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What Does It Mean to Be Classified as “Permanently Partially Disabled”?
Oct 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
When you have been hurt on the job, there are typically four different ways your injury can be classified: Temporary partial disability—something that is short-term and does not prevent you from be...
Tesla Fatal Car Crash: NTSB Reveals Need for Safeguards
Oct 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated the Tesla fatal car crash that occurred in May of 2016. The Tesla semi-automated car driven by Joshua Brown crashed into a tractor-trail...
NYC Department of Transportation Sued for Racial Discrimination
Oct 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
This summer the NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) faced a lawsuit for racial discrimination. The Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney filed a lawsuit that alleged a pattern of racial discriminati...
Overtime Myths in the Restaurant Industry
Oct 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
Overtime myths can circulate in any line of work, and the restaurant industry is no exception. Some of the most prevalent myths deal with wages and overtime. As an employer, it is vital that you do...
Do You Need a Witness to a Workplace Accident?
Oct 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Oct 10, 2017   |   Workers Compensation Attorneys   |   0 comments In New Jersey, if you’ve been injured on the job, you have a right to seek benefits to cover your d...
Don’t Accept Business as Usual—Let Us Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
Oct 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 309 309 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Oct 6, 2017   |   blog ,   Queens Workers Comp Attorneys ,   Workers Compensation Attorneys When you’ve been injured on the job, you are entitled to seek disability b...
The Diverse Culture in Queens Extends to Its Restaurants, Too!!
Sep 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 688 688 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s no secret that the borough of Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse communities anywhere on the planet. For anyone who loves great food and wants to try something different, it’s a virt...
Something You May Not Have Known about Queens
Sep 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
  A:   The borough derived its name from the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza, who was the queen of England when Queens as founded in 1683. Explorers and colonists had been in the area, th...
How Does Your Lawyer Get Paid in a Workers’ Compensation Case?
Sep 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 677 677 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Sep 20, 2017   |   Workers Compensation Attorneys ,   Workers Compensation Claims Attorney New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Whe...
Sep 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 662 662 recommendations | email to a friend
by Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP | Sep 20, 2017 | Blog , Crane Accidents Crane accidents in the construction industry are relatively common, and this is because of the inherent dangers involved wi...

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Elizabeth Hulsen, 94th Precinct Community Council
Elizabeth Hulsen is a lifelong Greenpoint resident. Referred to by most as “Betty,” Hulsen has lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood for nearly all her life. Now at 77 years old, she’s serving her com...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ajmain Hossain, Richmond Hill Resident
On opening day for the new Apple store in Williamsburg, 17-year-old Ajmain Hossain walked in looking for a new charger. His family was about to go on vacation, and he was already going to Brooklyn ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debbie Hootam, Investors Branch Manager
Investors Bank recently opened up its newest branch in Greenpoint, marking the 15th location they have in Brooklyn. Leading the branch is Debbie Hootam, who was born in Guyana and raised in East Fl...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel Nager, Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A
With the rapid change and development going on in Brooklyn, tenants have often faced mounting pressures and even illegal harassment from landlords. That’s when Rachel Nager, a staff attorney with B...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Ferreira, Foodtown Supermarket
Foodtown Supermarket, located at 76-10 37th Avenue, is a community staple in Jackson Heights. Originally a Shop Wise market, it was taken over by the family of Jason Ferreira in 1997. They started ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony D., Williamsburg Native
On the opening day of the McCarren Park Pool, Tony D. was lining up among the swarming teenagers who were ready to take a break from the heat. But unlike the rest of the hundreds of locals on line,...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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Johnny Perez, Urban Justice Center
If going to prison is bad, serving time in solitary confinement is even worse, especially the effects it has on a person’s mental health. Johnny Perez, 37, spent 13 years in jail, including three i...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carlo Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Like many New Yorkers, Carlo Scissura was born to immigrant parents. His parents came from Italy and settled in Bensonhurst, where they opened up a restaurant. Scissura said he remembers working at...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lara Beaty, LaGuardia Community College
The ongoing battle between the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union representing CUNY faculty and staff, and elected officials in Albany has affected many people. Perhaps none are hurt more...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father Kavungal Davy, St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church
At 6 a.m., Father Kavungal Davy, pastor for St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church in Greenpoint, wakes up to go for a morning run. Having grown up in a village in India, Davy is used to a lot of fresh a...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Heath, Jazz Musician
Few people in the world can say they’ve played music with jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, but that rings true for longtime Corona resident Jimmy Heath. Heath, an NEA Jazz Master h...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cynthia MacDonald, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
Cynthia MacDonald had only two hours of sleep. The registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children worked the night before from 7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. By the time she left the hospital to go home...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shane Vereen, Giants Running Back
Shane Vereen is a leading presence on the football field. The New York Giants running back has already won a Super Bowl with his previous team, the New England Patriots, and is now entering his sec...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willis Elkins, Co-Chair/Newtown Creek CAG
Wednesday night’s meeting of the Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) in Greenpoint got a bit heated. After a state Department of Health (DOH) official presented a study that concluded ther...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rob Hennessey, “King of Forest Hills”
When Verizon workers were on strike in Forest Hills, most demonstrators were wearing red, the main color of the company. One man stood out from the pack. That man was Rob Hennessey, who was sportin...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
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