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Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does! [Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
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NWS - Special Weather Statement

Fri, 2017-12-15 09:51



SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
829 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078-080-176>179-
160200-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-
EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE-
PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
829 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...ACCUMULATING SNOW DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE...

Light snow will develop this afternoon between 2 and 4 pm and
continue through the evening commute. Given the recent cold
temperatures, roadways will become snow covered and slippery.
Around 1 to 2 inches of snow is forecast, with the highest amounts
across the New York City metro, Long Island, and southern
Connecticut. Motorists are urged to use extra caution if traveling
this evening.

The snow will gradually taper off from west to east after 7 pm,
ending around midnight across the east end of Long Island.

NWS - Special Weather Statement

Wed, 2017-12-13 16:58


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
254 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-176-178-141000-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-
EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE-
PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
254 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...ACCUMULATING SNOW EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...

Light snow is expected to develop overnight and continue into
portions of the morning commute. Around 1 to potentially 2 inches
of snow is forecast. Roadways may become snow covered which may
create a slippery morning commute. Motorists are urged to use
extra caution if traveling Thursday morning.

NWS issues Special Weather Statement

Sun, 2017-12-10 05:11



SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
131 AM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
101315-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-
EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE-
PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-
NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
131 AM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

...ICY CONDITIONS THIS MORNING...

Many roadways and walkways across the region are either snow
covered, slushy, or wet. Temperatures will remain at or below
freezing through mid morning, resulting in icy conditions,
especially on any untreated surfaces. Motorists need to to be
especially cautious due to the formation of black ice.

NWS Updated Winter Weather Advisory

Sat, 2017-12-09 04:56



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
324 AM EST Sat Dec 9 2017

CTZ005-006-009-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ070>075-176>179-100000-
/O.CON.KOKX.WW.Y.0001.171209T0900Z-171210T0900Z/
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Southern Fairfield-Hudson-
Eastern Bergen-Eastern Essex-Eastern Union-Northern Westchester-
Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-
Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-
Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
324 AM EST Sat Dec 9 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SUNDAY
...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM EST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. Snow accumulation on pavement will be more likely in the
afternoon into tonight.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

NWS - Updated Winter Weather Advisory

Fri, 2017-12-08 18:24

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
322 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

CTZ005-006-009-NJZ006-104-106-108-NYZ070>075-176>179-091100-
/O.EXT.KOKX.WW.Y.0001.171209T0900Z-171210T0900Z/
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Southern Fairfield-Hudson-
Eastern Bergen-Eastern Essex-Eastern Union-Northern Westchester-
Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-
Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-
Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
322 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO
4 AM EST SUNDAY
...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected, with locally
6 inches possible in Southwestern Connecticut.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Saturday to 4 AM EST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. Snow accumulation on pavement will be more likely in the
afternoon and evening.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory for our area

Fri, 2017-12-08 09:18


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
407 AM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

CTZ005>012-NYZ075-078>080-176>179-082100-
/O.CON.KOKX.WW.Y.0001.171209T1100Z-171210T1100Z/
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-
Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Kings (Brooklyn)-
Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-
Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
407 AM EST Fri Dec 8 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY
TO 6 AM EST SUNDAY
...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on hazardous travel conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of southern Connecticut and southeast New
York.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Saturday to 6 AM EST Sunday. Highest snow
accumulation should occur Saturday morning into Saturday
evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Christmas in Broad Channel (Rockaway Times)

Thu, 2017-12-07 13:08





07 DECEMBER 2017




It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Broad Channel. The Broad Channel Athletic Club’s (BCAC) Christmas Tree Lighting was a big success last Sunday, December 3. Residents were treated to performances by the PS 47 chorus, the local Girl Scouts troop and Thomasina Dance Company. Santa Clause arrived by Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department fire truck and helped light the BCAC’s tree, donated by Lisena Garden Center. Visitors also brought toys to be donated for Anna O’Connor’s toy drive for the Cohen Children’s Medical Center.  Photos from the BCAC.

Car Thieves Ransack Broad Channel

Thu, 2017-12-07 12:52


 
07 DECEMBER 2017

Last weekend, at least five suspects ransacked through dozens of cars in Broad Channel and stole two vehicles while residents were sound asleep.Between the hours of 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Sunday, December 3, approximately five young men targeted cars from Noel Road to 11th and 18th Roads, taking items from seats, glove compartments, consoles and trunks. One resident found a key to a neighbor’s car inside their car. Two residents woke up to their cars nowhere to be found. No one saw a thing that early Sunday morning, but security cameras around the neighborhood caught the young men on their spree and at least a dozen police reports were filed.“Our car was broken into and my son's car was stolen on West 18th Road,” Margaret Wagner said. “What is truly so eerie about this whole incident is that they walked from Noel Road to 18th up and down three or four blocks from 2 to about 3 or 4 a.m., and no one saw anything. I keep thinking that it is a blessing, that no one did confront them. God forbid, one of them was carrying a knife or gun, and someone from our community was hurt or killed.”Some believe the suspects used a unique device to help them break into cars. According to Broad Channel Civic Association President Dan Mundy Jr., it is believed the suspects used an amplifier device to break into cars that use a keyless system, or an electronic button to open and start cars.Yet some residents admit they didn’t lock their doors. “Mine was the first car hit during the spree on Noel Road. My door was left unlocked after I forgot to lock it after grabbing my headphones to go for a run,” Chrystal Scotti said. “Videos show them coming from the train station, two guys on one sidewalk and three on the other, pulling aggressively at door handles. They spent three minutes in my car. They made off with $10 in change, a spare cell phone and a fishing knife.”Others lost much more. Lauren Wagner's car, one of the cars that was stolen, contained a trunk full of presents from a 60th birthday party the night before. On Tuesday, Wagner reported that her car was discovered in Brooklyn and two boys, ages 15 and 19, were arrested by officers of the 75th Precinct for the theft. The presents were not recovered, but the car was returned in repairable condition.On Monday, members of the NYPD Explorers program were out leaving notices on cars to make residents aware of the recent thefts and ways to protect themselves, including a reminder to not leave any valuable items in cars and to keep doors locked.Residents are hoping even more will be done. “There is no reason a group of kids should be able to walk the streets at 2 a.m. without being questioned by police. Anyone out at that hour is up to no good. More police presence, possibly a permanent car stationed in the Channel would be useful,” Scotti said.On Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m., the Deputy Inspector of the 100th Precinct and the Chief of Queens South are scheduled to appear at the Broad Channel Civic Association meeting at the VFW (705 Shad Creek Road) to provide information and updates on the issue.


Broad Channel neighbors compare surveillance pictures and videos after string of break-ins

Tue, 2017-12-05 14:19




Neighbors along Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens are on alert after some suspects appear to have broken into cars and two vehicles were stolen.Surveillance videos from multiple homes show a group traveling down the Boulevard and side streets overnight over the weekend.They apparently also used a device to electronically open trunks and doors.Flyers with advice from police were placed on car windshields Monday.The Broad Channel Civic Association has its monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 7th at the VFW Post on  Shad Creek Road.Officials from the 100th Precinct are invited and expected to attend the gathering.