blog roll
our featured bloggers
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 477 477 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 | 113 113 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 | 109 109 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 | 111 111 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 | 120 120 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 | 232 232 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 | 238 238 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 | 234 234 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 | 266 266 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 | 255 255 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...

more blogs

news
2012 Endorsements: Addabbo, Meng Get Our Nod
In the 15th State Senate seat, Republican councilman Eric Ulrich has been able to pour an obscene amount of money into the race, as State Republicans smell blood in the water in this district. Even...
Oct 24, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fest: 32 years of success
The 32nd Annual Woodhaven Festival turned Jamaica Avenue into one of the hottest places to be in Queens on Sunday, with different types of live music, activities for kids, food from across the glob...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pets bring people together
It never fails. Take two people of wildly different backgrounds – different race, different nationality, different religion - maybe even two people who don’t like each other very much, but get them...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Forest Park hosts annual 5k
Now in its third year, Forest Park will be hosting a 5K run this Sunday, Oct. 21, and you can bring the kids. Before the race, which kicks off at 10 a.m., there will also be Children's Field Day at...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Woodhaven block almost returns to 'Hell'
Five weeks ago, here on the pages of the Leader/Observer, we brought you the story of a house on 90th Street the media would soon dub the “Hell House.” It was an appropriate name as, 18 months earl...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Crime on the rise in south Queens
Forum held to address public safety issues
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Business as usual for Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.
The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 25. The meeting was held in the St. Thomas the Apostle School with close to 100 in attendance. The age...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Woodhaven gearing up for annual street festival
Looking for a little fun this Sunday? Then head over to the 32nd annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival, which will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhave...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Farewell to Joe Virgona
His name was Joe Virgona and he loved his family, his country, his church and his community. Whenever you spoke with Joe, you were assured that you’d end the conversation in a better mood than you ...
Oct 04, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Remembering a member of the WRBA
His name was Joe Virgona and he loved his family, his country, his church and his community. Whenever you spoke with Joe, you were assured that you’d end the conversation in a better mood than you ...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Residents debate future of rail line
While local residents seemed to be on the fence about converting the inactive Rockaway Rail Line into a park, most seemed to be sure about one thing—they didn’t want to reactivate it. Two parties w...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Woodhaven Street Festival on its way
The weather has really been cool lately. It was downright chilly for some days, then rainy, and now we are back to shades of summer warmth. I just hope that a certain day in October (the 14th to be...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Celebrating a productive year for WRBA
A sellout crowd gathered at Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant last Friday for the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association’s annual dinner dance and fundraiser.  We were joined by State Senator Joe Addab...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sorting through changes in health care laws
EPIC, Obamacare both presents new benefits, challenges
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Commentary: Stolen wallet restores faith in Woodhaven community
It all started because I have no idea how to handle a tent. We were at the Richmond Hill Park Fair and since rain had been in the forecast, we borrowed a canopy tent from a friend. I was actually q...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
Bangladeshi commandos on Saturday cleared a besieged cafe in Dhaka of gunmen who had earlier captured hostages inside the building, an army official told Indian television, as security forces searched the surrounding area for more attackers. Lieutenant Colonel Masood of the Rapid Action Battalion told India's Times Now TV channel that he believed between six and 10 gunmen had stormed the restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic area on Friday.
2016-07-02 01:29:49 -0400

Australian election polls are forecasting large numbers of people voting for the Greens or other minor parties and independents, which raises the prospect of a hung parliamentAustralians flocked to vote in national elections Saturday with conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull appearing to have a slight edge over Labor's Bill Shorten, culminating a marathon race where economic management has become a key issue in the wake of the Brexit vote. After an eight-week campaign, a Newspoll of 4,135 people published in The Australian newspaper showed Turnbull's Liberal/National coalition 50.5 to 49.5 percent in front on a two-party basis, while a poll in the Sydney Morning Herald had them in a dead heat. Shorten's Labor needs to pick up at least 19 seats in the 150-seat parliament to secure the 76 it needs to govern in its own right.


2016-07-02 01:27:54 -0400

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Bud Norris throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bud Norris pitched six strong innings in his Dodgers debut while filling in for the injured Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez drove in two runs and Los Angeles beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Friday night.


2016-07-02 01:26:30 -0400