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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 457 457 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 | 93 93 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 | 90 90 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 | 91 91 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 | 103 103 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 | 215 215 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 | 220 220 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 | 214 214 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 | 247 247 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 | 239 239 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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Time for neighbors to step up again
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Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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UFT president misguided in charters attack
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City-Subsidized Development Should Pay PRevailing Wage
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Planning for The Golden Years
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Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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City needs to get on board with new precinct
New York City needs to fund a new police precinct in eastern Queens so the police officers of the 105th Precinct are no longer stretched too thin. It's been an issue of paramount importance for the...
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Enough Already With #‎OscarsSoWhite
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Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stock Market Tips: Don’t Feed The Bear
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City made right decision to keep schools open
The second the forecast even hints at snow, the first thing on every child and parent's mind immediately becomes whether or not there will be school. On Monday, after a historic blizzard buried New...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A streetcar name desire
The Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, who want to construct a waterfront street car route connecting various neighborhoods between Astoria and Sunset Park, have a great deal to learn. It ta...
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cancer Patients Don't Need Hope Taken From Them
Dr. Paul Chapman of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has seen the power of new cancer medicines firsthand. He recently prescribed a new therapy that shrank his patient's tumor so fast it actu...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building off the death of 421-a
While both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio lament the loss of the 421-a program, the tax break that is intended to pave the way for affordable housing, it's now the time to focus on ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckle up for some bumpy times commuters
As with most major announcements, there's a good and bad with everything. While some of the news from Governor Andrew Cuomo's press conference on MTA upgrades last week will be a positive for commu...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ciut meat from your diet in 2016
The new year is finally here and if you're like most people, you are really ready for a change. The past few months of holiday frenzy and celebration have most likely left you feeling sluggish, run...
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FILE - This image provided by the Davis County Sheriff shows Flint Wayne Harrison. Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement, abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Kay Porter Ricks. (Davis County Sheriff via AP, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City train worker who was kidnapped during his shift by a father and son on the run from police died just over two hours later in the wind-swept Wyoming countryside, beaten beyond recognition and his neck slashed, authorities said.


2016-06-29 02:10:16 -0400

In this June 27, 2016, photo, North Korean men and women walk past buildings under construction on “Ryomyong Street,” in Pyongyang, North Korea. Hoping to show the world his country is doing just fine despite sanctions and outside pressure over its nuclear weapons program, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has put his soldier-builders to work on yet another major project - a series of apartments and high-rises that are once again changing the Pyongyang skyline. “Ryomyong Street,” is to have the country's tallest apartment building, at 70 stories, along with a 50-story building and a handful of smaller ones in the 30-40 story range. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hoping to show the world his country is doing just fine despite sanctions and outside pressure over its nuclear weapons program, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has put his soldier-builders to work on yet another major project — a series of apartments and high-rises that are once again changing the Pyongyang skyline.


2016-06-29 02:06:55 -0400

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2015 file photo, Richard Shipley, Freddie Gray' stepfather, left, with Gray's mother Gloria Darden and lawyer Billy Murphy speaks with the media in Baltimore Md. An Associated Press review of court records nationwide shows that the attorneys who represent cities are sometimes weak links in the systems meant to hold police accountable for wrongdoing. The review found that lawyers deliberately hid important facts, delayed their disclosure or otherwise sought to subvert evidence in civil cases. Gray's family sued after he was fatally injured in police custody. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)CHICAGO (AP) — When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a sharp rebuke, saying the recordings showed police lied about the events that led officers to shoot and kill a black motorist.


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