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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 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 | 88 88 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 | 648 648 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 | 142 142 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 | 136 136 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 | 178 178 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 | 181 181 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 | 245 245 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 | 236 236 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 | 321 321 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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O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant is back
Maspeth staple is completes its rise from the ashes
Sep 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerned parents meet with DOT commissioner
Want improved safety in wake of accident
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Crowley opens campaign office on Myrtle Ave
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is running against Republican challenger Craig Caruana to keep her seat in the 30th District in the upcoming general elections on November 5, 2013. Crowley was joined...
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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 ...
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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 | 76 76 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 | 71 71 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 | 73 73 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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A Philips logo is seen at Philips headquarters in AmsterdamAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips said on Tuesday it would break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merge consumer and healthcare divisions into a 15-billion euro business. The company said the new structure would bring cost savings of 100 million euros (128.46 million US dollar) next year and a further 200 million euros in 2016. It expects restructuring charges of 50 million euros from 2014 to 2016. ...


2014-09-23 03:02:30 -0400

Seleka fighters take a break as they sit on a pick-up truck in the town of GoyaBANGUI (Reuters) - Four senior generals have quit the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group controlling northern Central African Republic, saying they disagreed with secessionist plans for its northern enclave, a rebel spokesman said on Monday. The commanders, including Seleka's deputy military chief General Mahamat Al Khatim and its head of operations General Ali Daras, announced the decision after a meeting in the town of Bambari, which the rebels have made their headquarters. ...


2014-09-23 03:01:26 -0400

Libya's PM Abdullah al-Thinni speaks to reporters in Abu DhabiBy Ulf Laessing and Ahmed Elumami TOBRUK/BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament approved on Monday a new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, a parliamentary spokesman said. Libya is struggling with anarchy as two parliaments and governments compete for legitimacy three years after Muammar Gaddafi was ousted. The elected House of Representatives and senior officials moved to the east after an armed group from the western city of Misrata seized the capital and set up a rival assembly and cabinet. ...


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