blog roll
our featured bloggers
EEOC Files Its First of Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
New York employers should take note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed and settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit. In April 2015, the EEOC brought the suit ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: APRIL 2015
Apr 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update Homes sales increased in March while inventory levels remained tight. Inventory typically reaches its low point during the winter months, but the current...
Food for Thought
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir  Please think twice before you dest...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop fo...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at the Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY 11105
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Astoria Coop for Sale. Offered ...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside, NY 11360
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered ...
What Is Parental Alienation and How Can It Affect Custody?
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , Parential Alienation Parental alienation syndrome is a psychological term that means one parent is turning the children against the other paren...
A Legal Perspective for a Recent Tragic New York Accident
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , On April 1, 2015, a tragic car accident occurred in the Bronx on a snowy Grand Concourse service road. A cab driver, suffering from a sei...
The Launch of Stephen D. Hans & Associates’ New Website
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Stephen D. Hans & Associates, P.C. wants to welcome you to the launch of our new employment litigation website.  We hope you can easily find the information you are searchin...
STARS Act of 2015 Addresses ACA Confusion over Season Employee/Season Worker
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The restaurant industry and other fields of work, such as farming, often have seasonal workers that pick up heavier work loads during more productive times of the year. The ...

more blogs

pol position
Vallone announces bid for Queens borough president
Well, it’s official. At the annual holiday party hosted by Vallone & Vallone law firm, Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. announced that he would be running for Queens borough president, ending months o...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Squadron considering public advocate run
With the presidential election and a few exciting local races behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to next year’s citywide races, which are sure to feature some big names in New York City pol...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
And then there were...well, there's a lot!
Queens beep race getting crowded
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
PR machine has a break down
Borough President Helen Marshall just can’t catch a break. Over the summer, there were a lot of news reports critical of Marshall’s presence in the borough and her overall job performance. One part...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A little self-congratulatory back patting
Okay The Parkside Group we get it, you win big! With another election in the books, we received a standard email from political consultants The Parkside Group touting their clients’ big victories o...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Nothing Personal
Hey, don’t take it personally, bro. After running a spirited campaign against State Senator Joseph Addabbo, in his concession speech Councilman Eric Ulrich said that it was nothing personal against...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sandy adds twist to local race
As if voting in New York City isn’t already a mess on a normal election day – not withstanding when there is a presidential election – Hurricane Sandy is making things downright ridiculous. First, ...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Inside the C-Stats
Another source of controversy in the race between Meng and Halloran is something that Halloran has been bringing up on the campaign trail and in debates over the past month: CouncilStat, or C-Stat ...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Two polls, two different positions
We’re sure that right now you’re a lot more focused on cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, but don’t forget that there’s a pretty big election less than one week away. Voters will go to the polls on...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Halloran gets an endorsement of his own
Last week, we told you how Councilman Dan Halloran lashed out at mayor Michael Bloomberg for endorsing Assemblywoman Grace Meng in their race to replace Gary Ackerman in Congress. The mayor’s endor...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Who needs your endorsement anyway?
While all of you are probably all wrapped up in the national debates between Romney and Obama and Biden and Ryan surrounding this year’s presidential election, you might be overlooking some races h...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn Pols Compare Patties
You could call it Iron Chef Brooklyn. For as much as we can tell, Councilman Brad Lander and State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose districts overlap in Brooklyn, are on friendly working terms when i...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pol Position's primary wrap
Well, the primary election is finally in the books, and we hope you all made it out to vote on Thursday. That’s right, we said Thursday. As if this year wasn’t crazy enough with elections, what wit...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Has the fallout begun?
A candidate in the crowded Democratic Primary to replace Grace Meng in the Assembly recently stopped by our offices and told us something interesting. The candidate said that it was getting harder ...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Don’t talk about Bob Dole like that!
By the time you finally get around to reading this, it’s likely that the Democratic and Republican primaries will have already come to an end. This was a lively roster of candidates and races this ...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Two cars burn in the middle of an intersection at New Shiloh Baptist Church on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, MarylandThe rioting in Baltimore is a punch in the gut for a major American city struggling to overcome a history of drugs, crime, police brutality, poverty, population decline and economic hard times. Bustling bars and trendy shops fill the shiny redeveloped Inner Harbor district, and the hipster-friendly Hampden neighborhood reflects Baltimore's keen embrace of quirkiness. Benches at bus stops declare Baltimore to be "The Greatest City in America." Others like to call it "Charm City," a nickname dreamed up by advertising executives in the 1970s in the midst -- rather incongruously -- of a garbage strike. Opportunity can be as hard to find as a well-stocked grocery store, and everyone has a personal tale of police harassment.


2015-04-28 14:21:48 -0400

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonBy Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - The older brother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev changed from a roisterous boxer known for flashy outfits into someone with a bushy beard and drab clothes and obsessed by Islam, following a trip to Russia in 2012, witnesses said on Tuesday. The testimony before a federal jury in Boston comes as lawyers for Tsarnaev build their argument that the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen was a pawn in his now-dead brother's scheme to bomb the race on April 15, 2013, and should be sentenced to life in prison, not death. Tsarnaev was convicted this month of killing three people and injuring 264 in the bombing, and shooting dead a police officer three days later alongside the older brother, Tamerlan, a 2009 New England boxing champion. Rogerio Franca, who lived near the Tsarnaevs in Cambridge, Massachusetts, told jurors Tamerlan was a partier before his trip to Russia, but transformed into someone more closely resembling a devout Muslim when he returned.


2015-04-28 14:15:41 -0400

Supporters of same-sex marriages cheer outside the US Supreme Court on April 28, 2014 in Washington, DCThe US Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday on whether gay couples have a constitutional right to wed -- as it weighs a decision that could see same-sex marriage recognized nationwide. Supported by the Obama administration, the 16 plaintiffs want their marriages to be recognised as constitutionally protected in all US states.


2015-04-28 14:13:48 -0400