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This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 26 26 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 | 26 26 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 | 28 28 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 | 15 15 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...
Prevent Boating Tragedy – A Guide to Safe Boating on Long Island
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer Cool ocean breezes on a hot summer day and the freedom of an open sea make boating a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a lifestyle fo...
HemClear: An Alternative Hemorrhoid Treatment
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen blood vessels and veins around the anus that can cause severe discomfort to sufferers. They can be internal, located inside the anus, or external, meaning that you’...
Can I File Suit against My Employer if I Am Injured at Work?
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers A question we frequently get from prospective clients has to do with whether or not an employer can be sued in court for a pe...
New York City Affirms Rights to Use Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Stephen Hans & Associates Media outlets across the country are addressing controversial laws passed recently in certain states that prohibit transgender individuals from using bathrooms cons...
Can a Party in a Divorce Case Sue a Judge?
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Suing a judge occurs rarely, but does happen. In 2015, the judge presiding over a NY divorce case sanctioned an attorney who represented himself in the divorce case. Recently, the attorney filed a ...

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Is borough president the coolest job in the city?
In an article in Crain’s last week, some of the candidates for Queens borough president spoke about how they would like to sell Queens as a “cool” place, much the way Brooklyn has positioned itself...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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A rap, a rap, a rappity-rap-rap!
Here’s that rap that Marty Mark dropped at the renaming of a playground for Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys. It’s based pretty heavily on the group’s “An Open Letter to NYC”: Brownstones, wate...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vallone sits in with the band
Apparently the oft-mocked post of borough president is now the job that all of the cool kids want, and if that is the only criteria for taking the job, we're not sure how much cooler it gets than h...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boobirds come out for Bloomberg
We guess Mayor Michael Bloomberg tired himself out marching in the Rockaways St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday. How else to explain why he didn't march in the St. Pat's for All Parade in Sunnysi...
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political odds & ends from last week
• He's not even running for mayor, but that didn't stop New York State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long from throwing a little praise Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr.'s way last week. Long met...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mittman campaign not quite wrapped up
It was a Quixotic undertaking from the very beginning, but Robert Mittman probably never thought his bid for Congress last year would have lingering effects. Mittman surprised everyone when he came...
Feb 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens GOP rift could lead to BOE shake-up
It looks like the long-running rift in the Queens County Republican Party is starting to have implications citywide, most notably down at the Board of Elections. For those of you not familiar with ...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vallone in unfamiliar territory
Talk about taking it straight to your opponent's backyard. Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. is on a quest to become the next borough president of Queens, and has been the hardest-working man (or woman...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's all about the race at State of the Boro
We here at Pol Position know it would be downright rude for candidates to talk about their campaigns for Queens borough president just one week after Helen Marshall's final State of the Borough add...
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Divine Miss M(oney)
Now that the election season is in full swing, it's time for the candidates to open their hand and hope that you'll open your wallet and fork over some of your hard-earned cash to help fund their d...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday season bleeds into campaign season
With the holidays finally behind us – we know we can’t possibly stomach another one of our signature Night Train Express eggnog concoctions - the campaign season is officially underway. And a coupl...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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And then there were...well, there's a lot!
Queens beep race getting crowded
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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The current fighting indicates Turkey is entering into a new and more dangerous phase in Syria four days into operation "Euphrates Shield" against Islamic State (IS) jihadists and Syrian Kurdish militiaTurkey said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented four day campaign inside Syria, blaming Kurdish militia in an increasingly combustible contest for control in the border region. The Turkish army on Wednesday launched the two-pronged cross border offensive against Islamic State (IS) jihadists but also Syrian Kurdish militia detested by Ankara, sending in dozens of tanks and hundreds of troops. Tensions between Ankara and the Kurdish militia flared Saturday, with clashes taking place eight kilometres (five miles) south of the town of Jarabulus, the border town recaptured from IS this week by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, a monitoring group and Kurdish sources said.


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Leidi, a member of the 51st Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), poses for a picture at a camp in Cordillera OrientalColombia's main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces, said in a statement on Saturday they will hold their final conference on Sept. 13-19 to ratify a peace accord with the government. The deal between the leaders of the leftist guerilla group, referred to as FARC, and the government was announced Wednesday in Havana, after almost four years of talks. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has sent the text of the accord to Congress, where legislators have 30 days to go over it before a national referendum on Oct. 2.


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Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba votes during the presidential election in Libreville, GabonBy Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon voted on Saturday amid discontent over its failure to raise living standards despite oil wealth, in a poll posing the biggest challenge yet to President Ali Bongo, whose family has run the central African nation for half a century. With state machinery and entrenched patronage networks behind him, Bongo, 57, is likely to be returned, seven years after winning his first election following the death of his father Omar, who ruled for 42 years. Bongo faced nine other candidates - compared with 22 in the last poll - but his main rival was veteran diplomat Jean Ping.


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