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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 19 19 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 | 22 22 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 | 50 50 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 | 58 58 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 | 103 103 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 | 114 114 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 | 211 211 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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Cut Red Tape, Help Small Businesses Grow
Small businesses are the backbone of our city’s economy. They bring life to neighborhoods and provide jobs. I believe government should be a partner, not an obstacle, to small business owners and e...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is rufus King worthy of a statue?
In the heart of Jamaica within King Park lies the remains of a gentleman’s farm and the restored and preserved grand home of Rufus King. A framer of the U.S. Constitution, Rufus King was an early U...
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Time to 'open' New York's primaries
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Time to change the culture in Albany
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Cultural groups a bridge for city diverse populations
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ObamaCare - The Factors that Drive Premiums
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Speed cameras annoying, but they save lives
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Renting vs. Selling
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Independents Deserve the Right to Vote in Primary
We want to vote for Senator Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary taking place in New York on April 19, but we cannot. New York State election laws violate our voting rights by not allowing us...
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Proposed Oil Tax Would Cripple Economy
Americans today are relieved to be paying less than $2 for a gallon of gas. President Obama, though, thinks that's just not enough. In his recent budget request to Congress, the president proposed ...
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Tests a bad way to measure student succes
Tests wrong way to gauge school success Across New York City, third-grade children are taking assessment tests that have caused a great deal of anxiety for students, teachers, administrators, paren...
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Participate in pure democracy this weekend
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City Council amendments make mayor's zoning plan better
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Nonsense at the Exit Polls
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Health coaching at home
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Russia is embroiled in an immense doping scandal which could prevent its track and field athletes from competing in the Rio OlympicsRussia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Saturday that eight of its athletes in the 2012 London Olympics were positive for doping following new tests of their samples given during the Games. "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially informed the Russian Olympic Committee that the results of new samples taken during the London Olympic Games have returned positive results for eight Russian athletes in three disciplines," the ROC said in a statement after the IOC on Friday reported 23 new doping failures from retests on 265 samples from London. Russia this week confirmed that 14 of their athletes were found to be positive in the 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting.


2016-05-28 12:32:41 -0400

Serena Williams of the U.S. returns in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Kristina Mladenovic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — In her seven previous matches with Ana Ivanovic, Elina Svitolina had only managed to win a set.


2016-05-28 12:23:30 -0400

Despite plans before the operation for safe corridors, few civilians have managed to flee the Fallujah battle in recent daysIraq's elite forces deployed around Fallujah on Saturday, marking a new phase in efforts to retake the jihadist bastion, as concern grew for trapped civilians there and in Syria. After almost a week of shaping operations around Fallujah, the arrival of the counter-terrorism service (CTS) signalled that an assault on the Islamic State group inside the city proper may be imminent. The deployment of Iraq's best-trained and most battle-tested fighting unit came as US-backed forces pressed simultaneous offensives against IS in both Iraq and Syria.


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