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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 58 58 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 | 66 66 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 | 111 111 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 | 122 122 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 | 219 219 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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Trouble with elections
Dear Editor, Whenever there is an election of any kind the result is almost always flawed, as people rarely vote for something without being influenced by their prejudices. For example, take the pr...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charging thoughts
Dear Editor, I read with interest your Article “CB5 debates Maspeth ambulance charging station (2/11/16).” For some time now, I have noticed ambulances parked in front of the Maspeth Library on Gra...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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New attack
Dear Editor, I'm appalled and find it greatly disturbing that the Obama administration has thought it fit to cut $90 million in federal funds to fight terrorism in New York City. NYC is the number ...
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Wrong to vote
Dear Editor Just when I thought political pandering couldn't get any lower, local leaders proved me wrong. The New York Post reported that new legislation is being pushed that would give illegal al...
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True Trump
Dear Editor, I do not believe Donald Trump is a hateful person, but I do not doubt that he will grab any endorsement to achieve the nomination. David Dukes needs no introduction, he is the wizard o...
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AARP scam
Dear Editor, Methinks the AARP are a bunch of shysters who bamboozle seniors with all kinds of bogus profit-making concepts. They scammed me for $40 with their driver safety classes. I singed up fo...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty of blame
Dear Editor, Officer Peter Liang, who was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Akai Gurley, and his partner, who was terminated by the NYPD are not totally to blame for this tragedy. Part o...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Duty calls
Dear Editor, In November 2014, the American people elected a Republican Senate, clearly intending that it would act as a check on a president whose liberal policies had made him unpopular with all ...
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Trump winning
Dear Editor, Donald Trump won in South Carolina with 32.5 percent of the vote. South Carolina Republicans, for the most part, have successfully selected the party nominee since 1980. Why is Donald ...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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House of cards
Dear Editor, The cardboard cut-out campaign of Governor Andrew Cuomo clearly illustrates the lack of state financial commitment to public transportation. Cuomo has never given any specifics of how ...
Feb 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Scalia II
Dear Editor, It is with great sadness today to hear news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Here was a Supreme Court Justice who was a champion of the conservative interpretati...
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On Scalia
Dear Editor, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia served this country faithfully for 30 years. He was a very charismatic, colorful figure who never shied away from controversial decisions. He was n...
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Parlor play
Dear Editor, A resident reported at last week's Community Board 6 meeting in Queens that at least three massage parlors have opened on Metropolitan Avenue. One location is less than a block from a ...
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Idling threats
Dear Editor: Have you ever noticed the many unattended, idling vehicles spewing out their toxins? Despite laws, these toxic fumes flow unabated. Why? The current law now limits vehicle idling to no...
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Trump's rise
Dear Editor: Strangely, Donald Trump could win the presidential election. Sanders is scratching at the same rage felt by Republicans. The citizens of the nation have endured hardships from 2008 and...
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Malaysian transgender woman Nisha Ayub was arrested in 2000 by the feared state religious enforcers who swoop on Muslims suspected of "un-Islamic" behaviourNisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man". "The way they treat you is like you don't have any rights, you don't have any dignity," said Nisha, 37, dressed in the flowing skirt and long-sleeve shirt favoured by Malaysian Muslim women. A Muslim, Nisha's first overt gender-identity expression came at age nine in a costume contest at her straight-laced boy's school -- she dressed as a ballerina.


2016-05-30 00:27:29 -0400

Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba begins his translatlantic kayak adventure from New York to Lisbon on May 29, 2016 in New YorkA Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September. Aleksander Doba paddled off from the tip of Manhattan after doing interviews and posing for selfies with a crowd of some 100 onlookers. A star at home, Doba gained global attention when he was named a National Geographic adventurer of the year in 2015.


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Kyodo handout photo of Japanese journalist Jumpei YasudaThe Japanese government said on Monday it was doing all it could to secure the release of a Japanese journalist being held hostage by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after an apparent photograph of the man was posted on the internet. This is my last chance," said the sign, written in shaky characters and signed "Jumpei Yasuda." Yasuda's plight came to attention in March, when a video surfaced showing him reading a message to his country and his family. Japanese media said he was capture by a group called Nusra Front after entering Syria from Turkey last June.


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