The New York City Department of Finance has agreed to a settlement that will reinstate or recalculate the previously frozen rent rates of widowed seniors who had been surprised by steep rent increases after the death of their spouses. A 2014 rule change by the New York City Department of Finance instituted a new requirement... 
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Updated Testing Accomodations For Students With Disabilities The New York State Education Department has published guidelines on testing accommodations for students with disabilities. In order for students with disabilities to participate equitably in state and local assessments, changes in testing procedures are... 
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The New York State Education Department has published guidelines on testing accommodations for students with disabilities. In order for students with disabilities to participate equitably in state and local assessments, changes in testing procedures are necessary. However, in September 2015, the Common Core Task Force... 
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Begley Law Group was honored to attend the Barkann Foundation Lunch on April 12, 2016 at the Capital Grille and offer our support to the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation. The Barkann Foundation provides financial aid to families who are in need, due to recent adversity or tragedy. Whether it be the sudden... 
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Eleven New York residents have been arrested and charged with tax fraud. According to the New York State Department of Taxation, nine “clients” and two tax preparers were arrested on charges of claiming exaggerated refunds and filing false tax returns. Officials say that the two tax preparers allegedly attempted... 
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There are times when a lead instantly converts, but that is not always the case. You need to be patient and keep working your leads diligently. For every one instant conversion on contact, there are likely going to be at least three or four others that say they changed their minds, did not want to spend that kind of... 
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The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), passed in 1946, waives governmental sovereign immunity in lawsuits against the U.S. government for injuries resulting from the negligent actions of government workers acting within the scope of their employment. Numerous other state laws have been fashioned this act, which contains... 
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Jim Fausone Veteran Advocate With each tragic story of a suicide, the same question is asked: “why didn’t they talk to someone or seek out help?” As a society, we want to believe that there is always someone out there to talk to; always an outstretched hand just waiting for you to take hold. Well, it turns out... 
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Life can be a rush or a rough ride for everyone. Every day you talk to people who may need insurance for those rough ride moments, but they may not realize that — yet. Insurance agents educate, empower and ensure clients get what they need to protect themselves and their families. Understanding that life is complex... 
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