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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Our Blog—A Place to Learn More about Our Practice Employment Law | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Construction Site Accidents | Premises Liability | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Motor ...
EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
CERTAPRO PAINTERS® ANNOUNCES PAINTCATION™ SWEEPSTAKES
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
CertaPro Painters®, the largest painting franchise in North America, is launching its first ever Paintcation™ sweepstakes — a part of CertaPro’s ‘We Do Painting, You Do Life™’ campaign.  The sweeps...

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Willis Elkins, Co-Chair/Newtown Creek CAG
Wednesday night’s meeting of the Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) in Greenpoint got a bit heated. After a state Department of Health (DOH) official presented a study that concluded ther...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rob Hennessey, “King of Forest Hills”
When Verizon workers were on strike in Forest Hills, most demonstrators were wearing red, the main color of the company. One man stood out from the pack. That man was Rob Hennessey, who was sportin...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Skip LaPlante, Ridgewood Artist
They may be common items for everyday people, but for Ridgewood artist Skip LaPlante they’re musical instruments. LaPlante, a composer originally from the suburbs of Boston, takes items like forks,...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Browning, Executive Director/Northwell Health
Since September, Susan Browning has been implementing new changes to the hospital to keep up with the needs of the community. Browning, born and raised in Woodside, entered healthcare administratio...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Barberio - Distribution Manager, CMMB
Growing up in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Ralph Barberio used to walk over to the Variety Boys & Girls Club back when it was just the Boys Club. “I lived in the Boys Club,” Barberi...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renzo Ortega, Artist
When Renzo Ortega was studying for his master’s in fine arts at Hunter College, there was a listserv students used to send emails to their peers. Ortega said he would often see students from other ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roman Tetelbaum, North Brooklyn Boat Club
Since 2010, the North Brooklyn Boat Club has provided kayak and canoe trips for the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization also runs ecological education ...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jessica Lang, Jessica Lang Dance Co.
Walking around the neighborhood she has called home for eight years, Jessica Lang was curious what was behind the industrial walls along 46th Avenue. Lang, a dancer and choreographer, moved to Long...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel Thieme, Executive Director/Sunnyside Shines
Warm weather has already arrived, indicating that spring is well underway. For Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, this means it’s time to start...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emanuel Malik Campbell, Woodside Houses
The Woodside Houses basketball court is finally getting an upgrade, and is currently undergoing a $500,000 renovation. The facelift is important not just to residents of Woodside Houses, but users ...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albert Yoo, Bayside Periodontics
Dr. Albert Yoo, a periodontist and Long Island City resident, was recently selected to be part of Stony Brook University’s “40 under 40” Alumni Awards. Yoo was born in Queens and raised on Long Isl...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valerie Skakun, Ridgewood Artist
Valerie Skakun was doing just fine a few years ago. The Ridgewood resident’s textile-dyeing business, April May June, was taking off, and she took what her grandma taught her about sewing and refin...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Uri Cohen, Queens College Hillel
Queens College has approximately 4,000 Jewish students on campus, according to Uri Cohen, executive director of the Queens College Hillel. But each of them has his or her own story, background and ...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Perna, President/Corona Community Ambulance Corps
After one of the worst blizzards on record hit New York City in late January, many residents complained that snow removal was not enforced equally. Many neighborhoods in Queens were trapped and sno...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hector Batista, CEO/Big Brothers Big Sisters
Hector Batista is celebrating National Mentoring Month in a big way. The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the country’s first youth mentoring organization, opened up new offices th...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square in New York after a shooting Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Police say several were injured in a deadly shooting inside the concert venue, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. (AP Photo/Dana Schimmel)NEW YORK (AP) — One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform, police said.


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Atlanta Braves pinch-hitter Gordon Beckham celebrates with A.J. Pierzynski (15) after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) — Jonathan Villar's run-scoring single in the 13th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 victory over the Braves, sending Atlanta to another home loss Wednesday night.


2016-05-26 00:20:05 -0400

At around 0220 GMT, Brent North Sea crude for July delivery was up 27 cents at $50.01 a barrel while West Texas Intermediate was trading 21 cents higher at $49.77Brent crude passed $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 on Thursday after data showed a fall in US crude inventories, adding to expectations of a tightening global market. At around 0330 GMT, Brent North Sea crude for July delivery was up 33 cents at $50.07 a barrel while US benchmark West Texas Intermediate was trading 29 cents higher at $49.85. The gains came as markets digested news that US commercial crude oil inventories fell by 4.2 million barrels in the week to May 20, according to US Department of Energy data.


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