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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...
OTELLO saved by the performers at the METROPOLITAN OPERA
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 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 | 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...

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Goldberg Reviews: Supporting Characters
Supporting Characters focuses on two film editors balancing their personal relationships while trying to rework a movie. It stars Alex Karpovsky, who is the best known for his role as Ray Ploshansk...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Innovative art studio aimed at the young
In 2010, Valerie Plasmati was a mother living in Queens who had a daughter enrolled in fourth grade at a local elementary school, PS 32, the State Street School, in Flushing. Her daughter participa...
Jan 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Cupcake expands to Queens
LIC gets a taste of the fast-growing sensation
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Tabu
Tabu by Miguel Gomes, a Portuguese filmmaker and former film critic, is a film devoted to the past. The film, which is shot in black-and-white, focuses on two women, Pilar played by Theresa Madruga...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the year in music
Buying gifts for the holiday season? There's no need to rack up debt buying that $500 phone that will be replaced by a new model in six months. Instead, consider music downloads – they don't cost a...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Django Unchained
By Kenneth b. Goldberg news@queensledger.com Django Unchained is the new film by Quentin Tarantino and his commentary on slavery in America. Tarantino is a victim of the Hollywood bubble he lives i...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ed Burns discusses new film, life in movie industry
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas focuses on an Irish-American Catholic working-class family with seven siblings and two parents struggling through the trials and tribulations of their very different...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crazy in Brooklyn
Neil Young and Crazy Horse bring show to Barclays Center
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens bank to be transformed into exhibit space
A new art exhibit in Queens will confront issues about the value of money during the economic recession while taking over the vacant Bank of Manhattan Building in Queens Plaza at 29-27 41st Ave. Ap...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie Review: Barbara
With Barbara , Christian Petzold directs a subtle but powerful film focusing on Cold War-era East Germany before the Berlin Wall came down. The film’s subject is a Dr. Barbara Wolff, who is forced ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloween Parades in Queens & Brooklyn
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Then make sure to hit up one of the many, many Halloween parades that are taking place across Queens and Brooklyn. The best part is that it is free to participate...
Oct 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writers reunite for Queens’ reading series
Amongst a group of cluttered, oval tables and eager crowd members, a lone microphone bleeds into a brick backdrop. Conversations continue as a woman with a yellow flower in her hair introduces a wr...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public gets peek at new Bushwick performance space
A performance by Cam'ron brought New Yorkers to a former brewery at 260 Meserole Street in Bushwick now known as The Well, a new outside venue designed for music performances. Co-owner Joshua Richh...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writers share stories through Queens journal
For some, writing is a way to connect with people we may never meet. This is the hope behind Newtown Literary, a new literary journal in Queens featuring the work of local authors, essayists and po...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer Cinema in the City
Catch a film outdoors
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Kelsi Shawver hands a cupcake to a young girl at a food line set up for flood victims, emergency responders and other volunteers Monday, June 27, 2016, in Rainelle, West Virginia. (AP Photo/John Raby)RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) — Like other business operators along Main Street in the West Virginia town of Rainelle, Pamela Wallace Arnold is slowly cleaning up from state's worst flooding in decades. As a funeral planner, she's also helping to bury the dead.


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U.S first lady Michelle Obama participates in a conversation with Moroccan adolescent girls moderated by CNNÕs Isha Sesay following the Let Girls Learn program in Marrakech, MoroccoBy Aziz El Yaakoubi MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, her mother and daughters Sasha and Malia were joined by Meryl Streep in Morocco's Marrakesh on Tuesday on a six-day tour to try to promote girls' education. More than a third of Morocco's population of 34 million is illiterate - one of the highest rates in North Africa, and the rate is higher for women at 41 percent, official data shows. "I am sitting here now as the U.S. first lady, talking to you, because of my education," Michelle Obama told a dozen girls from different towns.


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Mourners gather under a LGBT pride flag flying at half-mast for a candlelight vigil in remembrance for mass shooting victims in Orlando, from San Diego, CaliforniaBy Ned Parker and Mimi Dwyer KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Dionte Greene, a 22-year-old black gay male, was looking for a hook-up. “I’m not interested in smoking weed with you, Travone,” Greene wrote to the teeanger, Travone Shaw, in their first exchange. “I just find you attractive and I want to have a sexual encounter with you.” “I ain’t gay,” Shaw replied, according to court documents.


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