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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 468 468 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 | 105 105 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 | 100 100 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 | 103 103 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 | 114 114 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 | 225 225 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 | 230 230 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 | 225 225 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 | 258 258 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 | 249 249 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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Hate crime in Woodhaven
It was very early on Thanksgiving, about 1:20 in the morning. While most of Woodhaven was asleep, the home security camera quietly kept an eye on the street in front of the homes on 80th Street nea...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport workers fast for better wages, working conditions
With the holiday season underway, airport workers are hoping to bring home more than just small paychecks and empty stomachs. On the day before Thanksgiving, about 40 workers and their supporters r...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven resident celebrates 100th birthday
In 1915, Babe Ruth hit his first career home run, a German U-boat torpedoed the Lusitania, and the very first long distance call by Alexander Graham Bell in New York to Thomas Watson in San Francis...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nation's largest passive residence comes to Rockaways
But some residents opposed to building even more housing
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop local on Small Business Saturday
We have had very beautiful weather with glorious sunsets, and we hope for the continuation of this weather until the end of November. Whatever the weather, please keep shopping your Woodhaven's Eve...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spend your holidays in Woodhaven
This month of November has been mild, and hopefully we will have a mild winter, not like last year's, which was brutal. So now that the weather is mild, shop your Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. As you...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fight to save a Queens farmhouse
Residents in Elmhurst are fighting to preserve a farmhouse with ties to Woodhaven that is over 300 years old and was owned by some of the earliest settlers in Queens. “The land that the Bloom Farmh...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor vetoes off-shore LNG port
Governor Andrew Cuomo last week vetoed a proposed marine port for importing liquified natural gas (LNG) located 19 miles off the coast of New York City. Earlier in the year, the City Council passed...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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To the media, Queens is all the same
This past weekend, a man was found dead in Forest Park. We don’t know the details of what happened yet, but our thoughts and prayers are with the man’s friends and family. But this column isn’t abo...
Nov 10, 2015 | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton foundation hosts volunteer event in Queens
The Clinton Foundation hosted a “Day of Action” in Queens recently, bringing local elected officials and community groups together. Projects included cleaning Brookville Park and helping rebuild ho...
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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City looking at public transportation in Far Rockaway
$1.5 million, multi-year study for eastern edge of peninsula
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Jill Biden visits Queens to promote free community college
Dr. Jill Biden, a college professor and the wife of United States Vice President Joe Biden, visited Long Island City last week to tell LaGuardia Community College students about Heads Up America, t...
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Explore Woodhaven's forgotten cemetery
The Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society will host an open house at the most historic spot in Woodhaven - the Colonial Era cemetery - on Saturday, November 14. There will be a brief ceremony a...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents mark three-year anniversary of Sandy's destruction
City still working to rebuild from devastating storm
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A threat to life in Woodhaven
here is a threat to Woodhaven that I have been writing and talking about since May of this year, and that is Select Bus Service. The WBID and the GWDC are against this rerouting of Woodhaven Blvd. ...
Nov 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces the military will lift its ban on transgender troops, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on June 30, 2016Transgender personnel will no longer be barred from serving openly in the US military, the Pentagon announced Thursday -- a major milestone that immediately drew fire from Republican lawmakers. Lifting the ban on transgender service members is "the right thing to do, and it's another step in ensuring that we continue to recruit and retain the most qualified people," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters. The move is the latest in a series of Pentagon personnel reforms under Carter, who has repeatedly stressed the need for the military to modernize to draw from as deep a talent pool as possible.


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Libya, Somalia and Yemen were judged special cases whose governments are in too much chaos to be judged over the actions their governments have taken to combat human trafficking, a US report foundThe United States on Thursday blacklisted eight more countries for failing to combat human trafficking, including fledgling democracy Myanmar, but was criticized for taking an easier line on Thailand. Announcing the release of the State Department's annual human trafficking report, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the rankings were based on objective criteria, and not political favor.


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New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo AltoThe agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." The investigation is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it finds the vehicles were unsafe. NHTSA said in a statement the driver of the 2015 Model S was killed while operating in Autopilot mode in a crash on May 7 in Williston, Florida. NHTSA said preliminary reports indicate the vehicle crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla at an intersection.


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