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After Power Is Cut, Candle Starts Fire That Kills 3 Boys

Bronx tragedy claims lives of young brothers

(Newser) - That three young brothers were killed last night during a house fire in the Bronx is tragedy enough. But then comes this detail from authorities: The power company had shut off electricity only a few days before, and the boys' 25-year-old mother started using candles around the house, reports the... More »

NY Man Wages War Against Con Ed, Wants It Banned

Robert Prignoli sues power company for $500M in wake of Sandy

(Newser) - Robert Prignoli's Staten Island home was not damaged during Superstorm Sandy; its basement didn't flood; and there were no downed power lines in his neighborhood, thanks to the fact that they're underground. Yet he was still without power for 17 days, while nearly everyone else on his... More »

Gov. Blames Poor Drainage for NYC Mess

Torrential rains led to 'total outage' of transit system, Spitzer says

(Newser) - An inadequate drainage system and little advance warning left New York City transit vulnerable to this morning's powerful storm, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said. The New York Times reports that today's transit meltdown, which disabled or delayed every city subway line and snarled the morning commute, was the third such debilitating... More »

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