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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 453 453 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 | 89 89 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 | 86 86 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 | 87 87 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 | 97 97 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 | 211 211 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 | 215 215 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 | 209 209 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 | 241 241 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 | 234 234 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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Why I Became an EMT...and Then Left
This January, as my 48th birthday approached, I began training at the FDNY EMT academy in Fort Totten in Queens. I’d been working as a filmmaker, real estate agent and bartender and wanted to do so...
Mar 23, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Use muni lot for Flushing bus terminal
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Governor Cuomo, fund schools like mine
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Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferry a big part of citywide mass transit
Since taking the oath of office, Mayor Bill de Blasio has made two major transit announcements that are supposed to ease the burden on commuters. The first was the creation of a full citywide ferry...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get help with your taxes this year
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Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents deserve a property tax cap
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Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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No place for vulgarity at parade
Any mayor that's marched in the annual Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade has learned a lesson the hard the way: Rockaway can be pretty unwelcoming if you're not living up to their expectations. Thi...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is the offer on my home too high?
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Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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More transparency need at HPD
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Can the Port Authority & MTA avoid the same mistake?
Opening the new Port Authority of New York and New Jersey World Trade Center PATH Station fifteen years after 9/11 is not a cause for celebration. No wonder they elected to forgo a ribbon-cutting c...
Mar 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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No excuse to skip pre-K
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Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't Allow Bad Retirement Advice
There is mischief afoot in Washington, D.C. If it’s not stopped, it could continue costing hard-working New Yorkers precious retirement savings. Two bills that have been introduced in the House wou...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for neighbors to step up again
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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...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Europe needs to "lance the boil" after Britain decided to leave the European Union and reinvent itself, France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday, warning that timid steps would only leave the door open to populist, euroskeptic parties. The Brexit vote highlighted a deep-seated unease among voters, Valls said.
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French President Hollande talks with Britain's PM Cameron during the EU Summit in BrusselsBy Gabriela Baczynska and Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron faced irritation, pity and scorn on Tuesday from European Union leaders and lawmakers who pressed him to give early notice of Britain's intention to leave the bloc after last week's lost referendum. Shortly before he arrived in Brussels for a summit dominated by Brexit, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution demanding that London activate the EU treaty's voluntary exit clause as fast as possible. Amid the calls for speed, several EU leaders followed German Chancellor Angela Merkel in saying London should be allowed time to recover its balance after the political shockwave before formally notifying its partners of its plans.


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File photo of VW sign outside a Volkswagen dealership in LondonBy David Shepardson and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen AG will pay more than $15.3 billion to settle charges that it cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests, an agreement that will fund buybacks for consumers and provide up to $4.7 billion that could benefit makers of cleaner technologies. The proposed consent decree confirmed that VW will set aside $10.033 billion to cover buybacks or potential fixes for diesel cars and sport utility vehicles that used illegal software to defeat government emissions tests. The settlement goes beyond compensation for consumers.


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