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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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Business as usual
Dear Editor, There is even more to "Time to change the culture in Albany" (Op-Ed by Brian Barnwell, April 14) . We should not celebrate Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature passing a bud...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three cheers for BSA
Dear Editor, The Boy Scouts of America have a long history of teaching young boys to be proper community and charity-minded young men. These young men will be the leaders of tomorrow. I myself belo...
Apr 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let it be written
Dear Editor, We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent. They are a group of self-righteous individuals ...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mississippi burning
Dear Editor, Mississippi has passed the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? What it really does is allow people to refuse services to ...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defending Donald
Dear Editor, There has been so much hatred directed at Donald Trump lately by what are obviously coordinated “cut and paste” efforts taken from Internet propaganda sites to smear him, trying to pai...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote your conscience
Dear Editor, To look to a corrupter to reform politics is folly. Morals matter. Morals are the earth that makes a man’s word worth its sand. Pragmatists and opportunists will sell their own mothers...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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To Dennis Walcott
Dear Editor, Congratulations on your new job as head of the Queens Library. Your record as schools chancellor shows you're well prepared to tackle tough challenges. You visited nearly half of the Q...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why celebrate EDC?
Dear Editor, Is there real reason to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation? New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to the...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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City of fear
Dear Editor, The latest incidents involving elderly people being mugged and beaten by robbers is just outrageous. Eventually, our elderly citizens will be afraid to venture from their homes to go s...
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GOP must refute Trump
Dear Editor, On August 2nd, 1934, the German Army assembled and stated with arms raised, “I swear by God this sacred oath to the Leader of the German Empire and people, Adolph Hitler….” On March 5,...
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Vote on 4/19
Dear Editor, Primary Day in New York is on April 19, and is a time for all registered New Yorkers to get out and vote for who they would like to see as our next president. I will not try to convinc...
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RIP Nicholas Scoppetta
Dear Editor, Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was a dedicated public servant who cared deeply about the people of this city. His term working as the head of Children's Services showed hi...
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No free ride
Dear Editor, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic recently sent a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority requesting that they conduct a study on express bus service for her constituents. This woul...
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Before I vote...
Dear Editor, The “establishment hierarchies” of the Republican and Democratic parties are not the adversaries they would like us to think they are. They are partners in a symbiotic oligarchic relat...
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United we stand
Dear Editor, The Brussels airport attack was another sad day for humanity. These evil doers are aggressively pursing these acts against humanity for radical ideas that have no place in our world. I...
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Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of remorseless dictator, his rule was marked by fierce crackdowns on dissent, including alleged torture and executions of opponentsA desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of ruthless dictator, with brutal atrocities the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terror. Often dressed in combat fatigues that complemented his "desert fighter" nickname, Habre fled to Senegal after he was ousted by Chad's current President Idriss Deby in 1990. Sentenced to life on Monday for war crimes, crimes against humanity and a litany of other charges, the 73-year-old's rule was marked by fierce crackdowns on dissent, including alleged torture and executions of opponents, earning him comparisons to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.


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Hissene Habre led Chad from 1982-1990, his rule marked by fierce repression of opponents and targeting of rival ethnic groupsA special court in Senegal sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison on Monday for war crimes, crimes against humanity and a litany of other charges, including rape. Habre was guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape, forced slavery, and kidnapping, said the president of the court Gberdao Gustave Kam, sentencing him to life in jail. Victims groups who had travelled to Dakar to hear the verdict were visibly moved by a judgement that comes a quarter century after the abuses they suffered.


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An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter fires artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near FallujaBy Maher Nazeh and Saif Hameed SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants. A Reuters TV crew about a mile (about 1.5 km) from the city's edge said explosions and gunfire were ripping through Naimiya, a largely rural district of Falluja on its southern outskirts. An elite military unit, the Rapid Response Team, seized the district's police station at midday, state TV reported.


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