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This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 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 | 54 54 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 | 54 54 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 | 58 58 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 | 44 44 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 | 89 89 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 | 90 90 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 | 119 119 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 | 122 122 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...
Can a Party in a Divorce Case Sue a Judge?
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Suing a judge occurs rarely, but does happen. In 2015, the judge presiding over a NY divorce case sanctioned an attorney who represented himself in the divorce case. Recently, the attorney filed a ...

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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...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Street dis-cred?
Dear Editor, There seems to be this universal belief that Hillary Clinton is controlled by Wall Street. Here is my question: can anyone show one vote or one decision she's made that was due to this...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow angels
Dear Editor, We have gotten through another terrific snowstorm with much difficulty, but we did survive. But not without help from the many acts of kindness from strangers and good neighbors. I bel...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Water' bum!
Dear Editor, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says Hillary Clinton is politicizing events in Flint. That's what he's worried about? Perhaps he should've spent more time actually doing something about ...
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Missed connection
Dear Editor, The recent 100th anniversary of subway service coming from downtown Brooklyn to Bay Ridge reminded me of what could have been. Virtually no one remembers the long-forgotten proposed tu...
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Save the birds
Dear Editor, The recent decision by the courts to uphold the right of the Port Authority to shoot thousands of birds that migrate and gather near JFK Airport is very troubling. While the safety of ...
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Cable conundrum
Dear Editor, I have been paying for cable for a number of years now, and I don't understand a few things. The original idea behind cable, in my opinion, is that the consumer could watch various pro...
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Wrong on schools
Dear Editor, I would like to disagree with the editorial in last week's paper that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina were correct to keep schools open. Your main points were that sc...
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Nanny state
Dear Editor, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to shut down all roads and most mass transit in the during our recent epic snowstorm. The Mayor threatened to arrest drivers who ...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack the raise
Dear Editor, City Council members earn $112,000 a year for a part-time job. They also receive bonuses, pension and health care. The City Council is seeking to get a pay raise of 71 percent, which w...
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Clean water
Dear Editor, The city of Flint, Michigan, is currently dealing with a very dangerous situation due to the fact that its water supply has been contaminated with lead for quite some time. How could s...
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In this image released by the Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, a newly born giant panda cub lies in a cot where vets examined her, at the Madrid zoo, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2016. There's a new giant panda in Madrid, and it's the first female in the history of the Spanish capital's zoo. The zoo said Hua Zui Ba gave birth just before dawn Wednesday to a cub weighing 180 grams. The zoo says the cub is "well formed, very active and has excellent vital signs.". (Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, via AP)MADRID (AP) — There's a new giant panda in Madrid, and it's the first female of the endangered species born at the Spanish capital's zoo.


2016-08-31 12:10:48 -0400

In this Aug. 25, 2016, photo, the Samsung S3's Samsung Pay feature is demonstrated in New York. The smartwatch comes with expanded ability to make payments at stores. As a result, there's now PIN protection on the watch, though it isn't automatically activated until the user sets up Samsung Pay. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's next smartwatch will come with GPS capabilities and the ability to call or text for help by triple-tapping a side button.


2016-08-31 12:06:55 -0400

An excavator piles rubble as the bell tower of Amatrice stands in the background, in Amatrice, central Italy, at the same time, 3.36am, a week after a deadly quake, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy last Wednesday, causing several hundred deaths and flattened three towns in central Italy. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Firefighters have conducted a preliminary search of Amatrice's crumbled elementary school and financial police have begun gathering documentation about contracts for renovations of quake-destroyed public buildings as the investigation into the devastation kicked into higher gear a week after the temblor struck central Italy.


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