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Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 444 444 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...
Landlords collecting higher rents now!
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Yes higher rents are the norm these days. And here is an example of what I experience when renting an apartment. I advertise, and have them fill out an application, get copies of W2's, copy of driv...
How to Throw a Block Party in Queens
Jun 16, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 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 | 77 77 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 | 78 78 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 | 89 89 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...
Real Estate-Remember When?
Jun 07, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
1971 five(5)rooms-2 bedrooms rented for $200 dollars per month. 1981 five (5) rooms-2bedrooms rented for $1300 1981 a 1 Family brick ranch bungalow by Juniper park, with 2 car garage sold for $69,0...
MASPETH PARADE PAST SUNDAY
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades one of the nicest parades around.  But the past three years the numbers watching the parade are almost less than half of what the crowds used to be. Why? Many old timers past away, some...
How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 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...
Can't find an apartment?
May 25, 2016 | 4 4 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Rumor has it local realtors have deceided not to do apartments any longer. Why? Rents have sky rocketed. Landlords requiring high credit scores. The big change these past 6 months has made it virtu...

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Pure gold
Dear Editor, Middle Village’s Linda Czerwinski always put her best foot forward in giving a helpful hand at the Queens Borough Public Library’s Maspeth branch. Daniel Finger, her replacement, has i...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep ban on oil
Dear Editor, On Wednesday, House lawmakers approved an amendment to the House energy package that will lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. I am disappointed, yet again, to see the House vote...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zero Vision
Dear Editor, It seems the Mayor has an ambitious Vision Zero plan where the Department of Transportation is constructing pedestrian plazas, traffic-calming measures and bike lanes, but forgot a ver...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bikers beware
Dear Editor: I am writing to alert bikers of the deadly danger upon approaching the Briarwood boondoggle of the Kew Gardens Interchange Project on Queens Boulevard, either going east towards the so...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Write a letter
Dear Editor, December 7 is National Letter Writing Day. Surveys reveal that the letters to the editor is one of the most widely read and popular sections of any newspaper. Weekly newspapers offer r...
Dec 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun nuts
Dear Editor, The person who attacked the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado, killing and injuring several people, was a deranged lunatic. Again, we have a person who should not have been able to...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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The giving season
Dear Editor, This season is known as the season of giving. At the New York City Mission Society, we started this period by holding our annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner, serving more tha...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remember the needy
Dear Editor, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all we have and all that we have been given by God. It's a time we gather with friends and family for our annual Thanksgiving dinner, but it i...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be vigilant
Dear Editor, As we are approaching this most joyous and festive time of the year, all of us need to be more vigilant than ever as we go about our daily routines of holiday shopping and other activi...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Destroy ISIS
Dear Editor, The attacks on Paris were a declaration of war not only against the West, but against all nations that are deemed not a supplicant to ISIS. Many have speculated how the nations of the ...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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The big fix
Dear Editor, Bush's campaign has changed his slogan from "Jeb!" To "Jeb Can Fix It." It's a smart move, Jeb can fix it. Remember how he "fixed" the election in Florida in 2000? Sincerely, Robert La...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday tradition
Dear Editor, The time has come for another annual holiday tradition on Austin Street in Forest Hills. It is the annual parking of the Boston Market rental truck. The tradition dates back several ye...
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Praise for Crowley
Dear Editor: Representative Joe Crowley deserves thanks for standing up for us, and not Wall Street’s bottom line. He needs to continue to stand firm. The issue: protecting Americans’ retirement sa...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prayers for Paris
Dear Editor; Paris France is reeling from the carnage perpetrated by ISIS terrorists who killed 128 innocent people in six attacks, with many more seriously injured. These are nefarious and egregio...
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Who knew?
Dear Editor: How could Mayor Bill de Blasio not know the details for the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 contained in the agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo in the revised $29 billion Metropolitan T...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE- In this Friday, June 26, 2015 file photo, a wounded man is helped moments after a deadly explosion claimed by the Islamic State group during Friday prayers at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City. A Kuwaiti mosque hit by an Islamic State suicide bomber a year ago has reopened, though people still fear sectarianism and future attacks. That’s in part due to the fact that regional tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims still ripple through the tiny, oil-rich Kuwait. (AP Photo, File)KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The wood paneling bearing Quranic verses gleams inside the Imam Sadiq Mosque and the carpeting is soft underfoot for worshippers who come to pray in what is one of Kuwait's oldest Shiite mosques — and the site of the country's worst militant attack in modern history.


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Last year the European Union finally nixed its three-decade old milk production quotas that it had imposed to eliminate the milk lakes and butter mountains that had plagued the bloc's farmers in the 1980sA surge in milk production since the EU lifted milk quotas has skimmed profits for dairy farmers, leaving them sour as authorities struggle to get to grips with the crisis. Last year the European Union finally got rid of its three-decade old milk production quotas that it had imposed to eliminate the milk lakes and butter mountains that had plagued the bloc's farmers in the 1980s. While farmers in several EU countries had been looking forward to tapping into rising demand for dairy products in developing countries, particularly in China, that growth slowed and there was soon a glut on the world market.


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Spain's acting Prime Minister and Popular Party candidate Mariano Rajoy gives a speech during the campaign closing rally in Madrid, Friday, June 24, 2016. Spaniards are voting in a general election Sunday, just six months after a last unsuccessful attempt to pick a new government. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)MADRID (AP) — Spaniards are voting in a general election Sunday, just six months after a last unsuccessful attempt to pick a new government. The unprecedented repeat election comes after political parties that won seats in Parliament last December were unable to decide on which of them should take power. A look at what is happening politically in Spain:


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