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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
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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…
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  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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Board: Premature to consider liquor license
Say Knockdown Center should obtain C of O first
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Crowley tours Maspeth IBZ
Vows to promote and expand benefit programs for area
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/7/13-10/13/13)
Monday, Oct. 7 Michael Duncan was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Rust Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Hynes. Joey Goodavage was arrested at 60-71 Woodbine Street for...
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Paul McCartney surprises and rocks Astoria
High School students receive lessons from legend
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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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iPresidential candidate Silva of the PSB speaks during a ceremony to launch her campaign platform in Sao PauloBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in what could be a likely runoff in Brazil's October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday. It was the third poll in less than a week that projected the Oct. 5 election would go to a second-round vote in which Rousseff would be unseated by Silva, who entered the race just 10 days ago following the death of her party's candidate. Silva has surged to 34 percent support from 21 percent in a previous Datafolha poll conducted before she launched her candidacy. If the race goes to a runoff on Oct. 26 as expected, Silva would win 50 percent of the votes, while Rousseff would get 40 percent, widening her margin of victory from six to 10 percentage points, according to Datafolha.


2014-08-29 20:20:59 -0400

BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recessionRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven spending spree.


2014-08-29 20:15:41 -0400

Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mineBONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have communicated with emergency crews.


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