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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 446 446 recommendations | email to a friend
A good roof is perhaps one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. Any good investment requires good maintenance. One of the most crucial factors in upholding a roofing system is th...
How to Throw a Block Party in Queens
Jun 16, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
By George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . A Block Party is defined as a community sponsored, public event where there are no sales of goods or servi...
Camping Safety Guidelines
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Schools are letting out and summer vacations begin. Many children will be heading off to summer camps as part of their vacation recreation and many families plan their own camping trips, some for f...
Is My Job Protected While I Pursue a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
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Workers Compensation Attorneys Queens & New York If you have been injured on the job and need to seek compensation under New York’s workers’ compensation laws, you may have some concerns about whet...
Dominoes Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violations
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza for underpaying staff. According to Legal Reader , last year the Attorney General’s Office settled for $1...
How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...

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Police still looking for Forest Hills arsonist
The recent slew of construction site fires in Forest Hills have now officially been declared arson, according to authorities. Police are looking for a man who is supposedly behind four of the neigh...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coalition releases annual report on hunger in the city
Calls for min wage increase, funding for SNAP
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Hearing on Principe Park fields
The session will be at the Maspeth Town Hall on December 2.
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Pols want city, not homeowners, on hook for sidewalk repairs
Legislation would put responsibility on city for fixes
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Maspeth resident takes issue with construction
Says it’s causing quality-of-life issues on his block
Nov 24, 2015 | 7 7 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/16/15-11/22/15)
Monday, Nov. 16 Omar Gonzalez was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for burglary by Detective Matat. Pawel Garwarski was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for second-degree assault by Detetice Friedr...
Nov 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens first borough to reject new zoning proposals
Issues with plans for affordable housing, permits, rezoning and parking
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polish-American WWI vet honored with Maspeth street renaming
Frank Kowalinski first Polish-American to lost life in war
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/9/15-11/14/15)
Monday, Nov. 9 William Arango was arrested and Grand Avenue and 79th Street for petit larceny by Officer Craig. Charles Boeham was arrested at 1826 Cornelia Street for criminal contempt by Officer ...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steamed about Steem, the new caffeinated peanut butter
Senator Charles Schumer urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately investigate a new potentially dangerous product that is hitting store shelves: caffeinated peanut butter.
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly hopeful hosts fall fundraiser
Brian Barnwell, a 29-year-old attorney and political newcomer, is facing a big challenge next November. He’s taking on Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, a 17-year incumbent, for her seat in Albany. Ye...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet Jane's owners address issues at CB5 meeting
Stress bar won't be like The Cobra Club
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Queens honors veterans with annual parade
Scores of Queens residents lined Middle Village's commercial corridor on Saturday to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during the annual Veteran's Day Parade. The parade, ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/2/15-11/8/15)
Monday, Nov. 2 Louis Ciervo was arrested at 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue for making graffiti by Officer Gonzalez. Najis Aitbella was arrested at 60-16 Myrtle Avenue for endangering incompete...
Nov 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloween in Maspeth
Last weekend, families from around the borough celebrated Halloween with a spooky kids event at the Knockdown Center. Children of all ages gathered around tables to paint pumpkins and create spider...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Somali security man stands looks at the wreckage of a pickup truck near Nasa-Hablod hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, June 26, 2016. Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the latest in a series of hotel attacks in Mogadishu, one that began with a powerful explosion at the entry gate. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali police say that a Cabinet minister is among the 15 killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a hotel in Somalia's capital.


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Thousands of spectators watch as the Neopanamax cargo ship, Cosco Shipping Panama, makes its way through the new new Agua Clara locks, part of the Panama Canal expansion project, near the port city of Colon, Panama, Sunday June 26, 2016. The ship carrying more than 9,000 containers entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)PANAMA CITY (AP) — Amid exploding fireworks and waving flags, a Chinese ship carrying more than 9,000 containers on Sunday entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping.


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The logo of Russian state nuclear monopoly Rosatom is pictured at the World Nuclear Exhibition 2014, the trade fair event for the global nuclear energy sector, in Le Bourget, near ParisBy Geert De Clercq, Svetlana Burmistrova and Jack Stubbs PARIS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The $100 billion overseas order book of Russia's nuclear power plant builder Rosatom -- bigger than all its Western competitors combined -- makes it look like the giant in its field. Deal after deal has collapsed in Europe, where individual countries and the European Union as a whole consider it a priority to reduce dependency on Russian energy, and relations have deteriorated over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine. A project in fast-growing, energy-hungry Turkey -- possibly the ideal market on paper -- has been stalled because of a collapse in relations between the two countries supporting opposite sides in the Syrian civil war.


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