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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 12 12 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 | 95 95 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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Open letter to Albany
Dear Editor: In regard to Mayor Bill de Blasio's state-funded pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs, it should be pointed out that the existing research studies on the performance outcomes thereof are ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need to enforce deed restrictions
Dear Editor: State Senator Tony Avella will be introducing legislation that would allow neighborhood and other civic organizations, as well as individual homeowners, to register restrictive covenan...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our bad (we think?)
Dear Editor: As a Christian, veteran, white male and NRA member, I object to you using racist and anti-Christian propaganda in your December 26th issues by portraying a “white Santa” and Fox News i...
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Protect the owls
Dear Editor: The latest story regarding adding the snowy owl to the list of birds to be killed around our airports is nothing short of barbaric. Yes, it is very important for passengers to be safe ...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farina a good hire
Dear Editor: Which is the greater number: the total count of stars in the solar system, the sum of grains of sand on all Atlantic beaches, the dollar deficit of the U.S. economy, or the tally of us...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comrie's reward
Dear Editor: Just as I predicted in a letter to the editor prior to the September Democratic Primary for Queens borough president: to the victor goes the spoils. I said "Don't be surprised when con...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonstop giving
Dear Editor: Christmas is gone, but not the giving to the many still in need. Our food pantries are in need all year long. And let's not forget our blood banks, which are in desperate need of donat...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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RIP Stan Brooks
Dear Editor: News of the death of 1010 WINS senior news correspondent Stan Brooks was very sad to hear. He was in the field of news reporting for nearly 60 years,and he was a true professional and ...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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No peace in 2014
Dear Editor: The end of 2013 does not promise national security for the U.S. or the world. China is flexing its growing economic and military prowess while continuing to poison the air its citizen’...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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In response
Dear Editor: My letters seem to have perturbed and provoked some readers into a mean spirited frenzy of ad hominum attacks. Some writers, in their effusive expressions of compassion for the poor an...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong choice
Dear Editor: Expectedly (in view of his Marxist ideology), mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is lobbying the City Council to elect liberal East Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito as council speaker...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong choice II
Dear Editor: As a Vietnam-era veteran who has been a resident of Queens for 36 years, and prior to that was born and raised in the Bronx, I can't believe the City Council would choose Melissa Mark-...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ban fraternities
Dear Editor: The hazing ordeal that killed a 19-year-old Baruch College freshman raises an alarm. A CUNY spokesman said "We have zero tolerance for hazing." Really? Than why does CUNY tolerate the ...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the 12 years
Dear Editor: Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming to the end of his term in office. He has served 12 years and his administration has had many ups and downs. But one thing is certain, he truly loved t...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support small biz
Dear Editor: "A bit of good news for small business" (In Our Opinion - December 12) should be continued the other 364 days a year beyond our Annual National Small Business Day held on the Saturday ...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access in Durham, North CarolinaThe lawsuit accused the federal government of overstepping its constitutional powers by taking actions that should be left to Congress or individual states. Amid a national debate on transgender rights, President Barack Obama's administration on May 13 told U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice, upsetting Republicans and raising the likelihood of fights over federal funding and legal authority.


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Iraqi pro-government fighters hold position in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, on May 24, 2016The operations to the north of IS's de facto Syrian capital Raqa and near the jihadist-held Iraqi city of Fallujah are adding to pressure on the extremist group, which has seen territory under its control shrink in recent months. The US-led coalition that launched air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq in mid-2014 is providing air support on both fronts, as efforts intensify to dismantle the group's self-styled Islamic "caliphate" straddling the Syrian-Iraqi border. Since the start of the Fallujah offensive was announced on Monday, Iraqi troops backed by pro-government militias have been advancing toward the city from surrounding areas.


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Reports of Israel's new right-wing governing coalition raise "legitimate questions" about the direction of Israeli policy but the United States will judge the new government based on its actions, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. "We have also seen reports from Israel describing it as the most right-wing coalition in Israel's history and we also know that many of its ministers have said they oppose a two-state solution," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
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