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Appeals court strikes down parts of DC’s gun laws

Appeals court strikes down parts of DC’s gun laws

A federal appeals court has struck down as unconstitutional parts of Washington, D.C.’s gun laws. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 Friday that the city cannot require gun owners to re-register a gun […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Government, Law, News
Today’s Verdict: Coping With Schoolyard and Cyber Bullying

Today’s Verdict: Coping With Schoolyard and Cyber Bullying

SCHOOL IS BACK AND SO ARE THE BULLIES by David Lesch, Esq.  Way back, when I was in school, there was always a bully.  It didn’t matter whether it was elementary school, junior high school, or high school.  I grew […]

by · September 13, 2015 · Education News, Law, Today's Verdict
Research Says Criminals Are Encouraged By Weak Gun Laws | The Trace

Research Says Criminals Are Encouraged By Weak Gun Laws | The Trace

Via The Trace: “The pervasive rightwing case against tougher gun regulation is neatly captured by this soundbite from Marco Rubio: “My skepticism about gun laws is criminals don’t follow the law,” the Republican senator and presidential candidate has said. “They don’t care what the […]

by · September 8, 2015 · Crime, Law, Op Ed
Photo Op-Ed: Why Are More Homeless People On Our Street?

Photo Op-Ed: Why Are More Homeless People On Our Street?

Blogger Gary Tilzer in his latest photo collage op-ed compares the thousands of Syrian migrants flooding into Europe with the seeming hundreds of homeless people streaming onto NYC streets. Tilzer questions the lack of general empathy for the homeless on […]

by · September 6, 2015 · Housing, Law, Photo Op Ed
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END-OF-SUMMER “DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER” CRACKDOWN ON IMPAIRED DRIVING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed New York State Police to ramp up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on impaired driving. The 20-day campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7 (Labor […]

Tenants Sue Landlord Over Illegal Rents and Illegal Deregulation Efforts

Tenants Sue Landlord Over Illegal Rents and Illegal Deregulation Efforts

Tenants in Bronx Apartment Building Sue 421-a Landlord in NYS Supreme Court Over Illegal Rents and Attempts to Deregulate Apartments  Eighteen tenants from a Bronx apartment building sued their landlord in NYS Supreme Court today, challenging the owner’s unlawful attempts […]

by · August 20, 2015 · Housing, Law
Today’s Verdict: Controlling Your Assets From Beyond The Grave

Today’s Verdict: Controlling Your Assets From Beyond The Grave

CONTROLLING YOUR ASSETS FROM THE GRAVE by David Lesch, Esq. Last week, it was reported that a wealthy landlord in Manhattan left twenty million dollars to his two daughters with one caveat, they can only collect if they abide by […]

"Today we celebrate 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid, and continue the fight to expand healthcare for all!" Credi: OPA

Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50

Across the Bronx and other parts of the City, elected officials and grateful New Yorkers celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid which was signed into law by President Johnson on July 30, 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security […]

Bronx Family Court Judge Fiordaliza Rodriguez Feted

Bronx Family Court Judge Fiordaliza Rodriguez Feted

Dinner Held at Bronx YMCA for 1st Dominican Family Court Judge Hon. Fiordaliza A. Rodriguez Recently, a congratulatory dinner was held at the Bronx YMCA for Hon. Fiordaliza A. Rodriguez, who was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to a […]

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Queens County Women’s Bar Association Makes History

Queens County Women’s Bar Association Makes History Attorney Lourdes M. Ventura, Installed As First Latina President For the first time in its 84-year history the Queens County Women’s Bar Association (QCWBA) will have a woman of Latina heritage lead the […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Law, Local News, News
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Cuomo, Legislature Reach Agreement on Rent Laws, 421a But Not MMA

In an email to supporters, Governor Andrew Cuomo described his end-of-session agreement with legislative leaders that addresses many of the important issues facing New York. Cuomo referred to his bold vision for New York: “one that promised to expand opportunity, […]

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Cuomo will get the power to preside at weddings

In a last, last minute development, Governor Andrew Cuomo has requested the power to marry people. People familiar with his push note that Cuomo has received several requests to solemnize gay weddings since 2011, when he signed a law legalizing […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Government, Law, LGBT Issues, News
Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Filed in Co-Op City Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Filed in Co-Op City Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

  A man critically injured in the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in the Bronx last year has filed suit, charging his injuries were a direct result of carelessness and negligence on the part of the companies responsible for keeping the property […]

Legal Corner: When Loved Ones Are Ill

Legal Corner: When Loved Ones Are Ill

ATTORNEY EZRA GLASER, ESQ., FOR THE PEOPLE I am a medical malpractice attorney (among other areas of the law) and so I thought for our first column on legal issues, it was most appropriate to bring to light a personal […]

DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

As the City Council passed legislation banning pre-employment credit checks, Henry Garrido, the executive director of DC 37, commended “the Administration, the City Council leadership and Council Member Brad Lander, the sponsor of Intro 261, for their work on this […]

by · April 25, 2015 · Government, Law