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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 466 466 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 | 103 103 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 | 99 99 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?
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 113 113 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 | 224 224 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 | 229 229 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 | 223 223 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 | 257 257 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 | 248 248 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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St. Stan's to induct 2016 Hall of Fame class
On Saturday evening, St. Stanislaus Parish will induct nine individuals into their Hall of Fame. “Each of the men and women going into the Hall are involved with one of the programs in the parish,”...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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QEDC’s E-Space celebrates five years
The food startup incubator Entrepreneur Space celebrated its fifth birthday in style. E-Space, which is run by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) out of a building in Long Island Ci...
Apr 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 chair wants shelter permits rescinded
The chairman of Community Board 5 is calling on Mayor bill de Blasio to rescind Department of Buildings (DOB) permits that were approved last year that would allow for 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glenda...
Apr 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Correcting W2 Mistakes and Errors
You’ve just received the W­2 your employer sent you. It incorrectly shows your total income as more than you actually made. ‘Hey, wait a minute,’ you say to yourself. You certainly don’t want to pa...
Apr 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local kid leads animal shelter food drive
While most kids are simply watching social media videos of cute animals doing funny things, one local 12-year-old girl is using her passion for animal rights as a stepping stone for action.
Mar 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New satellite off of city's Veterans Affairs open in Queens
Plans to open satellite office in all 5 boros
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Tennis Center renovations on schedule for 2018 completion
2016 is last year for current Louis Armstrong Stadium
Mar 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do You Know What The Income Brackets For 2016 Are?
With little less than four weeks remaining until you have to file your income tax returns for 2015, I’m sure the last thing you’re interested in is learning what the new inflation-adjusted income b...
Mar 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/21/16-3/27/16)
Monday, Mar. 21 Jawan Moore was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for grand larceny by Detective Williams. Eliezer Zamora was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for child endangerment by Detective Fri...
Mar 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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District 30 gears up for PB vote week
For locals who want to help improve their neighborhoods, now is the time to step up. Participatory budgeting, the process through which community members come up with ideas to better the neighborho...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol wants CB5 included in DSNY initiative
A Queens councilwoman is calling on the city to address trash on busy shopping strips in her district. “This pile up of garbage affects the quality of life for the countless number of people, both ...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precicnt Police Blotter (3/7/16-3/13/16)
Monday, Mar. 7 Valmi A. Gallardo was arrested at 60-31 75th Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Archange. Sergio Jean-Pierre was arrested at 64th Street and Cooper Avenue for aggravated unlicen...
Mar 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boards gives its nod to Principe Park renovations
Proposal went through numerous iterations with community
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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WeWork opens first Queens location
WeWork, the co-working space company based in Soho, has officially expanded to Queens. The newest location at 35-37 36th Street is in Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, right above Studio Square’s be...
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Overcrowded Middle Village school to get new addition
Students from one of the most overcrowded schools in the city are about to receive some much-needed room. The School Construction Authority (SCA) has agreed to move forward with plans for an expans...
Mar 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen on a counter of a branch of a commercial bank in BeijingBy Kevin Yao, Nathaniel Taplin and Lu Jianxin BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank is willing to let the yuan fall to 6.8 per dollar in 2016 to support the economy, which would mean the currency matching last year's record decline of 4.5 percent, policy sources said. The yuan is already trading at its lowest level in more than five years, so the central bank will aim to ensure a gradual decline for fear of triggering the sort of capital outflows that shook the economy earlier this year and criticism from trading partners such as the United States, said government economists and advisers involved in regular policy discussions. Presumptive U.S. Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump already has China in his sights, saying on Wednesday he would direct his treasury secretary to label China a currency manipulator if elected in November.


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U.S. Treasury Secretary Lew and Puerto Rico's Governor Garcia Padilla listen to kindergarden teacher Rivera during their visit to the elementary school Eleonor Roosevelt in San JuanBy Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in Puerto Rico's debt-burdened economy still face risks of default on some of the island's $70 billion in debt even after the U.S. Congress on Wednesday created a powerful federal oversight board to manage credit restructurings. U.S. President Barack Obama says he will quickly sign the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) before the U.S. territory faces a possible default on July 1 on $1.9 billion worth of debt payments. While the government of Puerto Rico says it cannot honor all of its debts, and will likely default for a fourth time in the last year on some of its bonds, some creditors could get their payments via insurers or reserve funds.


2016-06-30 06:16:37 -0400

Brazilian striker Hulk makes his way through the arrivals halls at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on June 29, 2016Brazilian football star Hulk signed for Chinese side Shanghai SIPG on Thursday after passing a medical, the club said, as the cash-rich Chinese Super League embarks on a new round of spending. A press conference will be held Friday to announce "the Incredible Hulk" joining the team from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg, a SIPG spokeswoman said in a statement sent to journalists. Russian media had said Zenit would be paid around 55 million euros ($61 million) for his services.


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