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What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 15 15 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 | 15 15 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 | 4 4 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 | 48 48 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 | 48 48 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 | 78 78 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 | 83 83 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 | 89 89 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 ...
Live in NY & Open A Corporation in Delaware – Why?
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you love the big city life? Do you want to open your business in New York but aren’t sure if you can commit there? Is the nature of your business mobile or virtual, but you’d like to live in New...

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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 | 29 29 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 | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Skip LaPlante, Ridgewood Artist
They may be common items for everyday people, but for Ridgewood artist Skip LaPlante they’re musical instruments. LaPlante, a composer originally from the suburbs of Boston, takes items like forks,...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Browning, Executive Director/Northwell Health
Since September, Susan Browning has been implementing new changes to the hospital to keep up with the needs of the community. Browning, born and raised in Woodside, entered healthcare administratio...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Barberio - Distribution Manager, CMMB
Growing up in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Ralph Barberio used to walk over to the Variety Boys & Girls Club back when it was just the Boys Club. “I lived in the Boys Club,” Barberi...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renzo Ortega, Artist
When Renzo Ortega was studying for his master’s in fine arts at Hunter College, there was a listserv students used to send emails to their peers. Ortega said he would often see students from other ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roman Tetelbaum, North Brooklyn Boat Club
Since 2010, the North Brooklyn Boat Club has provided kayak and canoe trips for the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization also runs ecological education ...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jessica Lang, Jessica Lang Dance Co.
Walking around the neighborhood she has called home for eight years, Jessica Lang was curious what was behind the industrial walls along 46th Avenue. Lang, a dancer and choreographer, moved to Long...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel Thieme, Executive Director/Sunnyside Shines
Warm weather has already arrived, indicating that spring is well underway. For Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, this means it’s time to start...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emanuel Malik Campbell, Woodside Houses
The Woodside Houses basketball court is finally getting an upgrade, and is currently undergoing a $500,000 renovation. The facelift is important not just to residents of Woodside Houses, but users ...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albert Yoo, Bayside Periodontics
Dr. Albert Yoo, a periodontist and Long Island City resident, was recently selected to be part of Stony Brook University’s “40 under 40” Alumni Awards. Yoo was born in Queens and raised on Long Isl...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valerie Skakun, Ridgewood Artist
Valerie Skakun was doing just fine a few years ago. The Ridgewood resident’s textile-dyeing business, April May June, was taking off, and she took what her grandma taught her about sewing and refin...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Uri Cohen, Queens College Hillel
Queens College has approximately 4,000 Jewish students on campus, according to Uri Cohen, executive director of the Queens College Hillel. But each of them has his or her own story, background and ...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Perna, President/Corona Community Ambulance Corps
After one of the worst blizzards on record hit New York City in late January, many residents complained that snow removal was not enforced equally. Many neighborhoods in Queens were trapped and sno...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hector Batista, CEO/Big Brothers Big Sisters
Hector Batista is celebrating National Mentoring Month in a big way. The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the country’s first youth mentoring organization, opened up new offices th...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
The United Nations voiced concern on Friday at a deal to end the siege in a besieged Damascus suburb, saying civilians should only be evacuated if it safe to do so. Rebels and Syria's army agreed a deal on Thursday to evacuate all residents and insurgents from Daraya, a rebel leader and state media said, ending one of the longest stand-offs in the five-year conflict.
2016-08-26 08:00:30 -0400

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a news conference after chairing the second day of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee to set interest rates in WashingtonBy Howard Schneider JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Schooled in economic thinking that confines monetary policy to the short run, central bankers gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are grappling with a singular change: whether they can take over as guardians of long-term growth with programs that may stay in place and influence markets for decades to come. The debate, being carried out in technical research and policy forums like the annual meeting here, could herald a break with decades of central bank orthodoxy which has relied on short-term interest rates as the main policy lever in favor of a host of unconventional tools - from outright targeting a certain level of growth, to the permanent use of negative interest rates or massive cash infusions to stimulate inflation.


2016-08-26 07:56:34 -0400

Armed Zimbabwean Riot Police confront a protestor during a demonstration in Harare, Friday, August, 26, 2016. The demonstration organised by opposition political parties calling for reforms is the first time that the fractured opposition has joined forces in a single unified action to confront President Robert Mugabes government. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police battled anti-government protesters Friday with batons, tear gas and water cannons, despite a court order that police should not to interfere with the demonstration in the capital Friday.


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