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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 460 460 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 | 96 96 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 | 92 92 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 | 93 93 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 | 107 107 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 | 217 217 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 | 222 222 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 | 217 217 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 | 250 250 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 | 240 240 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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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...
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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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Wider Image: Kogelo, Kenya - Obama's Ancestral HomeBy Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa nations must crack down on foreign fleets fishing illegally off its Atlantic coastline and build up their fisheries to protect the livelihoods of millions of people, a leading thinktank said on Wednesday. Overfishing by foreign vessels is driving many species towards extinction and destroying the livelihoods of fishing communities in countries such as Ghana, Liberia and Mauritania, said the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Corruption and few resources for monitoring fishing mean foreign trawlers often venture into areas near the coast which are reserved for local fishermen, the ODI said in a report.


2016-06-29 05:34:18 -0400

File photo of crash test dummies at the headquarters of ENCOCAMBy William Schomberg HUNTINGDON, England (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union are likely to take years to rewrite the rules that govern their business ties after the UK voted to leave the bloc. The managing director of Encocam, a company that makes crash-test dummies, had planned to hire 120 people between now and 2018 to work at the company's design and production base near Cambridge. The firm, which currently employs 172 people, immediately began enquiring about grants to open a design center in Spain and is considering Portugal, Ireland, Germany and Poland too.


2016-06-29 05:30:48 -0400

Sally Pearson was one of Australia's leading medal hopefuls for the Rio Olympics after winning the 100 metres hurdles gold in LondonAustralian Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson withdrew from the Rio games Wednesday, saying she was devastated she had injured her hamstring during training and could not compete. Pearson, Australia's top athlete who won 100 metres hurdles gold at London in 2012, told the Nine Network she did not want to risk a career-ending injury by going to Brazil. In confirming earlier reports that she would miss the games, Pearson said the new injury had come "out of the blue" and at a time when she was training well.


2016-06-29 05:25:27 -0400