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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 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 | 66 66 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 | 178 178 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 | 224 224 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 | 266 266 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 | 284 284 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 | 289 289 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 | 540 540 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 | 573 573 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 | 593 593 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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Tennis stadium fate uncertain
Dear Editor At the West Side Tennis Club's August 10 meeting, WSTC President Ken Parker, a resident of Brightwaters, opened the meeting by requesting that non-members leave the overcrowded room.  R...
Aug 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coffey for Attorney General
Dear Editor: As the September 14th Democratic Primary approaches, Queens as well as New York City and State Democrats must make a very important decision regarding who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as ...
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Ridgewood senior housing plan absurd
Dear Editor: I am writing to voice my concerns regarding the proposed changes at the United Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood. I live and own a home on 60th Place.  In the past few years several cha...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner a whiner
Dear Editor: Senator Schumer's political protege, Congressman Anthony Weiner, is a whiner. ("Weiner lets loose - Pol Position August 5).  Weiner's explanation concerning his immature behavior durin...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Stop and Frisk
Dear Editor:  I applaud the Queens Ledger for its spot-on opinion piece about the stop and frisk reform recently signed into law (“Stop and frisk changes a step forward,” July 29).  The new law bar...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something Not Quite Right With Forest Hills Stadium Sale Deal
Editor's note: According to sources inside the West Side Tennis Cub, an agreement has apparently been made with a long time, well established, Forest Hills development firm to purchase the West Sid...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sick of fare hikes
Dear Editor: The latest noise from the MTA is not very good: they are proposing to hike fares on all public transportation and area bridges and tunnels to help close the very large gap in its budge...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Dutch Kills
Dear Editor: Dutch Kills, a small community and part of Long Island City,  happens to be the site of the first European community in Queens.  It's a quiet and safe neighborhood with small two and t...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slaughtering Geese not the solution
Dear Editor, Now another 400 geese were rounded up and gassed to death last week in Prospect Park to prevent, as the government states,more collisions between planes and birds. This senseless slaug...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for keeping Glenridge Sr. Center open
Dear Editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped save Glenridge Senior Center.  This center is an asset to the area. According to the reports Council Woman Diana Reyna helped secure funds to ...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop and Frisk law bad
Dear Editor; Governor Paterson has just given away the store and endangers all of us New Yorkers by signing legislation that dwarfs crime investigations. This new law eliminates the city's “Stop an...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Move over, bikers
Dear Editor: I am so disgusted with bike lanes. Now, on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, the traffic is bad enough drivers have to squeeze over for bikes. Bikers have no consideration for cars, they t...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Excalibur is the best
Dear Editor: Last week, I took my daughter to the Excalibur Reading Program at A Place To Dance School of The Arts located at 55-19 69th Street in Maspeth led by Angelica Harris. I strongly recomme...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to NYC, Queen
Dear Editor: The Big Apple has been treated to royalty again. Queen Elizabeth ll has not been here for many years, and I think she comes at a most auspicious time in our history and the world's as ...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take care of your neighbors during heat wave
Dear Editor: With the current heat wave continuing to bake the city, it is very essential that we all do our best to keep cool and look in on our elderly neighbors to make sure that they are okay. ...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, reacts after a point during a math against Aleksandra Krunic, of Serbia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)NEW YORK (AP) — As a singer, Victoria Azarenka makes for a really good tennis player.


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Pro-Russian rebel leaders from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin, left, and Alexey Karyakin walk in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A so-called contact group meets for talks in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire. The group, which last met in late July, includes representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. (AP Photo/Dmitry Brushko)MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.


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Home for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Oakton, on the day the National Association of Realtors issues its Pending Home Sales for February report, in VirginiaFund managers said the rising cost of housing - which accounts for as much as a third or more of various measures of inflation and is outpacing other consumer cost increases - has revived price pressure in the economy. "TIPS have had a good tail wind this year.


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