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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
  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 | 181 181 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
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 269 269 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 292 292 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 | 543 543 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 | 576 576 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 | 595 595 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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City to award $23 million to improve arts education
Funds to be used to hire staff and improve facilities
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pat Toro, advocate for veterans, passes at 65
He was a hero to veterans across the borough and throughout the country. Pat Toro, Jr., the former president of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 32 in Queens and local law enforcement ...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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DHS addresses inconsistencies with Glendale homeless shelter study
Environmental study is in, but Samaritan Village is out of town
Jul 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth hosts Vision Zero community outreach meeting
Residents complain of lack of action from Dept. of Transportation
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Residents continue to protest Pan Am Hotel shelter
Outside of the Community Board 4 meeting on Queens Boulevard on June 30, hundreds gathered with protest signs in several languages calling for the removal of homeless families from the nearby old P...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/23/14-6/29/14)
Monday, June 23 Edward V. Kruck was arrested at the intersection of 70th Street and 57th Drive for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Grefe. Hua X. Lin was arrested at the intersection of Bo...
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
Jun 30, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerns over city's new composting pilot program
Toronto officials are already moving on to a new design
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockstock surf and music festival returns to Rockaway Beach
In cooperation with the Atlantic Surfing Federation, the Rockstock and Barrel surf and music festival returned to Rockaway Beach with a full line up of bands on two stages and several competitive s...
Jun 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor signs package of 11 traffic safety bills
Six months after Mayor Bill de Blasio first made his commitment to the Vision Zero initiative, he returned to the place where it all started – the intersection of 61st Avenue and Northern Boulevard...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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State passes bill to lower city speed limit to 25 mph
Local reactions are mixed regarding slower streets
Jun 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature passes Queens Library Reform Bill
Awaits signature from Governor Cuomo to become law
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/16/14-6/22/14)
Monday, June 16 Eniel Mezura was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for unlicensed operation of a vehicle by Officer Coronado. Vanessa Acevedo was arrested at Woodbine Street and Woodward...
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Community upset as hotel becomes homeless shelter
Local leaders and residents feel blindsided by DHS
Jun 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands of households added to city composting initiative
Council District 30 included in the rollout
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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European Union governments will decide on a package of new sanctions against Russia by Friday, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini told the European Parliament on Tuesday, calling for "the strongest possible response." Mogherini, who will be the bloc's next foreign policy chief, said the European Commission, the EU executive, will present a strengthened package of sanctions against Russia over its military invasion of Ukraine by Wednesday. "We need to respond in the strongest possible way," Mogherini told reporters following a presentation to EU lawmakers in the European Parliament.
2014-09-02 06:27:19 -0400

Ebola kills 31 people in DR CongoFighting in Ukraine has forced over half a million people to flee their homes, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, warning that the spiralling crisis could could "destabilise the whole region". At least 260,000 have been displaced within Ukraine, UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said, adding that Moscow has reported that another 260,000 people have sought asylum in Russia. On August 20, UNHCR put the number of people displaced inside Ukraine at 190,000, while Moscow said some 197,400 had fled to Russia. UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres warned of dire consequences if the spiralling crisis in eastern Ukraine, which has killed more than 2,600 people since mid-April, is allowed to continue.


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Pakistani paramilitary troops stand guard during a clash between police and protesters in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan’s state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister’s residence. The violence comes as part of the mass demonstrations led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan that demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign


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