From the Sunday Daily News' Voice of the People section:
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Bellerose Manor: While Con Ed certainly cannot be held blameless, the real reason the electrical system failed is the extreme overbuilding that's been allowed in Queens for the past decade. Singe-family homes are bought by developers and torn down to make room for several two- or three-family homes - there are now nine families where there used to be one. Multiply that by several thousand, and that's why there's such a drain on our electrical infrastructure.
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