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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 15 15 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 | 16 16 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 | 44 44 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?
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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 | 53 53 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 | 98 98 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 | 108 108 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 | 206 206 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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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 | 32 32 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...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Wrong to vote
Dear Editor Just when I thought political pandering couldn't get any lower, local leaders proved me wrong. The New York Post reported that new legislation is being pushed that would give illegal al...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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True Trump
Dear Editor, I do not believe Donald Trump is a hateful person, but I do not doubt that he will grab any endorsement to achieve the nomination. David Dukes needs no introduction, he is the wizard o...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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AARP scam
Dear Editor, Methinks the AARP are a bunch of shysters who bamboozle seniors with all kinds of bogus profit-making concepts. They scammed me for $40 with their driver safety classes. I singed up fo...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty of blame
Dear Editor, Officer Peter Liang, who was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Akai Gurley, and his partner, who was terminated by the NYPD are not totally to blame for this tragedy. Part o...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Duty calls
Dear Editor, In November 2014, the American people elected a Republican Senate, clearly intending that it would act as a check on a president whose liberal policies had made him unpopular with all ...
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Trump winning
Dear Editor, Donald Trump won in South Carolina with 32.5 percent of the vote. South Carolina Republicans, for the most part, have successfully selected the party nominee since 1980. Why is Donald ...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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House of cards
Dear Editor, The cardboard cut-out campaign of Governor Andrew Cuomo clearly illustrates the lack of state financial commitment to public transportation. Cuomo has never given any specifics of how ...
Feb 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Scalia II
Dear Editor, It is with great sadness today to hear news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Here was a Supreme Court Justice who was a champion of the conservative interpretati...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Scalia
Dear Editor, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia served this country faithfully for 30 years. He was a very charismatic, colorful figure who never shied away from controversial decisions. He was n...
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Parlor play
Dear Editor, A resident reported at last week's Community Board 6 meeting in Queens that at least three massage parlors have opened on Metropolitan Avenue. One location is less than a block from a ...
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Idling threats
Dear Editor: Have you ever noticed the many unattended, idling vehicles spewing out their toxins? Despite laws, these toxic fumes flow unabated. Why? The current law now limits vehicle idling to no...
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Trump's rise
Dear Editor: Strangely, Donald Trump could win the presidential election. Sanders is scratching at the same rage felt by Republicans. The citizens of the nation have endured hardships from 2008 and...
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10068U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads. "We risk being in a post-antibiotic world," said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, referring to the urinary tract infection of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman who had not travelled within the prior five months. Frieden, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., said the infection was not controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic that is reserved for use against "nightmare bacteria." The infection was reported Thursday in a study appearing in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology.


2016-05-26 20:35:38 -0400

Harrold ISD Superintendent David Thweatt pauses for a photo on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Harrold, Texas. The unlikely battleground over whether U.S. schools must provide bathroom rights to transgender students is here in Harrold: a farming town with only 100 students, a high school graduating class of four this May and not one transgender person on campus. (AP Photo/Paul J. Weber)HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.


2016-05-26 20:34:01 -0400

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has now secured the backing of 1,238 delegates, one more than the 1,237 needed, according to the Associated PressWhite House hopeful Donald Trump claimed victory in the Republican nomination race, while shrugging off criticism from the man he aims to replace, President Barack Obama, who blasted the billionaire's ignorance and arrogant attitude. Trump vaulted past the threshold of 1,237 needed to win the party's primary race when a group of unbound delegates from North Dakota said they would back him. The accomplishment caps an extraordinary rise by a political neophyte whose campaign was widely derided as a distraction and a publicity stunt last June, when Trump announced his candidacy.


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