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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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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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Governor Cuomo, fund schools like mine
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Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferry a big part of citywide mass transit
Since taking the oath of office, Mayor Bill de Blasio has made two major transit announcements that are supposed to ease the burden on commuters. The first was the creation of a full citywide ferry...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get help with your taxes this year
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Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents deserve a property tax cap
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Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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No place for vulgarity at parade
Any mayor that's marched in the annual Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade has learned a lesson the hard the way: Rockaway can be pretty unwelcoming if you're not living up to their expectations. Thi...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is the offer on my home too high?
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Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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More transparency need at HPD
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Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can the Port Authority & MTA avoid the same mistake?
Opening the new Port Authority of New York and New Jersey World Trade Center PATH Station fifteen years after 9/11 is not a cause for celebration. No wonder they elected to forgo a ribbon-cutting c...
Mar 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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No excuse to skip pre-K
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Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't Allow Bad Retirement Advice
There is mischief afoot in Washington, D.C. If it’s not stopped, it could continue costing hard-working New Yorkers precious retirement savings. Two bills that have been introduced in the House wou...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for neighbors to step up again
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Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't Procrastinate on Social Security Benefits
After April 29 this year, you will no longer be able to "file and suspend" your Social Security benefits. As a result of the Bipartisn Budget Act of 2015, the oft-used strategy that allows one memb...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Streetcar just part of transit solution
In last week's State of the City address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that $2.5 billion would be set aside to create a Brooklyn-Queens waterfront streetcar. And yet, even after the investment, m...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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UFT president misguided in charters attack
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City-Subsidized Development Should Pay PRevailing Wage
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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.
2016-05-25 15:20:32 -0400

A heated national debate over access to bathrooms by transgender people is sweeping the United StatesEleven US states sued President Barack Obama's administration Wednesday to try to overturn federal guidelines demanding that public schools allow transgender students to access the bathroom of their choice. In a letter to public school districts and universities on May 13, the Justice and Education Departments laid out guidelines on creating a safe environment for transgender students, in accordance with existing laws on discrimination. In particular, the letter asks schools to allow transgender students access to bathrooms matching their gender identity -- rather than the sex on their birth certificate.


2016-05-25 15:16:40 -0400

Clarita Alia stands at her home while talking about her four sons which have died in execution-style killings in DavaoBy Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato DAVAO, Philippines (Reuters) - On May 14, five days after voters in the Philippines chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their next president, two masked gunmen cruised this southern city's suburbs on a motorbike, looking for their kill.     Gil Gabrillo, 47, a drug user, was returning from a cockfight when the gunmen approached. Then the motorbike roared off.     The murder made no headlines in Davao, where Duterte's loud approval for hundreds of execution-style killings of drug users and criminals over nearly two decades helped propel him to the highest office of a crime-weary land.     Human rights groups have documented at least 1,400 killings in Davao that they allege had been carried out by death squads since 1998.


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