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What if My Boss Was a Strong Trump Supporter, but I voted for Hillary (or the Other Way Around)?
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro What Rights Do I Have if This Causes Me a Problem at Work ? Employees of Private Businesses: What about the First Amendment? Can’t I say whatever I want? Yes, you can say anything ...
Workers Compensation in Queens New York | Part One
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Workers Comp. by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work. You’ve heard about “workers’ compensation,” but you really don’t know what it is or how it works. You’ll...
The Right to Discovery in Probate Litigation
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston When someone dies with a will in New York State, that person’s estate must generally be “settled” through filings and proceedings overseen by the probate court. Referred to as p...
Employers, Protect Yourselves | 2017 Harassment Claims
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has spent considerable researching and analyzing harassment claims related to federal anti-discrimination laws. Such laws ...
The Real Deal-Real Estate news Part 2
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Goodmorning. Here is Part 2 -informative reading for Homeowners. When a salesperson comes to your home because you are thinking of selling, does the salesperson explain all the expenses you will in...
JIM TURANO DRAWING BY ARTIST MANDY KELSO
Jan 16, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Can You Be Denied Workers’ Compensation because Your Employer Pays You Off the Books?
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP Queens Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You have been working a job, but getting paid under the table, so to speak. You get injured on that job—now you can’t work at all! If y...
Videotaping the Execution of a Will
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston It's not uncommon, in New York and other jurisdictions, for dispossessed or unhappy heirs to allege that a will was executed under duress or undue influence. What if you vide...
Very Important News for you, If you work more than 40 hours per week for the same weekly salary
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
I work way more than 40 hours a week for the same weekly salary. My boss says that he doesn’t have to pay me anything for my overtime hours. Is this true? It depends. Under the old rule, Anyone who...
How Do Workers Feel About Overtime Pay?
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The federal overtime rule has been put on hold, and employers are waiting to see whether the DOL will effectively appeal the injunction imposed by the U.S. District Court in...

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We endorse Addabbo for State Senate
ELECTIONS 2016
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Art of Thriving” conference connects local nonprofits
Topics included risk, millennials & building a nonprofit
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“The Ramones Way” unveiled in Queens
It's official: Forest Hills has its own “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.” On Sunday, nearly 400 fans of the Ramones attended a ceremony in front of the band’s alma mater, Forest Hills High School, co-na...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/24/16-10/30/16)
Monday, Oct. 24 Raqual Bronson was arrested at Madison Street and Woodward Avenue for urinating in public by Officer Cumin. Walter Delgado was arrested at 64-07 Cooper Avenue for second-degree assa...
Nov 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 creates special committee to address homeless shelters
Community Board 5 announced at its monthly meeting last Wednesday night that it was reactivating a special committee on homelessness to address shelter issues, particularly in Maspeth. The move com...
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols criticize mayor’s handling of homelessness
Potential rival thinks issue could spell de Blasio’s downfall
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ridgewood weathers the storm for Seneca Stroll
Event highlights new, old businesses on commercial strip
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth joins forces with Sunset Park to protest shelters
Residents try to keep focus on city's homeless policies
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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City expands composting program to Ridgewood
An additional 21,000 Ridgewood residents are the latest to have an opportunity to join the Department of Sanitation's (DSNY) expansive composting program. Existing participants in Community Board 5...
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dine In Queens kicks off this week
The Queens Tourism Council kicked-off the 13th annual “Dine In Queens” with a free lunch event at Atlas Park in Glendale last week. Residents and shoppers sampled a wide variety of cuisines from 14...
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 to discuss two land use issues at October meet
The next meeting of Community Board 5 will take place on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Christ the King High School cafeteria, which is located at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Vi...
Oct 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defiant city moves homeless men into hotel
Residents descend on Holiday Inn for night of protests
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Onderdonk house welcomes fall with annual fest
Hundreds of residents turned out for the annual Harvest Festival at Ridgewood's Vander Ende-Onderdonk House. The event, sponsored by the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, featured an afternoon ...
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/3/16-10/9/16)
Monday, Oct. 3 Corrada Pisani was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for third-degree assault by Detective Williams. Raul Vializ-Valentin was arrested at Cooper and Cypress avenues for aggravated unl...
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOP HIGH SCHOOLS 2016
Our annual lists of the best high schools in New York City.
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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A woman is rescued from the Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountainPenne (Italy) (AFP) - Three children were pulled alive from the ruins of an avalanche-hit hotel in central Italy Friday, firefighters said.


2017-01-20 12:42:12 -0500

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Global shares were steady in cautious trading Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. China's report that its economy grew at a 6.8 percent pace in October-December was in line with expectations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Friday following Donald Trump's swearing in as the 45th president of the United States. Phone company stocks led the gainers. Materials and energy companies also rose. Industrial, utilities and health care stocks headed lower. Investors were also weighing the latest batch of company earnings and outlooks.


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BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):
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