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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 17 17 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 | 20 20 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 | 48 48 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 | 50 50 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 | 56 56 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 | 101 101 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 | 112 112 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 | 209 209 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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One library missing
Dear Editor, Regarding your August 6th article, "$14 million allocated to Queens libraries," while the Queens Public Library system has improved since the firing of Tom Galante, much more needs to ...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Social promotion
Dear Editor, The August 13th issue included a letter from John Amato decrying the practice of teachers in New York City passing students who have not shown the proficiency to earn a promotion or di...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump’s arrogance
As predicted, the Trumpster’s campaign is beginning to unravel due to his arrogant nature and nasty comments. The Donald will soon find himself alone on the stump as more responsible Republicans di...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad advice
Dear Editor, Please know how important it is to close the retirement advice loophole. It is costing some older Americans up to 25 percent of their retirement savings. Still, some in Congress are co...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Betrayed by Trump
Dear Editor, Donald Trump's remarks regarding Megyn Kelly were over the line. Donald Trump says what's on his mind when he feels he is attacked, but in politics he forgets he should hold his tongue...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Failing students
Dear Editor, The recent story regarding how students are being granted a diploma, but have been receiving non-passing grades is absolutely outrageous. Why are teachers pressured to pass students wh...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fund the MTA
Dear Editor, It makes sense for MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast to ask New York City for additional financial assistance. The city passed a new $78.5 billion municipal budget that contained no signifi...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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What is pro-life?
Dear Editor: As a devout atheist, I am humbled by Benedictine nun Sister Joan Chittister's insight concerning abortion, as well as our Pope Francis' progressive, realistic views of individuals and ...
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Old-school GOP
Dear Editor, What do the following men have in common: President Eisenhower, President Nixon, President Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Godell, Bob Dole, Charles Percy, General Powell and even Ba...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hands off parkland
Dear Editor, On July 6, the Appellate Division Court ruled that part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park may not be used for a mall complex known as Willets West without state approval. This has been a...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The big Con (Ed)
Dear Editor, There are two things you can always count on. Summer comes every year and Con Ed is never prepared for it. Power outages during the recent heat wave prove that New Yorkers pay the high...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republican Empty Suits
Dear Editor, As the Republicans gear up for the debate this week, we still see the Trumpster ahead in the polls. It’s expected that he will bring his reality show loudmouth tactics to the debate, a...
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Bad sport
Dear Editor, Hunting as a sport! What in the world is sporting about killing an animal for the shear joy of ceasing it's existence? Big and wild game hunting exemplified by our brave warrior dentis...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump will dump himself
Dear Editor, It’s hard to believe that Donald Trump leads the Republican polls on who they favor for the next president, but he does. The only ones answering the poll must be the angry right-wing v...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taken for a ride
Dear Editor, Unless you relocated to Pluto, it's hard to ignore Uber's relentless barrage of lies to defend its car service under fire by our mayor and some City Council members. Let's start with U...
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Salud Hernandez-Mora, correspondent in Colombia for Spain's El Mundo and columnist for the Bogota daily El Tiempo, speaks on the phone after being freed by leftist rebels in Ocana, northeastern Colombia, Friday, May 27, 2016. Hernandez-Mora said she was taken captive on May 21 by rebels of the National Liberation Army, ELN, while she was working on a story about coca growers in a mountainous area dominated by rebels and drug-traffickers near the border with Venezuela. (AP Photo)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish journalist who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the most-volatile days of a long-running conflict that many in the country had thought were behind it.


2016-05-27 20:24:03 -0400

Brazilians protest in front of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ) against the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girlBrazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country. Online social networks erupted with outrage over the video posted on Wednesday featuring the girl naked on a bed and the apparent rapists bragging that she had been raped by more than 30 men. "Those who committed this heinous crime will be found, will be imprisoned and condemned," Justice Minister Alexandre de Morais told a news conference in Rio Friday night.


2016-05-27 20:17:50 -0400

A street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New YorkBy Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Data on inflation and employment, two of the economic indicators most important to a "data-dependent" U.S. Federal Reserve are expected next week. While Fed policymakers will be looking at those numbers as they decide whether to raise key interest rates as soon as June, traders will read through them to try and get ahead of the Fed decision. The Fed has remained constant in using economic data to decide whether to raise the Fed funds rate.


2016-05-27 20:14:47 -0400