blog roll
our featured bloggers
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 449 449 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 | 85 85 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 | 84 84 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 | 85 85 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 | 95 95 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 | 209 209 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 | 212 212 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 | 206 206 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 | 238 238 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 | 232 232 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...

more blogs

letters
Decisions, decisions
Dear Editor, At last we see a number of decisions coming out of SCOTUS. They've been a long time coming. They were diverse, and as would be expected, were received by each of our political parties ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
On TV dinners
Dear Editor, July 18 marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of TV dinner inventor Gerry Thomas. In the early 1950's, Thomas observed how airlines provided passengers with meals in aluminum serv...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Agreeing with Cruz?
Dear Editor Poor Ted Cruz. The Texas senator and one of a slew of Republican Presidential candidates is apocalyptic at the very thought that the United States Supreme Court voted that marriage betw...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Feud must end
Dear Editor, Mayor bill de Blasio attacking Governor Andrew Cuomo is not a wise thing to do. We need the state for various programs, assistance, and financial aid. Mayor de Blasio should be open to...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Saved in Brooklyn
Dear Editor: The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast has come again to Williamsburg. As Italian-Americans honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino Di Nola, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pols not cops
Dear Editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Charles Schumer were like children playing Clark Kent and Kojak concerning the chase to capture escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat. Perhap...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Go solar
Dear Editor, The summer has definitely arrived, and our air conditioners are stretched to their limits. And though my utility has given me lots of tips on how I can help reduce the burden on the el...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Free from meat
Dear Editor, Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This Fourth of July, let's declare our independence from the meat industry. More than ...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cause to celebrate
Dear Editor, This was a welcome and wonderful decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and sends a message of inclusivity in a city that has historically attracted and embraced cultures from across the gl...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pie-less in Elmhurst
Dear Editor, Sometimes little things don't mean much, but they tend to add up. Nothing is as American as apple pie, yet it seems here in Elmhurst and the surrounding area it's impossible to find pi...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Vote Concannon
Dear Editor, As a proud Republican and member of the Queens Village Republican Club, I am excited about our candidate for City Council in the 23rd District. He is Joe Concannon, a candidate who is ...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Residents only
Dear Editor, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to hire 1,300 more cops. Great news, but it can be even better. Our mayor wants the NYPD "to reflect every element of our city." The best way to do that is b...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Changing LIC
Dear Editor, I worked as a transportation planner for many years at the State Office Building on 11th Street. I recently drove to Long Island City and didn't realize how many new and under construc...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Library solution
Dear Editor: There is an obvious solution for finding funding to support keeping all Queens libraries open six days per week. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito controls the yearly programming o...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Petition Tradition
Dear Editor, Here's a rhyme that I've penned. It's really a plea, In hopes of making petitioning easier for you and for me. June and early July brings a petition tradition. Petition signatures from...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in LondonBy William James LONDON (Reuters) - A wave of lawmakers from the opposition Labour Party resigned in protest from leader Jeremy Corbyn's team on Monday, including his most senior business policy chief who said Corbyn was partly to blame for last week's vote to leave the EU. Corbyn has resisted pressure to quit over what critics say was his lacklustre effort to keep Britain inside the European Union, saying on Sunday that he would stand again in any leadership election triggered by the party revolt. "Too many of our supporters were taken in by right-wing arguments and I believe this happened, in part, because under your leadership the case to remain in the EU was made with half-hearted ambivalence rather than full throated clarity," wrote Angela Eagle, Corbyn's top business spokeswoman, in a resignation letter she later posted on Twitter.


2016-06-27 08:04:12 -0400

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in FrankfurtBy Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks tumbled and European bank shares were on track for their biggest ever two-day fall on Monday as the political and economic fallout of Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union drove sterling to a fresh 31-year low against the dollar. Faced with a second day of turmoil after Thursday's referendum, which most in markets had thought would deliver a vote in favor of staying in the EU, investors sought safe havens such as the yen, gold and core government debt. British finance minister George Osborne sought to reassure markets, saying the world's fifth-largest economy was strong enough to cope with the Brexit-inspired volatility, but the positive impact on sterling was only fleeting.


2016-06-27 08:01:52 -0400
By Kit Rees LONDON (Reuters) - British stocks opened lower on Monday, extending losses from the previous session as last week's vote to leave the European Union hurled Britain into political uncertainty, hitting the shares of British banks, housebuilders and budget airline easyJet. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 1.1 percent to 6,071.19 points by 0823 GMT, with the mid-cap FTSE 250 down 3 percent. Britain's finance minister George Osborne spoke publicly on the Brexit vote for the first time on Monday morning, looking to calm markets with an assertion that the British economy remains strong.
2016-06-27 08:01:52 -0400