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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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?
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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...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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Our Blog—A Place to Learn More about Our Practice Employment Law | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Construction Site Accidents | Premises Liability | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Motor ...
EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...

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Police still looking for Forest Hills arsonist
The recent slew of construction site fires in Forest Hills have now officially been declared arson, according to authorities. Police are looking for a man who is supposedly behind four of the neigh...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coalition releases annual report on hunger in the city
Calls for min wage increase, funding for SNAP
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hearing on Principe Park fields
The session will be at the Maspeth Town Hall on December 2.
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols want city, not homeowners, on hook for sidewalk repairs
Legislation would put responsibility on city for fixes
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth resident takes issue with construction
Says it’s causing quality-of-life issues on his block
Nov 24, 2015 | 7 7 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/16/15-11/22/15)
Monday, Nov. 16 Omar Gonzalez was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for burglary by Detective Matat. Pawel Garwarski was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for second-degree assault by Detetice Friedr...
Nov 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens first borough to reject new zoning proposals
Issues with plans for affordable housing, permits, rezoning and parking
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polish-American WWI vet honored with Maspeth street renaming
Frank Kowalinski first Polish-American to lost life in war
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/9/15-11/14/15)
Monday, Nov. 9 William Arango was arrested and Grand Avenue and 79th Street for petit larceny by Officer Craig. Charles Boeham was arrested at 1826 Cornelia Street for criminal contempt by Officer ...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steamed about Steem, the new caffeinated peanut butter
Senator Charles Schumer urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately investigate a new potentially dangerous product that is hitting store shelves: caffeinated peanut butter.
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly hopeful hosts fall fundraiser
Brian Barnwell, a 29-year-old attorney and political newcomer, is facing a big challenge next November. He’s taking on Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, a 17-year incumbent, for her seat in Albany. Ye...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet Jane's owners address issues at CB5 meeting
Stress bar won't be like The Cobra Club
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens honors veterans with annual parade
Scores of Queens residents lined Middle Village's commercial corridor on Saturday to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during the annual Veteran's Day Parade. The parade, ...
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/2/15-11/8/15)
Monday, Nov. 2 Louis Ciervo was arrested at 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue for making graffiti by Officer Gonzalez. Najis Aitbella was arrested at 60-16 Myrtle Avenue for endangering incompete...
Nov 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloween in Maspeth
Last weekend, families from around the borough celebrated Halloween with a spooky kids event at the Knockdown Center. Children of all ages gathered around tables to paint pumpkins and create spider...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salud Hernandez-Mora, correspondent in Colombia for Spain's El Mundo and columnist for the Bogota daily El Tiempo, speaks on the phone after being freed by leftist rebels in Ocana, northeastern Colombia, Friday, May 27, 2016. Hernandez-Mora said she was taken captive on May 21 by rebels of the National Liberation Army, ELN, while she was working on a story about coca growers in a mountainous area dominated by rebels and drug-traffickers near the border with Venezuela. (AP Photo)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish journalist who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the most-volatile days of a long-running conflict that many in the country had thought were behind it.


2016-05-27 20:24:03 -0400

Brazilians protest in front of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ) against the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girlBrazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country. Online social networks erupted with outrage over the video posted on Wednesday featuring the girl naked on a bed and the apparent rapists bragging that she had been raped by more than 30 men. "Those who committed this heinous crime will be found, will be imprisoned and condemned," Justice Minister Alexandre de Morais told a news conference in Rio Friday night.


2016-05-27 20:17:50 -0400

A street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New YorkBy Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Data on inflation and employment, two of the economic indicators most important to a "data-dependent" U.S. Federal Reserve are expected next week. While Fed policymakers will be looking at those numbers as they decide whether to raise key interest rates as soon as June, traders will read through them to try and get ahead of the Fed decision. The Fed has remained constant in using economic data to decide whether to raise the Fed funds rate.


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