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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 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 | 112 112 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 | 140 140 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 | 172 172 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 | 167 167 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 | 238 238 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 | 265 265 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 | 258 258 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 | 235 235 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 | 242 242 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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Support caregivers
Dear Editor, Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills that take important strides toward supporting both paid caregivers and unpaid family caregivers in an aging New York City. Tha...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to lose
Dear Editor, Donald Trump has now proclaimed himself the only person who can save African-American families. But when he first began his real estate career, he was sued by the Justice Department fo...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the GOP?
Dear Editor, In my opinion, there is an urgency facing this nation with Donald Trump being the nominee for the Republican Party. I am dismayed that certain Republican leaders have not stepped up to...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Penner wrong
Dear Editor, Larry Penner equated "political points" with basic civil rights (“Hello Chick-fil-A” – August 25). Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy admitted that he was “guilty as charged” of opposing ...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Play a role
Dear Editor, As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources. Too often we hear about dreams extinguished by...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack Colin
Dear Editor, While everyone is entitled to feel the way they want about issues in our country, respect for its national anthem should always be shown. Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand durin...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sack Colin II
Sack Colin Dear Editor, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand up for the national anthem at a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. He said he was protesting the...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Numbers game
Dear Editor, What I'm about to write may appear trivial, but as a stickler for details I would like to explain my dilemma. During NBC”s coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, they kept referring to ...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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DA busted
Dear Editor, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson thought lunch was free and that taxpayers should foot the bill, but ignorance of the law is no excuse. Now he has to pay back the cost of those ...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't blame DC
Dear Editor, Financial problems with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may be attributed to less funding provided by both Albany and City Hall, not Washington. Federal support for transport...
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New Manhattan
Dear Editor, A friend of mine recently visited Battery Park and noticed a heavy militarized police presence, both there and at Penn Station. However, despite all the political hype post-9/11, I res...
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need a miracle
Dear Editor, As this very volatile presidential election race continues, are either one of the candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties really qualified to lead our nation for the next ...
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No shelter
Dear Editor, I lived in Maspeth all my life, and it’s not good for anyone to allow a homeless shelter in our neighborhood. We are a tight community and will not stand for this. It’s an outrage, and...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just one problem
Dear Editor, Unlike the recent incident at an Astoria laundromat, we know who the man is that repeatedly exposes himself in a Maspeth laundromat. He lives about three blocks away and is not hard to...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome Chik-fil-A
Dear Editor, How refreshing to hear that Chick-fil-A will open up their first store in Queens at the Queens Center Mall on September 1. Chick-fil-A has long-term plans to open up to 200 stores in t...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, trader Leon Montana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock markets opened slightly higher Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, as energy companies are rising with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)HONG KONG (AP) — Energy companies led a rally in Asian stock markets Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut.


2016-09-28 23:13:50 -0400

Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampageTOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.


2016-09-28 23:05:54 -0400

FILE - This Dec. 7, 2012 file photo shows The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played during a morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it.


2016-09-28 23:14:40 -0400