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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 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 | 109 109 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 | 137 137 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 | 171 171 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 | 164 164 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 | 236 236 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 | 262 262 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 | 255 255 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 | 232 232 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 | 239 239 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/12/12-3/18/12)
Monday, Mar. 12 Dennis Rivera was arrested at 71-41 66th Place for burglary by Officer Williams. Kevin Regan was arrested at 59-19 72nd Street for assault by Officer Gomez. Ilija Hamovic was arrest...
Mar 20, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers bring HOPE to local communities
The nonprofit volunteer organization Help Our People Eat, otherwise known as Project HOPE, continues to serve those in need thanks to its fellow Maspeth residents, project coordinator Deacon Arthur...
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit: Parks slow to fix hazards at city playgrounds
City Comptroller John Liu last week announced that a series of borough-specific audits found the Parks Department was slow to fix hazardous conditions in some playgrounds and may have missed others...
Mar 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/5/12-3/12/12)
Monday, Mar. 5 Merrill Villanneva was arrested at Maurice Avenue and the Long Island Expressway for driving while intoxicated by Officer Fenton. Krysztof Korytkowski was arrested at 79-80 77th Road...
Mar 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 25 25 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...
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 17 17 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 ...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 23 23 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...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Townville Elementary student looks out of the window of a school bus as she and her classmates are transported to Oakdale Baptist Church, following a shooting at Townville Elementary in Townville Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to the nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. (Katie McLean/The Independent-Mail via AP)The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local): 7 p.m. The teen who police believe fatally shot his father and then ...


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FILE - In this Sunday, July 24, 2016, file photo, King Demetrius Pendleton hangs a sign on the gate of the Governor's Residence in St. Paul, Minn., as protesters demonstrate against the July 6 shooting death of Philando Castile by a St. Anthony police officer making a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Mich. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been investigating the shooting by St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez of Castile. The agency said Wednesday, Sept. 28, that it turned over its findings to prosecutors. (Scott Takushi/St. Paul Pioneer Press via AP, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota investigators looking into the July shooting of a black man by a suburban St. Paul police officer announced Wednesday that they've turned their findings over to a county prosecutor who will review the case for possible charges.


2016-09-28 20:09:35 -0400
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school where he opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday. The suspect, whose name has not been released, shot dead his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey DeWitt Osborne, then drove a pickup truck about 2 miles (3.2 km) to Townville Elementary school where he crashed into a fence surrounding the playground, authorities said. After the teenager began shooting, volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock pinned him down while staff led children to safety inside the building.
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