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by Jennifer Szulman It has been more than a year since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast, yet Brighton Beach leaders say Con Edison and local landlords have not yet fully recovered – and it could cost residents a small fortune due to ongoing billing issues. A series of billing and infrastructural snafus, some on…

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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…

Police & Fire
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[UDPATE [12:25 p.m.): Ryles has notified Sheepshead Bites that power has been restored.] A swath of Kingsborough Community College’s (2001 Oriental Boulevard) campus went dark this morning, forcing a partial evacuation as administrators and crews work to assess the system’s status. A tipster on campus for a test at the school’s library notified Sheepshead Bites…

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Super reader Ilan. P just informed us of a little-known claim form on Con Edison’s website, allowing residents to be reimbursed up to $450 for actual losses of food spoiled due to lack of refrigeration from a power outage. Furthermore, they’ll reimburse businesses up to $9,000 for actual losses of perishable merchandise spoiled due to lack of…

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When power returned unexpectedly to huge swaths of the neighborhood yesterday, it brought fires with it as electricity surged into broken power lines and flooded homes. In the video above, Sheepshead Bites reader Marina captured a tree on East 21st Street between Avenue Y and Avenue Z that burst into flames when a broken power…

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