blog roll
our featured bloggers
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 259 259 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that designating a driver reduces drunken driving accidents and saves lives. Designated Driver Statistics As time goes along, more and more people have gotten on board with the ...
If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, ...
The Difference that Jurisdiction Could Make in a High Profile Divorce Case
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo   Different states and different countries have laws that can significantly affect the outcome of a divorce. A prime example is a high profile case reported in the New York Post . ...
Equal Pay for Women Issues
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Long Island City, Queens & NYC Employment Defense Attorney From an employer’s standpoint, if you are following similar pay practices to other businesses, it may seem like safet...

more blogs

opinion
Why I Became an EMT...and Then Left
This January, as my 48th birthday approached, I began training at the FDNY EMT academy in Fort Totten in Queens. I’d been working as a filmmaker, real estate agent and bartender and wanted to do so...
Mar 23, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Use muni lot for Flushing bus terminal
Op-Ed
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Governor Cuomo, fund schools like mine
Op-Ed
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Get help with your taxes this year
EXPERT ADVICE
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Residents deserve a property tax cap
Op-Ed
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Is the offer on my home too high?
EXPERT ADVICE
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
More transparency need at HPD
IN OUR OPINION
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
No excuse to skip pre-K
IN OUR OPINION
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Time for neighbors to step up again
IN OUR OPINION
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
Russia on Wednesday flatly dismissed a report from international prosecutors which concluded that Malaysian airliner MH17 had been downed by a Russian-made missile launched from a Ukrainian village held by pro-Russian rebels in 2014. In a strongly-worded statement, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the Dutch-led investigation's findings were biased and politically-motivated. "To arbitrarily designate a guilty party and dream up the desired results has become the norm for our Western colleagues," said Zakharova.
2016-09-28 10:31:47 -0400

FILE - In this April 11, 2007, file photo, former "Friends" castmates Jennifer Aniston, left, and Courteney Cox pose together at the premiere of "The Tripper" in Los Angeles. When asked about Aniston and Pitt and Jolie’s divorce Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, Entertainment Tonight reports Cox told reporters, “I feel like we’re exacerbating it by even talking about it,” adding “it’s not about her.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Courteney Cox wants people to leave the name of her close friend and former "Friends" cast mate Jennifer Aniston out of any discussion about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce.


2016-09-28 10:29:36 -0400
By Angus McDowall ARSAL, Lebanon (Reuters) - From a sandbagged army post near the border with Syria, Lebanese soldiers gaze through tripod-mounted binoculars into hills where jihadist militants are entrenched, a forgotten front in Syria's civil war that has led to bombings inside Lebanon. There is frequent fighting between the army and around 1,000-1,200 militants dug into the hills around Arsal in a large pocket of territory straddling the border, Lebanese General Youssef al-Dik said. The Sunni militants are members of Islamic State and the former Nusra Front, groups fighting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
2016-09-28 10:27:34 -0400