blog roll
our featured bloggers
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 454 454 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 | 90 90 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 | 87 87 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 | 88 88 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 | 98 98 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...
How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 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 | 216 216 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 | 210 210 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 | 242 242 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...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...

more blogs

news
Bushwick school walls flourish with artwork
There is no ugly quite so ugly as that of a high school wall. Always an iteration of gray or beige, perennially unadorned save for a wan event poster or tween’s half-hearted attempt at graffiti by ...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Celebrating McGolrick Park
Two Fridays ago, a friend and I had a picnic in McGolrick Park on our day off. On our way home, my friend Rachel called to me over the playground fence and invited me in. It was the first time I ha...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
East Williamsburg pothole to be repaired after 15 years
NYCHA residents say crumbling sidewalk led to injuries
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
BP invests $8.7 million in capital funds to cultural institutions, libraries
Allocation in fiscal budget up nearly $2M from last year
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
On New York Media and the Swinging Sixties Senior Center
Yesterday it was reported that Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill to save the Swinging Sixties Senior Center. This is true. However, the newspapers told us that this was the "last resort" to save ...
Aug 18, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
SYSTEM wraps up 5th summer program
Environmental science internship beautifies Lentol Garden
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Housing advocates rally at City Hall
Pol introduces legislation to reduce barriers to affordable housing
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cuomo vetoes bill to save daycare, senior center
Pols say it's an example of the changing Williamsburg
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. Joseph’s opens online campus
St. Joseph’s College has undergone its fair share transformations since first opening in Brooklyn in 1916. Initially established as a small women’s day school in Fort Greene, the liberal arts colle...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Protesters occupy Bushwick Inlet in continued fight for park
Amidst talk that a development deal to construct a mall or high-rise tower atop the proposed 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park site could be on the horizon, over 200 community members occupied the waters...
Aug 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A space of one's own
The other night, wanting to eat outside with a friend, we pulled some beach chairs out onto the concrete slab in front of my apartment building. As people walked by throughout the night, we exchang...
Aug 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Council members push for 10-cent charge on plastic bags
Hand out free reusable totes in support of bill
Aug 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Borough President announces nearly $12M in park improvements
Including $1 million for long-shuttered war memorial
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Who are you calling hipster?
For the last four years, my organization, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), has been working to create a toxic sites map for our neighborhood. We spent years fundraising, then years researchi...
Aug 04, 2015 | 11 11 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Residents rally for affordable housing at Rheingold
New developer requests meeting with community leaders
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chelsea Handler says in an essay for Playboy that she had two abortions as a teenager and never regretted the decision.
2016-06-28 16:14:30 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who starred on the musical dramedy "Glee" has a new lawyer to represent him in a federal child pornography case.
2016-06-28 16:12:54 -0400

Volkswagen owns 12 brands, including VW, Audi, Porsche, Seat and LamborhginiVolkswagen has agreed to a record $15 billion US payout over its emissions-cheating diesel cars, pledging to buy back or fix vehicles that tricked pollution tests, and pay each owner up to $10,000. The German auto giant agreed in a settlement filed in federal court Tuesday to pay up to $14.7 billion to American consumers and US authorities, and announced a separate deal to pay $603 million to settle consumer protection claims from US states. The huge settlement, the biggest in a US air pollution probe, only partly resolves claims against the automaker, embroiled in a months-long scandal that has roiled the industry and tarnished the reputation of the company and its "green" initiatives.


2016-06-28 16:09:45 -0400