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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 473 473 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 | 109 109 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 | 230 230 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 | 236 236 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 | 231 231 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 | 263 263 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 | 254 254 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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Declaring you won is just as effective
To be a winner, you have to believe you're a winner. Take the strange case of Jack Martins, Philip “Flip” Pidot and the Republican Primary in the 3rd Congressional District that never was. Much has...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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But who is the mystery lady on the wall?
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week looking for some clues and information, and perennial reader Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical Association, contacted u...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How many more bribes?
Assemblywoman Marge Markey has been in the news a lot recently, as her bill to lift the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases, allowing victims to sue their attackers, has gained a lot of tract...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vietnam veterans get their due
We ran this photo from our archives last week in honor of Memorial Day, and asked our readers to help us provide some background information, and two former presidents of the Vietnam Veterans of Am...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenfield gets fake Twitter treatment
UPDATE: On Tuesday, Twitter removed @DavidGreenfieId. Who doesn't love a good fake Twitter account? Nothing like bringing a little (read “a lot”) of sarcasm to an issue, it really lightens everyone...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Squadron - the hottest ticket in Albany!
Can’t get tickets to see the hottest show on Broadway in pretty much forever? No worries, just check out the next best thing: State Senate oversight hearings. That’s right, it’s the testimony that ...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some things you just never forget, or...
When the new bike lanes on the Pulaski Bridge officially opened last Friday morning, leading a contingent of elected and city officials on an inaugural Citi Bike excursion was none other than State...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another from the archives
We were rooting our archives again this week and came across this photo of what appears to be a check presentation. The man second from the left is, of course, former Queens Borough President Donal...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spotting faces in the crowd
We ran this photo a couple of weeks back. It was sent to us by State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., and it is a picture from the day his father, Congressman Joseph Addabbo, Sr., was endorsed for his ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate in the pocket of Big Pizza?
Ohio Governor John Kasich – who wants to remind you he's still running for president – committed a cardinal sin that any New York City resident could have have helped him avoid on his recent trip t...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An endorsement & an announcement
We were lucky enough to receive this in our inbox recently, the mother of all who's who political pictures! Sure, we've been digging through our archives and sharing photos of a handful of elected ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longtime Queens potlical insider working for Trump
A longtime Queens Republican political operative has made the jump to the national stage. It was announced that John Haggerty, who for years was locked in a struggle for control of the Queens Repub...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering the Queens Festival
For the past two week we ran a photo from our archives that was a photo of three men promoting something called the Queens Festival, and while plenty of people could identify the men, we didn't get...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mystery of the Queens Festival
We ran this photo from our archives of former Queens borough president Donald Manes with a couple of gentleman promoting something called the Queens Festival '86 asking for help clueing us in on so...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mysterious Queens Festival of '86
It's been a couple of weeks since we went digging through our archives, so we decided we would go rooting around again and came up with this mystery photo. That is obviously former Queens borough p...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, Michelle Carter listens to defense attorney Joseph P. Cataldo argue for an involuntary manslaughter charge against her to be dismissed at Juvenile Court in New Bedford, Mass. Carter, a teenager from Plainville, Mass., is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of Conrad Roy III. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday, July 1, 2016, Carter must stand trial on a manslaughter charge for encouraging Roy to kill himself by sending him dozens of text messages and telling him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP, Pool, File) MANDATORY CREDITBOSTON (AP) — A teenage Massachusetts girl who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and who allegedly told him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes must stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, the state's highest court ruled Friday.


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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2013, file photo, author Gay Talese attends the Esquire 80th Anniversary and Network Launch Event in New York. Veteran journalist and author Talese says he will not promote his forthcoming book, “The Voyeur’s Motel,” after questions were raised about the credibility of its main source, reports The Washington Post. The book is slated to be released July 12, 2016. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Gay Talese has disavowed his disavowal.


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EasyJet has applied for an air operator certificate from the European Union to continue flying throughout the bloc after BrexitBritish no-frills airline EasyJet said Friday it had applied for a European Union licence to keep flying throughout the bloc even after Brexit, becoming the first carrier to activate a contingency plan. The carrier said it had begun a formal procedure to obtain an air operator certificate (AOC) to keep the status quo after Britain's vote last week to quit the European Union cast doubts over airline routes. "EasyJet is lobbying the UK government and the EU to ensure the continuation of a fully liberal and deregulated aviation market within the UK and Europe," it said in a statement.


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