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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 15 15 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 | 16 16 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 | 44 44 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 | 45 45 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...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 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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EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 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 | 108 108 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 | 206 206 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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Poor Procida?
Dear Editor, To respond to Mr. John Procida (“Rich or poor?” - May 12), I was wondering where you heard that these groups of politicians are looking to print this so-called money? It was May 9 when...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pop's was history
Dear Editor, I read with interest and disbelief a letter written to you in which my name was mentioned, so I am responding. In this letter (“Don't mourn Pop's” - 5/5/16), it stated that my "incessa...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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CUNY flunks Comp(ensation) 101
As a CUNY graduate, I was shocked to learn that CUNY's faculty hasn't gotten a raise since 2010. They deserve and desperately need it. Faculty members earn an average of $2,700 per course as adjunc...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The coal truth
Dear Editor, Edward Riecks is absolutely right (“Not just the GOP” - 5/19/16), Clinton did say "we're going to put coal miners and coal companies out of business." But it was not a lie when she sai...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dangerous schools
Dear Editor, More weapons are being brought into our city public schools by students, how are all of these weapons getting past security guards? And what penalties are in place to deal with those s...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just the GOP
Dear Editor, In the May 5th issue, Robert LaRosa did his usual castigation of Republican politicians, in this case Donald Trump, as if Democrats are immune to the faux pas. Just last week while cam...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liberal chickens
Dear Editor, Regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio's call to boycott Chick-fil-A, the "culture war" over “all things gay” is exposing a lot of liberal bigots who believe it's perfectly okay to discriminat...
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Thank a cop
Dear Editor, National Police Week runs from May 15 through May 21, and we should honor all those fallen officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the community they served with pride and devotio...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rich of Procida?
Dear Editor, To respond to Mr. John Procida (“Rich of poor?” - May 12), I was wondering where you heard that these groups of politicians are looking to print this so-called money? It was May 9 when...
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Gender bender
Dear Editor, I don't understand the legal battle between North Carolina and the Justice Department over who can use what public restrooms. Can I use the women's restroom at this newspaper's offices...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasting money
Dear Editor, Drip, drip, drip, watch your tax dollars go down the drain. Have you seen the "Don't Let Tax, Water, Or Repair Charges Come Between You and Your Property" full-page ads in many weekly ...
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New e-cig regs
Dear Editor, The American Lung Association of the Northeast applauds the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for releasing the long-awaited rules giving the agency regulatory authority over all tobacc...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect benefits
Dear Editor, As we mark Older Americans Month in May, it is important to remember that many retirees across our nation and community are facing the cancellation or loss of their earned retirement h...
May 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bag the fee
Dear Editor, The City Council has approved a new five-cent bag fee for consumers who don't use their own bags. I'm for recycling, but not for taxing the poor who cannot afford another expense when ...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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5 cents adds up
Dear Editor, New York City is helping the supermarkets handsomely since the five-cent bag charge goes to the supermarket, not the city. What was a cost of doing business now is pure profit to the s...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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10068U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads. "We risk being in a post-antibiotic world," said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, referring to the urinary tract infection of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman who had not travelled within the prior five months. Frieden, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., said the infection was not controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic that is reserved for use against "nightmare bacteria." The infection was reported Thursday in a study appearing in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology.


2016-05-26 20:35:38 -0400

Harrold ISD Superintendent David Thweatt pauses for a photo on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Harrold, Texas. The unlikely battleground over whether U.S. schools must provide bathroom rights to transgender students is here in Harrold: a farming town with only 100 students, a high school graduating class of four this May and not one transgender person on campus. (AP Photo/Paul J. Weber)HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.


2016-05-26 20:34:01 -0400

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has now secured the backing of 1,238 delegates, one more than the 1,237 needed, according to the Associated PressWhite House hopeful Donald Trump claimed victory in the Republican nomination race, while shrugging off criticism from the man he aims to replace, President Barack Obama, who blasted the billionaire's ignorance and arrogant attitude. Trump vaulted past the threshold of 1,237 needed to win the party's primary race when a group of unbound delegates from North Dakota said they would back him. The accomplishment caps an extraordinary rise by a political neophyte whose campaign was widely derided as a distraction and a publicity stunt last June, when Trump announced his candidacy.


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