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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

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FDNY video, destroying fireworks
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City police officials released a video last week of law enforcement destroying confiscated fireworks. All involvement with fireworks is illegal in New York City...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Popular Vallone Scholarship eliminated from budget
Cuts in the city budget will affect the city’s most vulnerable residents this year: high school and college students. The Peter F. Vallone Scholarship, which was established in 1998 and awarded to ...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley rallies with seniors to save Medicare
At a rally held last Thursday in Jackson Heights, Make the Road New York and Queens seniors residing in the 7th Congressional District joined forces with Congressman Joseph Crowley to oppose Wiscon...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/27/11-7/3/11)
Monday, June 27 Mesak Sarkissian was arrested at the intersection of 53rd Drive and 69th Street for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Swistun. Jerry Soria-Campos was arrested at the intersec...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent charged with robbing tenants
A superintendent in a Maspeth apartment building was arrested last week for allegedly robbing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry from tenants while they were out running errands and away on v...
Jun 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis Club awards local academics
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships to the community’s brightest, soon-to-be high school graduates last Thursday, June 23, at a luncheon at Maspeth Town Hall. The scholarships were strict...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/20/11-6/26/11)
Monday, June 20 Thomas Randolph was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for criminal possession of stolen property by Officer Chu. Olga Solis was arrested at 63-82 Woodhaven Boulevard for crimina...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 tables Maspeth Bypass plan
Will vote on new changes in July
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hush!
Residents want Hush Lounge to tone down the noise
Jun 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth service organization facing imminent closure
POMOC loses tens of thousands in funding
Jun 21, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/13/11-6/19/11)
Monday, June 13 James Gardner was arrested at 1003 Wyckoff Avenue for grand larceny by Detective Geis. Tuesday, June 14 Nora Carradero was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by...
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth welding business receives DEP grant
Maspeth’s own AWISCO Welding Supplies was awarded a Department of Environmental Protection grant of $206,188 to install a green roof. The company was one of 15 winners selected from a total of 52 a...
Jun 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Botter (6/6/11-6/12/11)
Tuesday, June 7 Tonio Tobay was arrested at 553 Seneca Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer McElligott. Luis LaLa was arrested at 553 Seneca Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer McEllig...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth clinic opens near shuttered St. John's Hospital
Premier Care looks to fill health care void
Jun 07, 2011 | 7 7 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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An eyesore becomes a new park oasis
The sweltering sun blanketed the newly opened Elmhurst Park on Monday afternoon, which a decade ago was filled with gas tanks. Previously owned by the Keyspan Energy, the space now belongs to the c...
Jun 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiroshi Iwata, of Japan, stands on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links and looks out at the crashing waves while waiting to putt during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Iwata co-leads the tournament after shooting a 6-under-par 66 to finish at 11 under par for the tourney. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sung Kang didn't know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray Romano. He didn't realize the par at Monterey Peninsula was 71 until he scrambled for par on his final hole and realized while signing his card Friday that he set the course record with a career-low 60.


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Egyptian doctors stage a protest against rampant police abuses, after two doctors were beaten up by policemen in a Cairo hospital, in front of their headquarters of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Doctors threatened to escalate if the government doesn’t hold police accountable for abuses. Attendees chanted “strike” and raised banners read, “Doctors’ Dignity.” (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)CAIRO (AP) — When a doctor at a Cairo hospital told a police officer that his cut didn't require stitches, the response was startling and brutal. Police beat up the doctor and a colleague and dragged them off into custody.


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A woman waves a blanket decorated with an image of Pope Francis along the route the pontiff will take upon arrival to Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Pope Francis is arriving in Mexico on Friday for a week-long visit. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)HAVANA (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):


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