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Aug 27, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Well congratulations to Jim Turano. You have served the Communities for 37 years in the Real Estate Business and now through a chance meeting with a famous artist she had to sketch you. Very good b...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that designating a driver reduces drunken driving accidents and saves lives. Designated Driver Statistics As time goes along, more and more people have gotten on board with the ...
If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, ...
The Difference that Jurisdiction Could Make in a High Profile Divorce Case
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo   Different states and different countries have laws that can significantly affect the outcome of a divorce. A prime example is a high profile case reported in the New York Post . ...
Equal Pay for Women Issues
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Long Island City, Queens & NYC Employment Defense Attorney From an employer’s standpoint, if you are following similar pay practices to other businesses, it may seem like safet...
Prevent Boating Tragedy – A Guide to Safe Boating on Long Island
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer Cool ocean breezes on a hot summer day and the freedom of an open sea make boating a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a lifestyle fo...
HemClear: An Alternative Hemorrhoid Treatment
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen blood vessels and veins around the anus that can cause severe discomfort to sufferers. They can be internal, located inside the anus, or external, meaning that you’...
Can I File Suit against My Employer if I Am Injured at Work?
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers A question we frequently get from prospective clients has to do with whether or not an employer can be sued in court for a pe...
New York City Affirms Rights to Use Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Stephen Hans & Associates Media outlets across the country are addressing controversial laws passed recently in certain states that prohibit transgender individuals from using bathrooms cons...

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MLB, Scotts team up to renovate College Point diamond
Thanks to some help from the Mets, local youth can now practice their catching and swinging on a newly refurbished field at College Point Fields on 130th Street.. On July 26, Major League Baseball,...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whitestone nabes have had enough of ‘zombie home’
Another week, another zombie home. On Monday, State Senator Tony Avella stood with residents tired of looking at the overgrown abandoned home on the corner of 163rd Street and 25th Drive in Whitest...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monitors reveal plane noise an issue in Flushing
Readings well above what is considered healthy by EPA
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transit advocates begin campaign to turn around declining bus ridership
Coalition releases report highlighting possible solutions
Jul 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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FDNY opens new EMS station in Jamaica
The Fire Department cut the ribbon on its newest emergency medical services (EMS) station in Jamaica on Friday. The $22 million, 13,000-square-foot facility at 159-10 Goethals Avenue will run 30 am...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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To catch a tire dumper
Pols call attention to illegal dumping in Queens park
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farm-fresh produce comes to downtown Flushing
Greenmarket will be at Maple Playground through Nov.
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Main Street to undergo yearlong reconstruction
Project will add up to eight feet of additional sidewalks
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bayside nabe pushing back on bioswales
Say city never consulted them about installation plans
Jul 19, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing school offers free meals all week
One of three in city open seven days
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Street renamed for Whitestone victim of 9/11
Sits across from memorial park spearheaded by cousin
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fresh Meadows sewer project finishes ahead of schedule
A $1.8 million project to install new storm sewers and replace existing water mains in Fresh Meadows was completed one year ahead of schedule, according to the Department of Design and Construction...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman sues City over park alliance funding, board
Calls alliance a “rogue organization”

Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol announces budget victories for District 20
The 20th District is getting $25 million in funding from fiscal year 2017 toward new capital and expense projects, Councilman Peter Koo announced last week. These projects will help improve schools...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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S.J. Jung challenges Stavisky for state Senate seat again
After falling short in 2014, businessman and community advocate S.J. Jung is running again for the state Senate seat currently occupied by incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky. Surrounded by dozens of young...
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FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2015 file photo, the chief of police of the Newtown, Ohio, Police Department, Thomas Synan Jr., speaks to reporters at the scene of a traffic stop arrest in Newtown, Ohio. Synan Jr., who heads the Hamilton County Drug Coalition task force, said drug overdoses in the Cincinnati area dropped to 10 to 15 a day during the last weekend of August 2016, following a weeklong spike that exhausted emergency workers in the Cincinnati area and the neighboring states of Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — An unprecedented spike of drug overdoses in the Cincinnati area seem to be leveling off, although are still at higher than normal levels, after a stunning wave last week, authorities said.


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Roberta Vinci, of Italy, reacts after defeating Anna-Lena Friedsam, of Germany, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of days before she returned to the site of her stunning upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci was grabbing a coffee at a Starbucks in Manhattan when her breakfast was interrupted by fellow customers.


2016-08-29 15:34:47 -0400

A pumpjack drills for oil in the Monterey ShaleOil prices settled down more than 1 percent on Monday, snapping two consecutive days of gains, on caution over galloping Middle East crude output and a firmer dollar boosted by speculation of a U.S. rate hike by year-end. A pledge by Nigerian rebels to end hostilities against their oil industry also appeared to pave the way for more crude exports from Africa's No. 1 producer, which experienced numerous pipeline blow-ups and other disruptions to output earlier this year. Key Middle East oil producer Iraq, which has exported more crude from its southern ports in August, will continue ramping up output, its oil minister said on Saturday.


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