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Seller Concession: What is it and How does it Work?
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Supporting content provided by Robert Kaplan, P.C. What is a Seller Concession? Put simply, a seller conces...
Queens Real Estate Market: NOV 2016
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . November 2016 Market Update The Queens housing market continued on the same path in October with sales dec...
The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What?
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP | W orkers Compensation Attorneys New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What? You got ...
Employers Walk the Line on Employees’ Social Media Comments
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As employers, if you feel that an employee’s comment on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter is damaging to your business’s reputation, it is wise to seek legal counsel...
The French Connection: Oldies But Goodies Movie In Yonkers With Real Stars
Nov 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by Tiziano Thomas Dossena On November 14, Alamo Theaters in Yonkers presented, on the 45 th  anniversary of its release, the Oscar winning film  The French Connection , which played to a ...
The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:US Coachways   Bus Rental   The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History Million Women March Gets the Nation’s Attention Is the Million Women March on Washington going to...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: OCT 2016
Nov 01, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
October 2016 Queens Real Estate Market Update A cooling trend in the Queens housing market continued in September with diminished inventory levels being the primary driving force behind the decline...
It’s Only Forty Years! Homecoming 2016 At Queens College
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 282 282 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA It’s funny how time is relative to people and moments in their life (I know that’s not what Einstein meant, but this is possibly a variant of his theory of relat...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 311 311 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres LLP Your Rights During a Workers' Compensation Insurance Company Medical Exam When you've been hurt on the job and you file a claim for workers' compensation, one of the fir...
Beware of Insurance Company Investigators!
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 339 339 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres When you file for workers' compensation, it's not unusual for the workers' compensation insurance company to send out a private investigator to videotape you without your kn...

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Let's get physical, politicos
It seems like when our city elected officials aren't busy making laws and cutting ribbons and instituting bag fees, there are out there getting their game on. We've been coming across more and more...
Aug 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jung guns: challenger challenges petitions
It's not easy to get on the ballot here in New York State. The complicated set of rules that govern the petitioning process are deliberately set up to thwart potential challengers to established ca...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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But what's on the piece of paper?
We ran this undated file photo from our archives here a couple of weeks ago, and oft-contributor Larry Penner and Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Association sent in information on t...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the road, assemblyman!
Here's a photo that showed up in our inbox about a month ago that we forgot to share with you, but seeing as how Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder will be leaving his post this year for a job in governmen...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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That looks like an important piece of paper!
We came across this photo if our archives recently of some very important people looking at what appears to be a very important piece of paper. Beyond a date of March 18, 1988, stamped on the back ...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suozzi tops for Democratic challengers
After failing to win an election that last three times he ran, Tom Suozzi finally came out on top. The former Nassau County executive bested four other candidates to win the Democratic Primary in t...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Declaring you won is just as effective
To be a winner, you have to believe you're a winner. Take the strange case of Jack Martins, Philip “Flip” Pidot and the Republican Primary in the 3rd Congressional District that never was. Much has...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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But who is the mystery lady on the wall?
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week looking for some clues and information, and perennial reader Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical Association, contacted u...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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How many more bribes?
Assemblywoman Marge Markey has been in the news a lot recently, as her bill to lift the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases, allowing victims to sue their attackers, has gained a lot of tract...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vietnam veterans get their due
We ran this photo from our archives last week in honor of Memorial Day, and asked our readers to help us provide some background information, and two former presidents of the Vietnam Veterans of Am...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenfield gets fake Twitter treatment
UPDATE: On Tuesday, Twitter removed @DavidGreenfieId. Who doesn't love a good fake Twitter account? Nothing like bringing a little (read “a lot”) of sarcasm to an issue, it really lightens everyone...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Squadron - the hottest ticket in Albany!
Can’t get tickets to see the hottest show on Broadway in pretty much forever? No worries, just check out the next best thing: State Senate oversight hearings. That’s right, it’s the testimony that ...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some things you just never forget, or...
When the new bike lanes on the Pulaski Bridge officially opened last Friday morning, leading a contingent of elected and city officials on an inaugural Citi Bike excursion was none other than State...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another from the archives
We were rooting our archives again this week and came across this photo of what appears to be a check presentation. The man second from the left is, of course, former Queens Borough President Donal...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spotting faces in the crowd
We ran this photo a couple of weeks back. It was sent to us by State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., and it is a picture from the day his father, Congressman Joseph Addabbo, Sr., was endorsed for his ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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The European Central Bank kept interest rates steady at a policy meeting on Thursday but unexpectedly cut its asset purchases to 60 billion euros ($65 billion) per month, from the current 80 billion euros. Following are highlights of ECB President Mario Draghi's comments at a press conference after the meeting. "Structural reforms are necessary in all euro area countries.
2016-12-08 09:07:10 -0500

European Central Bank President Draghi and Vice President Constancio address a news conference at the ECB headquarters in FrankfurtThe European Central Bank caught financial markets off-guard on Thursday by announcing it would trim asset buys from April next year, even as it reserved the right to increase purchases again if the euro zone's recovery faltered. The ECB said it would cut monthly purchases to 60 billion euros from the current 80 billion euros but extend the buys until the end of 2017. Markets had expected purchases to stay at 80 billion but only for 6 more months, suggesting a compromise between hawks and doves in the Governing Council.


2016-12-08 09:06:17 -0500
By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and Russia are "poles apart" in trying to agree the terms for evacuating people from besieged east Aleppo in Syria, U.N. Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday. Five months of negotiations over aid plans have all failed and produced "nothing", he said, adding it was up to the United States and Russia, whose foreign ministers have been meeting in Hamburg, to try to coordinate a deal. "The whole point of having co-chairs is that they are pulling together and they haven't been for quite some time," Egeland told reporters after a weekly Syria humanitarian meeting of countries with influence in the war.
2016-12-08 09:03:59 -0500