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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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But who is the mystery lady on the wall?
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week looking for some clues and information, and perennial reader Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical Association, contacted u...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How many more bribes?
Assemblywoman Marge Markey has been in the news a lot recently, as her bill to lift the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases, allowing victims to sue their attackers, has gained a lot of tract...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vietnam veterans get their due
We ran this photo from our archives last week in honor of Memorial Day, and asked our readers to help us provide some background information, and two former presidents of the Vietnam Veterans of Am...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenfield gets fake Twitter treatment
UPDATE: On Tuesday, Twitter removed @DavidGreenfieId. Who doesn't love a good fake Twitter account? Nothing like bringing a little (read “a lot”) of sarcasm to an issue, it really lightens everyone...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Squadron - the hottest ticket in Albany!
Can’t get tickets to see the hottest show on Broadway in pretty much forever? No worries, just check out the next best thing: State Senate oversight hearings. That’s right, it’s the testimony that ...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some things you just never forget, or...
When the new bike lanes on the Pulaski Bridge officially opened last Friday morning, leading a contingent of elected and city officials on an inaugural Citi Bike excursion was none other than State...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another from the archives
We were rooting our archives again this week and came across this photo of what appears to be a check presentation. The man second from the left is, of course, former Queens Borough President Donal...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spotting faces in the crowd
We ran this photo a couple of weeks back. It was sent to us by State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., and it is a picture from the day his father, Congressman Joseph Addabbo, Sr., was endorsed for his ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate in the pocket of Big Pizza?
Ohio Governor John Kasich – who wants to remind you he's still running for president – committed a cardinal sin that any New York City resident could have have helped him avoid on his recent trip t...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An endorsement & an announcement
We were lucky enough to receive this in our inbox recently, the mother of all who's who political pictures! Sure, we've been digging through our archives and sharing photos of a handful of elected ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longtime Queens potlical insider working for Trump
A longtime Queens Republican political operative has made the jump to the national stage. It was announced that John Haggerty, who for years was locked in a struggle for control of the Queens Repub...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering the Queens Festival
For the past two week we ran a photo from our archives that was a photo of three men promoting something called the Queens Festival, and while plenty of people could identify the men, we didn't get...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mystery of the Queens Festival
We ran this photo from our archives of former Queens borough president Donald Manes with a couple of gentleman promoting something called the Queens Festival '86 asking for help clueing us in on so...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mysterious Queens Festival of '86
It's been a couple of weeks since we went digging through our archives, so we decided we would go rooting around again and came up with this mystery photo. That is obviously former Queens borough p...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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It must have been lost in the mail!
It appears Mayor Bill de Blasio didn't want his frenemies crashing his town hall meeting in Bayside this week. Roundly criticized for not being more accessible to the public, the mayor has been hol...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The European Union must be patient with Britain, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday as EU leaders gathered in Brussels for a summit he will chair to chart a way forward after the British vote for Brexit. Tusk told reporters that only London could file the formal notification that would start the two-year divorce process. "Without the notification form the UK, we will not start any negotiations on the divorce process or the future relations." Tusk said 27 other EU leaders would meet on Wednesday without Cameron to discuss Brexit would also start talks on reforms needed in the bloc to keep it together after the historic blow.
2016-06-28 07:47:43 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) - A prolonged stalemate over how to deal with Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union would be costly, a German foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. He warned of the risks of an impasse "because uncertainty has a price in political, economic and financial terms," said the spokesman, adding that some people think those in Britain who campaigned for a Brexit do not now seem to have a clear plan. (Reporting by Madeline Chambers and Michelle Martin)
2016-06-28 07:47:26 -0400
By Alastair Macdonald and Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's most ardent federalists, including the man now pulling the strings in the European Commission, tried to kill off the European Union's exit clause or make it unworkable when it was first proposed in 2003. Now Britain, having voted to quit the EU in a landmark referendum, is trying for tactical reasons to avoid triggering that very procedure, crafted by a veteran British diplomat, that leads to automatic withdrawal after two years. The history of the exit clause that became Article 50 of the 2009 Treaty of Lisbon is full of such ironies.
2016-06-28 07:40:22 -0400