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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

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Addabbo urges more street safety
Senator Joseph Addabbo is urging residents and city agencies to be more aware of dangerous conditions on the streets before more fatalities or life-altering injuries occur, according to a statement...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expanding Kiwanis in Queens
Queens Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Michael Terry has a plan to expand young people’s community service clubs beyond the borders of school walls. Founded in 1915, according to its Web site, Kiwanis ...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst Library closed for new building and expansions
The Elmhurst Library closed its doors on Monday, November 7, to make way for a new and expanded building set to open in 2013. “It has become a victim of its own success and needs to expand in a new...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/7/11-11/13/11)
Monday, Nov. 7 Joanna Oszczypaca was arrested at the intersection of 60th and Bleecker streets for theft of service by Officer Murtha. Ivan Baez was arrested at 67-29 Central Avenue for assault by ...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrest made in hit & run that killed Maspeth man
Suspect Peter Rodriguez arrested in Connecticut
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vets march in Middle Village parade
The 3rd Annual Queens Veterans Day Parade was held this past Sunday, November 6, in Middle Village. Veteran and community groups joined elected officials in a march from 80th Street and Metropolita...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village railyards get two new hookups
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced on Tuesday, November 1, that local legislators successfully negotiated with CSX Freight Corporation to install two new hookup sites in an effort to reduce t...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A beautiful street
Maspeth Chamber of Commerce aims to turn Grand Avenue into a vibrant shopping strip
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (10/31/11-11/6/11
Monday, Oct. 31 Richard Depasquale was arrested at 68-78 76th Street for assault by Officer McElliogott. Edwin Casiano was arrested at 55-60 Myrtle Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Off...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/24/11-11/30/11)
Monday, Oct. 24 Gerald Gomez was arrested at 1728 Summerfield Street for assault by Officer Gomez. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Cesar Cosme was arrested at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 59th Street for ...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A roaring Halloween with the Maspeth Lions
The Maspeth Lions Club hosted its annual children's Halloween Ragamuffin Parade this past Monday. Children in costume marched down Grand Avenue to the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot at 69th St...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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$10K reward for hit-and-run driver
Maspeth to killer: “We will find you”
Nov 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/17/11-10/23/11)
Monday, Oct. 17 Bryan Payero was arrested at the intersection of Stephen Street and Cypress Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Rogers. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Gregory Highland was arres...
Oct 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lew Picardi, local musician, passes away at 80
On Friday, October 21, Maspeth lost a veteran, father, and musician. Louis P. Picciano, who was better known by his stage name, Lew Picardi, started singing in grammar school and was an immediate “...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspect in crash that killed Maspeth man
Police have identified a suspect who is believed to have been behind the wheel of a car that caused an early morning accident in Maspeth on October 15, killing a popular local bar owner. Geroge Gib...
Oct 25, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in WashingtonThe Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods. Fed chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers this week she was studying ways to "be prepared" in the event the current slide in world stock markets, concern about financial sector stress, and slowing economic growth all translate into a recession or another financial crisis.


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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders listens at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in MilwaukeeBy John Whitesides MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of "a low blow" after she compared him to Republicans. As the Democratic race moves to states with large minority populations, both candidates openly courted black and Hispanic votes during a debate that was far more restrained and cordial than last week's contentious debate in New Hampshire. In the sharpest exchange of the night, Clinton attacked Sanders for being too critical of Obama, who is extremely popular with the black voters who will play a big role in the outcome in South Carolina and other upcoming nominating contests.


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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1998, file time exposure photo, a meteor streaks through the sky over Joshua trees and rocks at Joshua Tree National Monument in Southern California's Mojave Desert. President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic California desert wilderness, including land that would connect what is now Joshua Tree National Park to other established national monuments and national parks in the area. Obama, in California this week for a fund-raising swing, plan to make the announcement Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.


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