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Seller Concession: What is it and How does it Work?
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Supporting content provided by Robert Kaplan, P.C. What is a Seller Concession? Put simply, a seller conces...
Queens Real Estate Market: NOV 2016
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . November 2016 Market Update The Queens housing market continued on the same path in October with sales dec...
The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What?
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP | W orkers Compensation Attorneys New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What? You got ...
Employers Walk the Line on Employees’ Social Media Comments
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As employers, if you feel that an employee’s comment on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter is damaging to your business’s reputation, it is wise to seek legal counsel...
The French Connection: Oldies But Goodies Movie In Yonkers With Real Stars
Nov 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by Tiziano Thomas Dossena On November 14, Alamo Theaters in Yonkers presented, on the 45 th  anniversary of its release, the Oscar winning film  The French Connection , which played to a ...
The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:US Coachways   Bus Rental   The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History Million Women March Gets the Nation’s Attention Is the Million Women March on Washington going to...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: OCT 2016
Nov 01, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
October 2016 Queens Real Estate Market Update A cooling trend in the Queens housing market continued in September with diminished inventory levels being the primary driving force behind the decline...
It’s Only Forty Years! Homecoming 2016 At Queens College
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 285 285 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA It’s funny how time is relative to people and moments in their life (I know that’s not what Einstein meant, but this is possibly a variant of his theory of relat...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 321 321 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres LLP Your Rights During a Workers' Compensation Insurance Company Medical Exam When you've been hurt on the job and you file a claim for workers' compensation, one of the fir...
Beware of Insurance Company Investigators!
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 395 395 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres When you file for workers' compensation, it's not unusual for the workers' compensation insurance company to send out a private investigator to videotape you without your kn...

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Pop's was history
Dear Editor, I read with interest and disbelief a letter written to you in which my name was mentioned, so I am responding. In this letter (“Don't mourn Pop's” - 5/5/16), it stated that my "incessa...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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CUNY flunks Comp(ensation) 101
As a CUNY graduate, I was shocked to learn that CUNY's faculty hasn't gotten a raise since 2010. They deserve and desperately need it. Faculty members earn an average of $2,700 per course as adjunc...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The coal truth
Dear Editor, Edward Riecks is absolutely right (“Not just the GOP” - 5/19/16), Clinton did say "we're going to put coal miners and coal companies out of business." But it was not a lie when she sai...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dangerous schools
Dear Editor, More weapons are being brought into our city public schools by students, how are all of these weapons getting past security guards? And what penalties are in place to deal with those s...
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Not just the GOP
Dear Editor, In the May 5th issue, Robert LaRosa did his usual castigation of Republican politicians, in this case Donald Trump, as if Democrats are immune to the faux pas. Just last week while cam...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liberal chickens
Dear Editor, Regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio's call to boycott Chick-fil-A, the "culture war" over “all things gay” is exposing a lot of liberal bigots who believe it's perfectly okay to discriminat...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thank a cop
Dear Editor, National Police Week runs from May 15 through May 21, and we should honor all those fallen officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the community they served with pride and devotio...
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Gender bender
Dear Editor, I don't understand the legal battle between North Carolina and the Justice Department over who can use what public restrooms. Can I use the women's restroom at this newspaper's offices...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rich of Procida?
Dear Editor, To respond to Mr. John Procida (“Rich of poor?” - May 12), I was wondering where you heard that these groups of politicians are looking to print this so-called money? It was May 9 when...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasting money
Dear Editor, Drip, drip, drip, watch your tax dollars go down the drain. Have you seen the "Don't Let Tax, Water, Or Repair Charges Come Between You and Your Property" full-page ads in many weekly ...
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New e-cig regs
Dear Editor, The American Lung Association of the Northeast applauds the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for releasing the long-awaited rules giving the agency regulatory authority over all tobacc...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bag the fee
Dear Editor, The City Council has approved a new five-cent bag fee for consumers who don't use their own bags. I'm for recycling, but not for taxing the poor who cannot afford another expense when ...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect benefits
Dear Editor, As we mark Older Americans Month in May, it is important to remember that many retirees across our nation and community are facing the cancellation or loss of their earned retirement h...
May 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Wasting money
Dear Editor, Drip, drip, drip, watch your tax dollars go down the drain. Have you seen the "Don't Let Tax, Water, Or Repair Charges Come Between You and Your Property" full-page ads in many weekly ...
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Police gather in an alley as bodies of Noberto Maderal and fellow pedicab driver George Avancena, killed during a drug-related police operation, are taken by funeral parlour workers in ManilaBy Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Damir Sagolj MANILA (Reuters) - Norberto Maderal and George Avanceña made a fatal choice on the afternoon of October 19, the Philippine police say. The two pedicab drivers drew their guns in a slum in northern Manila and "tried to open fire" at plainclothes officers posing as drug buyers, according to the police report into their killings. The officers defended themselves, resulting in what the report called "the instantaneous death of the suspects." Dante Novicio, the police chief of Navotas City, told Reuters his men shot the pair "almost simultaneously." Maderal, 42, and Avanceña, 33, are casualties in President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs." Police say that 2,004 people have been shot and killed by officers in self-defense during anti-drug operations since the president took office on July 1.


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U.S. President Obama carries a wreath as Japanese PM Abe looks on, in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in HiroshimaBy Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor this month with U.S. President Barack Obama, becoming his country's first leader to travel to the site of the Japanese attack 75 years ago that drew the United States into World War Two. "This will be a visit to console the souls of the victims," Abe told reporters on Monday. "I would like to show to the world the resolve that horrors of war should never be repeated." The Dec. 26-27 visit will come seven months after Obama became the first serving U.S. president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima, on which the United States dropped an atomic bomb in the closing days of the war, in 1945.


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U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Grandi speaks during a news conference in AmmanBy Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Linking aid for countries in the Middle East and Africa to how they manage migration can create dangerous precedents, the United Nations top refugee official warned the European Union on Monday. Overwhelmed by the arrival of more than a million refugees and migrants in 2015, the EU has tightened its external borders and sought to strike deals with countries along main migration routes to contain the flow of people. Under the most prominent such collaboration, it promised Turkey an initial 3 billion euros in aid for Syrian refugees living there, accelerated EU accession talks and visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens.


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