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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 55 55 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 | 63 63 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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EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 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 | 119 119 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 | 216 216 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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Doe Fund comes to Woodside
On July 9, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined community leaders and local residents in Woodside to announce that The Doe Fund would be coming to the community as part of a larger project to keep th...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents alarmed over increase at waste facility
Elected Officials and residents held a rally Monday to protest a move by the state Department of Environmental Conservation DEC) regarding the removal of garbage on trains originating from the Wast...
Jul 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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From St. Adalbert to Harvard Law
A local young man is headed off to Harvard Law School. Tim Fleming, who grew up in Elmhurst, is a 2004 graduate of St. Adalbert School, 2008 Graduate of Regis H.S. and a 2012 Graduate of Georgetown...
Jul 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/25/12-7/1/12)
Monday, June 25 Phillip Babtoic was arrested at Flushing Avenue and 57th Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Sciame. Tudor Tinta was arrested at 60-49 67th Avenue for menacing by Officer McC...
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Moving Wall comes to Queens
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a reminder to all Americans that freedom isn’t free. The names of 58,183 missing or dead killed in Vietnam are etched on two 246-foot black wal...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/18/12-6/24/12)
Monday, June 18 Ivan Perez was arrested at 512 Fairview Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer McCarren. Yassine Agnig was arrested at 61-15 Woodbine Street for criminal contempt by Officer McKevi...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mazeau residents consider safety measures
Residents on Mazeau Street off the Long Island Expressway service road are brainstorming ways to make their accident-prone street safer. The Community Board 5 Transportation Committee held a meetin...
Jun 26, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis Club Honors Top Students
On Thursday June 21, the Maspeth Kiwanis Club honored nine area high school seniors with $1,500 scholarships. Len Masone, the Scholarship Program Chairman, said that to earn the scholarship student...
Jun 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cemetery gets ticket dismissed
A Queens cemetery that was slapped with a fine for having standing water on its premises has had the penalty dismissed by a judge. Dan Austin, Sr., president of All Faiths Cemetery on Grand Avenue ...
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Hundreds walk through the night at Juniper Valley
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Lions Club welcomes three new members
On Thursday, June 7, the Maspeth Lions Club inducted three new members. Angela Mann, Vinny Allocca and John Considine were all sworn in by Maspeth Lions member and Zone Chairman Joseph Abramaitis. ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village's Relay for Life
Juniper Valley Park will play host to Relay for Life this weekend, an annual fundraising event where people who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease walk through the night ...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (6/11/12-6/17/12)
Monday, June 11 Patrick Harvey was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and 76th Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Ferraris Skendar Gjonabalaj was arrested at 73-16 71 Street...
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Maspeth calls for eminent domain for Saint Saviour's site
After years of fighting for a park at the old Saint Saviour's Church site at 57th Road and 58th Street, the Maspeth community is pushing for the city to use eminent domain to take over the land. Co...
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/4/12-6/10/12)
Monday, June 4 Joshua Rodriguez was arrested at 60-88 Myrtle Avenue for assault by Officer Abenati. Bernius Maldonado was arrested at 60-88 Myrtle Avenue for assault by Officer Abenati. Lomont Smit...
Jun 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muslim pilgrims circle Islam's holiest shrine, the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi city of Mecca, during the annual Hajj in 2015Iranians will not take part in this year's Mecca pilgrimage because of "obstacles" raised by Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest sites, Iran's Culture Minister Ali Jannati said Sunday. In the latest dispute between the two regional rivals, "after two series of negotiations without any results because of obstacles raised by the Saudis, Iranian pilgrims will unfortunately not be able to take part in the hajj" pilgrimage, expected to take place this year in September, he said, quoted by state television. Saudi officials have said an Iranian delegation wrapped up a visit to the kingdom on Friday without reaching a final agreement on arrangements for hajj pilgrims from the Islamic republic.


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This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:45 AM EDT shows Tropical Depression Two continuing to move northwest towards the North and South Carolina coastline as it is expected to slightly strengthen into a weak tropical storm before making landfall. Elsewhere, a weak frontal boundary is draped across northern portions of New England, with thunderstorms beginning to develop across New York and Pennsylvania. A broad amount of cloud cover is also observed over the Midwestern United States with a north-south oriented frontal boundary. (Weather Underground va AP)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bonnie soaked the coasts of South Carolina, southeastern North Carolina and eastern Georgia, ruining the start of Memorial Day weekend even as it weakened while moving northward.


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Kurdish Peshmerga forces keep watch in a village east of MosulBy Isabel Coles HASSAN SHAMI, Iraq (Reuters) - Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition are assisting Kurdish Peshmerga forces in a new offensive in Iraq that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold, a coalition spokesman said. Soldiers were seen loading armored vehicles outside the village of Hassan Shami, a few miles east of the frontline, a Reuters correspondent reported. "U.S. and coalition forces are conducting advise and assist operations to help Kurdish Peshmerga forces," U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren, the spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Baghdad told Reuters, commenting on the ground deployment of coalition soldiers seen near the battle front.


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