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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 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 | 27 27 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 | 31 31 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 | 58 58 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 | 60 60 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 | 66 66 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 | 111 111 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 | 122 122 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 | 219 219 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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Pay officers more
Dear Editor, Our police officers certainly are deserving of much more than a 1 percent increase, as was suggested by the arbitrator who was involved with the contract talks with the PBA. Our police...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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We were 'Kings' once
Dear Editor: The recent election between outgoing Kings County GOP Chairperson Crain Eaton and State Senator Marty Golden for control of the party was the equivalent of two hyenas fighting over the...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's to think about?
Dear Editor: Cristen Dale, 21, severely beat little Ethan Ali with a belt because he refused to do a spelling lesson. Ethan was three years old. Ethan had belt buckle welts all over his body. Ethan...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help a veteran
Dear Editor, Military service organizations are teaming up with Walmart to support veterans through an initiative called Greenlight a Vet. It is designed to help veterans and their families transit...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opposing views
Dear Editor, How incredibly inconsistent can our own government possibly be? First, one branch of the Federal government says that for the third time in history, senior citizens and people with dis...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schumer's stand
Dear Editor, In a letter you recently ran, I urged Obama to use the Pentagon's purchasing power to pressure gun makers to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. It looks like Senator Chuck Schumer h...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The right stuff
Dear Editor, GOP opponents are saying Hillary Clinton is coldly calculating, doesn't talk about emotion, careful, too polished and thinks too much; all the qualities you need to lead the most power...
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Fine season
Dear Editor, The Mets, even though losing to the Royals in the World Series, had a tremendous season and really played excellent baseball. Manager Terry Collins did an excellent job, as well as cap...
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Grand ol' days
Dear Editor, There is even more to the recent passing of former councilman Thomas Ognibene, whose death comes just weeks after the passing of another former councilman, Alfonse Stabile. During the ...
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Stick to brains
Dear Editor, What a Republican presidential lineup indeed do we have? Seems more like an episode of Saturday Night Live than a serious contest for the future presidency of the United States; fright...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out-'Fox'ed
Dear Editor, "Former CIA Operative" Wayne Simmons has appeared on FOX News since 2002 as a guest commentator. He regularly trashed President Obama, praised the Bush administration and used his CIA ...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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No plea bargains
Dear Editor, Officer Randolph Holder is the fourth cop to die from gun violence in one year. Their deaths result from the flow of weapons from firearms-friendly states into our city and a plea-barg...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing a librarian
Dear Editor, Accolades are in order for Linda Czerwinski, one of the Queens Borough Public Library’s most valued, knowledgeable and indefatigable employees. She’s moved from the system’s Maspeth br...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meat Industry Is Scary
Dear Editor, I was never scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween this Saturday night. What really used to scare me was the meat industry. This is the ...
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No respect
Dear Editor: Today, it seems words such as "excuse me", "I am sorry" and "thank you" no longer exist in anybody's vocabulary. It used to be that if you held the door open for somebody or gave up yo...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Malaysian transgender woman Nisha Ayub was arrested in 2000 by the feared state religious enforcers who swoop on Muslims suspected of "un-Islamic" behaviourNisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man". "The way they treat you is like you don't have any rights, you don't have any dignity," said Nisha, 37, dressed in the flowing skirt and long-sleeve shirt favoured by Malaysian Muslim women. A Muslim, Nisha's first overt gender-identity expression came at age nine in a costume contest at her straight-laced boy's school -- she dressed as a ballerina.


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Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba begins his translatlantic kayak adventure from New York to Lisbon on May 29, 2016 in New YorkA Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September. Aleksander Doba paddled off from the tip of Manhattan after doing interviews and posing for selfies with a crowd of some 100 onlookers. A star at home, Doba gained global attention when he was named a National Geographic adventurer of the year in 2015.


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Kyodo handout photo of Japanese journalist Jumpei YasudaThe Japanese government said on Monday it was doing all it could to secure the release of a Japanese journalist being held hostage by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after an apparent photograph of the man was posted on the internet. This is my last chance," said the sign, written in shaky characters and signed "Jumpei Yasuda." Yasuda's plight came to attention in March, when a video surfaced showing him reading a message to his country and his family. Japanese media said he was capture by a group called Nusra Front after entering Syria from Turkey last June.


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