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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
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Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
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  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
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June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
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It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
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Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 521 521 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 556 556 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...

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USTA to add retractable roof to Arthur Ashe
Soon, rain will no longer put a serious damper on the U.S. Open. The USTA announced last week its plans for a sweeping transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center that will i...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/1213-8/18/13)
Monday, Aug. 12 Melissa Maxaner was arrested at 62-25 79th Street for menacing by Detective Murray. Jose Olmedo was arrested at 54-55 Myrtle Avenue for an outstanding warrant by Officer Mays. Marli...
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Avella drops out of Queens beep race
State Senator Tony Avella dropped out of the race for Queens borough president Wednesday afternoon, leaving a two-way race in the Democratic Primary between Melinda Katz and Councilman Peter Vallon...
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Wanted man surrenders
Edmund Manuel, the man wanted for second-degree assault, turned himself into police on July 29. Manual was wanted for brutally attacking his ex-wife on June 30 at her home on 57th Drive in Maspeth....
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A 30th annual outreach with local precinct
The 104th connects with the community
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Caruana launches new campaign office on Myrtle
City Council hopeful joined by pols in support of November bid
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New eye care practice opens in Middle Village
20/20 Eye Care of Middle Village at 82-20A Eliot Ave. celebrated its grand opening this past weekend. “We have a great atmosphere, we’re very family oriented and I personally remember my patients f...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/6/13-8/11/13)
Monday, Aug. 5 Benazi Balani was arrested at 57-37 64th Street for making graffiti by Officer Sullivan. Garfield Rock was arrested at 1819 Flushing Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Martin...
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Subway groper on the loose
Cops are on the hunt for a man who has been repeatedly groping women in subway stations in the Maspeth/Elmhurst area. On five separate occasions between February 5 and July 30, the man lifted a fem...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/30/13-8/4/13)
Tuesday, July 30 Joseph Perez was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer McDonald. Kelly Colum was arrested at 58-25 Fresh Pond Road for criminal contempt by Detective H...
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30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime in Queens
Locations and times across the borough
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Community garden may grow a five-family house
Residents try to save Elmhurst lot from development
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Middle Village burglary suspects brought in
Police and community representatives say precaution is still needed
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National Night Out in Mafera Park
104th Precinct invites neighborhood for a night out
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/22/13-7/28/13)
Monday, July 22 Ishwar Sahadeo was arrested at 1719 Centre Street for assault by Officer Profanti. Zbigniew Leks was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues for robbery by Office...
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Jim Harding, center, speaks about his wife, Jan Harding, during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City, while his son Scott Harding, left, and attorney Paxton Guymon look on. Jan Harding drank sweet tea containing a toxic cleaning chemical, severely burning her mouth and throat at a Utah restaurant. Authorities say a worker at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan unintentionally put the chemical cleaning compound in a sugar bag last month. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance.


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By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley, held hostage in Syria. In Washington, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the threat from Islamic State was "beyond anything we've seen" and the U.S. Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the death of Foley on the video, which featured a masked man speaking English with a British accent. ...
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Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car, which belonged to Islamic State militants, bearing an image of the jihadist flag, after it was targeted by an American air strike in the village of Baqufa, north of Mosul, August 18, 2014The United States admitted Thursday that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it. Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional powers unite to fight it, but only if the battle is taken into Syria and not just Iraq. Speaking after the US military said it had already carried out a failed hostage rescue mission inside Syria, and against the backdrop of new air strikes in Iraq, they warned IS poses a considerable threat. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: "This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end of days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated."


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