blog roll
our featured bloggers
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 23 23 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 | 137 137 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 | 185 185 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
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 245 245 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 | 496 496 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 | 531 531 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 | 564 564 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...

more blogs

news
CB5 to meet on Wed., Nov. 13
The next monthly meeting of Community Board 5 will take place on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. T...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
For the 12th year running, Danny Boy’s treats kids on Halloween
Kids and parents were given a treat this Halloween at Danny Boy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant on Dry Harbor Road. Keeping up a 12-year tradition, the Middle Village restaurant fed neighborhood kids fo...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Maspeth High School to host open house for students, parents
With many middle schoolers looking for a place to spend the next four years, Maspeth High School invites prospective students and their parents to attend an open house at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Novem...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Nabe alarmed by suspicious package in Maspeth
Police were called after a Maspeth resident noticed an abandoned duffle bag and the strong aroma of gasoline coming from a unidentified canister next to Queens Midtown Expressway at Borden Avenue a...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Comedy Warriors screening at NY film festival
Joe Kashnow was in Iraq for the initial invasion in April 2003, and like many soldiers before him and thousands that came after, his tour didn’t end the way he expected. Kashnow spent 18 months in ...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Group fights reforms to Scaffold Law
Study finds Latino workers most at risk
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/14/13-10/20/13)
Monday, Oct. 14 Mathew Maldonado was arrested at 1810 Stockholm Street for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Lewis. Jeremiah Thomas was arrested at 61-80 Woodhaven Boulevard for aggravated h...
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Middle Village Kiwanis Club holds first awards dinner
Thomas Clarke often donates his time to the General Slocum Memorial at All Faiths Cemetery, frequently helps out with school functions at Christ the King High School, and most recently assisted wit...
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Job seekers line up at the Shops at Atlas Park
NYS Sen. Joseph Addabbo supports long-running job fair
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Event shines 'light' on after-school programs
Lights on Afterschool, an annual event hosted by the Afterschool Alliance, took place for the 14th straight year on October 17. Lights On Afterschool promotes awareness for the need for after-schoo...
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Arcabascio looks to challenge Katz for Queens beep
Says former candidate Vallone would make great deputy
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Board: Premature to consider liquor license
Say Knockdown Center should obtain C of O first
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Crowley tours Maspeth IBZ
Vows to promote and expand benefit programs for area
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/7/13-10/13/13)
Monday, Oct. 7 Michael Duncan was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Rust Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Hynes. Joey Goodavage was arrested at 60-71 Woodbine Street for...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Paul McCartney surprises and rocks Astoria
High School students receive lessons from legend
Oct 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Iraqi Shiite Muslim fighters hold a position on the Jurf al-Sakhr front line, the scene of heavy fighting against advancing Jihadist militants and fighters of the Islamic State (IS), south of the capital Baghdad, on August 18, 2014Iraqi officials worked Saturday to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack." The attack at the mosque in Diyala province on Friday, which most accounts said was the work of Shiite militiamen, threatens to increase already-significant anger among Iraq's Sunni Arab minority with the Shiite-led government and to undermine an anti-militant drive that requires Sunni cooperation. It came as the US, which is carrying out air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State (IS) jihadists, ramped up its rhetoric over the grisly killing of journalist James Foley, carried out by the group and shown in a video posted online. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the beheading of Foley "represents a terrorist attack against our country".


2014-08-23 06:03:07 -0400
CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Saturday for a swift resumption of the Cairo-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week to put an end to the Gaza crisis. "My main goal is for the truce talks to resume in Egypt as soon as possible to avoid more casualties and sacrifices," Abbas told a news conference after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Pravin Char)
2014-08-23 05:40:30 -0400

This Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014 photo shows French poet, journalist, and a member of the French Resistance Madeleine Riffaud answering a reporter during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris. She holds a book she wrote, with on the cover, a photo of her at the time of WWII. She had a code name, Rainer, and a gun she called Oscar. Just weeks before turning 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him dead on a Paris bridge. (AP Photo / Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.


2014-08-23 05:37:47 -0400