heavy thunderstorm rolls through the neighborhood, according to Con Edison. The company’s outage map on their website notes outages in the following areas: 1,067 customers affected in Gerritsen Beach 120 customers affected in Midwood 86 affected in Marine Park and Georgetown Additionally, Con Edison is…

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Con Edison is reducing voltage by 5 percent in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods including Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Midwood, Flatbush, and East Flatbush, as the National Weather Service extends the ongoing heat advisory for all of New York City until tomorrow evening.

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