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Just Sold Beautiful Co-op in Glen Oaks, New York
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Shameer Fazal and his team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II are pleased to announce the sale of a beautiful Co-op located at 255-21 75 th Ave in Glen Oaks, NY 11004. This lovely Co-op featured...
Payroll Services: Smaller Companies & The Advantages Of Outsourcing
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
While the payroll job may seem like a delicate matter to be delegated to people outside of the company, there are actually many advantages and benefits to outsourcing the payroll services. Smaller ...
Bookkeeping Services: Small NYC Companies Can Outsource
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Outsourcing is one of the most strategic decisions that a company can make. There are various advantages to outsourcing. However, each advantage is paired with a disadvantage. In terms of outsourci...
Are Your Wages Equal for Men and Women?
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Employment Defense Attorney , Employment Discrimination , Wage and Hour Queens & New York City Employment Defense Attorneys Situations arise where an employee leaves and you must...
17 Fun Facts about East Elmhurst NY
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Owner of Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. East Elmhurst NY is a wonderful and unique neighborhood in Queens county NYC. We sell a lot of homes here so we ge...
Clouds for Breakfast: Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Recipient
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
 With a delightful language, directed at the younger children, Laura Eisen presents a simple but endearing story, which will certainly be appreciated both by children and their parents.   The initi...
18 Fun Facts about Astoria Ditmars
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Live in the area? Join our local Facebook group to stay in touch with what’s happening in the neighborhood...
What You Should Know About Weighing Age and Ability When Hiring
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Author Stephen D. Hans    age discrimination , Employment Defense Attorney   As an employer or company owner, do you ask questions like this when interviewing a job candidate? Are you planning on r...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: OCTOBER 2015
Oct 27, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Report: October 2015 The pace of existing home sales rose in September, but remains slightly below the pace from the same month last year. Demand for existing homes appear...
New Non-Tipping Policy – Legal Considerations
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans   Danny Meyer, the owner of Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City, has 12 restaurants across Manhattan and a total of 1,800 employees. According to ABC News, he will so...

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F up or F down?
Dear Editor: It is hard to discern in Mr. Manago's April 16th letter "Briarwood Blues in F" if he is for or against an MTA decision to change the name of the F line and evening E subway station fro...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clear choice
Dear Editor: There are some people who don't support Hillary Clinton for numerous "reasons." I personally hope Elizabeth Warren runs. However, there is one thing that will make me vote for Hillary ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solar shining bright
Dear Editor: We already think of cities as centers of business, fashion, and the arts. Now, thanks to a nationwide solar energy boom, cities are increasingly becoming centers for clean energy produ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it!
Dear Editor: National Pot Day on April 20 made sense. Consumption of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is part of mainstream America, transcending generations. Creative entrepreneurs ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sustainable eating
Dear Editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sust...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Briarwood Blues in F
Dear Editor: I am just so elated about the news of the name change of the F line subway station from “Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd.” to simply “Briarwood” that I will consider penning a tune, “Briarwood...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support equal pay for women
Dear Editor: Elected officials across New York State - and the country – are declaring April 14 as Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 when the wages paid to American women catch up to the wages paid to...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civic loss
Dear Editor: A good friend of our community passed away recently. Maryalice Broussard lived in Auburndale for decades and was vice president of the Auburndale Improvement Association. She was very ...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul the real choice
Dear Editor: Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is the best GOP candidate for president. He polls first with under 30, first time and independent voters. All three are critical in building a win...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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No 'fare'
Dear Editor: To re-phrase an old adage, whatever goes up must rise even higher. The MTA's new fare & toll hikes are a perfect example.We keep paying more and getting less, but how much of our money...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Fare' share
Dear Editor: "Time for state, not riders, to pay" (In Our Opinion - March 26) is partially correct concerning finding the money to make things happen. It is a four-way dance between riders, city, s...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need more cops
Dear Editor: Police Commissioner Bill Bratton denies the fact he had an argument with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris over hiring more police officers in the upcoming city budget. In my opinion it doe...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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You did it!
Dear Editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have agreed on a budget for fiscal year 2016. Thanks to your support, overall funding to libraries across New York State has increased! ...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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No 'Silver' lining
Dear Editor: Elected officials are usually never shy around a camera or microphone. There are good reasons why yesterday's loyal friends of former Speaker Sheldon Silver overnight morphed into long...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seize the energy
Dear Editor: With the start of the new season, sunny skies are ahead of us. Spring is all about renewal and regrowth. We should start spring by renewing our commitment to solar energy and growing t...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015 file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby (79) and middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (52) tackle Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. They are a couple of oft-repeated refrains in this latest mediocre season for the Washington Redskins: Why can't the team's offense run the ball? Why can't its defense seem to stop folks? (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)LONDON (AP) — The Washington Redskins could become the first NFL team to play two games in London in one season — in consecutive weeks, no less.

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Activists Protest Against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Refusal Of Syrian RefugeesWASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.

2015-11-25 19:54:19 -0500

Demonstrators hold signs bearing the name of Laquan McDonald during protests in ChicagoBy Joseph Ax and Tom Polansek NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The murder case against a white Chicago police officer for killing a black teenager may turn on whether the officer can show that he feared for his life and that firing 16 times was reasonable under the circumstances, criminal defense experts said.     Officer Jason Van Dyke is accused of shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald just six seconds after emerging from his patrol car on a street on the southwest side of Chicago on Oct. 20, 2014, emptying his gun’s clip. Given the nature of the video, Van Dyke may opt for a non-jury trial before a judge who might be less susceptible to an emotional reaction.     While prosecutors in Cook County chose to charge Van Dyke with first-degree murder, Illinois law allows such defendants to be convicted of the lesser charge of second-degree murder.  Under state law, a defendant has committed first-degree murder if he or she acted with intent to kill or do great bodily harm and had no lawful justification.

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