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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEP 2016
Sep 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The housing market spiked in August as demand remains at high levels in many neighborhoods, particularly in the 1-3 Family and Condo categories. Affordability does appear to be impacting prospectiv...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 260 260 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 | 283 283 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 | 277 277 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 | 251 251 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 . ...

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A busy week in Woodhaven
We are now two weeks into August and summer is flying by. Another busy week started on August 2 with the Annual National "Night Out Against Crime." The weather was warm but not hot, a welcome chang...
Aug 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't become the victim of a scam
I've got good news and I’ve got bad news. The good news is that you don't owe the IRS thousands of dollars and they are not sending police to your home to arrest you, no matter what that angry pers...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't become the victim of a scam
I've got good news and I’ve got bad news. The good news is that you don't owe the IRS thousands of dollars and they are not sending police to your home to arrest you, no matter what that angry pers...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help stop the SBS proposal this weekend
Our little Woodhaven has really been hot, above 90 degrees, then we finally had some rain, which cooled it down a bit. But no matter how hot, it's better than the cold icy weather of winter. Becaus...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 memorial street sign destroyed by Sandy replaced
On September 11, 2001, New York City and the world as a whole was devastated by the terrorist attacks, but perhaps no place more than the Rockaway community, which suffered one of the nation's most...
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Join in the effort to save our boulevard
Residents will gather at Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue near the bank at noon on Saturday, August 6, to rally against the latest proposal by DOT to remodel Woodhaven Boulevard. It’s not tha...
Jul 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health commissioner warns pregnant women to avoid Zika-affected regions
First child with birth defects caused by disease born in city
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Park to get long-awaited security cameras
In December 2013, Assemblyman Mike Miller and State Senator Joe Addabbo secured $250,000 for security cameras in Forest Park. That was in response to a number of violent incidents, including the Au...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer is heating up in Woodhaven
Last week, I noted that we were having a heat wave. Well, this weather has evolved into a heat “tidal” wave, with every day over 90 degrees and high humidity. So please be careful in this weather, ...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quality-of-life issues dominate town hall
If you attended the town hall meeting hosted by the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association this past weekend, you would have heard residents express frustration over the large number of quality-of-...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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More to fight in SBS proposal
What a beautiful hot summer weekend, Florida has nothing on us. We're having a heat wave, and I hope that you enjoyed it and got some rays, but use sunscreen so that you won't damage your skin. In ...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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SE Queens entrepreneurs develop ‘prime skills’ at free program
A group of dedicated southeast Queens residents got the skills needed to open their own business. Graduates of the free Prime Skills program, which offers participants step-by-step instruction on h...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaway resident killed in Amtrak derail to be honored
Pol passes street renaming for Justin Zemser
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol calls for Build It Back head to resign
Says program plagued with issues and shortcomings
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven poet honored for her work
Giedra Kregzdys has a passion for words that covers two languages – English and Lithuanian – and has recently been honored for her work in both.
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A 100 Yuan note is seen in this illustration picture in BeijingChina's yuan joins the International Monetary Fund's basket of reserve currencies on Saturday in a milestone for the government's campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The yuan joins the U.S. dollar, the euro, the yen and British pound in the IMF's special drawing rights (SDR) basket, which determines currencies that countries can receive as part of IMF loans. It marks the first time a new currency has been added since the euro was launched in 1999.The IMF is adding the yuan, also known as the renminbi, or "people's money", on the same day that the Communist Party celebrates the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.


2016-09-30 22:58:16 -0400

Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea at 1845 GMT on September 29, 2016Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power on Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean sea just south of Jamaica, US forecasters said. The storm moved in a western direction about 440 miles southeast of Jamaica, where a watch indicated hurricane conditions could arrive by Monday. Tropical storm warnings were issued for parts of coastal Colombia on Friday, with Haiti also bracing for tropical storm winds and rain.


2016-09-30 22:57:23 -0400

Rescuers use heavy equipment to dig in the rubble of a house that was destroyed in a landslide in Sucun village in eastern China's Zhejiang Province Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Several dozen people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in China following a typhoon. (Chinatopix via AP)BEIJING (AP) — Thirteen people have been confirmed dead in two landslides after a major typhoon lashed southeastern China, with the prospect of the toll rising further as rescue crews continued Saturday to search for 20 missing people.


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