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New York – Verizon May Take 2 Weeks To Restore Service To Customers

November 1, 2012 at 11:33 PM
New York - Verizon Communications may take another two weeks to restore telecommunication services for its customers after flooding and power outages knocked out services during Hurricane Sandy, according to a top executive for the company. The provider of telephone, Internet and television services is still working on pumping water out of central offices with key telecom equipment in order to...

Tehran – Iranian Commander: Our Missiles Can Penetrate The Iron Dome

November 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Tehran - Iranian missiles can penetrate the Iron Dome rocket-defense system, Brig.-Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of the Iranian armed forces said Thursday, according to Iranian news agency Fars. "There is no iron dome in the world that we cannot pierce through," Fars quoted him as saying. "What is said about this dome (the Iron Dome) is mostly psychological warfare and propaganda." He...

New York – Marathon Runs Into Backlash But Mayor Says Race To Go On

November 1, 2012 at 09:35 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Sunday's marathon won't divert resources from victims of Superstorm Sandy's devastation. Bloomberg responded to criticism of his decision to hold the race at a news briefing Thursday. He notes that electricity is expected to be back on in downtown Manhattan by Sunday, freeing up an "enormous number of police." He says the sanitation...

New York – Cuomo: Utilities Will Be Held Accountable

November 1, 2012 at 08:52 PM
New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told utility companies that there could be fines and other consequences if the state believes they haven't been aggressive in dealing with storm-related power outages. Cuomo on Thursday released a letter he sent to the power companies. He said he recognized that the utilities were working to restore power to all the New Yorkers who had lost it in the...

Washington – Forecasters: New, Lesser Storm May Hit East Coast

November 1, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Washington - Another messy — and wintry — storm may cause post-Election Day problems for an already weather-weary East Coast, forecasters say. But meteorologists add that it's six days out, so that's rather early to get too worried. The forecast could change before it hits late next week. The National Weather Service's forecast center in College Park, Md., which watches winter storms...

New York – Ny Fuel Crisis May Get Worse Before It Gets Better

November 1, 2012 at 08:10 PM
New York - A fuel supply crisis stalling the New York City area's recovery from Hurricane Sandy and reviving memories of the 1970s gasoline shortages stem from multiple factors, ranging from flooding to power outages to a diesel spill. At the heart of the problem is the fact that Sandy has devastated the energy industry's ability to move fuel into and around the New York City region...

New York – Floods Render NYC Hospitals Powerless

November 1, 2012 at 07:59 PM
New York - There are few places in the U.S. where hospitals have put as much thought and money into disaster planning as New York. And yet two of the city's busiest, most important medical centers failed a fundamental test of readiness during Superstorm Sandy this week: They lost power. Their backup generators failed, or proved inadequate. Nearly 1,000 patients had to be evacuated. The...

Sandy Help: Community Sharing Gas Stations That Are Open

November 1, 2012 at 07:50 PM
As a public service to the community, we are opening this post to share information about gas stations that is open with service. If you know of any gas stops, please email us newstips@vosizneias.com and will post immediately. Or post in the comments section. The gas stations should be of any of the following states NY, NJ, CT. Please include the time of your tip in order to get the most...

New Jersey – State To Use Military Trucks As Polling Places

November 1, 2012 at 07:25 PM
New Jersey - New Jersey state officials say they are extending the deadline for mail-in ballots and will deploy military trucks to serve as polling places on Election Day in storm-battered communities. Republican Secretary of State and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (gwah-DAHN'-oh) said Thursday county clerks' offices have been ordered to remain open this weekend to help process mail-in...

Washington – IRS Eases Tax Bite For Americans Hurt By Hurricane

November 1, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Washington - Taxpayers in 11 states slammed by Sandy have something to look forward to as they recover from the storm damage: relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The massive storm, which killed at least 93 people by Thursday afternoon, has been declared a "qualified disaster" by President Barack Obama. Workers who receive storm-related compensation from their employers will not face a...

San Francisco, CA – Paypal Enters The Holiday Price-Matching Fray

November 1, 2012 at 06:10 PM
San Francisco, CA - PayPal launched a price-matching offer on Thursday, following similar moves by retailers including Target Corp, as the payments giant tries to encourage more shoppers to use its service this holiday season. If consumers purchase products with PayPal and the items are advertised for lower prices by any merchant within 30 days, PayPal said it will reimburse users the...

Staten Island, NY – SI Borough President: The Red Cross Is “An Absolute Disgrace”

November 1, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Staten Island, NY - It took being called “an absolute disgrace” by Borough President James Molinaro for the American Red Cross to finally turn its attention to the ravaged borough of Staten Island. At a press conference today on Staten Island (http://bit.ly/YtkHT6), Mr. Molinaro called out the Red Cross for its lack of response in the decimated borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy...

New York – Frustration Builds On Day 3 In Storm-Stricken City

November 1, 2012 at 05:43 PM
New York - Frustration - and in some cases fear - mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at bridges, large crowds waited impatiently for buses into Manhattan, and tempers flared in gas lines. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city would send bottled water and ready-to-eat meals into the hardest-hit neighborhoods through the weekend...

Washington – US Military Flying Power Equipment To NY’s Storm Area

November 1, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Washington - In a rare airlift, the Defense Department is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore electricity to the millions of homes and businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Pentagon says the 630 tons of equipment is being provided by Southern California power companies, including Southern California Edison and...

Ramallah, West Bank – Abbas Hints Has No “Right Of Return” To Home In Israel

November 1, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a rare if symbolic concession to Israel on Thursday, saying he had no permanent claim on the town from which he was driven as a child during the 1948 war of the Jewish state's founding. Among several disputes deadlocking Middle East peace talks has been the Palestinians' demand that as many as five million of their compatriots be...
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