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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 13 13 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 | 14 14 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 | 42 42 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 | 43 43 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 | 48 48 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 | 96 96 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 | 105 105 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 | 204 204 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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Three jeers
Dear Editor, Regarding the "No place for vulgarity, malice at parades" editorial in March 10th issue, I do agree that jeering and swearing have no place at a parade, particularly when children are ...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Waste' transit
Dear Editor, The cost of the proposed Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service (SBS) project just doubled by 100 percent from $200 million to $400 million. And the completion date has been pushed bac...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing sanity
Dear Editor, Just when I thought our moronic mayor couldn't get any crazier, Bill de Blasio proved me wrong. Allowing people to use public restrooms based on their gender identity regardless of the...
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Honor the Irish
Dear Editor, St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate with parties and parades, as well as a time to honor St. Patrick, who brought the Catholic faith to Ireland. In my opinion, it is also a time t...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump talk
Dear Editor, In one word, yes. That is the simple answer Trump neglected to give when asked if he would disavow David Duke and the KKK. One thing Trump says is true. If he's elected president he wi...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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What AARP stands for
Dear Editor, Regarding Ralph Rivera's 02/25 letter "AARP Scam," Mr. Rivera is right. AARP's initials stand for “Always Avoid Retirees' Priorities.” Not only does this organization sell seniors usel...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second chance?
Dear Editor, I would not bet on MTA President Tom Prendergast's recent claim expressing confidence for a Second Avenue subway opening day in December 2016. Based upon previous history of delays, co...
Mar 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Backing Trump?
Dear Editor, After the current primary season, the NSA now has complete access to information regarding many domestic terrorists, Islamophobes and white supremacists. They're better known as Trump ...
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Phone-y excuse
Dear Editor, Recently, some of the leading tech companies have joined security experts, civil liberty activists and others who filed court papers in support of Apple in its fight with the FBI over ...
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RIP Nancy
Dear Editor, Nancy Reagan was a First Lady that set the standard. Nancy and Ronnie were married for 51 years, and here was a team of husband and wife who tried to make America great and I think the...
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Trouble with elections
Dear Editor, Whenever there is an election of any kind the result is almost always flawed, as people rarely vote for something without being influenced by their prejudices. For example, take the pr...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charging thoughts
Dear Editor, I read with interest your Article “CB5 debates Maspeth ambulance charging station (2/11/16).” For some time now, I have noticed ambulances parked in front of the Maspeth Library on Gra...
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New attack
Dear Editor, I'm appalled and find it greatly disturbing that the Obama administration has thought it fit to cut $90 million in federal funds to fight terrorism in New York City. NYC is the number ...
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Wrong to vote
Dear Editor Just when I thought political pandering couldn't get any lower, local leaders proved me wrong. The New York Post reported that new legislation is being pushed that would give illegal al...
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True Trump
Dear Editor, I do not believe Donald Trump is a hateful person, but I do not doubt that he will grab any endorsement to achieve the nomination. David Dukes needs no introduction, he is the wizard o...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Taliban new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is seen in an undated photograph, posted on a Taliban twitter feed and identified separately by several Taliban officials, who declined be named.By Jonathan Landay and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The selection of a hard-line cleric as the new Taliban chief on Wednesday all but dashes U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes for opening peace talks before he leaves office, one of his top foreign policy goals, current and former U.S. defense and intelligence officials said. The Taliban leadership council tapped Mullah Haybattulah Akhundzada, a conservative Islamic scholar from the group's stronghold in southern Afghanistan, to succeed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, four days after Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike. U.S. officials had called Mansour a major impediment to peace talks, and some had expressed hope his death would eliminate an obstacle to peace negotiations between the Taliban and the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.


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Akash Vukoti, 6, of San Angelo, Texas, tries to shorten the microphone before spelling his word during the preliminary round two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Vukoti is the youngest speller in this year competition. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The 284 kids competing in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee got their first opportunity to approach the microphone on Wednesday — and to hear the dreaded bell that signals an incorrect spelling. At the end of Wednesday's onstage rounds, the field was cut to 45 spellers for Thursday's finals.


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Orange County Sheriff's deputies take a protester into custody outside the Anaheim Convention Center where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A day after violent protesters outside a Donald Trump rally threw burning items at police and toppled barricades, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee railed against "Crooked Hillary" Clinton and leaders in his own party who haven't yet endorsed him in a boisterous but less heated rally Wednesday.


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