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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 468 468 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 | 105 105 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 | 100 100 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 | 103 103 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 | 114 114 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 | 225 225 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 | 230 230 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 | 225 225 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 | 258 258 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 | 249 249 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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Liberal chickens
Dear Editor, Regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio's call to boycott Chick-fil-A, the "culture war" over “all things gay” is exposing a lot of liberal bigots who believe it's perfectly okay to discriminat...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thank a cop
Dear Editor, National Police Week runs from May 15 through May 21, and we should honor all those fallen officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the community they served with pride and devotio...
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Rich of Procida?
Dear Editor, To respond to Mr. John Procida (“Rich of poor?” - May 12), I was wondering where you heard that these groups of politicians are looking to print this so-called money? It was May 9 when...
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Gender bender
Dear Editor, I don't understand the legal battle between North Carolina and the Justice Department over who can use what public restrooms. Can I use the women's restroom at this newspaper's offices...
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Wasting money
Dear Editor, Drip, drip, drip, watch your tax dollars go down the drain. Have you seen the "Don't Let Tax, Water, Or Repair Charges Come Between You and Your Property" full-page ads in many weekly ...
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New e-cig regs
Dear Editor, The American Lung Association of the Northeast applauds the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for releasing the long-awaited rules giving the agency regulatory authority over all tobacc...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect benefits
Dear Editor, As we mark Older Americans Month in May, it is important to remember that many retirees across our nation and community are facing the cancellation or loss of their earned retirement h...
May 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bag the fee
Dear Editor, The City Council has approved a new five-cent bag fee for consumers who don't use their own bags. I'm for recycling, but not for taxing the poor who cannot afford another expense when ...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasting money
Dear Editor, Drip, drip, drip, watch your tax dollars go down the drain. Have you seen the "Don't Let Tax, Water, Or Repair Charges Come Between You and Your Property" full-page ads in many weekly ...
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5 cents adds up
Dear Editor, New York City is helping the supermarkets handsomely since the five-cent bag charge goes to the supermarket, not the city. What was a cost of doing business now is pure profit to the s...
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Rich or poor?
Dear Editor, The Democrats, Socialists, liberals, progressives, and Communists think that making a nation richer is by printing money and creating a $19 trillion dollar. The Republicans, Conservati...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let Pop's go
Dear Editor, I think we need to celebrate the re-opening of Pop's instead of publishing the incessant complaining of this venture by Maria Thompson. Rather than opening yet another $.99 store or Ch...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a library
Dear Editor, I'm delighted that the Kew Gardens Hills library branch at Vleigh Place and 72nd Avenue will re-open this fall after being closed since 2013. Perhaps Queens Library President Dennis Wa...
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Wordplay
Dear Editor, I must give credit to Donald Trump. During a recent campaign speech, he honored the first responders of "7/11," but he neglected to mention the WWII veterans who lost their lives on th...
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Truly the Finest
Dear Editor, There are many people these days who say negative things about our Finest at the NYPD, who serve and protect all of us and truly care for the community. Yet these same people rarely sa...
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FILE - In this July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Congress edged closer to delivering relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico as the Senate on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, cleared the way for passage of a last-minute financial rescue package for the territory of 3.5 million Americans. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a rescue package on Thursday for financially strapped Puerto Rico, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt and a major payment due Friday.


2016-06-30 17:05:39 -0400

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces the military will lift its ban on transgender troops, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on June 30, 2016Transgender personnel will no longer be barred from serving openly in the US military, the Pentagon announced Thursday -- a major milestone that immediately drew fire from Republican lawmakers. Lifting the ban on transgender service members is "the right thing to do, and it's another step in ensuring that we continue to recruit and retain the most qualified people," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters. The move is the latest in a series of Pentagon personnel reforms under Carter, who has repeatedly stressed the need for the military to modernize to draw from as deep a talent pool as possible.


2016-06-30 17:01:26 -0400

Libya, Somalia and Yemen were judged special cases whose governments are in too much chaos to be judged over the actions their governments have taken to combat human trafficking, a US report foundThe United States on Thursday blacklisted eight more countries for failing to combat human trafficking, including fledgling democracy Myanmar, but was criticized for taking an easier line on Thailand. Announcing the release of the State Department's annual human trafficking report, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the rankings were based on objective criteria, and not political favor.


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