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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 475 475 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 | 112 112 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 | 106 106 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 | 110 110 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 | 118 118 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...
OTELLO saved by the performers at the METROPOLITAN OPERA
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
  Posted on May 18, 2016 by editoreusa   This ostensibly new production (it started in September of last year) of Verdi’s Otello at the Metropolitan Opera could have been the greatest pleasant surp...
How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 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 | 237 237 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 | 232 232 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 | 264 264 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...

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Advocates and pols demand real affordable housing, union jobs
In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s quest to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade, one coalition of advocates say the mayor’s plan isn’t affordable enough for the lowest...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chancellor delivers keynote at chamber event
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosted a newsmaker discussion event with Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña last week. "Brooklyn is my home and I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to speak to a group ...
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Senator wants historic designation for B&B Carousell
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting to protect a Coney Island landmark. In a letter last week, she urged National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to place the historic B&B Carousell on the...
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Pol honors Tamir Rice with hack-a-thon for kids
State Senator Jesse Hamilton is dedicating February to black male achievement in honor of slain Cleveland 12-year-old Tamir Rice, hosting a black male achievement hack-a-thon for kids. The event is...
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Hochul tours small businesses in Red Hook
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul toured three small businesses on Red Hook’s waterfront last week. The companies are housed in the Merchant Stores Building, a brick warehouse owned by The O’Connell...
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City expands ShotSpotter program in Queens, Brooklyn
Gunshot detection technology coming to more precincts
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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City launches pre-k application period
Chancellor visits Brooklyn school to make announcement
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Woman leaves her crying dog outside during winter storm Jonas
A Brooklyn woman left her dog to suffer outside during NY's monster blizzard Saturday, and a neighbor filmed to the heartless act.
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Protestors call on DA to stop Slave Theater sale
Protestors rallied outside the historic Slave Theater on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy to call on District Attorney Ken Thompson to investigate the sale of the property, and for any city elected offici...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough president recognizes cultural space for LEED certification
Borough President Eric Adams and Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo joined Bric Media Arts House and UrbanGlass to celebrate the Fort Greene arts center’s recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Desig...
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City touts jump in high school graduation rates
70 percent of 2011 freshman left with diploma after four years
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In Brooklyn, mayor touts success of affordable housing plan
Financed 40,000 units in first two years
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City discusses East NY rezone ahead of February vote
Plan aimed at preserving neighborhood's affordability
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Mobile market brings free fruits, vegetables to seniors
As the cold weather intensifies, seniors living in the Ebbets Field Houses in Crown Heights have one less thing to worry about. Along with partnering organizations like City Harvest, which donates ...
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols launch info campaign on commuter program
City officials descended into the busy subway stop at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center on Monday morning to remind the city straphangers the new Commuter Benefits Law in now in effect as of January ...
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Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard after gunmen stormed a restaurant in Dhaka's high-security diplomatic district early on July 2, 2016Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police, witnesses and officials said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant in Dhaka's upmarket Gulshan diplomatic quarter in which two police officers were killed. Police said the men appeared to be Islamist militants.


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GM, the largest US automaker, struggled again as it pivots away from sales to businesses, such as rental fleets, to focus on retail salesChicago (AFP) - Buoyed by robust demand from US consumers for crossover SUVs and trucks, automakers reported strong June sales in those categories Friday, while overall sales figures pointed to a cooling market.


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Bangladesh Border Guards are seen near Gulshan restaurant following a gunmen attack in DhakaBy Serajul Quadir and Sanjeev Miglani DHAKA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a restaurant popular with expatriates in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Friday night and took around 20 people hostage, including several foreigners, in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Security officials said two police officers had been killed, but denied a report by Islamic State that 24 people were dead in the assault. Italian and Indian nationals are among the hostages, said a duty officer at the Rapid Action Battalion's (RAB) control room, adding that gun battles had stopped.


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