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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 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 | 116 116 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 | 144 144 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 | 176 176 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 | 171 171 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 | 243 243 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 | 269 269 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 | 262 262 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 | 239 239 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 | 246 246 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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Bellerose hotel owners agree to phase out homeless by 2017
Also own Maspeth Holiday Inn, site of nightly protests
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community garden has new home at Grover Cleveland
Group starts GoFundMe page for gardening supplies
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelter protesters continue demonstrations on the road
City says protesters are now targeting homeless kids
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/19/16-9/25/16)
Monday, Sept. 19 Evangelist Rodriguez was arrested at 62nd Street and Metropolitan Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Prizeman. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Michael Albertsen was arrested at 64-0...
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Port Authority updates Borough Board on LGA progress
Discusses solutions to mitigate area traffic issues
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelter opponents protest at commissioner’s Brooklyn home
Over 150 make trip from Maspeth to Windsor Terrace
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 votes against Maspeth homeless shelter plan
Community Board 5 overwhelmingly opposed the city’s plan to convert a Holiday Inn Express on 59-40 55th Road in Maspeth into a homeless shelter for adults at its monthly meeting on Wednesday. In a ...
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday Inn Express in Corona housing homeless families
Pols worry it could become permanent shelter
Sep 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barnwell routs longtime incumbent Markey in Assembly race
Mapseth, MidVille send challenger to primary win over incumbent
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/5/16-9/11/16)
Monday, Sept. 5 Powel Grajewski was arrested at 60-53 60th Drive for third-degree assault by Officer Arlotta. Diamond Mendez was arrested at 59-02 Myrtle Avenue for third-degree assault by Office M...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelter opponents fight on despite owner calling off plan
The ongoing feud between Maspeth residents opposed to a homeless shelter and the city isn’t over just yet. After the owner of Holiday Inn Express told media outlets last week of his intentions to s...
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth honors residents, responders lost on 9/11
The Maspeth community paid tribute on Friday to the more than two dozen people who lived or worked in the neighborhood that died on September 11, 2011. On the 15th anniversary of the terrorist atta...
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Markey in the 30th District
ENDORSEMENT
Sep 12, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelter opponents vow to continue fight against city
Protesters turn backs to city officials at public hearing
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Maspeth lawmakers sue city over proposed shelter
READ THE LAWSUIT
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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will open the doors next week to a new agency, with stronger data protections, meant to shorten by many weeks the time it takes to vet government workers seeking "secret" and "top secret" security clearances. The National Background Investigations Bureau will be headed by Charles Phalen, who has worked as a security executive at the CIA, the FBI and defense contractor Northrop Grumman, officials said on Thursday on a conference call with reporters. The bureau will replace an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) clearance system that was hit by hackers who stole potentially sensitive personal data on as many as 22 million people, including government employees and job applicants.
2016-09-29 16:13:06 -0400

Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It was a crime that stunned a quiet suburb and stumped investigators: an 87-year-old real estate developer killed in his home, shot three times with a rifle.


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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the Republican National Convention in ClevelandBy Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight years in the White House, the Republican leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives opened the door to fixing the law as they blamed Obama, a Democrat, for not consulting them adequately. "I do think is worth further discussing," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters, acknowledging that there could be "potential consequences" of the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," known as JASTA.


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