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WNYC News

As Cold Snap Hits, Some Sandy Victims Still Lack Heat

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

As temperatures dip many residents of the Rockaways, an area hard hit by Sandy, are among the 8,200 still without power in the aftermath of the powerful storm that tore through the seaside community.

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Mother of Boy Who Had Gun at School Arrested, Police Say

Friday, January 18, 2013

Police say they have arrested the mother of a 7-year-old Queens boy who brought a gun and ammunition to school in his backpack.

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Gun Found in 7-Year-Old's Backpack at Queens School

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A handgun has been found in the backpack of a 7-year-old Queens elementary school student, police said.

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Wishes of Hope and Heat this Christmas in Far Rockaway

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Many Far Rockaway residents that were hit bad during Sandy are still living without heat this Christmas.

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New State Senate Leadership Focuses on Sandy Recovery

Monday, December 10, 2012

The new co-leaders of the state Senate had a kind of unveiling party on Rockaway Beach on Monday when former Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Democratic Senator Jeff Klein launched a bipartisan Sandy recovery task force.

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To Stay or Go? The Dilemma Facing Those Left Homeless by Sandy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Many people displaced by Sandy have been staying with family and friends, but a month after the storm they're finding their housing situation — or lack thereof — to be increasingly difficult.

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Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries Help Storm Victims While Struggling, Too

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Food Bank for New York City distributes emergency food to pantries and soup kitchens across the city and says since Sandy hit its delivered half a million meals to affected areas. But it's questioning how long it can keep up the pace.

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Rebuilding After Sandy: Small Property Owner Learns Lessons from Disaster

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Far Rockaway peninsula is a sandy spit that hooks out of southern Queens, and was one of the worst hit areas during Hurricane Sandy. Rockaway Beach Boulevard is the main artery where many live, shop and  work.  Ken Swan is a small property owner whose four, 2-story apartment buildings were devestated.  FEMA doesn't cover the costs, because they're rentals, and its his primary source of income.

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More Commuting Options Open for Far Rockaway

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hurricane Sandy filled the roads on the Far Rockaway peninsula with sand, debris and downed power lines. As roads became cleared, the MTA began operating local buses during daylight hours, until recently when more lighting has become available and they’ve been able to run later buses. And while subway service was restored to most of the city, the A train, the only subway in the area, remains too damaged to reopen.

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Residents Struggle to Vote in Storm Ravaged Rockaway

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

In the aftermath of Sandy, residents of the Rockaway have been struggling with a lack of power, heat and gas. An effort to making voting easier, however, was just as problem plagued.

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City Seeks to Close Two Charter Schools

Monday, January 09, 2012

New York City's Department of Education announced plans on Monday to close two long-troubled charter schools in Brooklyn and Queens at the end of this school year: Williamsburg Charter High School in Brooklyn, which will see its charter revoked mid-term, and Peninsula Preparatory Charter School in Far Rockaway, which will not have its contract renewed.

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