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Seller Concession: What is it and How does it Work?
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 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 | 23 23 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 | 34 34 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 | 42 42 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 | 68 68 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 | 54 54 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 | 227 227 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 | 284 284 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 | 314 314 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 | 341 341 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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Improving the Q44
Dear Editor, Regarding your August 13th article on steps to improve Q44 bus service, another way to make that bus line faster and more efficient would be to restore the Q74 the MTA eliminated a few...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Right to bare?
Dear Editor, Doesn't it show you how crazy we've become when we are more concerned about baring breasts than we are about bearing arms? Sincerely, Stew Frimer Forest Hills
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Considering Iran
Dear Editor, What is right and what is wrong? Seemingly an easy question, but in reality is quite difficult. For the answer is too often predicated upon one’s ambitions and personal preferences. Th...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Social promotion
Dear Editor, The August 13th issue included a letter from John Amato decrying the practice of teachers in New York City passing students who have not shown the proficiency to earn a promotion or di...
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One library missing
Dear Editor, Regarding your August 6th article, "$14 million allocated to Queens libraries," while the Queens Public Library system has improved since the firing of Tom Galante, much more needs to ...
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Trump’s arrogance
As predicted, the Trumpster’s campaign is beginning to unravel due to his arrogant nature and nasty comments. The Donald will soon find himself alone on the stump as more responsible Republicans di...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad advice
Dear Editor, Please know how important it is to close the retirement advice loophole. It is costing some older Americans up to 25 percent of their retirement savings. Still, some in Congress are co...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Failing students
Dear Editor, The recent story regarding how students are being granted a diploma, but have been receiving non-passing grades is absolutely outrageous. Why are teachers pressured to pass students wh...
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Betrayed by Trump
Dear Editor, Donald Trump's remarks regarding Megyn Kelly were over the line. Donald Trump says what's on his mind when he feels he is attacked, but in politics he forgets he should hold his tongue...
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Fund the MTA
Dear Editor, It makes sense for MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast to ask New York City for additional financial assistance. The city passed a new $78.5 billion municipal budget that contained no signifi...
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What is pro-life?
Dear Editor: As a devout atheist, I am humbled by Benedictine nun Sister Joan Chittister's insight concerning abortion, as well as our Pope Francis' progressive, realistic views of individuals and ...
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Old-school GOP
Dear Editor, What do the following men have in common: President Eisenhower, President Nixon, President Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Godell, Bob Dole, Charles Percy, General Powell and even Ba...
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Hands off parkland
Dear Editor, On July 6, the Appellate Division Court ruled that part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park may not be used for a mall complex known as Willets West without state approval. This has been a...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The big Con (Ed)
Dear Editor, There are two things you can always count on. Summer comes every year and Con Ed is never prepared for it. Power outages during the recent heat wave prove that New Yorkers pay the high...
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Republican Empty Suits
Dear Editor, As the Republicans gear up for the debate this week, we still see the Trumpster ahead in the polls. It’s expected that he will bring his reality show loudmouth tactics to the debate, a...
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Employees stand next to a container ship at Ningbo port in NingboChina's imports grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in November, fueled by its strong thirst for commodities from coal to iron ore, while exports also rose unexpectedly, reflecting a pick-up in both domestic and global demand. The upbeat data adds to signs of a modest industrial recovery in the world's largest economies, even as China and other Asian exporters brace for a potential trade war once protectionist U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office. "The improvement reflects a strengthening in global demand, with recent business surveys suggesting that developed economies are on track to end the year on a strong note," Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Singapore-based Capital Economics, said in a note.


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FILE -- In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, a ball of fire rises following an air strike hits insurgents positions in eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, Syria. Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government and rebel sides. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad at least, there is comfort in the growing sense of imminent victory in the city. A rebel defeat in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and former commercial center, is likely to reverberate across the war-torn country, where opposition forces continue to hold out in smaller, more disconnected areas. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):


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Vietnamese-held Ladd Reef, in the Spratly Island group in the South China SeaBy Lincoln Feast and Greg Torode SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the latest move by the Communist state to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway. Activity visible on Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands could anger Hanoi's main South China Sea rival, Beijing, which claims sovereignty over the group and most of the resource-rich sea. Ladd Reef, on the south-western fringe of the Spratlys, is completely submerged at high tide but has a lighthouse and an outpost housing a small contingent of Vietnamese soldiers.


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