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What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 356 356 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...

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Where's the money?
Dear Editor, There is more to Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will increase rehabilitation for subway stations to a state of good repair by 10, o...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homegrown terror
Dear Editor, Is everyone aware of the terrorists that took over the buildings and property of the National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon? They call themselves "militia," but don't be fooled, they are t...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun nuts
Dear Editor, Have you been involuntarily committed to a mental institution, and now that you're out want to buy a firearm without going through a background check? Well, you can't. Unless you were ...
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Library to reopen
Dear Editor, The wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the most grease is an old adage that's still true. My constant nagging about the status of Kew Gardens Hills' long-closed Kew Gardens Hills libr...
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Bomb Disney?
Dear Editor, Thirty percent of Republican primary voters want the United States to bomb the city of Agrabah. There is just one problem: it's a fictional city from Aladdin. Sincerely, S.J. Frimer Fo...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Subway milestone
Dear Editor, January 9 marks the 109th anniversary of the subway system connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan. The original subway systems were constructed and managed by the private sector with no gove...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Permanent solution
Dear Editor, Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to house the homeless at Creedmoor has been unofficially been dropped. My wife and I live a few blocks from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Vill...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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RIP Mrs. Melody
Dear Editor, The New Year is sadly marked by the departure of Mrs. Melody, Natalie Cole, the "Unforgettable" Grammy-winning singer of the duet with her late father, Nat "King" Cole, and his legacy ...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go meatless in 2016
Dear Editor, Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life? Unfortunately, gun violence and traffic acci...
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Failing banks
Dear Editor, It seems that banks are becoming less and less personal when dealing with their customers. In my bank, there are never more than three tellers on duty and sometimes the lines are quite...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madcap motorists
Dear Editor, It seems that motorists are not cognizant of the things that are going on around them. When you come to a stop sign, you are supposed to come to a full stop before the crosswalk, not h...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ban pit bulls
Dear Editor: Having witnessed a pit bull kill another smaller dog when merely approached, and having read about some of the statistics, I am advising any apartment building owner or residential co-...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retirees vote
Dear Editor, With the upcoming 2016 presidential and congressional elections fast approaching, it is critical that federal candidates remember seniors and focus on our crucial issue of retirement e...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Balmy holidays
Dear Editor, With Christmas right around the corner, I've noticed the letters from global warming deniers have stopped appearing in the various newspapers. I guess they're too busy shoveling the in...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friend to farmers
Dear Editor, I am pleased to announce that New York Farm Bureau has named Assemblyman David Weprin to our annual "Circle of Friends" list. This legislative award is based upon his record of legisla...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are working to rescue seven cave explorers who've been trapped overnight in a cave in the Pyrenees.
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File photo of a USS Boxer LHD travelling at an offshore location in GoaBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway. Washington wants its regional allies and other Asian nations to take a more united stance against China over the South China Sea, where tensions have spiked in the wake of Beijing's construction of seven man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago. India and the United States have ramped up military ties in recent years, holding naval exercises in the Indian Ocean that last year involved the Japanese navy.


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People walk next to the closed Turkish border crossing with Syria in the outskirts of the town of Kilis, in southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Turkey must open its doors to the thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the United Nations demanded Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands of others could be soon cut off from humanitarian aid amid blistering Syrian and Russian airstrikes. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands (all times local):


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