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What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 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...
Prevent Boating Tragedy – A Guide to Safe Boating on Long Island
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer Cool ocean breezes on a hot summer day and the freedom of an open sea make boating a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a lifestyle fo...
HemClear: An Alternative Hemorrhoid Treatment
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen blood vessels and veins around the anus that can cause severe discomfort to sufferers. They can be internal, located inside the anus, or external, meaning that you’...
Can I File Suit against My Employer if I Am Injured at Work?
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers A question we frequently get from prospective clients has to do with whether or not an employer can be sued in court for a pe...
New York City Affirms Rights to Use Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Stephen Hans & Associates Media outlets across the country are addressing controversial laws passed recently in certain states that prohibit transgender individuals from using bathrooms cons...
Can a Party in a Divorce Case Sue a Judge?
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Suing a judge occurs rarely, but does happen. In 2015, the judge presiding over a NY divorce case sanctioned an attorney who represented himself in the divorce case. Recently, the attorney filed a ...
Live in NY & Open A Corporation in Delaware – Why?
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you love the big city life? Do you want to open your business in New York but aren’t sure if you can commit there? Is the nature of your business mobile or virtual, but you’d like to live in New...

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5 cents adds up
Dear Editor, New York City is helping the supermarkets handsomely since the five-cent bag charge goes to the supermarket, not the city. What was a cost of doing business now is pure profit to the s...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rich or poor?
Dear Editor, The Democrats, Socialists, liberals, progressives, and Communists think that making a nation richer is by printing money and creating a $19 trillion dollar. The Republicans, Conservati...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a library
Dear Editor, I'm delighted that the Kew Gardens Hills library branch at Vleigh Place and 72nd Avenue will re-open this fall after being closed since 2013. Perhaps Queens Library President Dennis Wa...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let Pop's go
Dear Editor, I think we need to celebrate the re-opening of Pop's instead of publishing the incessant complaining of this venture by Maria Thompson. Rather than opening yet another $.99 store or Ch...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Truly the Finest
Dear Editor, There are many people these days who say negative things about our Finest at the NYPD, who serve and protect all of us and truly care for the community. Yet these same people rarely sa...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wordplay
Dear Editor, I must give credit to Donald Trump. During a recent campaign speech, he honored the first responders of "7/11," but he neglected to mention the WWII veterans who lost their lives on th...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get on board
Dear Editor, Let's all get on board to join National Amtrak Day on May 11. Why not ask our elected officials to support a dedicated capital revenue stream that could include allocating a penny per ...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Come clean on 9/11
Dear Editor, Saudi Arabia, which has been an ally of our country for many years, also may have had a role in the funding of the September 11th terrorist attacks against our country. If this is true...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Down with co-ops
Dear Editor, A recent StreetEasy analysis of all types of rentals has shown that the median rent-to-income ratio averaged 65.2 percent in New York City in 2016. Although lagging income growth contr...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against landmarking
Dear Editor, I have lived in Flushing for over 30 years and supported the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association’s efforts to improve and enforce zoning and building codes, as well as the Ricker...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only in the U.S.
Dear Editor, As disquieting as this election season has been with mountains of negatives, little has been said about it uniqueness. To replace the first African-American president there is a woman,...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shameless Shelly
Dear Editor, Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reportedly used his power to gain sexual favors along with money, giving new meaning to the old adage that "politics makes strange bedfellows." O...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quick observation
Dear Editor, All of this talk about self-identifiers using the bathrooms gives new meaning to the term "private parts." Sincerely, Bill Viggiano Williston Park
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pay as you go?
Dear Editor Ed Konecnik wants an answer from the presidential candidates ("Before I vote…", March 28) . He wants to know how much he will have to pay in taxes. He "proposes that he keeps all he ear...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for who?
Dear Editor, In his latest letter to the editor, Frederick Bedell instructs the reader to get out and vote ("Vote on 4/19", April 4/7) . He then qualifies his thoughts by writing "I will not try to...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor speaks to Associated Press journalists in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. The company said Thursday it has updated its security. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.


2016-08-26 01:37:56 -0400
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a police checkpoint in the town of Cizre in southeast Turkey on Friday, news channels reported. There were no immediate details on casualties, but ambulances were sent to the scene, according to channel NTV, which showed large plumes of smoke billowing from the site. Cizre is located in Sirnak, a province that borders both Syria and Iraq and has a largely Kurdish population. (Reporting by Akin Aytekin, writing by Dasha Afanasieva; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
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Czech tourist Pavlina Pizova attends a press conference at a police station in Queenstown, New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Pizova, whose partner fell to his death, survived a harrowing month in the frozen New Zealand wilderness before being rescued, police said. (James Allan/New Zealand Herald via AP)WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night.


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