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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 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 | 113 113 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 | 141 141 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 | 173 173 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 | 168 168 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 | 240 240 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 | 266 266 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 | 259 259 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 | 236 236 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 | 243 243 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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Protect the flag
Dear Editor, An American flag was burned on Staten Island in front of a police precinct to protest the death of a 16-year-old boy. I find that extremely disturbing. Our American flag represents all...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Orlando
Dear Editor, The mass shooting in Orlando in which 50 people were killed and 53 wounded is the most horrendous act of mass murder in our country. These innocent people were shot because of their se...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a name
Dear Editor, Anheuser-Busch announced that from May 23 to November 8 its Budweiser brand is changing the name on their cans and bottles from Budweiser to America, apparently to profit from this yea...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against bag fee
Dear Editor, I have read several opinions about the five-cent charge for plastic bags. It is now beach season and most people use plastic bags to go to the beach. I am against it. I recycle my bags...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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TWC buyout
Dear Editor, The acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Charter Communications yields two big beneficiaries: outgoing CEO Rob Marcus and Charter CEO Tom Rutledge. Marcus gets a $93 million severance p...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Train to nowhere
Dear Editor: The start of construction for the new LaGuardia Airport missed the current status of the accompanying train-to-the-plane project. Original project sponsor Governor Andrew Cuomo and sup...
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stumped by Trump
Dear Examiner, Recently, Stephen Hawking was asked to explain Donald Trump's popularity in America. The brilliant astrophysicist responded, "I can't, he seems to appeal to the lowest common denomin...
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Wright stuff
Dear Editor, The news that David Wright will now be on the disabled list for six to eight weeks due to continued back problems is indeed concerning. It is unfortunate that the young age of 33 he sh...
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Waiting to die?
Dear Editor, Recently, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success, comparing waits for VA health care to the hours people wait for...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Up officer pay
Dear Editor, The police officers of our city work very hard each and every day to protect people from all sorts of trouble, and they most certainly deserve a much more substantial wage increase tha...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Choice is Clinton
Dear Editor: Narcissus was a man who fell in love with his own reflection. A neophyte is a person new to a subject. Donald Trump is a narcissist neophyte by every definition. Clearly he is not a pr...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thank the FDNY
Dear Editor; I'm Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Douglaston and one of our members, Robert Sweeney, who is deputy commissioner and chief of staff of the FDNY, was ...
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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...
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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 | 25 25 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 | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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An artist's impression of the Rosetta orbiter at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on December 3, 2012Europe was poised to send its Rosetta spacecraft on Thursday toward a crash landing on the comet it has stalked for the last two years, joining robot lander Philae on the icy dustball's surface for eternity. The mission will conclude with a last-gasp spurt of science-gathering as Rosetta quits the orbit of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at about 2050 GMT to start a 14-hour, 19-kilometre (12-mile) descent. This will all happen more than 700 million kilometres from Earth, with the comet and Rosetta zipping through space at a speed of over 14 kilometres (nine miles) per second.


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India has conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants in Pakistan it suspects of preparing to infiltrate into the part of Kashmir it controls, the army's director general of military operations said on Thursday. Lt General Ranbir Singh told reporters the strikes were launched on Wednesday based on "very specific and credible information that some terrorist units had positioned themselves to infiltrate". Singh said the strikes had caused significant casualties, and that he had he had called his Pakistani counterpart to inform him of the operation.
2016-09-29 06:23:11 -0400

Members of the Knesset guard carry the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Peres died early Wednesday from complications from a stroke. He was 93. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):


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