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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 462 462 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 | 99 99 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 | 95 95 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 | 96 96 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 | 109 109 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 | 31 31 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 | 220 220 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 | 224 224 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 | 219 219 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 | 253 253 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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To Dennis Walcott
Dear Editor, Congratulations on your new job as head of the Queens Library. Your record as schools chancellor shows you're well prepared to tackle tough challenges. You visited nearly half of the Q...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why celebrate EDC?
Dear Editor, Is there real reason to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation? New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to the...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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City of fear
Dear Editor, The latest incidents involving elderly people being mugged and beaten by robbers is just outrageous. Eventually, our elderly citizens will be afraid to venture from their homes to go s...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP must refute Trump
Dear Editor, On August 2nd, 1934, the German Army assembled and stated with arms raised, “I swear by God this sacred oath to the Leader of the German Empire and people, Adolph Hitler….” On March 5,...
Apr 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote on 4/19
Dear Editor, Primary Day in New York is on April 19, and is a time for all registered New Yorkers to get out and vote for who they would like to see as our next president. I will not try to convinc...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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No free ride
Dear Editor, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic recently sent a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority requesting that they conduct a study on express bus service for her constituents. This woul...
Mar 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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RIP Nicholas Scoppetta
Dear Editor, Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was a dedicated public servant who cared deeply about the people of this city. His term working as the head of Children's Services showed hi...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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United we stand
Dear Editor, The Brussels airport attack was another sad day for humanity. These evil doers are aggressively pursing these acts against humanity for radical ideas that have no place in our world. I...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Before I vote...
Dear Editor, The “establishment hierarchies” of the Republican and Democratic parties are not the adversaries they would like us to think they are. They are partners in a symbiotic oligarchic relat...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Urgent (care) issue
Dear Editor, The point of having urgent care facilities is to relieve the overcrowding of hospitals when it is not an emergency. I went to an urgent care with my daughter and was told to go to the ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get screened
Dear Editor, I would like to remind everyone that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone over 50 should have a life-saving colonoscopy. Thousands have died of this insidious disease, an...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leading the library
Dear Editor, It is an honor to lead Queens Library in the important work of empowering and serving the people of this borough. I have lived in Queens most of my life and got my first library card f...
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School war zones
Dear Editor, The latest two incidents in which students brought guns to school is just the tip of the iceberg. Statistics indicate that over the last year, violence in the city's public schools has...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not for the people
Dear Editor, If Donald Trump makes it to The White House, he’ll be a president by the people but not for the people. He won’t give a damn about the people, only his ideas and policies are going to ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three jeers
Dear Editor, Regarding the "No place for vulgarity, malice at parades" editorial in March 10th issue, I do agree that jeering and swearing have no place at a parade, particularly when children are ...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maya DiRado swims women's during a 200-meter individual medley semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local to Rio):


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A young girl joins family members and friends during funeral prayers for Gulsen Bahadir, 28, a Turkish Airlines (THY) flight attendant killed Tuesday at the blasts at Ataturk airport, in Istanbul, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) TURKEY OUTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


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clocked 1min 54.84sec to triumph over Tom Shields and become the first man to make a fifth US Olympic swimming teamMichael Phelps qualified for a milestone fifth Olympics, booking his ticket to the Rio Games with a 200m butterfly victory at the US swimming trials. Phelps, whose record 22 Olympic medals include an astonishing 18 gold, clocked 1min 54.84sec to triumph over Tom Shields and become the first man to make a fifth US Olympic swimming team. Shields finished in 1:55.81, pushing Phelps all the way.


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