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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEP 2016
Sep 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The housing market spiked in August as demand remains at high levels in many neighborhoods, particularly in the 1-3 Family and Condo categories. Affordability does appear to be impacting prospectiv...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 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 | 135 135 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 | 164 164 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...
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 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...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 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....
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 263 263 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 | 286 286 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 | 279 279 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 | 254 254 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 . ...

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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 | 37 37 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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Ari Hoffnung, CEO/Vireo Health of NY
As the first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Queens this past weekend, Ari Hoffnung, CEO of Vireo Health of New York has a message: they are not selling joints or pot brownies. The Minnesota...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shamsul Haque, Vice Chair/BAPA
Shamsul Haque is a Bangladeshi American police officer who is also Muslim. And he sees no problem with that. “I don’t see personally any conflict between our religion and our country because the Am...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill Weisberg, Forestdale
For William “Bill” Weisberg, his end goal is ending child poverty. Weisberg is the new executive director of Forestdale, a direct family service organization in Forest Hills. He succeeds Anstiss Ag...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margie Ray, Ebbets Field Resident
On the first Tuesday of every month, a truck pulls up in the parking lot of the seven-building housing complex called Ebbets Field. The site used to be home to Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, befor...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Cumberbatch, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
South Jamaica recently celebrated an entire year without shootings in one of its targeted areas. LIFE Camp, a nonprofit that aims to reduce gun violence, worked with other community partners to hal...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feniosky Pena-Mora, DDC Commissioner
Feniosky Pena-Mora wants to build a pipeline. The Columbia University professor-turned-agency commissioner created the STEAM Initiatives division, led by Deputy Commissioner Lee Llambelis, in Novem...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Garland, GO! Tennis
George Garland, owner of GO! Tennis, is running a Junior Holiday Tennis Camp in a few weeks. The camp will be held for up to 45 children of all ages and skill sets. After 13 years as tennis directo...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, Artist
Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, an artist from Colombia living in Briarwood, recently opened her first exhibition at an art gallery in Manhattan. Her exhibition featured her inspiring work under the ul...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sean Price - Chairman, Shannon Gaels GAA
The Shannon Gaels GAA club gathered more than 400 members at the Terrace on the Park for its 13th Annual Dinner Dance, an end-of-the-year celebration of the club’s achievements. And the organizatio...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Raskin, Riders Alliance
Getting to LaGuardia Airport is so difficult by public transportation that transportation activists and Rider's Alliance Director John Raskin says it's almost like the MTA and LaGuardia are activel...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anne Victoria Clark, Comedian
While few among us haven’t spent a weekend binge-watching a TV series, Astoria comedian Anne Victoria Clark is rare among binge-watchers in that she’s putting the lazy Sunday routine to good use. H...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass at the Meskhi stadium in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The pontiff is traveling to Georgia and Azerbaijan for a three-day visit. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday for Georgia's tiny Catholic community and pressed his mission to improve ties with the Georgian Orthodox Church, but only a few thousand Catholics turned out and an expected delegation from the Orthodox church stayed away altogether.


2016-10-01 03:41:45 -0400

Sharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under fierce pressure from unmanaged commercial fishingSharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under increasing pressure from unmanaged commercial fishing and desperately in need of further protection. Unregulated fishing and international trade in shark products for human consumption have led to a precipitous drop in numbers. Sharks are slow-growing and slow to reproduce, and the market for their body parts -- especially fins and gill plates -- are driving overfishing.


2016-10-01 03:10:23 -0400

Indian workers from Bihar state gather in a New Delhi hotel after the Indian government repatriated them from Saudi ArabiaThey left India for Saudi Arabia with big dreams, but have returned with only harrowing tales after an oil price slump threw the economy into turmoil, leaving thousands of poor migrant labourers stranded. The workers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines were left destitute, without enough money to get home or even to buy food after losing their jobs. This week around 40 workers from the impoverished east Indian state of Bihar finally arrived home with stories of being "left to die" by their employer Saudi Oger, the once-mighty firm led by Lebanon's billionaire former prime minister Saad Hariri.


2016-10-01 03:08:22 -0400