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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 651 651 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 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 | 239 239 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 | 323 323 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...

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FAA meets with Queens residents
Search for a solution to airplane noise continues
Nov 13, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, Nov. 4 Carl R. foster was arrested at 1921 Linden Street for strangulation by Officer Bianchini. Roger Jagoo was arrested at 618 Fairview Avenue for assault by Officer Bianchini. Leonard Sa...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/28/13-11/3/13)
Monday, Oct. 28 Herman Prieto was arrested at Rust Street and Grand Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Anderson. Eugine Spencer was arrested at Maurice Avenue and the Long Island Expre...
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CB5 to meet on Wed., Nov. 13
The next monthly meeting of Community Board 5 will take place on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. T...
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For the 12th year running, Danny Boy’s treats kids on Halloween
Kids and parents were given a treat this Halloween at Danny Boy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant on Dry Harbor Road. Keeping up a 12-year tradition, the Middle Village restaurant fed neighborhood kids fo...
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Maspeth High School to host open house for students, parents
With many middle schoolers looking for a place to spend the next four years, Maspeth High School invites prospective students and their parents to attend an open house at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Novem...
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Nabe alarmed by suspicious package in Maspeth
Police were called after a Maspeth resident noticed an abandoned duffle bag and the strong aroma of gasoline coming from a unidentified canister next to Queens Midtown Expressway at Borden Avenue a...
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Comedy Warriors screening at NY film festival
Joe Kashnow was in Iraq for the initial invasion in April 2003, and like many soldiers before him and thousands that came after, his tour didn’t end the way he expected. Kashnow spent 18 months in ...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group fights reforms to Scaffold Law
Study finds Latino workers most at risk
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/14/13-10/20/13)
Monday, Oct. 14 Mathew Maldonado was arrested at 1810 Stockholm Street for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Lewis. Jeremiah Thomas was arrested at 61-80 Woodhaven Boulevard for aggravated h...
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Middle Village Kiwanis Club holds first awards dinner
Thomas Clarke often donates his time to the General Slocum Memorial at All Faiths Cemetery, frequently helps out with school functions at Christ the King High School, and most recently assisted wit...
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Job seekers line up at the Shops at Atlas Park
NYS Sen. Joseph Addabbo supports long-running job fair
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Event shines 'light' on after-school programs
Lights on Afterschool, an annual event hosted by the Afterschool Alliance, took place for the 14th straight year on October 17. Lights On Afterschool promotes awareness for the need for after-schoo...
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Arcabascio looks to challenge Katz for Queens beep
Says former candidate Vallone would make great deputy
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Board: Premature to consider liquor license
Say Knockdown Center should obtain C of O first
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Still image taken from an undated video of Suleiman Abu GhaithNEW YORK (Reuters) - Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, addressing Abu Ghaith, said it was his "assessment that you are committed to doing everything you can to carry out al Qaeda's agenda to kill Americans. ...


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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari told Reuters on Tuesday that he was personally informed by U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power of imminent U.S. and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State targets on Syrian territory hours ahead of time. Ja'afari said Power told him on Monday morning that the military action would be carried out. He added that "we're in close coordination with Iraq." The U.S. mission confirmed that Power had informed Ja'afari. ...
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In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Uighur minority, gestures as he speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. A Chinese court on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 imposed a harsh life sentence on Ilham Tohti, who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said.


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