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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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No free ride
Dear Editor, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic recently sent a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority requesting that they conduct a study on express bus service for her constituents. This woul...
Mar 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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RIP Nicholas Scoppetta
Dear Editor, Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was a dedicated public servant who cared deeply about the people of this city. His term working as the head of Children's Services showed hi...
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United we stand
Dear Editor, The Brussels airport attack was another sad day for humanity. These evil doers are aggressively pursing these acts against humanity for radical ideas that have no place in our world. I...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Before I vote...
Dear Editor, The “establishment hierarchies” of the Republican and Democratic parties are not the adversaries they would like us to think they are. They are partners in a symbiotic oligarchic relat...
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Urgent (care) issue
Dear Editor, The point of having urgent care facilities is to relieve the overcrowding of hospitals when it is not an emergency. I went to an urgent care with my daughter and was told to go to the ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get screened
Dear Editor, I would like to remind everyone that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone over 50 should have a life-saving colonoscopy. Thousands have died of this insidious disease, an...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leading the library
Dear Editor, It is an honor to lead Queens Library in the important work of empowering and serving the people of this borough. I have lived in Queens most of my life and got my first library card f...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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School war zones
Dear Editor, The latest two incidents in which students brought guns to school is just the tip of the iceberg. Statistics indicate that over the last year, violence in the city's public schools has...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not for the people
Dear Editor, If Donald Trump makes it to The White House, he’ll be a president by the people but not for the people. He won’t give a damn about the people, only his ideas and policies are going to ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three jeers
Dear Editor, Regarding the "No place for vulgarity, malice at parades" editorial in March 10th issue, I do agree that jeering and swearing have no place at a parade, particularly when children are ...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing sanity
Dear Editor, Just when I thought our moronic mayor couldn't get any crazier, Bill de Blasio proved me wrong. Allowing people to use public restrooms based on their gender identity regardless of the...
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'Waste' transit
Dear Editor, The cost of the proposed Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service (SBS) project just doubled by 100 percent from $200 million to $400 million. And the completion date has been pushed bac...
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Honor the Irish
Dear Editor, St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate with parties and parades, as well as a time to honor St. Patrick, who brought the Catholic faith to Ireland. In my opinion, it is also a time t...
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Trump talk
Dear Editor, In one word, yes. That is the simple answer Trump neglected to give when asked if he would disavow David Duke and the KKK. One thing Trump says is true. If he's elected president he wi...
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What AARP stands for
Dear Editor, Regarding Ralph Rivera's 02/25 letter "AARP Scam," Mr. Rivera is right. AARP's initials stand for “Always Avoid Retirees' Priorities.” Not only does this organization sell seniors usel...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stevie Johnson holds up a pair of signs during a protest outside City Hall before a scheduled vote, Monday, June 27, 2016, to decide whether to ban rail shipments of coal over concerns it would pose a public health or safety hazard in Oakland, Calif. A yes vote Monday by the Oakland City Council could scuttle the plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah coal heading to Asia. (AP Photo/Janie Har)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Arguing health risks, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban coal shipments Monday night, killing a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal. Backers maintained the proposal would bring badly needed jobs to an impoverished area.


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FILE - In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 file photo, An EgyptAir Airbus A330-300 takes off for Cairo from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris. Egyptian investigators say the black boxes from a passenger plane that crashed last month have arrived in Paris, where technicians will attempt to repair them. Both were extensively damaged when EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)PARIS (AP) — French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.


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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, the Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen diesel owners can choose to either sell their car back to the company or get a repair that could diminish the vehicle's performance under a settlement of claims tied to the German automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.


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