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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 23 23 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 | 137 137 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 | 185 185 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
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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 | 237 237 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 | 245 245 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 | 496 496 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 | 531 531 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 | 564 564 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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Speaker Quinn has too much power
Dear Editor: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's role in defeating the sick leave bill for employees of small businesses was nothing to cheer about, when you look into the details. [It was prais...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ditch the status quo
Dear Editor: This past week, as reported in the New York Times, the New York State Inspector General’s office released a scathing report on the bidding process for the Aqueduct race track concessio...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schumer, Gillibrand need to go
Dear Editor: This unbelievable story concerns our two New York Senators in Washington, D.C. On March 5th, 2009, a meeting took place in the U.S. Senate. The topic being discussed was whether or not...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to celebrate diversity
[Editor's note: this letter was sent to the principals of schools located inside of the 25th Council District] Dear Principal: As you may already have heard, Tyler Clementi, a first-year Rutgers Un...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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I demand an apology
Dear Editor: As a candidate for the 38th Assembly District I demand an apology from Assemblyman Mike Miller after he stated that my recent endorsement from Citizens Union was hypocritical.  Assembl...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend
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City right to nix paid Sick Leave bill
The Queens Chamber of Commerce fully supports New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s decision to oppose the Paid Sick Leave bill at this juncture. Her opposition to the bill is evidence th...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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R.I.P. Borys Chikivchuk
Dear Editor: We are very sorry to learn about the passing of co-owner Borys Chikivchuk of Cafe 67 in Forest Hills and Cafe Bora Bora in Rego Park. Borys exemplified a dedicated individual, and a lo...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA still a bargain
Dear Editor: Future fare increases are inevitable due to inflation complimented by increasing costs of labor, power, fuel, other supplies and materials necessary to run any transit system. MTA serv...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paid Sick Leave bill a job killer
Dear Editor, As President of Allied Personnel Services Inc., a staffing firm, I strongly agree with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's position against legislation r...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing my candy store pals
Dear Editor: Back in the the 30's and '40's my brother Nat had the candy store (Lee's sweet shop) next door to the Maspeth Theatre, the only movie theater in Maspeth, on the corner of 69th Place an...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleanup crews delivered after 9/16 storm
Dear Editor: The Parks Department, private contractors and volunteers should be commended for the good job they did to restore Juniper Valley park and surrounding areas devastated by the storm that...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Farm has become a slaughterhouse
Dear Editor: I am 24 years old. Throughout my life I have visited the Queens County Farm. There are pictures of me in nursery school petting the pigs and turkeys. It was where I (and many other sch...
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Cuomo vulnerable?
Dear Editor: Allow me to add to "This must be how they do things in Buffalo" (Pol Position- October 5).  Has Democrat State Attorney General and Governor wanna-be Andrew Cuomo morphed into Rick Laz...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-gay attack deplorable
Dear Editor, Now more anti-gay attacks have occurred, and this time in the Bronx. I am appalled and outraged over this nefarious and egregious act by this gang of hate-mongers. There is far too muc...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old-time Maspeth on display
Dear readers, 1940s-era photos of Maspeth are currently on display inside of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank on 69th Street and Grand Avenue. The exhibit is called “Maspeth in the 1940's.” The exhibit...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament speaker says an investigation is underway into an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions.
2014-08-23 05:20:17 -0400

In this photo taken on April 11, 2013, Jason Rezaian, right, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper The National, smile as they attend a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. They have been held in custody for a month since their detention July 2014 in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.


2014-08-23 05:12:13 -0400

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine, drive in the direction of the Ukrainian border near the town of Donetsk, in Russia's Rostov RegionBy Dmitry Madorsky DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) - Trucks from a Russian aid convoy started crossing back into Russia on Saturday after igniting a storm of anger in Western capitals a day earlier by driving into Ukraine without the permission of the government in Kiev. The return of the trucks may help ease the tension to some extent in time for the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Ukrainian capital later on Saturday for talks on how to end the crisis over Ukraine. Western leaders had joined Kiev in calling the Russian convoy -- about 220 white-painted trucks loaded with tinned food and bottle water -- an illegal incursion onto Ukraine's soil, and demanded that they be withdrawn as soon as possible. A Reuters journalist at the Donetsk-Izvarino border crossing, where the convoy rolled into Ukraine on Friday, said over 100 trucks had passed back into Russia and more could be seen in the distance arriving at the crossing.


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