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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 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 | 237 237 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 | 214 214 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 | 221 221 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...

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Pot for PTSD
Dear Editor, It is a travesty that New York State does not allow PTSD patients legal access to medical cannabis. How many more suicides and cases of wrongful arrest must continue to occur before th...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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World in flux
Dear Editor: The incoming administration will confront possible world-wide conflicts that will stretch America’s abilities to respond and may well change the balance of power. Eventually North Kore...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bravo ConEd
Dear Editor, Thank you to Con Edison and their workers for the power during the most brutal summer we've had in year. Sincerely, Joe Licari Mapseth
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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'C' no evil
Dear Editor, The FBI recently released a report on its investigation and interview with Hillary Clinton over the use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. According to the rep...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do as I say...
Dear Editor, Do as I say, not as I do, applies to Councilman Ben Kallos of Manhattan. He is proposing legislation dealing with political patronage at the Board of Elections. It would require online...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A true saint
Dear Editor, Mother Teresa was sainted due to her tireless dedication and courageous spirit caring for the children and the poor. Mother Teresa helped India's destitute for more than 50 years and w...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Improve the pool
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement of his Anchor Park Initiative is welcome news to all New Yorkers, and especially residents of Astoria. We are pleased that funds will be allocated t...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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So long, King Yum
Dear Editor, One of the most colorful and excellent restaurants in Fresh Meadows, King Yum, closed its doors on September 6 after 63 years in the community. The food and staff were always top notch...
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Abolish J'Ouvert
Dear Editor, Cops caught heat for calling the West Indian Day Parade "a scheduled riot" last year. But the event preceding it, J'Ouvert, is a sanctioned slaughter that must be abolished. Despite be...
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Support caregivers
Dear Editor, Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills that take important strides toward supporting both paid caregivers and unpaid family caregivers in an aging New York City. Tha...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty to lose
Dear Editor, Donald Trump has now proclaimed himself the only person who can save African-American families. But when he first began his real estate career, he was sued by the Justice Department fo...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the GOP?
Dear Editor, In my opinion, there is an urgency facing this nation with Donald Trump being the nominee for the Republican Party. I am dismayed that certain Republican leaders have not stepped up to...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Penner wrong
Dear Editor, Larry Penner equated "political points" with basic civil rights (“Hello Chick-fil-A” – August 25). Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy admitted that he was “guilty as charged” of opposing ...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Play a role
Dear Editor, As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources. Too often we hear about dreams extinguished by...
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Sack Colin
Dear Editor, While everyone is entitled to feel the way they want about issues in our country, respect for its national anthem should always be shown. Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand durin...
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Miami Marlins players wearing a jersey in honor of pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) gather around the pitching mound before a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Miami. Fernandez died in a boating accident Sunday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — In tribute to Jose Fernandez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Monday's mournful game.


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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in HempsteadBy John Whitesides and Steve Holland HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday during a heated presidential debate that could reshape the 2016 campaign for the White House. Trump, a real estate tycoon making his first run for public office, said Clinton's long years of service represented "bad experience" with few results and suggested her disavowal of a trade deal with Asian countries was insincere. For Trump, 70, the debate was a chance to appear disciplined.


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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talk during their meeting in CartagenaBy Patricia Zengerle CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the first formal encounter between the two since Kerry became the top U.S. diplomat. "(Kerry) spoke of our concern about the economic and political challenges that have affected millions of Venezuelans, and he urged President Maduro to work constructively with opposition leaders to address these challenges," said State Department Spokesman John Kirby. Kerry and Maduro also agreed to continue bilateral discussions that began in recent months, Kirby said.


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