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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 253 253 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 | 280 280 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 | 273 273 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 | 248 248 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 | 255 255 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...

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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...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 23 23 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 | 40 40 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...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 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...
Mar 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Mar 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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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 | 38 38 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...
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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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US rapper Freddie Gibbs arrives for the start of his sexual abuse trial in Vienna on September 30, 2016US rapper Freddie Gibbs went on trial in Austria on Friday accused of sexually abusing a girl half his age in his hotel room after a concert in Vienna last year. Gibbs, whose real name is Fredrick Tipton, 34, was extradited in late July from France where police arrested him on a European arrest warrant before a gig in the southwestern city of Toulouse. According to the charge sheet reported by local media Gibbs took the 17-year-old and a 16-year-old friend back to his hotel after a concert in Vienna on July 5, 2015.


2016-09-30 06:20:53 -0400
The collapse of U.S.-Russian peace efforts in Syria would be a setback for United Nations aid operations, Stephen O'Brien, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator, told Reuters on Friday. Asked about remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that it was close to suspending talks with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, O'Brien said: "Any breakdown is going to set us back." He said he hoped major powers on the Security Council would find "common will" to end the carnage and restore a cessation of hostilities, and at a minimum a 48-hour weekly humanitarian pause was needed to reach eastern Aleppo on "U.N. terms". O'Brien said he expected the Syrian government to respond on Friday to the U.N. proposed plan to deliver food and other goods to 960,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas in Syria during October.
2016-09-30 06:17:26 -0400
Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama did not discuss U.S. authorities' demands for Deutsche Bank to pay a fine of up to $14 billion during a phone call on Thursday, a German spokeswoman said on Friday. "The conversation with Obama concerned Ukraine and Syria, and was not about other issues," the spokeswoman told a regular government news conference in Berlin when asked whether the U.S. demand was raised during the phone call. A Finance Ministry spokesman said: "We are making no comment whatsoever on any speculation about Deutsche Bank." The German government this week denied a newspaper report that it was working on a rescue plan for the bank whose problems are sending tremors through global markets.
2016-09-30 06:15:53 -0400