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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 472 472 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 | 111 111 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 | 105 105 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 | 107 107 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 | 117 117 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 | 229 229 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 | 235 235 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 | 230 230 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 | 262 262 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 | 252 252 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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Time for neighbors to step up again
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Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't Procrastinate on Social Security Benefits
After April 29 this year, you will no longer be able to "file and suspend" your Social Security benefits. As a result of the Bipartisn Budget Act of 2015, the oft-used strategy that allows one memb...
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Streetcar just part of transit solution
In last week's State of the City address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that $2.5 billion would be set aside to create a Brooklyn-Queens waterfront streetcar. And yet, even after the investment, m...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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UFT president misguided in charters attack
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City-Subsidized Development Should Pay PRevailing Wage
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Planning for The Golden Years
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City needs to get on board with new precinct
New York City needs to fund a new police precinct in eastern Queens so the police officers of the 105th Precinct are no longer stretched too thin. It's been an issue of paramount importance for the...
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Enough Already With #‎OscarsSoWhite
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Stock Market Tips: Don’t Feed The Bear
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City made right decision to keep schools open
The second the forecast even hints at snow, the first thing on every child and parent's mind immediately becomes whether or not there will be school. On Monday, after a historic blizzard buried New...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A streetcar name desire
The Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, who want to construct a waterfront street car route connecting various neighborhoods between Astoria and Sunset Park, have a great deal to learn. It ta...
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cancer Patients Don't Need Hope Taken From Them
Dr. Paul Chapman of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has seen the power of new cancer medicines firsthand. He recently prescribed a new therapy that shrank his patient's tumor so fast it actu...
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Building off the death of 421-a
While both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio lament the loss of the 421-a program, the tax break that is intended to pave the way for affordable housing, it's now the time to focus on ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckle up for some bumpy times commuters
As with most major announcements, there's a good and bad with everything. While some of the news from Governor Andrew Cuomo's press conference on MTA upgrades last week will be a positive for commu...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ciut meat from your diet in 2016
The new year is finally here and if you're like most people, you are really ready for a change. The past few months of holiday frenzy and celebration have most likely left you feeling sluggish, run...
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Four of the contenders to become the next leader of the British Conservative Party, in this combo photo issued Thursday June 30, 2016. With left to right: Theresa May taken June 30, 2016; Michael Gove taken May 11, 2016; Liam Fox taken June 30, 2016; Stephen Crabb taken March 22, 2016. The battle to succeed David Cameron as Conservative Party leader has drawn strong contenders with the winner set to become prime minister and play a vital role in shaping Britain's future relationship with the European Union. (AP Photo)LONDON (AP) — Political healing after Britain's vote to leave the European Union seemed a distant prospect Friday, as Justice Secretary Michael Gove ramped up his Conservative leadership bid, and a senior colleague called for him to step aside.


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The Russian athletes were banned in November 2015 after WADA issued a report that alleged state-sponsored doping in track and fieldOnce-banned Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has been declared eligible to compete at the Rio Olympics under a neutral flag, the IAAF said on Friday. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said Stepanova "is now eligible to compete in International Competitions as an independent neutral athlete". The IAAF Doping Review Board "unanimously accepted the application of Yuliya Stepanova ... as someone having made a truly exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of clean athletes, fair play and the integrity and authenticity of the sport".


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The Eurostat statistics agency said unemployment in the 19-nation eurozone fell to 10.1 percent in May from 10.2 percent in AprilEurozone unemployment fell to a near five-year low in May, official data said on Friday, in a rare positive sign for a sluggish European economy struggling to return to solid growth. The data covers a period before last week's shock Brexit vote, which economists believe has made the eurozone more unstable and could negatively affect growth and job figures in the medium term. The Eurostat statistics agency said unemployment in the 19-nation eurozone fell to 10.1 percent in May from 10.2 percent in April.


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