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The Confidentiality Clause – The Abuse That Keeps on Giving
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro   |   Jul 25, 2017   |   confidentiality clause The First Amendment guarantees us the right to free speech, but unfortunately, it is generally legal to force employees (or anyone e...
What Losses Does a Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
What Losses Does a Workers’ Compensation Cover? by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Jul 25, 2017 When you have been injured at work, your injuries can extend beyond the obvious ones. What happens if you...
Queens Construction Site Accident Injures Workers in Long Island City
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   |   Jul 12, 2017 On June 26, when a scaffolding collapsed, six construction workers suffered injury at a Queens construction site accident in Long Island City....
Race Discrimination Lawsuit: Rosebud Restaurants Settled, Paying $1.9 Million
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: NYC Employment Defense Attorneys In a race discrimination lawsuit, the EEOC sued Rosebud Restaurants and parties settled for the amount of $1.9 million. The   EEOC   brought a lawsuit again...
Astoria Characters: The Retiree Who Beat the Odds
Jul 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling James was born in Astoria Houses and lives across the street from them. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How’s your heart? James Everett puts his hand over his chest an...
Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Liz is a speech-language pathologist. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Liz Schwartz   is sitting on her living room sofa talking about effective communication. She spea...
NEW YORK FIFA — THE FREELANCE ISN’T FREE ACT
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans   | Jul 6, 2017 |   Employment Defense Attorney ,   The Freelance Isn’t Free Act What does FIFA mean for business owners? Small business owners in New York City already are und...
NYC Carwash Law Ruled Illegal Due to Promoting Unionization
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a NY federal judge ruled that the NYC Carwash law was illegal because it promoted unionization of carwashes.   In 2015, the NYC Council passed a law to regulate car wash businesses. The Co...
What Is a Consequential Injury in a Workers’ Compensation Case?
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Jun 29, 2017 Understanding Consequential Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers In the afterm...
Deadly Truck Accident in Long Island City, Queens
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   |   Jul 7, 2017 On Saturday, June 24 around 6:00 a.m., a car crashed into a tractor-trailer in Long Island City, Queens. According to   CBS New York   , the dr...

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Van Alst playground renovation completed ahead of schedule
First of city’s Community Parks Initiative facelifts
Jul 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands celebrate Independence Day at Astoria Park
A dazzling fireworks show over the East River capped off the annual Independence Day celebration at Astoria Park. Thousands of people filled the lawn and waterfront last Thursday night for the even...
Jul 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-IDC activists host town hall without Peralta
Local activists were promised a town hall from State Senator Jose Peralta, but when they didn’t get it, they decided to organize one themselves. Back in February, after Peralta joined the Independe...
Jun 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks kicks off outdoor pool season at Astoria Park
Commissioner, students take first dip
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The Guy Who’s Always At Your Service
It was a driver’s license that determined Jaime Jinete’s future. Jaime, the owner of Nicole’s Cleaners, didn’t know much English when he came to America, but he was fluent when it came to the langu...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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DiBiaso remembered as avid park user
Astoria street named after hit-and-run victim An intersection by Astoria Park will forever honor Betty Jean DiBiaso, an Astoria teen who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in 2015. Last Friday, e...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials break ground for new Jackson Heights school
Expected to open to students by September 2019
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dutch Kills community rallies to reopen firehouse
Elected officials, community leaders and union representatives rallied in Dutch Kills on Friday, calling on the city to reopen Engine Company 261. The fire company was closed in 2003 under the Bloo...
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monserrate, local groups unveil priorities for Willets Point
Just weeks after an Appeals Court ruled against the city and Queens Development Group’s bid to build a mega-mall and other amenities at Willets Point, community groups have come out with their own ...
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Guy Who Wants To Help You Succeed
Please, whatever you do, don’t say “project.” Andre T. Stith (that’s Smith with a T instead of an M, he says) doesn’t object to the word in and of itself. He grew up in and lives in Astoria Houses....
Jun 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longtime Elmhurst civic leader passes away
Tony Moreno, a longtime Queens civic leader who was instrumental in the creation of Elmhurst Park, passed away last week. Moreno was former chairman and 26-year member of Community Board 4 and a me...
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Queens family challenges Garden School’s accreditation
Son died from sepsis five years ago
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Astoria community celebrates funding for Hallets Peninsula
Library, parks, safety will be improved
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DOT installs long-awaited stop sign at LIC intersection
celebrating a hard-fought victory. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced last week that it will install an all-way stop sign at the intersection of 5th Street and 51st Avenue, just one b...
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Doughboy Park plaza receives funding for renovations
Van Bramer announces upgrades on Flag Day
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