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Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 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 | 87 87 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 | 97 97 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 | 155 155 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 | 208 208 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 | 224 224 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 | 228 228 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 | 341 341 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 | 360 360 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...
Celebrity Divorces: Angry Divorces to Avoid and Amicable Examples to Follow
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 317 317 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 8, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce | Suffolk County Divorce & Family Law Attorney:Celebrity Divorces It is no secret that celebrities are often put in the position of role models for the re...

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No 'Silver' lining
Dear Editor: Elected officials are usually never shy around a camera or microphone. There are good reasons why yesterday's loyal friends of former Speaker Sheldon Silver overnight morphed into long...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seize the energy
Dear Editor: With the start of the new season, sunny skies are ahead of us. Spring is all about renewal and regrowth. We should start spring by renewing our commitment to solar energy and growing t...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sad loss
Dear Editor: The death of WABC Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi is a very tragic loss. She was an excellent reporter who got the answers to the tough questions. She was persistent, yet resp...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP conundrum
Dear Editor: Introducing the new attorney general: A.G. Quagmire. It's amusing to witness the ongoing boondoggle of simply approving an attorney general. It has been made painful due to the blind d...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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50-50 100 percent wrong
Dear Editor: The proposal by Governor Cuomo for 50 percent of a teacher's performance evaluation to be determined by standardized test results is seriously flawed, since the most significant factor...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real bus-t?
Dear Editor: It was interesting to read about the late Mayor Robert Wagner wanting to sell the Transit Authority municipal bus system to private operators. (T.A, Mayor At Odds Over Sale of Buses - ...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Identify GMOs
Dear Editor: I would like to address the issue of the lack of labeling for GMOs (genetically modified organism). I feel powerless when I go to the market and try to shop for healthy food for my fam...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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What the frack?
Dear Editor: A new Environment New York report highlights fracking's dirty track record. The analysis of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania shows that all types of gas fracking companies are ...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Violent youth
Dear Editor: The recent incident at a Brooklyn McDonald's in which several teenagers attacked and repeatedly beat, punched and kicked another teenager is yet another stark and ominous reminder of h...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neither snow...well, maybe snow!
Dear Editor: Whatever became of the motto of the Post Office? This winter has set a record for missed mail deliveries. There is either no mail or very late deliveries, as late as 7 and 8 p.m., with...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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No excuse
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio was a half-hour late on Saturday for the Rockaways St. Patrick's Day Parade. The habitually late mayor gives another excuse for being late that sounds to me like a...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not enough
Dear Editor: Last week, the Cuomo administration announced that it would seek to redesign how electricity is distributed in New York (i.e., Reforming Energy Vision), part of an ongoing effort to mo...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Irish at heart
Dear Editor: I am Irish in spirit, for the beautiful Irish people nurtured me at St. Patrick’s School on Kent Avenue in Clinton Hill from l959 – l967. It was a time of “Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Ha...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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One NYC
Dear Editor: For far too long, the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island have been denigrated as the “outer boroughs” of New York City. The media, the politicians and even the ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more cash cow
Dear Editor: On February 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the State of the City speech. It was a speech that offered zero relief to the financially overburdened co-op and condo community. A main f...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, answers a question during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) — Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.


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By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek “significant measures” in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. The long-range rocket launch, carried out in defiance of international warnings, drew threats by U.S. lawmakers of new sanctions, calls for expanded missile defense and criticism from Republican presidential candidates that President Barack Obama had failed to deter Pyongyang. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in Washington that Pyongyang is seeking to eventually develop ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States.
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Rescue workers use a crane to transport a survivor found in the rubble at the Wei-kuan apartment complex on the second day of rescue operations following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Tainan on February 7, 2016Rescuers raced against time Sunday to free more than 100 people buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 19 dead, as an investigation was launched into the building collapse. The death toll is rising as emergency workers dig to find survivors of the 6.4-magnitude quake that toppled the 16-storey apartment complex containing almost 100 homes in the city of Tainan on Saturday. Officials said an investigation had been launched as questions were raised over the safety of the residential blocks.


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