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Jan.22,2017 Buy a Home or wait? Real Estate
Jan 22, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
January 22, 2017 Since I started in 1979, till today, I say buy a home now. In 1980 you could have bought a 1 family for $65k in Middle Village, and a two family for $85k. But look what the  mortga...
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 | 88 88 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 | 92 92 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 | 82 82 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 | 81 81 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 | 3 3 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 | 16 16 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 | 142 142 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 | 133 133 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 | 133 133 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...

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No dealer
Dear Editor, I again voice my opposition over an application before the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) to change the use of a business at 207-22 Northern Boulevard in Bayside so that a Volvo ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cap the Van Wyck
Dear Editor, Claims that the $400 million Kew Gardens Interchange Transformation is easing vehicular traffic and creating Briarwood subway station amenities is fallacious grandstanding. First, I wo...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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No surprise
Dear Editor, Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump chose Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy? The same Rick Perry who couldn't remember during a 2011 presidential debate that the Energy Dep...
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Resolve to help
Dear Editor, In 2017, most of us will make New Year's resolutions that we will find hard to keep. But maybe there are resolutions out there we should make every effort to keep. There are those in n...
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PO'ed at the PO
Dear Editor: Regarding the Briarwood Post Office 11435, there have been delays with postal box delivery, drop-off return postage paid parcels to manufacturers have not been received and credited fo...
Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get involved
Dear Editor, January is the month that you may apply to serve on your local community board. Community boards make advisory decisions on many aspects of neighborhood life, including on land use, ca...
Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Avella
Dear Editor, State Senator Tony Avella has launched his bid for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City, a challenge to Mayor Bill de Blasio. I have known Senator Avella for a number o...
Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Move on
Dear Editor, People who are anti-Trump should get over it. Whether you like it or not, he will be our president for at least the next four years. For the good of the country and the world, let's ho...
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Big abstention
Dear Editor, The latest U.N. Security Council vote regarding the validity of Israeli settlements on occupied land has caused quite a stir between Israel and the U.S. The U.S. abstained from voting ...
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Hotels to homes
Dear Editor, Samaritan Village and the landlords of the Pan Am hotel have commenced installing a kitchen in each unit to comply with city law. In conjunction with this upgrade, there should be cons...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pull exemption
Dear Editor, I am writing regarding the recent article on Astoria tenants facing holiday evictions (“Officials protest nonprofit evicting residents” - 12/15/16). On its website, the New York School...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Death sentence
Dear Editor, I read at two different times in the last month that deer spotted in parks in Queens and now in Manhattan were killed. In the case in Queens, it was a family of deer. I cannot understa...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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History lesson
Dear Editor, State Senator Tony Avella has forgotten his transit history when promising to introduce legislation in January that would transfer control of the agency's subway and bus divisions from...
Dec 27, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ultimate penalty
Dear Editor, Now that a jury has convicted Dylan Roof of murdering nine innocent people at a prayer meeting in a Charleston church, it is now time for him to be given the ultimate punishment: the d...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Connecting the dots
Dear Editor, There were four articles printed in the December 1st issue that all affect one another due to how the laws of America have been altered to dishonestly target black and brown Americans....
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Italian Forestry Corp officer officer holds one of three puppies that were found alive in the rubble of the avalanche-hit Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, central Italy, Monday, Jan. 22, 2017. Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow, giving them new hope for the 23 people still missing in the disaster. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel on Monday, giving rescuers new hope of finding alive the 23 people still missing five days after the disaster.


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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2107 file photo, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. said Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, that he will support Tillerson despite reservations about the former Exxon Mobil CEO as the Republican lawmaker backed away from any challenge to the new president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he will support President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state despite reservations about the former Exxon Mobil CEO as the Republican lawmaker backed away from any challenge to the new president.


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Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, and trader Tommy Kalikas work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Stock indexes are little changed in early trading on Wall Street as gains in materials and technology companies are offset by losses in energy stocks and retailers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)U.S. stock indexes veered lower in morning trading Monday as investors pored over the latest crop of company earnings and deal news. Energy companies were down the most as crude oil prices headed lower. Real estate stocks led the gainers. Traders also had their eye on the White House as President Donald Trump reaffirmed plans to slash regulations on businesses and tax foreign goods entering the country.


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