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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 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 | 14 14 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 | 15 15 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 | 43 43 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 | 44 44 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 | 51 51 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 | 97 97 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 | 107 107 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 | 205 205 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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Quitting time
Dear Editor: That was a very informing letter from the president of the American Lung Association (2/27/14). Back when I used to smoke, I told myself that if the butts ever went to a buck a pack, I...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Subway Wi-Fi a danger
Dear Editor: The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens. Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while tex...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trickle or tinkle?
Dear Editor: If Mr. Ed Konecnik is not careful, he will dislocate his shoulder due to his non-stop personal back slapping. Somehow his description of what to him is “freedom” is more akin to “greed...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safer 21st Street
Dear Editor: It is heartening to see the growing media attention to traffic-calming efforts in Queens in the wake of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of the Vision Zero initiative to end traffic...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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For love of country
Dear Editor: I am an American Ahmadi Muslim middle school student. I was born in America and will never leave it. I love this country, because this country is my homeland. For me, loving my homelan...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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In response
Dear Editor: This is in response to Mirza Ghulam Haseeb of Jamaica whose letter about Americans’ reactions to his faith appeared in this paper on February 6. Mirza, I realize that at 11 years old y...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freedom of choice?
Dear Editor: The government has expanded our freedoms and created a new opportunity. Jay Carney, at a recent press conference, heralded the administrations latest achievement: “Opportunity created ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waiting in the wings
Dear Editor: After hearing Public Advocate Letitia James’ recent illogical advice for Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban uniformed city employees from marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade since it wou...
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Freedom from smoking
Dear Editor; Annually in the U.S., 392,000 people die from smoking-caused disease and an additional 50,000 from secondhand smoke exposure. The American Lung Association is dedicated to helping smok...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watch Iran
Dear Editor: The recent news story that the Iranian Navy is moving some of its ships closer to our waters should be cause for concern by our government. Why is Iran doing this? Obviously,there is a...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not government’s job to help poor
Dear Editor: Many people think that the federal government should help the poor. The federal government is supposed to be limited by what it can do by the U.S. Constitution. Because it has overstep...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trouble at Creedmoor
Dear Editor: I found it quite troubling to read that a week ago a convicted killer who was at Creedmoor Psychiatric facility for observation had escaped. This is the second occurrence in ten months...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buttermilk is sweet
Dear Editor: “Buttermilk Bakery opens doors, sells out day one” (Lydia Stetson - February 6) was a tasty treat! The article should be must reading by our public officials on a bipartisan basis, be ...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors left waiting
Dear Editor: Hurry up and wait was a popular G.I. expression during World War II. Now it applies to members of Club Pride, a geriatric psycho-social center in Douglaston. Since its launch 18 years ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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Divisive de Blasio
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade because he says it excludes certain groups. Whatever happened to unifying a city, not dividing a city? It sound...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, Chief of Police Michael Kehoe, of Newtown, Conn., listens as he is acknowledged during the Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Kehoe led the response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings in 2012. In a report released Wednesday, May 25, 2016, by the U.S. Department of Justice Department and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Kehoe said that many police chiefs are not prepared to deal effectively with the aftermath of such events, and many are unaware of the impact those events will have on their communities and officers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new federal report says police chiefs and sheriffs across the country should put mental health programs in place for their officers as soon as possible to prepare for the psychological aftermath of mass shootings and other traumatic events.


2016-05-26 12:28:08 -0400

Maria Sharapova, pictured speaking to press in Los Angeles, on March 7, 2016, as she announced she had failed a doping test at the Australian OpenRussia have included Maria Sharapova in their Olympic tennis team despite the star player being suspended over a positive test for the banned drug meldonium, the country's tennis federation said on Thursday. "By the end of the first week of Roland Garros, the question of Sharapova's participation at the Olympic Games should be resolved," Shamil Tarpischev, the head of Russia's tennis federation, told R-Sport news agency.


2016-05-26 12:26:39 -0400

Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell delivers remarks during a conference at the Brookings Institution in WashingtonA U.S. rate hike may come "fairly soon" if data confirm the economy is continuing to grow and labor markets are still tightening, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell said on Thursday in remarks that may help tee up higher rates as soon as mid-June. Powell said the economy remains on a "solid footing" and that he views ongoing job growth and evidence of rising wages as being more important than recent weakness in consumer spending and business investment. "There are good reasons to think that underlying growth is stronger than these recent readings suggest," Powell said in prepared remarks to be delivered at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.


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