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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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Our Blog—A Place to Learn More about Our Practice Employment Law | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Construction Site Accidents | Premises Liability | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Motor ...
EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
CERTAPRO PAINTERS® ANNOUNCES PAINTCATION™ SWEEPSTAKES
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
CertaPro Painters®, the largest painting franchise in North America, is launching its first ever Paintcation™ sweepstakes — a part of CertaPro’s ‘We Do Painting, You Do Life™’ campaign.  The sweeps...

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The story behind the crime scene
“There’s a story to be told about every crime scene,” says retired NYPD Detective Ike Ilkiw. “People walk the streets of New York never realizing that they’re walking past historic, and infamous, l...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slapping on a new coat of paint
Where did you spend last Saturday, a warm day with a little rain, but a day off from work and school? Well, eight Franklin K. Lane ROTC students were with me on 100th Street sprucing up the great m...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richards allocates $3 million for tech upgrades
Schools in south Queens are getting a major technological boost thanks to over $3 million in funding from Councilman Donovan Richards' discretionary budget. “One of the biggest needs in our communi...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven's memorial to those lost in WWI
World War 1 took a heavy toll on Woodhaven. For the first few years, the United States sat on the sidelines while the war raged overseas. At that time, Woodhaven was still a neighborhood in develop...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community breaks ground on new school playground
Playtime for students at a Rochdale middle school is about to become more fun. City officials and community leaders broke ground on a new playground at Catherine and Count Basie Middle School 72 at...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outreach program tailored to women battling addiction
Also supports women with addicted family members
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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La Quinta Inn opens its doors in Rockaway
Hotel hires 100 percent Rockaway residents
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tragic moment in Woodhaven history
Thirty-five years ago last month, Woodhaven witnessed the most shocking act of violence in its long history, and we would be remiss if we did not take a moment to acknowledge it. What made it so ve...
May 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven residents call for Neir's landmarking
Call on City to preserve tavern that opened in 1827
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How you can help landmark Neir's
Mother's Day is always a very warm and loving day, and I hope that you had a beautiful day with your mother or with her in spirit, for as we know they never really leave us. This past Saturday we s...
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Saving a piece of Woodhaven history
There will be a rally this coming Saturday, May 7, at Neir’s Tavern at 87-48 78th Street to call for the landmarking of the legendary establishment, which opened in Woodhaven way back in 1829. The ...
May 03, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group takes community on tour of Ridgewood Reservoir
Hopes to preserve the unique ecosystem, city history
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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BP reviews Broad Channel road raising project
In August 2014, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) began the ambitious process of raising the roadways on West 11th through 19th roads to help pr...
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial Day and saving Neir's
I hope that we can enjoy beautiful weather for Mother's Day on Sunday and the week before so you can have the opportunity to shop for mom on Jamaica Avenue. Yes, in Woodhaven all of our stores and ...
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Memorial Day and saving Neir's
I hope that we can enjoy beautiful weather for Mother's Day on Sunday and the week before so you can have the opportunity to shop for mom on Jamaica Avenue. Yes, in Woodhaven all of our stores and ...
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A Bahraini man holds a placard bearing the portrait of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a protest on May 29, 2016 against his arrestA Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled a jail sentence against opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman in a move his bloc warned would stoke unrest among the kingdom's Shiite majority. Salman's Al-Wefaq bloc condemned the verdict as "unacceptable and provocative", warning it "entrenches the exacerbating political crisis" in Bahrain. Al-Wefaq was Bahrain’s largest parliamentary bloc until its 18 MPs walked out in February 2011 to protest violence used against demonstrators.


2016-05-30 04:24:57 -0400

Mexican football star Alan Pulido was snatched by armed men as he returned from a party, his family saidMexican security forces have rescued football star Alan Pulido, who was found "safe and sound" hours after he was kidnapped in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, authorities said early Monday. Pulido, a former national team forward who plays for Greek club Olympiakos, declared he was "very well, very well, thank God" as he appeared alongside Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at a brief news conference. Pulido was rescued "safe and sound ... shortly before midnight" on Sunday by state and federal forces, the Tamaulipas government said in a statement, without providing details about the operation.


2016-05-30 04:24:27 -0400

Malaysian transgender woman Nisha Ayub was arrested in 2000 by the feared state religious enforcers who swoop on Muslims suspected of "un-Islamic" behaviourNisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man". "The way they treat you is like you don't have any rights, you don't have any dignity," said Nisha, 37, dressed in the flowing skirt and long-sleeve shirt favoured by Malaysian Muslim women. A Muslim, Nisha's first overt gender-identity expression came at age nine in a costume contest at her straight-laced boy's school -- she dressed as a ballerina.


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