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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
  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 | 183 183 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 | 230 230 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 | 294 294 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 $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 545 545 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 578 578 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 | 597 597 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/26/13-9/1/13)
Monday, Aug. 26 Kadeem Bell was arrested at the intersection of 65th Street and Shaler Avenue for robbery by Officer Matat. Candido Lopez was arrested at 341 St. Nicholas Avenue for unauthorized us...
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September 11 memorial ceremonies in Queens
Queens residents will never forget the tragic events that took nearly 3,000 lives on September 11, 2001. On the 12-year anniversary, communities across the borough continue to hold candlelight vigi...
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Wake for 'Bachelor' contestant held in Maspeth
A wake was held last week for Gia Allemand, “The Bachelor” contestant who took her own life on August 12, at Papavero Funeral Home on Grand Avenue in Maspeth. Allemand was born on December 20, 1983...
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104th Precinct Police Safety Day in Mafera
Building community relations in Ridgewood
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/19/13-8/25/13)
Monday, Aug. 19 David Negron was arrested at 64-04 Metropolitan Avenue for making graffiti by Officer McElligot. Alfredo Bonilla was arrested at the intersection of Forest Avenue and Palmetto Stree...
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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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Health workers spray the body of a amputee suspected of dying from the Ebola virus with disinfectant, in a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off entire towns in an effort to halt the virus' spread. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."


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Roger Federer of Switzerland reaches for a return to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during their US Open men's singles match, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center in New York, on September 2, 2014Five-time champion Roger Federer set up a US Open quarter-final blockbuster against eccentric French star Gael Monfils as the hugely-hyped new generation once again flopped. Second seed Federer on Tuesday reached his 10th US Open quarter-final in the last 11 years with a comfortable 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut while Monfils, the 20th seed, reached his second New York last-eight stunning seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6 (8/6), 7-5 Federer, the 17-time major winner, leads Monfils 7-2 in career meetings, including their most recent clash in Cincinnati last month.


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In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo, Shiite militiamen hold the flag of the Islamic State group they captured, during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Under the shadow of the Islamic State group threat, governments from France to Indonesia are moving aggressively to block would-be jihadis from taking their fight to Syria and Iraq. New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are being plucked from planes. Authorities are blocking finances and shutting down radical mosques. Behind the scenes, Western intelligence agencies are striving to stay ahead of tech-savvy radicalized Muslims by pressuring Silicon Valley firms to wipe extremist content from websites and toying with new technologies to identify returning fighters at the border. Britain has taken a particularly active role in censoring content deemed to break the country’s strict rules against extremist propaganda. U.K. officials recently revealed it had been granted “super flagger” status on sites such as YouTube, meaning their requests to remove videos with grisly content or that encourage terrorism are fast-tracked. (AP Photo)BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.


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