Posts Tagged ‘Con Edison’

Where to Get Hurricane Relief Effort Updates

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

20121103095839-A6tkGi2CQAABBlP Electricity was restored to parts of the Lower East Side and East Village on Friday, and hopefully all of Manhattan will have power soon, but relief efforts are far from over. Look to the links below for continually updated coverage on relief efforts in your area. Twitter:  @FEMA  @RedCross  @RedCrossNY  @ConEdison   FEMA.gov/Sandy  NYC.gov   RedCross.org  [&hellip
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Officials raise concerns over unlikely stolen city property—manhole covers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Man hole38 Place yourself on a city stoop during a recent smoldering summer evening. Perhaps you are taking your mind off of the heat with a book or cool glass of wine, when you notice a white, windowless van screeching past. Maybe you see two men, wearing what look like uniforms, park and get out of the [&hellip
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When Times Get Tough, the Tough Get Rolling

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Man hole38 Officials raise concerns over unlikely stolen city property—manhole covers Place yourself on a city stoop during a recent smoldering summer evening. Perhaps you are taking your mind off of the heat with a book or cool glass of wine, when you notice a white, windowless van screeching past. Maybe you see two men, wearing what [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Quinn Asks Con Edison to Get Back on Track City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn released a letter last Wednesday to Con Edison asking the electric company to immediately resume negotiations with Local 1-2’s union workers and end their dispute, which caused a lockout during the week’s extreme heat. In the letter, Quinn criticizes the [&hellip
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Con Edison Locks Out 8,000 Workers: Can it Still Deal with the Heat Wave?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

by Laurent Berstecher Over 8,000 Con Edison workers were locked out on Sunday after talks with the Utility Workers Union of America broke down. A weekend of hard negotiations and the impending heat wave did not help both sides reach an agreement. Con Edison says it has dispatched 5,000 people, mostly managers and retired supervisors, [&hellip
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Mosquito Epidemic Creates Itchy Problem on 84th Street

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

mosquito Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal heeded the itchy cries of residents on and around West 84th Street who have been suffering from a bafflingly hard to quash infestation, rounding up city officials to hear their tales and explain what the city is doing to combat the insects. The result was a promise to coordinate efforts and [&hellip
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Breath of Fresh Air: Upper East Side steam plant converts to natural gas

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

By Megan Bungeroth Officials from Con Edison are paving the way to convert both of their Manhattan steam generating plants into natural gas-fueled facilities. Last week, representatives from the energy company came to Community Board 8 to explain how the conversion would work at their Upper East Side plant on East 74th Street and York [&hellip
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