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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 20 20 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 | 134 134 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...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 491 491 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 525 525 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 560 560 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...

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Will Governor Cuomo deliver?
Dear Editor: Will Governor Andrew Cuomo's first new budget be adopted on time by April 1, 2011?  Will it include specific cuts agency by agency and program by program to meet a $10 billion dollar- ...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer for the right reason
Dear Editor: In 1996 I wrote an article titled “the value of volunteerism” it still holds true today. Sometime ago in a letter to the Editor, a truly eloquent testament was made to volunteerism by ...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need a stop light!
Dear Editor: I have heard from all three of Maspeth's local elected officials and all three have had their request for a traffic light at 60th Road and 60th Street denied. Mike Armstrong from Assem...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education budget should be spared
Dear Editor: Withy the recent dire economic news from both the city and Albany, it appears again that education is one of the main areas that will take a fiscal hit. Laying off any teachers will pr...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos, mayor, on the smoking ban
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud the City Council for passing a bill that will ban smoking in city parks, beaches, boardwalks, marinas, and pedestrian plazas. I firmly believe second hand smoke...
Feb 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlas Park was mismanaged, not too expensive
Dear Editor: I am encouraged by the statements of the new owners of Atlas Park that they will consult with the tenants and shoppers at the mall in order to determine its future course. Local reside...
Feb 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good news for co-ops, condos
Dear Editor: I am writing with very good news for New York City’s co-ops and condos that have flip taxes to maintain their property.  I received notification from the Federal Housing Finance Agency...
Feb 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Botanical Garden going after seniors
Dear Editor: I am writing to you to inform you of the death of the Senior Garden located in the Queens Botanical Garden (QBG). The Senior Garden has been in existence for 45 years and has 45 member...
Feb 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who let the dogs out?
Dear Editor: There is a man in Maspeth that walks his two big dogs off-leash. He'll go into stores and even have a meal at Fame Diner and leave the dogs outside to wander around on the sidewalk. Wh...
Feb 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to fight for Social Security
Dear Editor: America is a community. We look out for each other as a nation. We build schools for our children, fund police for our safety and provide a secure retirement for our seniors. We don't ...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save healthcare reform
Dear Editor: The GOP is gearing up for this week's House vote on repealing the health care bill- and the time for us to take a stand is right now. We need to be clear about what Republicans are try...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Leadership Academy system is not working
Dear Editor: One of the most troubling aspects of former Schools Chancellor Joel Klein's tenure was the creation of the Leadership Academy. This academy was designed to take people with little or n...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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More cutbacks to city services?
Dear Editor: Mayor Bloomberg will have to make budget cuts in order to keep city services up and running. The question is- how much? The people of this city are entitled to basic city services for ...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help Aidan Sullivan
Dear Editor: We write to ask that everyone save the date for a benefit that we are organizing to help 9-year-old Aidan Sullivan, the son of Tim and Colleen Sullivan.   Little Aidan was born with va...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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How about semi-snow day?
To the Editor: When the city faced its second major snow storm in three weeks, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had several decisions to make.  He declared a weather emergency, which was helpful in getti...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trader Tommy Kalikas, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record high. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — European stock markets turned lower on Friday, while Wall Street was expected to open flat, amid concerns of an escalation in the Ukrainian crisis after a Russian aid convoy entered the country.


2014-08-22 08:17:27 -0400
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.
2014-08-22 08:15:49 -0400
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official said Friday.
2014-08-22 08:12:48 -0400