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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 25 25 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 | 29 29 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 | 56 56 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 | 64 64 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 | 109 109 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 | 120 120 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 | 217 217 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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Urgent (care) issue
Dear Editor, The point of having urgent care facilities is to relieve the overcrowding of hospitals when it is not an emergency. I went to an urgent care with my daughter and was told to go to the ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get screened
Dear Editor, I would like to remind everyone that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone over 50 should have a life-saving colonoscopy. Thousands have died of this insidious disease, an...
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Leading the library
Dear Editor, It is an honor to lead Queens Library in the important work of empowering and serving the people of this borough. I have lived in Queens most of my life and got my first library card f...
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School war zones
Dear Editor, The latest two incidents in which students brought guns to school is just the tip of the iceberg. Statistics indicate that over the last year, violence in the city's public schools has...
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Not for the people
Dear Editor, If Donald Trump makes it to The White House, he’ll be a president by the people but not for the people. He won’t give a damn about the people, only his ideas and policies are going to ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three jeers
Dear Editor, Regarding the "No place for vulgarity, malice at parades" editorial in March 10th issue, I do agree that jeering and swearing have no place at a parade, particularly when children are ...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Waste' transit
Dear Editor, The cost of the proposed Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service (SBS) project just doubled by 100 percent from $200 million to $400 million. And the completion date has been pushed bac...
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Flushing sanity
Dear Editor, Just when I thought our moronic mayor couldn't get any crazier, Bill de Blasio proved me wrong. Allowing people to use public restrooms based on their gender identity regardless of the...
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Honor the Irish
Dear Editor, St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate with parties and parades, as well as a time to honor St. Patrick, who brought the Catholic faith to Ireland. In my opinion, it is also a time t...
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Trump talk
Dear Editor, In one word, yes. That is the simple answer Trump neglected to give when asked if he would disavow David Duke and the KKK. One thing Trump says is true. If he's elected president he wi...
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What AARP stands for
Dear Editor, Regarding Ralph Rivera's 02/25 letter "AARP Scam," Mr. Rivera is right. AARP's initials stand for “Always Avoid Retirees' Priorities.” Not only does this organization sell seniors usel...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second chance?
Dear Editor, I would not bet on MTA President Tom Prendergast's recent claim expressing confidence for a Second Avenue subway opening day in December 2016. Based upon previous history of delays, co...
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Backing Trump?
Dear Editor, After the current primary season, the NSA now has complete access to information regarding many domestic terrorists, Islamophobes and white supremacists. They're better known as Trump ...
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Phone-y excuse
Dear Editor, Recently, some of the leading tech companies have joined security experts, civil liberty activists and others who filed court papers in support of Apple in its fight with the FBI over ...
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RIP Nancy
Dear Editor, Nancy Reagan was a First Lady that set the standard. Nancy and Ronnie were married for 51 years, and here was a team of husband and wife who tried to make America great and I think the...
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Muslim pilgrims circle Islam's holiest shrine, the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi city of Mecca, during the annual Hajj in 2015Iran said Sunday its pilgrims will miss this year's hajj because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest sites, was raising obstacles and "blocking the path to Allah" for its faithful. Riyadh said Iran's hajj demands were "unacceptable". The Saudi side had failed to respond to Iranian demands over "the security and respect" of its pilgrims to Mecca, of whom 60,000 took part in last year's hajj, the organisation said.


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Iraq's counter-terrorism service (CTS) reach al-Sejar village in Iraq's Anbar province, on the boundaries of Fallujah, on May 28, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city of Fallujah, from the Islamic State (IS) groupElite Iraqi troops were poised Sunday to assault one of the Islamic State group's most emblematic bastions, Fallujah, as the jihadists counterattacked in both Iraq and neighbouring Syria. The fighting prompted a new exodus of thousands of desperate civilians and deep concern for the many more trapped in the battlegrounds. The overall commander of the Fallujah operation, Abdelwahab al-Saadi, said Saturday it was a matter of hours before the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) entered the city.


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An Italian Navy ship arrives with more than 600 migrants on May 29, 2016 in southern Italy after a week of shipwrecks and death in the MediterraneanA week of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with 700 migrants feared dead and survivors giving harrowing testimony of dozens of small children drowned. Survivors brought to safety in the Italian ports of Taranto and Pozzallo told the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) and Save the Children how their boat sank on Thursday morning after a high-seas drama which saw one woman decapitated. "We'll never know the exact number, we'll never know their identities," said the UNHCR's spokeswoman Carlotta Sami.


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