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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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Dear Editor, GOP opponents are saying Hillary Clinton is coldly calculating, doesn't talk about emotion, careful, too polished and thinks too much; all the qualities you need to lead the most power...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fine season
Dear Editor, The Mets, even though losing to the Royals in the World Series, had a tremendous season and really played excellent baseball. Manager Terry Collins did an excellent job, as well as cap...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand ol' days
Dear Editor, There is even more to the recent passing of former councilman Thomas Ognibene, whose death comes just weeks after the passing of another former councilman, Alfonse Stabile. During the ...
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Stick to brains
Dear Editor, What a Republican presidential lineup indeed do we have? Seems more like an episode of Saturday Night Live than a serious contest for the future presidency of the United States; fright...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out-'Fox'ed
Dear Editor, "Former CIA Operative" Wayne Simmons has appeared on FOX News since 2002 as a guest commentator. He regularly trashed President Obama, praised the Bush administration and used his CIA ...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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No plea bargains
Dear Editor, Officer Randolph Holder is the fourth cop to die from gun violence in one year. Their deaths result from the flow of weapons from firearms-friendly states into our city and a plea-barg...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing a librarian
Dear Editor, Accolades are in order for Linda Czerwinski, one of the Queens Borough Public Library’s most valued, knowledgeable and indefatigable employees. She’s moved from the system’s Maspeth br...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meat Industry Is Scary
Dear Editor, I was never scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween this Saturday night. What really used to scare me was the meat industry. This is the ...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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No respect
Dear Editor: Today, it seems words such as "excuse me", "I am sorry" and "thank you" no longer exist in anybody's vocabulary. It used to be that if you held the door open for somebody or gave up yo...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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No moderates
Dear Editor, Former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the Democratic Party Presidential Primary debate that "it is our job to rein in the excesses of capitalism." This theme wa...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courageous cop
Dear Editor, I would like to at this time like to praise off-duty transit cop Christopher Canale, who came upon a burning school bus and rescued two people in Manorville. Commissioner Bill Bratton ...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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On guards
Dear Editor: There is absolutely no logical reason why the city cannot hire more crossing guards to help protect the thousands of schoolchildren who walk to and from school each day. There should n...
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Propane vs. wood
Dear Editor, Recently, we have seen mixed messages regarding the best ways for consumers to heat their homes during this upcoming winter. For home and business owners not connected to the natural g...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Becoming American
Dear Editor, In regard to immigration, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equalit...
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One logic
Dear Editor, Most of mankind believes in one God. If a person’s logic dictates that we all came from only one deity, then we are all the creation and children of that sovereign. If humanity was con...
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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.


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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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