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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 458 458 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 | 94 94 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 | 91 91 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 | 92 92 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 | 104 104 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 | 216 216 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 | 221 221 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 | 215 215 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 | 248 248 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 | 239 239 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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TWC buyout
Dear Editor, The acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Charter Communications yields two big beneficiaries: outgoing CEO Rob Marcus and Charter CEO Tom Rutledge. Marcus gets a $93 million severance p...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against bag fee
Dear Editor, I have read several opinions about the five-cent charge for plastic bags. It is now beach season and most people use plastic bags to go to the beach. I am against it. I recycle my bags...
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Stumped by Trump
Dear Examiner, Recently, Stephen Hawking was asked to explain Donald Trump's popularity in America. The brilliant astrophysicist responded, "I can't, he seems to appeal to the lowest common denomin...
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Train to nowhere
Dear Editor: The start of construction for the new LaGuardia Airport missed the current status of the accompanying train-to-the-plane project. Original project sponsor Governor Andrew Cuomo and sup...
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Wright stuff
Dear Editor, The news that David Wright will now be on the disabled list for six to eight weeks due to continued back problems is indeed concerning. It is unfortunate that the young age of 33 he sh...
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Waiting to die?
Dear Editor, Recently, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success, comparing waits for VA health care to the hours people wait for...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Up officer pay
Dear Editor, The police officers of our city work very hard each and every day to protect people from all sorts of trouble, and they most certainly deserve a much more substantial wage increase tha...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thank the FDNY
Dear Editor; I'm Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Douglaston and one of our members, Robert Sweeney, who is deputy commissioner and chief of staff of the FDNY, was ...
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Choice is Clinton
Dear Editor: Narcissus was a man who fell in love with his own reflection. A neophyte is a person new to a subject. Donald Trump is a narcissist neophyte by every definition. Clearly he is not a pr...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pop's was history
Dear Editor, I read with interest and disbelief a letter written to you in which my name was mentioned, so I am responding. In this letter (“Don't mourn Pop's” - 5/5/16), it stated that my "incessa...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poor Procida?
Dear Editor, To respond to Mr. John Procida (“Rich or 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...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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CUNY flunks Comp(ensation) 101
As a CUNY graduate, I was shocked to learn that CUNY's faculty hasn't gotten a raise since 2010. They deserve and desperately need it. Faculty members earn an average of $2,700 per course as adjunc...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The coal truth
Dear Editor, Edward Riecks is absolutely right (“Not just the GOP” - 5/19/16), Clinton did say "we're going to put coal miners and coal companies out of business." But it was not a lie when she sai...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dangerous schools
Dear Editor, More weapons are being brought into our city public schools by students, how are all of these weapons getting past security guards? And what penalties are in place to deal with those s...
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Not just the GOP
Dear Editor, In the May 5th issue, Robert LaRosa did his usual castigation of Republican politicians, in this case Donald Trump, as if Democrats are immune to the faux pas. Just last week while cam...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freshly harvested sweet potatoes are shown during the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden at the White HouseBy Isma'il Kushkush WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four scientists who specialized in sweet potatoes were named the winners of this year's World Food Prize on Tuesday for their work to make foods more nutritious. Maria Andrade of Cape Verde, Robert Mwanga of Uganda and American Jan Low, who all are from the Lima, Peru-based International Potato Center, and American Howarth Bouis of the international research group HarvestPlus were honored in a ceremony at the U.S. State Department. Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, called their work "a breakthrough achievement in developing and implementing biofortification." He defined biofortification as "the process of breeding critical vitamins and micronutrients into staple crops, thereby dramatically reducing hidden hunger and improving health for millions and millions of people." The honorees' work has focused on the orange-fleshed sweet potato, an important source of vitamin A, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.


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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said it had suspended all flights to Istanbul's main international airport on Wednesday after it was attacked by militants. "Due to last night's explosion at Ataturk Airport ... all Iranian flights are suspended until their safety and security are guaranteed," Reza Jafarzadeh, director of the public relations at Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency. He added that the flights might be resumed in the afternoon. (Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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Michael Phelps dives at the start of a men's 200-meter butterfly semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The United States is assembling an Olympic swimming team that Michael Phelps hardly recognizes.


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