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This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 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 | 57 57 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 | 56 56 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 | 60 60 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 . ...
Equal Pay for Women Issues
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Long Island City, Queens & NYC Employment Defense Attorney From an employer’s standpoint, if you are following similar pay practices to other businesses, it may seem like safet...
Prevent Boating Tragedy – A Guide to Safe Boating on Long Island
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer Cool ocean breezes on a hot summer day and the freedom of an open sea make boating a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a lifestyle fo...
HemClear: An Alternative Hemorrhoid Treatment
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen blood vessels and veins around the anus that can cause severe discomfort to sufferers. They can be internal, located inside the anus, or external, meaning that you’...
Can I File Suit against My Employer if I Am Injured at Work?
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers A question we frequently get from prospective clients has to do with whether or not an employer can be sued in court for a pe...
New York City Affirms Rights to Use Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Stephen Hans & Associates Media outlets across the country are addressing controversial laws passed recently in certain states that prohibit transgender individuals from using bathrooms cons...
Can a Party in a Divorce Case Sue a Judge?
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Suing a judge occurs rarely, but does happen. In 2015, the judge presiding over a NY divorce case sanctioned an attorney who represented himself in the divorce case. Recently, the attorney filed a ...

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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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The world on the Woodhaven Block
2013 begins with a few battles
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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...
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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
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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 | 12 12 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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President Barack Obama speaks during the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys in Stateline, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, about the environment and climate change. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Standing beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection Wednesday between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked.


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US presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena NietoWhite House hopeful Donald Trump issued a stern anti-immigration warning after visiting Mexico, saying people who cross into the United States illegally would never obtain legal status. It was one in a series of stark declarations that framed a sweeping plan to crack down on illegal immigration following his more measured tone earlier Wednesday, when the Republican nominee huddled with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. "We will break the cycle of amnesty and illegal immigration," Trump declared to a rowdy crowd in Phoenix.


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U.S. presidential nominee Trump and Mexico's President Pena Nieto finish a press conference in Mexico CityBy Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's president rebuked Donald Trump as a threat to his country just hours after painting a positive picture of talks the two held on Wednesday to try to defuse tensions over the U.S. presidential hopeful's anti-Mexican campaign rhetoric. President Enrique Pena Nieto had on Wednesday afternoon hailed as "open and constructive" the impromptu meeting he held with Trump, who later referred to the Mexican leader as his friend and a "wonderful" president. "His policy stances could represent a huge threat to Mexico, and I am not prepared to keep my arms crossed and do nothing," Pena Nieto said.


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