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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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 | 109 109 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
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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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St. Stan's in Maspeth to induct nine into Hall of Fame
The St. Stanislaus "Hall of Fame" is getting a bit larger later this month, as the school announced the addition of nine new members into its elite club. The parish community will also give a few s...
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 to discuss T.D. Bank coming to Maspeth
Community Board 5 will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Christ the King Regional High School cafeteria, at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The...
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Big Six parents slam DOE
Say denial of hazard variance puts their kids in danger
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Turner's TEACH Act could save parents thousands
A new bill introduced by Congressman Bob Turner could help save families who send their children to non-public schools thousands of dollars each year. On Friday, Turner introduced the Tax and Educa...
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Markey brings sex abuse bill back to Albany
Plaintiffs in Brooklyn lawsuit express support for bill
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/27/12-3/4/12)
Monday, Feb. 27 Gelacio Medina was arrested at 665 Seneca Avenue for assault by Officer Ferraris. Reinaldo Perlaza was arrested at 85-45 Fleet Court for assault by Detective Spagnola. Freddie Perez...
Mar 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/20/12-2/26/12)
Monday, Feb. 20 Miguel Pastrana was arrested at 60-01 55th Street for criminal mischief at Officer Zdunczyk. Altagracia Caceres was arrested at 60-59 Myrtle Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer ...
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T.D. Bank considers move to Grand Ave
T.D. Bank is eyeing 73-49 Grand Avenue, formerly a Blockbuster Video, for a new branch in Maspeth – but some residents are questioning whether the area really needs another bank. Kathy Schmidt, a M...
Feb 29, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gibbons' home back in business
The Gibbons' Home, the Maspeth bar owned by George Gibbons, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last October, held it's official grand-re-opening this past weekend – or “Welcome Home” celebrat...
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Court date postponed for Maspeth hit and run
The court date for a Brooklyn man accused of driving the car that killed a Maspeth resident last year was postponed to March 23 by a Queens County Criminal Court Judge Friday morning, much to the d...
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Maspeth Kiwanis hosts Recognition Day
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club held its annual Recognition Day on Thursday, February 16. The club inducted new member, Dennis Dowd Jr. and presented a Tablet of Honor to Joseph DiTroia. The club also hon...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
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CB5 discusses 2013 budget
Renovations to the Glendale Public Library and repairing the area's sewer lines are among the top priorities for Community Board 5's capital and expense budget for the 2013 fiscal year, District Ma...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
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School bus catches fire in Maspeth
Roughly 30 kids from I.S. 77 in Ridgewood ran to safety when their school bus caught fire at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon on the corner of 74th Street and 58th Avenue in Maspeth. “We started ...
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A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla districtBy John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said. The rebels, who are supplied via Turkey, last month staged a major push against Islamic State, but the group counter-attacked and beat them back. The United States has identified the area north of Syria's former commercial hub Aleppo as a priority in the fight against the Islamic State group (IS).


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The Niger Delta Avengers militant group, which has mounted a bombing campaign against oil pipelines, on Friday threatened "something big" - but also wished Nigerian youngsters a Happy Children's Day. The Avengers say oil firms in the Delta are responsible for pollution and say the poor swampland region fails to reap any benefit from the wealth on which it sits. The militants, whose activities have hammered Nigeria's crude output, posted a warning on Twitter to the army and oil firms: "Watch out something big is about to happen and it will shock the whole world ".
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Muszafar Luyima, left, Issa Luyima, center, and Magundu Idris, right, are sentenced for their role in the 2010 bombings that killed 76 people who were watching the 2010 World Cup final, at the High Court in Kampala, Uganda Friday, May 27, 2016. A judge has given life sentences to five men convicted of carrying out the twin bombings in Kampala, while another convicted of being an accessory to terrorism was sentenced to a year of community service. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A judge has given life sentences to five men convicted of carrying out twin bombings which killed 76 people who were watching the 2010 World Cup final in the Ugandan capital Kampala.


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