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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
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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
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  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
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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
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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 | 243 243 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 $$
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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
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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 | 563 563 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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Bocce courts at Juniper Valley getting a makeover
Parks commissioner hopes improvements attract citywide tourney
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COMET meets with Queens Quiet Skies
Grassroots movement to address airplane noise grows
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Knockdown art space in Maspeth seeks liquor license
Some Community Board members are skeptical with facility in Industrial Business Zone
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/30/13-10/5/13)
Monday, Sept. 30 Miguel Burgos was arrested at 765 Seneca Avenue for an outstanding warrant by Officer Dagnese. Anselmo Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of Cornelia Street and Myrtle Aven...
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Top High Schools 2013
How we chose our 2013 Top High Schools , what they have to offer, and how to use the information we've gathered for each academic institution. Private school can be a costly, but worthy, investment...
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104th Precinct Police Botter (9/23/13-9/29/13)
Monday, Sept. 23 Luis Morales was arrested at 77-10 60th Street for criminal mischief by Officer Farinaccio. Andrew Milewski was arrested at 1819 George Street for aggravated harassment by Officer ...
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P.S. 229 in Maspeth will not be rezoned
Parents fight DOE proposal, department relinquishes
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O’Neill’s is back in business
O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant is back in business after a fire destroyed it in 2011. Owners George O’Neill and Danny Pyle were determined to work to get their restaurant up-and-running again. “I’m e...
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Maspeth intersection named for Gibbons
Over 100 residents gathered on a Maspeth street corner on Saturday morning to honor one of their neighbors who was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Under sunny skies, the family and friends of Geo...
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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...
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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 ...
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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
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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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Derrick Rose (No. 6) of the USA defends against Jose Barea of Puerto Rico during their game at Madison Square Garden in New York, on August 22, 2014Derrick Rose earned a spot on the final 12-man US roster of NBA stars for the Basketball World Cup after helping the Americans rip Puerto Rico 112-86. Rose sat out an exhibition victory two nights earlier over the Dominican Republic and there was concern about him after his having missed most of the past two NBA seasons due to knee surgeries. Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons were trimmed from the lineup early Saturday to slice the American roster to the 12-man limit needed by next Friday, the eve of the start of the global showdown in Spain.


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FILE - In this Friday, April 26, 2013 file photo, masked Sunni protesters wave Islamist flags while others chant slogans at an anti-government rally in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's Sunni minority have felt maligned by the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, hounded by its security forces and increasingly threatened, once again, by the militias that terrorized them during the darkest days of sectarian bloodletting in 2006 and 2007. The community's anger has fueled the rampage of Islamic extremists across a third of the country, including Fallujah, and Sunnis say their demands must be met by the new Shiite-led government if it hopes to be more inclusive. (AP Photo/Bilal Fawzi, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.


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Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Esaw Garner, the wife of fatal police chokehold victim Eric Garner, listen during a press briefing after meeting privately with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 in New York. The family of the unarmed Eric Garner, whose death last month in police custody was recorded on video, has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.


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