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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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/9/13-9/15/13)
Monday, Sept. 9 Shirley Tejada was arrested at 64-18 55th Avenue for leaving the scene of an accident by Detective Houlihan. Janusz Janek was arrested at 74-50 65th Street for criminal contempt by ...
Sep 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smile on Maspeth Day
The Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot was all smiles this past Sunday, as the bank hosted its annual “Smile on Maspeth Day.” The annual event, which is completely free, features rides, games, fac...
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Queens Falcons football is ready for the fall
Coaches teach the game, but also stress education
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols object to proposed changes to FAA guidelines
Say it would let agency skirt environmental reviews
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Students injured in Maspeth accident
Five students from I.S. 73 in Maspeth were injured, including three who had to be rushed into surgery, after an SUV lost control and jumped the curb at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Maspet...
Sep 12, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Firefighters of NYFD Squad 288/HazMat 1 remembered
Maspeth firehouse hosts solemn 9/11 ceremony
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landmark proposal for century-old firehouse in Maspeth
Local family seeks status to protect building in the future
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Families assess the damage after five-alarm fire
A five-alarm fire spread through six homes along 68th Avenue in Middle Village around 8 p.m. on Monday night, sending a reported 200 firefighters to the scene. While 11 firefighters were reported i...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/2/13-9/8/13)
Monday, Sept. 2 Pablo Minchala was arrested at the intersection of 88th Lane and Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Alvarez. Gerardo Gonzalez was arrested at 665 Seneca Avenue f...
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FAA proposes revision of environmental guidelines
Move could eliminate public review of changes to flight patterns
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/26/13-9/1/13)
Monday, Aug. 26 Kadeem Bell was arrested at the intersection of 65th Street and Shaler Avenue for robbery by Officer Matat. Candido Lopez was arrested at 341 St. Nicholas Avenue for unauthorized us...
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September 11 memorial ceremonies in Queens
Queens residents will never forget the tragic events that took nearly 3,000 lives on September 11, 2001. On the 12-year anniversary, communities across the borough continue to hold candlelight vigi...
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Wake for 'Bachelor' contestant held in Maspeth
A wake was held last week for Gia Allemand, “The Bachelor” contestant who took her own life on August 12, at Papavero Funeral Home on Grand Avenue in Maspeth. Allemand was born on December 20, 1983...
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104th Precinct Police Safety Day in Mafera
Building community relations in Ridgewood
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/19/13-8/25/13)
Monday, Aug. 19 David Negron was arrested at 64-04 Metropolitan Avenue for making graffiti by Officer McElligot. Alfredo Bonilla was arrested at the intersection of Forest Avenue and Palmetto Stree...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action for pro-Russian separatists to be withdrawn from Ukraine when the two men meet next week, his website said. Poroshenko is scheduled to see Putin in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Aug. 26 at a meeting that will also include top leaders of the European Union and of the Russian-led Customs Union. Though he did not mention Putin by name, Poroshenko was quoted by his website as saying that the Ukrainian side "would call for the (rebel) fighters to be withdrawn from Ukraine." "I am sure we will succeed in this," he said. Poroshenko's pro-Western leadership accuses Russia of orchestrating separatist rebellions in Ukraine, in which more than 2,000 people have been killed, and of arming the rebels.
2014-08-21 12:25:01 -0400

10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


2014-08-21 12:24:01 -0400

File of a Family Dollar store is seen in ChicagoFamily Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp and issued a sharp rebuke to accusations its CEO favors a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc because it would allow him to keep his job. Family Dollar, the second-largest dollar store in the United States, said it believed a deal with its larger rival would be unlikely to win antitrust approval despite a promise by Dollar General to close up to 700 stores. "We will not jeopardize the Dollar Tree deal for a transaction with Dollar General that has a high likelihood of not closing due to antitrust considerations," said Ed Garden, an independent director on Family Dollar's board. The formal rejection came a day after Dollar General Chief Executive Rick Dreiling questioned whether his counterpart at Family Dollar, Howard Levine, was serving his own interests in supporting Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion offer.


2014-08-21 12:23:43 -0400