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Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 66 66 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 | 100 100 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 | 110 110 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 | 170 170 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 | 222 222 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 | 237 237 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...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 354 354 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...
Million Dollar Legal Mistakes by a Billion Dollar Company
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 372 372 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Dec 8, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney Even billion dollar companies can allow legal mistakes to occur and have it cost them millions of dollars. Such appears to be the case...

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Slow down on TPP
Dear Editor: Both the procedure and the content of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are flawed and should be rejected. The “Fast-Track” advocated by President Barack Obama and the Repub...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Un-fare criticism
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is hypocritical ("Not your average morning commute" - Pol Position, April 16). The problem with mass transit is finding the $15 billion to fully fund the proposed ...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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F up or F down?
Dear Editor: It is hard to discern in Mr. Manago's April 16th letter "Briarwood Blues in F" if he is for or against an MTA decision to change the name of the F line and evening E subway station fro...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clear choice
Dear Editor: There are some people who don't support Hillary Clinton for numerous "reasons." I personally hope Elizabeth Warren runs. However, there is one thing that will make me vote for Hillary ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it!
Dear Editor: National Pot Day on April 20 made sense. Consumption of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is part of mainstream America, transcending generations. Creative entrepreneurs ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solar shining bright
Dear Editor: We already think of cities as centers of business, fashion, and the arts. Now, thanks to a nationwide solar energy boom, cities are increasingly becoming centers for clean energy produ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sustainable eating
Dear Editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sust...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support equal pay for women
Dear Editor: Elected officials across New York State - and the country – are declaring April 14 as Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 when the wages paid to American women catch up to the wages paid to...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Briarwood Blues in F
Dear Editor: I am just so elated about the news of the name change of the F line subway station from “Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd.” to simply “Briarwood” that I will consider penning a tune, “Briarwood...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul the real choice
Dear Editor: Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is the best GOP candidate for president. He polls first with under 30, first time and independent voters. All three are critical in building a win...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civic loss
Dear Editor: A good friend of our community passed away recently. Maryalice Broussard lived in Auburndale for decades and was vice president of the Auburndale Improvement Association. She was very ...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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No 'fare'
Dear Editor: To re-phrase an old adage, whatever goes up must rise even higher. The MTA's new fare & toll hikes are a perfect example.We keep paying more and getting less, but how much of our money...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Fare' share
Dear Editor: "Time for state, not riders, to pay" (In Our Opinion - March 26) is partially correct concerning finding the money to make things happen. It is a four-way dance between riders, city, s...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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You did it!
Dear Editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have agreed on a budget for fiscal year 2016. Thanks to your support, overall funding to libraries across New York State has increased! ...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need more cops
Dear Editor: Police Commissioner Bill Bratton denies the fact he had an argument with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris over hiring more police officers in the upcoming city budget. In my opinion it doe...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Boys run near a hole in the ground after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held al-Sakhour neighborhood of AleppoBy Stephanie Nebehay and Suleiman Al-Khalidi GENEVA/AMMAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees from a Russian-backed assault. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched a major offensive in the countryside around Aleppo, which has been divided between government and rebel control for years. The assault to surround Aleppo, once Syria's biggest city with 2 million people, amounts to one of the most important shifts of momentum in the five year civil war that has killed 250,000 people and already driven 11 million from their homes.


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Plows move snow off Main street in Hyannis, Mass., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. (Ron Schloerb/The Cape Cod Times via AP)BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the cleanup of the storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and was forecast to dump more snow on the Mid-Atlantic states (all times local):


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People look at a burnt-out police patrol vehicle after clashes in Yemen's southern port city of AdenBy Mohammed Ghobari and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - The recapture of Aden by Gulf Arab coalition troops last summer has failed to provide any respite from Yemen's civil war, with residents facing a wave of bomb and gun attacks that is crippling efforts to stabilize the city. Since July, the Gulf coalition and local security forces have struggled to impose order in Aden, opening the way for Islamic State, al Qaeda and other armed groups to operate there with impunity. The challenges in Aden show how difficult it will be to restore order to a country gripped by months of conflict in which 6,000 have been killed and where Islamist militants have exploited widespread security weaknesses in what Saudi Arabia sees as its backyard.


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