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8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 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 | 106 106 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 | 134 134 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 | 167 167 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 | 160 160 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 | 232 232 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 | 259 259 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 | 252 252 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 | 229 229 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 | 236 236 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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Lochte mess
Dear Editor, The Olympic Committee should immediately revoke medals won by swimmers Ryan Lochte and his three teammates for the abysmal conduct they exhibited in Rio de Janeiro. Not only did they l...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jumping ship
Dear Editor, Fifty former top Republican national security officials have signed an open letter in The New York Times opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, warning that he would be "the most reckless ...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unify the unions
Dear Editor, Police must clarify their communications in the post-Bratton era by consolidating their unions to reach us with a single voice, not five. New York's Finest are represented by separate ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Develop Briarwood
Dear Editor, It was certainly exhilarating to hear of the landlord's sale of the property at Flagship restaurant in Briarwood for demolition and construction of new residential co-ops and commercia...
Aug 17, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong on Trump?
Dear Editor, John Amato has written many wonderful letters, and most of them have been right on track. But last week he went off the rails by endorsing Donald Trump. But maybe I'm wrong? Yes, Trump...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hats off to A-Rod
Dear Editor, Alex Rodriguez, who played for the New York Yankees for 12 years, was a true professional athlete who gave his very best to the team. Even though he was beset by the steroid scandal an...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The worst?
Dear Editor, Former vice president Dick Cheney said “Obama is the worst president in my lifetime.” His asinine remark places him on the wrong side of history. As Barack Obama approaches the end of ...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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USA! USA! USA!
Dear Editor, Our American athletes have shown their true mettle in the Summer Olympics. There have been losers and winners, but many showed their love of the sport. Examples like gymnasts Simone Bi...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winners & losers
Dear Editor, An international corporation opens a hotel in a local community, and the local government is cooperative in this endeavor with permits, tax breaks, etc. If it doesn't work out, the cor...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Libertarian
Dear Editor, If there is anyone out there as angry as I am about the options for presidential candidates that our two-party system has given us this year, hold on, there is another option. Gary Joh...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Key Fraud
Dear Editor, I would like to warn shoppers of a number of issues at the Key Food franchise at 138-37 Queens Boulevard off 86th Avenue in Briarwood. First, the majority of the employees are either u...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changing of guard
Dear Editor, The announcement that NYPC Commissioner Bill Bratton will be stepping down at the end of the month was surprising. Originally he said that he would remain until 2017. He has had a long...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton treatment
Dear Editor, Regarding Edward Riechs' July 21st letter on the "unfair treatment" of Chelsea Clinton, Bill Clinton didn't lie to grand jury about his affair with a White House intern. He perjured hi...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slice of Piazza
Dear Editor, I would like to offer congratulations to Mike Piazza for the enormous achievement of making the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Piazza went in as a Met, which honors all of us Me...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whole lotta Clinton
Dear Editor, Bill Clinton was president for eight years. If Hillary Clinton wins the upcoming election, she will take office on January 21, 2017. If she serves for eight years it's possible that Ch...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

The logo of Royal Bank of Scotland is seen at office building in ZurichBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $1.1 billion to resolve claims that it sold toxic mortgage-backed securities to credit unions that later failed, the U.S. National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said. The resolution comes as RBS prepares to settle a number of U.S. cases where it is accused of mis-selling mortgage-backed bonds and brings the U.S. regulator's recoveries against various banks to $4.3 billion over their sales of such securities before the 2008 financial crisis. NCUA Board Chairman Rick Metsger said the regulator plans to continue "to pursue recoveries against financial firms that we maintain contributed to the corporate crisis." This case is included in the around $5 billion RBS has set aside to settle historic misconduct charges, including a long-running investigation by the Department of Justice, but some analysts estimate the total claims will be much larger.


2016-09-28 03:43:49 -0400
Gunmen killed a Somali radio journalist in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, an official told Reuters. Killings of journalists in Somalia are not uncommon and are mostly blamed on al Shabaab, the Islamist militant group fighting to topple the country's Western backed government and rule the country according to sharia law. "Unidentified men armed with pistols killed our colleague this evening," Radio Shabelle's station manager, Abukar Sheikh, told Reuters by phone about Abdiasis Ali Haji.
2016-09-28 03:37:11 -0400

Young musicians from the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, and their music director Favio Chavez (C), pose for a photo in Los Angeles, on September 21, 2016Festering alongside mountains of stinking trash under the sweltering South American sun, Cateura is a long way from the conservatories of Prague or Vienna. Orchestra members, impoverished children from Cateura, play violins fashioned from oven trays and guitars made from dessert dishes.


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