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City Emergency Response Team Had Key Skills for Haiti Mission

Feb 11, 2010

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Halloran New York Task Force 1 search and rescue teams prepares to depart for Haiti. Soon after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on

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Teaching and Electioneering Don't Mix, Court Finds

Feb 09, 2010

from photo (cc) flcker/baklein62 Public school teachers have constitutional rights to wear political buttons while in school, according to the United Federation of Teachers. But not according to the United

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Court Rejects Bid to Extend Grounds for Divorce in New York

Jan 27, 2010

Forty-nine states in this country recognize "no fault" divorce or allow divorce for "irreconcilable differences." Only New York requires that one party in all contested divorces establish that the other

Last Updated (Thursday, September 04, 2014 11:02 AM)


Courts Consider When a Rioter Stops Rioting

Dec 02, 2009

from photo (cc) Oquendo In the city of parades, the chain of events sparked by the parade that was like no other may finally be ending -- nine years later. The

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Court Ruling Settles Key Question for Tenants, Landlords

Nov 12, 2009

Photo (cc) Dr.DeNo The state's highest court cleared up a dispute about rent hikes at Peter Cooper Village. Can New York landlords terminate rent stabilization while receiving tax benefits from the city?

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Crime Falls, but Why -- and at What Cost?

Oct 14, 2009

Photo (cc) Marcos Vasconcelos Photography This is one in a series, to run between now and Election Day, examining Mayor Michael Bloomberg's record in key areas. For more on the mayor's

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New Law Protects Assets During Divorce

Sep 23, 2009

Photo (cc) Angela Rutherford The mere mention or even the thought of divorce often sets off a race to the bank with each spouse trying to get hold of assets ahead

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State Now Protects Jobs of Domestic Violence Victims

Aug 20, 2009

Photo (cc) idoloony Refusing to hire, discharging or in any other way discriminating against a victim of domestic violence in the workplace now violates New York State law. Being a victim

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A Legal Victory for Tenants

Jul 21, 2009

Photo (cc) sardinista "Your aged parents or your home" is not a choice anyone would want to face, especially when your parents are 78 and 80, and your New York apartment

Last Updated (Thursday, September 04, 2014 11:03 AM)