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"Before" & "After" Man
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Hurricane Sandy has nothing on people! Here's a before and after video of the tree, bush and flower slaughter in one Queens yard. Do you realize that one tree has the cooling power of 10 air condit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 143 143 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?
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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
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     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 | 195 195 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 | 189 189 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 | 225 225 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 | 216 216 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 | 279 279 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 | 265 265 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...

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Knockdown Center eyes last-minute liquor approval for concert
SLA to make its decision just days before MIA shows
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'Grand' opening: new TD Bank opens in Maspeth
NYRP teams up to speed along MillionTreesNYC
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NWF presents Maspeth High with Green Flag
Thanks to the efforts of students in the Maspeth Green Club, the National Wildlife Federation awarded Maspeth High School with the prestigious Green Flag, making them the fifth school in the city a...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/21/14-4/27/14)
Monday, Apr. 21 Freddy Fernandez was arrested at 1674 Cornelia Street for assault in the third degree by Officer McDonald. Victor Morrero was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Cornelia Street for driv...
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St. Stan's pastor to screen film on Aramaic language
Says findings hold an important place in history
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Newtown Creek Alliance pushes to cleanup Plank Road
An environmental activist could barely ask for a tougher beat than an industrial waterway, but that hasn’t stopped the Newtown Creek Alliance from working for the past 12 years to raise awareness a...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/14/14-4/20/14)
Monday, Apr. 14 Xavier Cayugna-Jara was arrested at 54-29 Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Sullivan. Onice Andino was arrested at 60-35 67th Avenue for criminal mischief by Of...
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Two sides to 70th St. one-way proposal
Petition in opposition, while pol to push implementation
Apr 16, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan's inducts eight into Hall of Fame
St. Stanislaus School inducted eight new people into its Hall of Fame Saturday night at a dinner at the Grand Avenue school that drew more than 200 people. The event raised more than $40,000, which...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/7/14-4/13/14)
Monday, Apr. 7 Sonia Rojas was arrested at the intersection of Borden and Maurice avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Toor. Rosa Ochoa was arrested at 59-93 Fresh Pond Road for endange...
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Queens street now bears the name of late pope
In honor of the late leader of the Catholic Church, 56th Road between 61st and 64th streets in front of Holy Cross Church was renamed Pope John Paul II Way on Sunday. Pope John Paul II visited the ...
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Vietnam vets organize blood drive for Toro
Former group president suffering from war-related cancer
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/31/14-4/6/14)
Monday, Mar. 31 Curtis Porter was arrested at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 64th Street for robbery by Officer Rogers. Francisco Laurenno was arrested at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 6...
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Activist looks to oust longtime Maspeth assemblywoman
Fedkowskyj kicks off his campaign to unseat incumbent
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One-way proposal for 70th Street in Maspeth
Confusion over exactly when change will occur
Apr 02, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Ambassador to James Cunningham, seated, signs the documents of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) at the presidential palace as Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, first right, and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, second right, watch, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)WASHINGTON (AP) — After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal.


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Syrian refugees wait for transport after their arrival at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting marked by vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.


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By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers in the last five months of 2013, according to the most extensive data trove on such payments ever made public. The payments, disclosed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday, include consulting and speaking fees, travel, meals, entertainment and research grants. The names of the recipients of about 40 percent of the payments reported by companies were withheld because CMS had concerns about data inconsistencies. ...
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