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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 | 14 14 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 | 16 16 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 | 19 19 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 | 24 24 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 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 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 | 111 111 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 | 121 121 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 | 180 180 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 | 230 230 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 | 245 245 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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Gibbons' home back in business
The Gibbons' Home, the Maspeth bar owned by George Gibbons, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last October, held it's official grand-re-opening this past weekend – or “Welcome Home” celebrat...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court date postponed for Maspeth hit and run
The court date for a Brooklyn man accused of driving the car that killed a Maspeth resident last year was postponed to March 23 by a Queens County Criminal Court Judge Friday morning, much to the d...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis hosts Recognition Day
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club held its annual Recognition Day on Thursday, February 16. The club inducted new member, Dennis Dowd Jr. and presented a Tablet of Honor to Joseph DiTroia. The club also hon...
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
(2/13/12-2/19-12)
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 discusses 2013 budget
Renovations to the Glendale Public Library and repairing the area's sewer lines are among the top priorities for Community Board 5's capital and expense budget for the 2013 fiscal year, District Ma...
Feb 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
(2/6/12-2/12-12)
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School bus catches fire in Maspeth
Roughly 30 kids from I.S. 77 in Ridgewood ran to safety when their school bus caught fire at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon on the corner of 74th Street and 58th Avenue in Maspeth. “We started ...
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freight Harbor Program plugs along
The New York and New Jersey Port Authority informed community members and stakeholders in recent meetings of its progress in the Cross Harbor Freight Program – and the news is that they haven't got...
Feb 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increase in robberies in Maspeth and Elmhurst
Burglaries and robberies are the biggest crimes the Maspeth and Elmurst areas are currently facing, according to police. Representatives from the 110th, 104th and 108th Precincts attended a Communi...
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
1/30/12-2/4/12
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Cooper steps down as Flushing Meadows head
Few would argue that when Estelle Cooper, the longtime administrator for Flushing Meadows Corona Park, resigned in early January, the park lost a true champion of cause and attention. The park had ...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT proposes turning 74th Street into one-way north
After the rehabilitation of the Cooper Avenue is complete, the Department of Transportation may turn 74th Street into a one-way northbound between Cooper Avenue and 78th Avenue – a plan residents s...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Industrial biz group concerned with bypass
At the Maspeth Industrial Business Association’s (MIBA) first meeting of 2012, truck bypass woes topped the talk among the nearly two dozen industrial businesses who gathered at the Anoroc Building...
Feb 02, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
1/23/12-1/29/12
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley visits Burma, meets with opposition leader
NYC Burmese cautiously optimistic about recent developments
Jan 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Investigators walk at the scene of a shooting at a shopping center in Abingdon, Md., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A man opened fire inside a shopping center restaurant during lunchtime. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said.


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This photo provided by Julia Haight shows her dog Tomi. Tomi, a shiba inu who turns 4 later this month, will be in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Last October, he alerted Haight to a fire inside her house in Hicksville, New York, and all family members safely escaped. (Julia Haight via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — When Julia Haight leads her prize entry into the Westminster Kennel Club dog show ring Monday, she'll see a shiba inu who's athletic, alert and pert.


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US markets dive amid global selloffU.S. stocks opened sharply lower following steep market declines all around the world as concerns about global economic weakness intensified. Bank stocks were hit hard Thursday as investors worried that ...


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