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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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 | 46 46 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 | 47 47 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 | 54 54 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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EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 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 | 109 109 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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Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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USPS Saturday service to be cut
In an effort to save an estimated $2 billion each year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) postmaster general and C.E.O. Patrick R. Donahoe announced the agency’s unilateral plan to cut Saturd...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting into the Valentine's Day spirit
Thankfully, you don’t have to go far to pick up reasonably priced food from our supermarkets and fresh vegetables from our green markets. Also, some of our supermarkets can take orders over the pho...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven residents schooled by cops
Twice a year, residents gather for a free course at the NYPD’s Police Academy, a building designed to develop better working relationships with the communities of New York City.  This program, call...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Central Library gets a much needed makeover
Media center contains 87,000 items
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New muni-meters, cops for Woodhaven
The last two weeks have proven that we are in January and we are in winter. Yes, winter is here. This year is not like last year when we had spring-like weather, and we were spoiled. So bundle up, ...
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The residents of Woodhaven have spoken
A standing room only crowd of residents packed this month’s Woodhaven Residents' Block Association Town Hall meeting to vote on the Top Ten issues that we, as a community, should be focused on solv...
Jan 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restaurant owners seek better inspections
Queens restaurant owners say the current system is unfair
Jan 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coward on the prowl in Woodhaven
Be cautious of your surroundings
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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There's something about Jamaica Avenue
Every day I marvel at no matter what the weather, the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter, shoppers are out on our Jamaica Avenue. During the day, mothers with strollers busily getting to ...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helen Marshall’s State of the Borough
In her State of the Borough Address Tuesday morning, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall dedicated the last year of relief and recovery efforts in the district to Dylan Smith, a Belle Harbor ma...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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woodhaven take fight to Districting commission
On Monday night, a dozen residents of Woodhaven traveled to Long Island City to attend a public hearing of the New York City Districting Commission. The most recent proposal divides Woodhaven into ...
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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New programs look to crack down on painkiller abuse
ER’s in NYC seeing spike in visit due to prescription meds
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not too late to get your shot
Influenza virus reaches record highs
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Woodhaven Developments
A look back at 2012, a look ahead at 2013
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fuel tanker trucks carrying smuggled petrol are seen on a road linking Bir Ali with Ataq cityBy Noah Browning, Jonathan Saul and Mohammed Ghobari DUBAI/LONDON/CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Qaeda may have been pushed out of the enclave it carved out in Yemen as the country descended into civil war, but the militants are still entrenched in other parts of the country's south, reaping profits from smuggled fuel. Scores of militants were killed in a Gulf Arab-backed offensive on Al Qaeda's de facto capital of Mukalla, Yemen's third largest seaport, but hundreds fled to neighboring Shabwa province and beyond. A month later, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is thriving by joining diverse armed groups in taxing fuel delivered illicitly to remote beaches along the Arabian Sea coast, security, tribal and shipping sources say.


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By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - Wracked by fears about rising unemployment for years, French households are at long last turning more optimistic, keeping an economic recovery on track despite waves of strikes and protests over a contested labor reform. The official consumer confidence index published on Friday surged well past even the highest estimate to reach the highest level since October 2007, before the global financial crisis broke. Less than a year from a presidential election, the timing could not be better for President Francois Hollande with his Socialist government locked in a showdown with the hardline CGT union over its plans to ease labor regulations.
2016-05-27 06:12:33 -0400

Striking French labour union employees hold hands in front of a line of French police during an operation to free up a fuel depot near the Donges oil refineryFrench riot police removed picketers and barricades blocking access to a large fuel distribution depot as President Francois Hollande warned anti-reform protesters on Friday that he would not let them strangle the economy. The police operation to free up a fuel depot near the Donges oil refinery in western France followed similar swoops at other depots this week to ease petrol shortages caused by picketers fighting planned labor law reforms. Speaking in Japan after a summit with other world leaders, Hollande said France's economy was starting to pick up and should not be derailed by opponents of a reform designed to make hiring and firing easier.


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