| Jun 29, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Con Edison is warming their customers about a new scam in which someone intends to steal their identity by telling them that President Obama is going to pay for their utility bills.
The process involves a scammer contacting a customer by phone or text...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 6:33 PM
For most of us, a power outage is an annoyance and an inconvenience. But, for a 49-year-old woman in a nursing home in the Gun Hill section, it was a matter of life and death -- hers.
According to Consolidated Edison, there was a transformer explosion,...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 5:25 PM
Some residents of a Tudor City street are frustrated with a loud, continuously running generator. Jim Rowbotham and his wife said for nearly a week they have been subjected to wearing ear plugs when they sleep in their fourth floor apartment on 41st...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 11:55 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Blistering heat blanketed much of the eastern United States for the third straight day on Sunday, after violent storms that took at least a dozen lives and knocked out power to more than 3 million customers.
| Jul 2, 2012
| 5:27 AM
Consolidated Edison locked out its unionized workers early Sunday after contract negotiations collapsed.
The utility suspended the 8,500 workforce just before 2 a.m., a strike still looms large. Approximately 5,000 managers are now running the show....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 2:50 PM
On the Lower East Side, there is an eight foot high, glaring spelling error that lies on the ground, smack in the middle.
What is supposed to spell "School X-ING," instead reads "SHCOOL X-NG."
That is quite the snafu. S-N-A-F-U.
"This is embarrassing ,...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:03 AM
Con Edison calls it a voltage reduction. Its customers call it a brownout. In any case, it is a controlled reduction of power for tens of thousands of homes in the Tri State area, thanks to Friday's record high temperatures.
In thirteen neighborhoods and...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Soaring temperatures in the Tri-State area sent the use of electricity skyrocketing Friday, ultimately causing a number of power outages throughout the area.
According to PSE&G officials, about 20,000 customers statewide are in the dark as of 9 p.m....
| Jul 23, 2011
| 1:00 PM
It's another "Cruel Summer" day in the baked apple.
An Excessive Heat Advisory remains in effect on Day 6 of the blistering heat and oppressive humidity that has had the city and most of the country in its grip for days. The advisory will remain in place...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Ever since the water main break on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx last week, several buildings on Townsend Ave. have had their gas turned off, and there's no hot water for residents.
"We are not dogs. I pay my rent," yelled a frustrated Luz Gonzalez.
| Dec 8, 2009
| 5:46 PM
EAST HILLS, N.Y. - A man was rescued after spending more than four hours Tuesday trapped up to his chest in sand and soil after falling into a Long Island cesspool, authorities said.
The man, who was not immediately identified, was in stable condition...