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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 55 55 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 | 57 57 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 | 63 63 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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May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 108 108 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 | 119 119 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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Updates, loss and the wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival
My article last week generated many responses from property owners and renters who are located in the Woodhaven Business Improvement District – located on Jamaica Avenue from Dexter Court to 100th ...
Oct 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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How a playground got its name
In July of 1914, residents of Woodhaven were unhappy with the layout of the Forest Park Golf Course. As originally constructed, the course stretched all the way to Ashland Avenue (now Park Lane Sou...
Oct 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC sounds off on proposed state office for aging, disabled
Brooklynites weighed in on a possible new state office aimed at improving services and programs for New York’s senior and disabled populations during a public forum last week. A possible “Office of...
Oct 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUR ANNUAL TOP HIGH SCHOOLS ISSUE
The Best High Schools in NYC for Your 8th Grader
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing my most important editor
Over the past few years, every column I’ve written for the Leader-Observer has gone through a special review process. Each week, prior to submission, I call my mom on the phone and read what I’ve w...
Sep 29, 2015 | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Say 'no' to SBS on Woodhaven
Weekly Woodhaven Developments
Sep 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaway community hosts first Poseidon's Parade
New family-friendly celebration comes to new boardwalk
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beaver Tattoo to be honored at annual event
Woodhaven is blessed with many businesses that give back to the community with acts of kindness. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Beaver Tattoo put together a portfolio of Sandy Relief Tattoos and a...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jack Maple, crime fighter, memorialized with street naming
Remembered as a great police office and a great man
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honoring Neil Giannelli, Woodhaven's 2015 Man of the Year
Helping others find their way is what Neil Giannelli has been doing for most of his life. As an educator, as a civic leader and volunteer, and as a representative for an elected official, Giannelli...
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens communities remember those who died on 9/11
In all, ceremony honors the 42 neighbors who perished that day
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Your weekly Woodhaven developments
It doesn’t seem like 14 years, it seems like just yesterday, but it has been that long since that sad day. At St. Thomas the Apostle Church in 2002 we were still in shock. At a prayer mass, I spoke...
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairs, food & fun across Woodhaven
From park fairs to food festivals to poetry on the streets of Woodaven and art projects all over Queens, there are a lot of upcoming free events and meetings in and around our community that you sh...
Sep 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols announce new $30 million library in Far Rockaway
Project expected to be complete in 2019
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September, the month to remember
Now that summer is coming to an end (maybe), we look forward to events to come, so mark your calendars for the GWDC-sponsored Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2015 on Sunday, October 18 from noo...
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Workers remove sex toys from metal molds at the Doc Johnson factory in Los AngelesChad Braverman is an early riser -- you have to be to keep ahead as America's top sex toy magnate, overseeing production of tens of thousands of "pleasure products" a week. Set in a sprawling industrial campus 15 minutes' drive from Hollywood's Walk of Fame, "Doc Johnson" is unrecognizable from its origins as a fishing tackle shop bought by Chad's father and mentor, Ron, 40 years ago.


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View of Independence Square in KievSeventeen people died when a makeshift home for elderly people outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev caught fire in the early hours of Sunday, the emergencies service said. "The bodies of 17 people have been found at the site of the fire," the head of Ukraine's state emergencies service, Mykola Chechetkin, said in comments released by his office. The fire tore through the temporary two-storey shelter for the elderly which was located in the village of Litochky, located some 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Kiev.


2016-05-29 05:06:38 -0400

Ali Larijani in Tehran on May 29, 2016 after he retained the speakership of Iran's parliamentModerate conservative Ali Larijani retained the speakership of Iran's parliament Sunday despite major gains for reformists in February elections, benefiting from credit gained by his support for last year's nuclear deal. Several lawmakers from the reformist camp broke ranks to vote against the head of their own List of Hope, Mohammad Reza Aref, who lost by 103 votes to 173. February's election was widely seen as a referendum on last July's nuclear deal with world powers led by the United States, the signature policy of moderate President Hassan Rouhani.


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