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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 63 63 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?
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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 | 71 71 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 | 116 116 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 | 127 127 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 | 224 224 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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Set Goals in 2016
We hear the same message a lot this time of year. Put the past behind. Look to the future. Let bygones be bygones. Make a new commitment. Claim the new you in the New Year. We determine to lose wei...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo's directive good for homeless in long run
In what's sure to be another tiresome battle between arguably the two most powerful political people in New York State, Mayor Bill de Blasio is off base in opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo's bla...
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City Council Wrong to Support Willets Mall
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Treating America's Pain Crisis
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Be sure to donate any unused coats this winter
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Street Co-Naming Falls Short as Recognition
About two months ago, I attended a ceremony to honor the Matinecock people. A small sign reading “Matinecock Way” was placed on the corner of Northern Boulevard and Marathon Parkway in Little Neck ...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medicinal Marijuana Not a Magic Bullet
Is marijuana the Holy Grail for pain medication? You might think so by reading the popular press. An ideal drug therapy is one that is highly effective for a multitude of pain disorders and has low...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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A New Year and a New Beginning
The New Year is a time of resolutions. It's a time when people commit to making a change in their life. Losing weight, changing jobs, saving money, making money, a new relationship, getting in shap...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Needs More Input in Shutting Down Problem Clubs
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$15 Will Lift Homecare Workers Out of Poverty
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Make this year's holidays more meaningful
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This Holiday Season, Military Families Need Support
Most troops have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fewer than 10,000 U.S. soldiers remain in Afghanistan, down from a peak of more than 100,000 in June 2011. Only about 3,000 rem...
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Clear terminal project for takeoff
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Safety of our kids not up for debate
Early this week, the City Council overwhelming voted to pass a law that would allocate $20 million in public funding to pay for security guards in private schools. While opponents may express conce...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make voice heard on mayor's zoning proposals
The Department of City Planning will be holding a public hearing on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s two proposals to increase the number of affordable housing and senior housing units in our city. The propo...
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This undated photo shows Pfc James B. Johnson in his U.S. Marine Corps uniform. The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Johnson's remains, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Pfc Johnson, 19, of Poughkeepsie, NY, died sometime on the first day of battle on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll in an attempt to secure the island from the Japanese, Nov. 20, 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When Jim Johnson's quest to find out more about his namesake uncle killed in World War II led him to Mark Noah, the two men discovered they lived on the same island in the Florida Keys and even frequented the same bar.


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In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo, a framed photo of Mandy Pifer with boyfriend Shannon Johnson is seen as Pifer pats her cat in her apartment in Los Angeles. Nearly six months ago, Johnson was one of the 14 people killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. She was a couples therapist who also volunteered with the mayor's crisis response team but hadn't returned since the shootings. Now she is returning to her work, intent on paying forward the support she’s received. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mandy Pifer drove to the Los Angeles Police Department last week and prepared to face a fresh wave of grief.


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A fire at a massive military ammunition depot in Nagpur has killed at least 17 people and injured 19 moreA fire at one of India's largest military ammunition depots Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured scores more, officials said, as footage showed flames lighting up the night sky. The blaze broke out overnight at the high security depot stockpiling tonnes of weapons and ammunition near the city of Nagpur in central India. Nineteen are injured but are out of danger," Smita Patil, superintendent of Wardha district police, told AFP by phone from the scene.


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