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"Before" & "After" Man
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Hurricane Sandy has nothing on people! Here's a before and after video of the tree, bush and flower slaughter in one Queens yard. Do you realize that one tree has the cooling power of 10 air condit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
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Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
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     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 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 | 241 241 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...

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Community Board 5 discusses FY2015 budget
Community Board 5 was back in session, meeting last Wednesday at Christ the King High School following a summer hiatus. As part of the agenda, the board held a public hearing on how it would like m...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Captain warns of dangerous intersections in 104th
While roads are generally safer according to 104th Precinct Captain Christopher Manson, there are still several hot zones in the precinct that motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists should be aware ...
Sep 25, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/16/13-9/22/13)
Monday, Sept. 16 Chris Garcia was arrested at 78-49 65th Street for aggravated harassment by Officer Caruso. Fabian Soto was arrested at the intersection of Forest Avenue and Bleecker Street for cr...
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O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant is back
Maspeth staple is completes its rise from the ashes
Sep 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerned parents meet with DOT commissioner
Want improved safety in wake of accident
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Crowley opens campaign office on Myrtle Ave
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is running against Republican challenger Craig Caruana to keep her seat in the 30th District in the upcoming general elections on November 5, 2013. Crowley was joined...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/9/13-9/15/13)
Monday, Sept. 9 Shirley Tejada was arrested at 64-18 55th Avenue for leaving the scene of an accident by Detective Houlihan. Janusz Janek was arrested at 74-50 65th Street for criminal contempt by ...
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Smile on Maspeth Day
The Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot was all smiles this past Sunday, as the bank hosted its annual “Smile on Maspeth Day.” The annual event, which is completely free, features rides, games, fac...
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Queens Falcons football is ready for the fall
Coaches teach the game, but also stress education
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols object to proposed changes to FAA guidelines
Say it would let agency skirt environmental reviews
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Students injured in Maspeth accident
Five students from I.S. 73 in Maspeth were injured, including three who had to be rushed into surgery, after an SUV lost control and jumped the curb at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Maspet...
Sep 12, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Firefighters of NYFD Squad 288/HazMat 1 remembered
Maspeth firehouse hosts solemn 9/11 ceremony
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Landmark proposal for century-old firehouse in Maspeth
Local family seeks status to protect building in the future
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Families assess the damage after five-alarm fire
A five-alarm fire spread through six homes along 68th Avenue in Middle Village around 8 p.m. on Monday night, sending a reported 200 firefighters to the scene. While 11 firefighters were reported i...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/2/13-9/8/13)
Monday, Sept. 2 Pablo Minchala was arrested at the intersection of 88th Lane and Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Alvarez. Gerardo Gonzalez was arrested at 665 Seneca Avenue f...
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Uighur academic Ilham Tohti sits during his trial on separatism charges in Urumqi, Xinjiang regionBy Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Tuesday jailed for life the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, a sentence that rights advocates said sent a clear signal that the government is determined to suppress dissent. Economics professor Ilham Tohti, 44, stood trial for two days last week on separatism charges in the western region of Xinjiang. His case has provoked an outcry in the West and among international human rights groups. ...


2014-09-23 22:42:08 -0400

In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Uighur minority, gestures as he speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. A Chinese court on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 imposed a harsh life sentence on Ilham Tohti, who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could end up radicalizing minority groups already resentful of central government rule, scholars and analysts said.


2014-09-23 22:35:40 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver is suing the NFL and the team for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year.
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