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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 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 | 30 30 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 | 34 34 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 | 61 61 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?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 69 69 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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Our Blog—A Place to Learn More about Our Practice Employment Law | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Construction Site Accidents | Premises Liability | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Motor ...
EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 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 | 125 125 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 | 222 222 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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‘A Christmas Carol’ is the new Queens classic
The production of the classic holiday story might become a new Queens tradition
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Butcher Knives, culture cuts deep into music
The Gypsybilly band Butcher Knives consists of six immigrant musicians from places such as Colombia, Israel, Colorado and New Orleans.
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 10 to Dec. 16
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wintercon to celebrate ‘Star Wars’ and beyond
The event will be held at Resorts World Casino
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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International artists to teach budding musicians at Gold Coast Arts Center
Four international musicians to teach at the local multi-arts center
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 3 to Dec. 9
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Rockland Nissan Offering Queens Car-Buyers the Chance to Win a Free 2-Year Lease
During the month of December, Tim O’Keefe, General Manager of the Nissan Dealership in Rockland County, is holding a special “Customer Appreciation Month”.
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monica Lionheart reveals edgier sound with second album
The electro-pop artist’s new album is all about missed connections
Nov 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Nov. 26 onwards
Entertainment events occurring in Brooklyn and Queens.
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Sunday (11/26) Events in Queens
• Corona - 10:30 a.m. - Little Makers: Lantern Making. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. • Woodside - 11 a.m. - Walking Tour: Immigrants in NYC. $25. Meet at 69th Street 7 Train Stop • Glendale -...
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Saturday (11/21) Events in Queens
• Middle Village - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Blood Drive. Our Lady of Hope, 61-21 71st St. • Richmond Hill - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Richmond Hill Block Association Holiday Treasure Sale. 110-08 Jamaica Ave. ...
Nov 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at Queens Theatre
Queens Theatre puts on an emotional display
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Carefully Taught’ examines contemporary culture & race
Carefully Taught is a riveting new play that pushes past the level of the modern day drama about two teachers by having their friendship tested through strains involving race.
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Nov. 19 to Nov. 15
Weekly entertainment events occurring in Queens and Brooklyn.
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Sunday (11/15) Events in Queens
• Maspeth - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - St. Stan's Fundraiser. St. Stan's Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave. • Woodhaven - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Annual Toys for Tots Run. Forest Park Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd. & For...
Nov 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people. The advance is ...


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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, a Bahraini anti-government protester holds up an image of jailed Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman demanding his freedom during a protest in Daih, Bahrain. A Bahraini appeals court has more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure who was part of the island nation's 2011 Arab Spring-inspired uprising (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure in a ruling that his political bloc blasted as "unacceptable and provocative."


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The Wider Image: Trying to rebuild Afghanistan's shattered industryBy Mirwais Harooni and James Mackenzie JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - After a break of 20 years, Afghanistan's first cement factory is once more clanking noisily in the countryside near Kabul as crushed-up limestone rocks rattle along a battered conveyor belt to the newly restored kiln. "By selling our products and improving the factory's production, we can avoid having our young generation go abroad," said Amir Mohammad. "If there are job possibilities, they can stay with their families and look after their children." But the outdated state-owned plant 75 km (47 miles) outside Kabul also shows how far there is to go before that promise can be achieved and there are serious questions whether the plant has a viable future unless it is thoroughly modernized.


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