Ridgewood tenants learn their housing rights at emergency meeting
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As rents continue to increase throughout Queens and tenants being wrongly kicked out of their apartments is becoming more common, Ridgewood renters gathered at P.S. 305 on Thursday for a Ridgewood Housing Matters emergency meeting to learn more about their rights. Representatives from all levels of government were present at the meeting, including Councilman Antonio Reynoso, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan’s […]

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Six Queens Papa John’s locations to pay workers in wage theft settlement
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Mamma mia, what a pizza scandal! The owner of six Queens Papa John’s pizza franchise locations has been hit with an order to pay nearly half a million dollars in back wages and other fees as part of a larger investigation targeting labor violations across the outer boroughs. Franchisee Syed Mehboob and his businesses will […]

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New program to restore rent-regulated apartments to buildings in western Queens
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A group of state and city officials are getting together to crack down on landlords throughout the five boroughs — including a handful in western Queens — who they say could be breaking the law. State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development Commissioner Vicki Been announced […]

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Queens foreclosure cases decreasing as state faces problems
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Though New York State continues to see high levels of foreclosure activity, New York City – including Queens — is experiencing a decrease in foreclosure cases, according to the state comptroller’s office. In a report released Monday, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli highlighted that New York State continues to face high levels of foreclosure activity as new […]

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Nursing home caregivers arrested for neglect of disabled resident in Far Rockaway
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Three caregivers in Far Rockaway found themselves in handcuffs Wednesday after they allegedly dragged a disabled and bleeding nursing home resident and left him bleeding on the floor for over 20 minutes last October, authorities said. On the evening of October 23, 2014, at Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center a 51-year-old resident, who suffered from multiple debilitating conditions […]

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