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Jan.22,2017 Buy a Home or wait? Real Estate
Jan 22, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 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 | 106 106 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 | 50 50 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 | 37 37 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 | 98 98 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 | 16 16 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 | 17 17 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 | 160 160 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 | 149 149 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 | 148 148 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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Andre Stith, Organizing Director for Zone 126
Growing up in the Astoria Houses, Andre Stith knew everybody. He knew all of the kids who grew up in the public housing development, and even their parents. “If you live inside a NYCHA development ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter Tu, Flushing Chinese Business Association
When Peter Tu began organizing the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade in 1996, only a mere 2,000 people stopped watched. This year, he expects more than 10,000 revelers to brave the cold for the annual...
Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alex Chen, Student Union President
On a cold and blistery Thursday afternoon, Townsend Harris High School senior Alex Chen took the microphone to deliver a clear message: Rosemarie Jahoda isn’t fit to lead the school. The 17-year-ol...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lester Lin, Founder/City Mission
When the news broke that the city converted the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst into a homeless shelter, enraged neighbors turned out to protest the decision. But one local instead preached c...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Claudia Guglielmo, Asthma Coalition of Queens
Claudia Guglielmo wants people to know that asthma is chronic and that there’s no cure for the respiratory illness. Guglielmo is the director of the Asthma Coalition of Queens, which was establishe...
Dec 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margaret Gibson, Library Assistant Manager
Monday was a good day for Margaret Gibson of East Elmhurst. Gibson, the assistant manager at the East Elmhurst public library, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the library’s renovation and ...
Dec 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pilisam Balli, Food Action Board
Like many struggling New Yorkers, Pilisam Balli just needs someone to take a chance on him. The 30-year-old Bronx resident is a member of the Food Action Board, a program where food-insecure people...
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harpreet Singh Toor, Sikh Cultural Society
President-elect Donald Trump’s rise to political prominence has produced a shockwave throughout the country, including in his home borough of Queens. It has also inspired a wave of hate crimes and ...
Nov 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenzin Tsering, Energy Tech High School
If all goes according to plan, Tenzin Tsering will be the first engineer in his family. The 18-year-old East Elmhurst resident has always been interested in working with electricity. The interest s...
Nov 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mohini Mishra, Selfhelp Managing Director
For the past dozen years, Mohini Mishra has been focused on helping seniors in Queens. Starting as a social worker and now as the managing director for housing and Naturally Occurring Retirement Co...
Nov 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Curtis Small, Queens Veteran
With Veteran’s Day approaching, one Queens veteran is feeling grateful for the help he’s received to get back on his feet. Curtis Small, who now lives in Hollis, was born in Trinidad and came to th...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jane Qiu, Selfhelp Program Director
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center serves 3,472 seniors on any given day, serving lunch, engaging members in enriching programs and keeping them active. Behind the scenes, ...
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Caldwell, 77th Precinct Community Council
In the aftermath of rampant stop-and-frisk and with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, police and community relations have turned sour in many parts of the city. But in central Brooklyn, ...
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Frohnhoefer, Fiorello Homes for the Homeless
He’s a man with a plan. With the homeless crisis reaching an all-time high of 60,000 New Yorkers living in shelters, lawmakers and officials have struggled to find viable solutions to the ongoing i...
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian Leetch, NY Rangers Champion
It’s not everyday that you’ll find one of the greatest hockey players of all time sitting at your local bar and restaurant, sipping on a drink, signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Last ...
Oct 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Benji Buffalo greets a friend to his campsite inside of the Oceti Sakowin camp as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North DakotaBy Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Tuesday to move forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental actions in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. While oil producers in Canada and North Dakota are expected to benefit from a quicker route for crude oil to U.S. ...


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By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon raised the specter of another Scottish independence referendum after Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the devolved assembly in Edinburgh did not need to be consulted on triggering Brexit. "This raises fundamental issues above and beyond that of EU membership," the Scottish First Minister said. "Is Scotland content for our future to be dictated by an increasingly right-wing Westminster government with just one MP (lawmaker) here," she asked.
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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura gestures as he arrives to attend the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan's capital is the latest in a long line of diplomatic initiatives aimed at ending the nearly 6-year-old civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russia, Iran and Turkey — sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions — pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides.


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