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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 | 7 7 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 | 83 83 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 ...
Landmark Bakery-Owner retiring and just renting it out now
Jan 18, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally opened in 1952 and its location is what is called TRIPLE AAA. Between two banks on very busy Metropolitan Avenue. Once known as Kopp's Bakery. Address 74-09 Metropolitan Ave., MIDDLE VIL...
Can You Be Denied Workers’ Compensation because Your Employer Pays You Off the Books?
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 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 | 135 135 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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...
Varför Utnyttja Raspberry Ketoner kosttillskott viktminskning?
Jan 06, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
Data summeras av den amerikanska viktkontroll Info Network bestämma större än två tredjedelar av vuxna i USA som feta (68,8 procent). Det här laget, är över 35 procent tänkt på feta. Många människo...

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Send out the clowns
Dear Editor, The latest news story about people dressed as clowns attacking and frightening children and adults is really macabre. These crazy and deranged people must be apprehended by the police ...
Oct 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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My station
Dear Editor, When I oved from Clinton Hill to Richmond Hill in 1967, the 102nd Street station of the BMT JJ train was at the border of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven. The station was closed and rename...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hd his fill of Weiner
Dear Editor, The latest news about former congressman Anthony Weiner certainly does not bode well for him at all. Allegations that he was “sexting” with a 15-year-old girl should be the straw that ...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Train wreck
Dear Editor, "Port Authority updates Borough Board on LGA progress" (Patrick Kearns, September 21) missed the current status of the accompanying “train to the plane project.” Governor Andrew Cuomo ...
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Hillary's faults
Dear Editor, I find it absolutely incredulous that many of Donald Trump's biggest critics completely overlook transgressions of Hillary Clinton, transgressions which committed by anyone else would ...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snowden job
Dear Editor, Oliver Stone has just released a documentary about Edward Snowden. While it's true that Edward Snowden broke the law when he took classified documents and gave them to journalists expo...
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Only one choice
Dear Editor, It's time to look at this election rationally. We have one candidate who's essentially been vetted for 30 years, been to more countries around the world as Secretary of State than any ...
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Pot for PTSD
Dear Editor, It is a travesty that New York State does not allow PTSD patients legal access to medical cannabis. How many more suicides and cases of wrongful arrest must continue to occur before th...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bravo ConEd
Dear Editor, Thank you to Con Edison and their workers for the power during the most brutal summer we've had in year. Sincerely, Joe Licari Mapseth
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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World in flux
Dear Editor: The incoming administration will confront possible world-wide conflicts that will stretch America’s abilities to respond and may well change the balance of power. Eventually North Kore...
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Do as I say...
Dear Editor, Do as I say, not as I do, applies to Councilman Ben Kallos of Manhattan. He is proposing legislation dealing with political patronage at the Board of Elections. It would require online...
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'C' no evil
Dear Editor, The FBI recently released a report on its investigation and interview with Hillary Clinton over the use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. According to the rep...
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A true saint
Dear Editor, Mother Teresa was sainted due to her tireless dedication and courageous spirit caring for the children and the poor. Mother Teresa helped India's destitute for more than 50 years and w...
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Improve the pool
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement of his Anchor Park Initiative is welcome news to all New Yorkers, and especially residents of Astoria. We are pleased that funds will be allocated t...
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So long, King Yum
Dear Editor, One of the most colorful and excellent restaurants in Fresh Meadows, King Yum, closed its doors on September 6 after 63 years in the community. The food and staff were always top notch...
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A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeA U.S. judge blocked on Monday health insurer Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion acquisition of smaller peer Humana Inc, raising the stakes for rival Anthem Inc as it battles to clear a $54 billion deal to buy Cigna Corp. The ruling is the latest sign of antitrust authorities having grown more assertive under U.S. President Barack Obama, whose term ended last week.


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Emily Phonelath blows bubbles while in the crowd of the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. ( Aileen Devlin /The Daily Press via AP)A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women's March on Washington is being heralded as the anthem of the movement.


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This undated sketch by Stephanie Delazeri, an animation student at California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita, Calif., shows "The Princess," an archetypal female character. More women are entering the field of animation, and one of their goals is to create more realistic female characters. Cal Arts instructor Erica Larsen-Dockray, who teaches a class on "The Animated Woman," said of The Princess: She has an impossibly tiny waist and is gorgeous beyond belief. Big eyes, flowing locks, luscious lips and a heart-shaped face. She's historically usually white and depicted as innocent and virginal. About the typical princess' waistline, Larsen-Dockray said: "If they were life-size, they would not have space in their bodies for reproductive organs." (Stephanie Delazeri/California Institute of the Arts via AP)SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — More women are entering the field of animation, and one of their goals is to create more realistic female characters — not just the stereotypical nerds, sex bombs and villains that dominate now.


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