Thursday, August 11, 2016

News From Community Board 7

 1 -  Con Ed informed the community board 7 office that there has been service and partial power outages on East 194th Street and East 197th Street between Briggs Avenue and Valentine Avenue. This may have been due to several transforming overheating. There are approximately 300 customers currently affected. All emergency responders including Con Ed, FDNY and NYPD are on the scene and are actively working on resolving this issue. If you live in the approximate area and do not have power, please call 911 or 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).

 2 - This morning there was a fire that occurred at a two story building located at 267 East 202nd Street Bronx, NY.  The cause is believed to be electrical but an investigation is underway to make a final conclusion. The District Manager personally met and worked with many of the victims through the West Bronx Housing Neighborhood Resource Center through CB 7 Board member, Andrew Laoisa. The understanding is that the Red Cross is providing temporary housing relocation services and some of the victims have decided to stay with friends and family members.  In the coming days and weeks, the district manager will be looking into helping to start a Go Fund Me drive effort to provide donations to the victims to move them into permanent housing. If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations in how to start this effort, please let Community Board 7 know by phone at  718-933-5650/51, e-mail the district manager at or stop into the board office at 229-A East 204th Street one block south of the Grand Concource.

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