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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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
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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
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 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
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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 | 233 233 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 | 485 485 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 | 518 518 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 | 552 552 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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Our Lady of Hope awarded for Project Eliminate fundraising
Top honor goes to mother-daughter team for raising thousands
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Annual Grand Avenue Festival comes to Maspeth
Hundreds flocked to the annual Grand Avenue Festival on Sunday afternoon. Under clear skies, festival-goers sampled food from the street vendors, played games, and shopped at the numerous booths ho...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/26/14-6/1/14)
Monday, May 26 Stephanie Vasquez was arrested at the intersection of Stanhope Street and Fairview Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Hili. Maricela Pavon-Valle was arrested at 1816 Gro...
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Community Board 5 to Meet June 11
The next meeting of Community Board 5 will be Wednesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda includes a visit by Queens Bo...
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Indicted Ruben Wills denies accusations of wearing a wire
Claims posters from events proves he wasn't stealing money from nonprofit
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Veterans groups hold town hall on Agent Orange exposure
Believe exposure linked to ongoing health issues in both vets and their kids
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/19/14-5/25/14)
Monday, May 19 Regina Harrison was arrested at 1693 Putnam Avenue for third-degree assault by Office McDonald. Joseph Small was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Madison Street for...
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Maspeth honors veterans, highlights military women at parade
Continuing its tradition of robust Memorial Day celebrations, the Maspeth community gathered to observe and participate in the neighborhood’s annual Memorial Day Parade. “The actions taken by the w...
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Liu announces bid for State Senate
Will challenge fellow Democrat Tony Avella
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Meet the 2014 Memorial Day Parade grand marshals
The organizers of this Sunday's Maspeth Memorial Day Parade have announced that Karen Burke and Leonard Masone will be this year's grand marshals. Burke was born and raised in Maspeth. she attended...
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Crossing guards honored for stalwart service
In recognition of their dedication to the safety of local school children, Assemblyman Mike Miller hosted an awards ceremony at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council last week for the crossing guards...
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Queens celebrates two World’s Fair anniversaries
In remembrance of two World’s Fairs that changed the face of modern society, the World’s Fair Anniversary Committee hosted a 50th and 75th Anniversary celebration in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/12/14-5/18/14)
Monday, May 12 Brooklyn Moore was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for assault by Officer Pofanti. Carlos Bermejo was arrested at 57-41 57th Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Campbell. ...
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Speaker, honoree announced for Memorial Day Parade
Retired Captain Laura Zimmermann will be a featured speaker on Sunday, May 25, at a ceremony after the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The ceremony will take place at Maspeth Veterans Square, 69th Str...
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Kiwanis clubs helps eliminate international disease
Local youth sell koalas to help save lives
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FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced Thursday that Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim will also receive the top honor Nov. 17 at the Waldorf Astoria gala in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards.


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A supporter of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto wears a T-shirt with writing reading "Prabowo President" during a protest near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to the court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo.


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File photo of Ukraine president-elect Poroshenko German Chancellor Merkel and Russian President PutinBy Noah Barkin and Richard Balmforth BERLIN/KIEV (Reuters) - After months of ratcheting up pressure on Vladimir Putin, concern is mounting in Berlin and other European capitals that an emboldened Ukraine's military successes in the east are reducing the chances of a face-saving way out of the crisis for the Russian leader. As a result, the focus of German-led diplomatic efforts has shifted, according to senior officials, towards urging restraint from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and averting a humiliating defeat for pro-Russian rebels, a development that Berlin fears could elicit a strong response from Putin. Chancellor Angela Merkel's planned visit to Kiev on Saturday, her first since the crisis erupted at the start of the year, is above all a signal of support for Poroshenko, the billionaire confectionary magnate who was elected less than three months ago.


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