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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 451 451 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 | 88 88 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 | 85 85 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 | 86 86 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 | 96 96 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 | 210 210 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 | 213 213 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 | 207 207 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 | 240 240 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 | 233 233 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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Wisconsin tragedy hits home
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Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Learning on Empty
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has reported that the number of homeless students in America has topped one million while another new report estimates that 23 percent of childr...
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Vallone right on need for more officers
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Post Office woes will hurt small businesses
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Statue should stay on Queens Blvd.
And it looks like Queens is about to lose out on another piece of its history. Plans are afoot to move a statue, the Triumph of Civic Virtue by Frederick MacMonnies, from its home on Queens Bouleva...
Jul 31, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your chance to participate in the budget
I invite the community to participate in a unique experiment in public participation in the city budget. This year, I am allocating $1 million in capital funds for the community to decide how to sp...
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The problem with naming things after the living
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Misguided pols fight trash plan...again
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G Train needs a full restoration
Finally, there's a bit of good news when it comes to mass transit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is expected to announce that it will keep five extra stops on the G Train in Brooklyn tha...
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Citizen Dan, Part Deux
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Obamacare is another tax that U.S. can’t afford
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EDC lapses will only hurt development
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On the Rocky Opening of McCarren Pool
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Build a Convention Center in Queens
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A tale of civic activism
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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim delivers a speech during a press conference after a Turkish-Israeli meeting, at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, on June 27, 2016Turkey launched a major diplomatic charm offensive Monday, reaching out a conciliatory hand to Russia and hailing a deal to restore ties with Israel as it looks to boost its neighbourhood clout. The Kremlin said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had apologised to his counterpart Vladimir Putin over the downing of a Russian military jet in Syria last November, which shattered ties between the two nations. Just hours earlier, the prime ministers of Turkey and Israel had revealed details of an agreement ending six years of acrimony following a commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that left 10 Turkish activists dead.


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Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action against Britain's James Ward in the first round at Wimbledon on June 27, 2016Wimbledon heavyweight champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were overshadowed by a new British hero on Monday in the stocky frame of world number 706 and old folks tennis coach Marcus Willis. World number one Djokovic cruised to an easy 6-0, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 victory over Britain's James Ward, comfortably demonstrating why his recent French Open triumph allowed him to pass the $100 million prize money barrier. The fairytale continues with an unlikely match-up against seven-time champion Federer and a guaranteed £50,000 ($66,000).


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Emile Weaver, center, standing next to her attorney Aaron Miller, left, looks toward the gallery while addressing the court during her sentencing Monday, June 27, 2016, in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court in Zanesville, Ohio. Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Weaver to life in prison without parole for disposing of her newborn baby in a trash bin outside the Delta Gamma Theta sorority house on campus. Weaver, 21, was found guilty by a jury last month of aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. (Chris Crook/Times Recorder via AP, Pool)ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former college student who gave birth in her sorority house was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for killing the newborn by throwing her in the trash.


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