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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEP 2016
Sep 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The housing market spiked in August as demand remains at high levels in many neighborhoods, particularly in the 1-3 Family and Condo categories. Affordability does appear to be impacting prospectiv...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 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 | 131 131 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 | 159 159 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 | 192 192 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 | 186 186 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 | 260 260 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 | 283 283 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 | 277 277 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 | 251 251 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 . ...

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Lobbyist misses mark
Dear Editor: As a rent-controlled tenant for the past 47 years, I strongly dispute comments made by Rent Stabilization Association President Joseph Strasburg, a powerful lobbying group that wants t...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get out and vote
Dear Editor: Mark Weprin, the councilman in the 23rd District, is resigning his position to work for Governor andrew Cuomo. This district covers many neighborhoods in Queens, such as Bayside Hills,...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flush TP tax?
Dear Editor: The rationale used by Assemblyman David Weprin to justify his proposed legislation exempting toilet paper from the 8.875 percent sales tax left me puzzled. Weprin claims that "this a q...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last letter from Iwo Jima
Dear Editor: "March 5, 1945: Hello Folks, I am still on the Island of Iwo Jima and, before I write anything else, I want to thank God I am still living. We just came back from the front lines today...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unfair tickets
Dear Editor: In the middle of the night, the Department of Sanitation is giving tickets out to businesses and nonprofit buildings. This has happened several times. When the businesses and nonprofit...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer tickets, less trash
Dear Editor: I have lived in Maspeth my whole life – 50 years - but I have never wanted to leave this town more than I do right now. Grand Avenue is littered with garbage and NYPD Traffic is over a...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drowning in debt
Dear Editor: The national debt has increased over $7 trillion, from $11 trillion to a record $18.2 trillion, over the past seven years under President Barack Obama with very little to show for it. ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tech talk
Dear Editor: Stephen Hawking announced that artificial intelligence could one day threaten humanity. This has been the premise of the movie series Terminator and countless other films, fiction and ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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If it ain't broke...
Dear Editor: City Council Speaker Mellissa Mark-Viverito proposes to decriminalize six low-level offenses, including public urination, public consumption of alcohol, and jumping subway turnstiles. ...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jenner confused
Dear Editor:
 The recent Bruce Jenner interview by Diane Sawyer was quite touching. One cannot conceivably understand, let alone feel, the anguish of living in the body of one sex with the mind and...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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To hell with order!
Dear Editor: The proposed decriminalization of open containers of alcoholic beverages and public urination by the leftist loons in the City Council is just another assault upon law and order to pro...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all bad in BID
Dear Editor: I am responding to comments regarding the stores on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. It has been stated that the proliferation of delis, barber shops, nail salons, pharmacies, furniture sto...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clearing up Briarwood
Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Nicholas Zizelis' letter (“F up or F down?” - Dispatch, April 23) and his apparent myopia, I made it abundantly clear in my letter (“Briarwood Blues in F” - Dispatch...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Un-fare criticism
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is hypocritical ("Not your average morning commute" - Pol Position, April 16). The problem with mass transit is finding the $15 billion to fully fund the proposed ...
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Slow down on TPP
Dear Editor: Both the procedure and the content of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are flawed and should be rejected. The “Fast-Track” advocated by President Barack Obama and the Repub...
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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore testifies during his ethics trial before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary at the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday Sept. 28, 2016. He is accused of encouraging judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP, Pool)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.


2016-09-30 23:15:06 -0400

Forensic technicians stand at a crime scene next to the burnt wreckage of a military vehicle in CuliacanSons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind an armed attack on a military convoy on Friday, which left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded, a senior security official said. The attack took place in the early morning on the edge of the city of Culiacan in northern Sinaloa state, along Mexico's Pacific coast, the home base of the Sinaloa Cartel, whose former leader Guzman was recaptured in January. The convoy was transporting a detainee, Julio Ortiz, when it was ambushed by armed men hurling grenades which caused two of the convoy's vehicles to burst into flames, said General Alfonso Duarte, the regional defense ministry commander in charge of Sinaloa.


2016-09-30 23:12:43 -0400

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves to fans as he is honored before the Red Sox's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — Opening his final weekend with yet another game-winning homer, David Ortiz lined a two-run shot into the right-field stands to break a seventh-inning tie and help the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night.


2016-09-30 23:10:06 -0400