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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

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2013 begins with a few battles
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Water main upgrade in works for Queens neighborhoods
The city has always been known for its clean water supply, and officials are making sure it stays that way. Part of a regular capital upgrade project, the Department of Environmental Protection (DE...
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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So long to the holiday season for 2012
On Saturday, December 15 and December 22, Santa in his beautiful sleigh circa 1877, owned and driven by Joe Trippi (with his 94-year-old mom ringing the bells and saying “Shop Woodhaven!”), rode al...
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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An open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo
Dear Governor Cuomo, What great news to start the New Year with. For each of the past few years the residents of New York City have had to sweat out whether or not we could keep our firehouses open...
Jan 03, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top 10 Queens stories of 2012
1) Hurricane Sandy While the entire New York City area was hit by the hurricane, parts of Queens were left devastated. The Rockaways and the neighborhoods of south Queens felt the effects of the st...
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the year 2012 in Woodhaven
No sooner did we turn the calendar to 2012 did the residents of Woodhaven find out that we had a mission to carry out. The Department of Transportation was attempting two street changes (89th Avenu...
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Liu’s State of the City address
It was all about job creation and security at City Comptroller John Liu’s second State of the City Address. From the start, Liu focused his attention on the city’s lower-income families, introducin...
Dec 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local company comes to the aid of volunteer fire department
One group that suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy didn't have the time to think of themselves. The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department was busy helping others in the aftermath of the ...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven Welcomes Santa Claus to Town
After our glorious - although wet - Friday evening small town Christmas Tree (with our new tree and along with the new lights on the four little trees all courtesy of the WBID) and Menorah Lighting...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community in Need of Captains
In the aftermath of the disastrous blizzards in early 2011, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association reconstituted the old Block Captain program that kept the neighborhood informed and on the sam...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The holidays officially underway in Woodhaven
Woodhaven Developments
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The push to save St. Matthew's
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church on 96th Street has been inactive since May 2011, but it looks as if it will be the center of attention in 2013 with a new group taking over, considerable repairs done...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to offer property tax extension to homes hit hard by Sandy
The City Council voted Monday to provide tax relief for homeowners citywide whose properties were destroyed in Hurricane Sandy’s storm. The relief comes in the form of an interest-free property tax...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven continues to be split in two
It looks like Woodhaven will continue to be a community divided, as least as far as the City Counil is concerned. Currently, Councilman Eric Ulrich and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley both represent...
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Merchants pitch in to keep Liberty clean
Many businesses on Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill dealing with a garbage problem have decided to “adopt a basket.” In a new program created by the Department of Sanitation (DSNY), merchants and co...
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Where did El Nino go?
2016-02-12 17:17:20 -0500

HOLD FOR STORY BY DAVID EGGERT- FILE- In a file photo from Feb. 5, 2016, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, center and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Deacon Omar Odette, right, meet with volunteers helping to load vehicles with bottled water in Flint, Mich. Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the lead-contaminated water emergency in Flint. Democrats, especially those running for president, are pointing to mistakes by Snyder's administration during the crisis as a vivid example of Republican-style cost-cutting run amok. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.


2016-02-12 17:12:06 -0500

Attorney John Ray, seated, speaks at a press conference at his office in Miller Place, N.Y., on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Ray represents the family of Shannan Gilbert, a Jersey City, N.J., prostitute whose remains were found near where police discovered the bodies of 10 other slain people in the notorious "Long Island serial killer" case. Ray says a new autopsy suggests Gilbert may have been strangled. At Ray's right is Mari Gilbert, Shannan Gilbert's mother. Standing, from left, are Gilbert's sisters, Stevie Smith, Sarra Gilbert, and Sherre Gilbert. Retired police detective William Mahoney is at right. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — A sex worker who disappeared near a remote stretch of Long Island beach highway that was later revealed to be a suspected serial killer's dumping ground for bodies might have been strangled, according to a new autopsy.


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