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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 632 632 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 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 | 224 224 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 | 311 311 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...

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Flushing traffic plan just a band-aid
Dear Editor: Proposals highlighted within your excellent article “'Flushing' away a bad traffic situation" (Holly Tsang - July 8) represent short-term cosmetic solutions to growing long-term traffi...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good news for after-school program
Dear Editor: Thousands of working parents across the five boroughs were able to breathe a sigh of relief after finding that the city budget for Fiscal Year 2011, adopted by the New York City Counci...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Con Ed bungled heat wave
Dear Editor: As  our area is being hit by the summer's first prolonged heat wave, we are hearing from Con Edison that  power conservation must be followed to prevent blackouts and brownouts. Why is...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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QL's editorial was wrong
Dear Editor: I must take exception to your editorial “You should probably get used to this,” in the In Our Opinion column, in the July 1, 2010 edition of the Leader/Observer. The editorial discusse...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep P.S. 153 playground open
Dear Editor: Last week before school ended for the year a sign was put up at the entrance of P.S. 153's schoolyard that said the playground would be open when school is not in session from 8 a.m. t...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why hasn't Deputy Inspector Mauriello been removed?
Dear Editor: It is most unfortunate that police officers of the 81st Precinct were instructed by their superiors to essentially violate the civil rights of residents of our community of Bedford-Stu...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA cuts shameful
Dear Editor: I find the MTA cuts a real burden. I live in Glen Oaks Village and have to take on certain days the Q79 on Little Neck Parkway and the line has just been cut. It is my direct route to ...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Star wrong on OFA & Lopez
Dear Editor: Your front-page story regarding an alleged "joining" of forces between Organizing for America (OFA) and Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez was unfortunate and inaccurately presented t...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor: deliver park at St. Saviour's
Open letter to Mayor Bloomberg: A sacred and historic site called St. Saviour’s in Maspeth is a full block of empty space waiting to become a park.  We have a lot more children in the area now, and...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save our pools
Dear Editor: The decision of the New York City Parks department to close four city pools is not a very sound move. For many of our city residents, these pools are a very vital part of summer recrea...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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World Cup fever
Dear Editor: The quest for the World Cup of soccer, also known as football, has begun in South Africa. In Queens alone there is what only can be described as World Cup fever and everyone is cheerin...
Jun 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's dangerous intersection
Dear Editor: A traffic light or speed bump is seriously needed at the intersection of 60th Road and 60th Street in Maspeth.  Crossing there is dangerous. Cars fly on 60th Street because there is no...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albany needs to be reformed
Dear Editor: Recently, at a membership meeting of the Jefferson Democratic Club, the potential Democratic candidates for the 26th Assembly District were given a few minutes to speak about their can...
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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BP and Obama's response a disaster
Dear Editor: The BP oil disaster has now reached monumental proportions. It has now reached the Florida beaches and is spreading and maiming the environment and killing wild life and destroying job...
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father Rooney will be missed
Dear Editor: It has just come to my attention that Father James T. Rooney has passed away. I had known him when I first started attending Our Lady of the Snows, back 1988. My wife had to work night...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, left, scrambles for yardage around Florida defensive lineman Joey Ivie (91) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's numbers were a mish-mash of the awfully pretty and pretty awful: four turnovers, 11 penalties, 645 yards — and one more win.


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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.S. should work with Damascus to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations which he accused of supporting terrorism.
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Smokes rises from an area due to clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that have left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, giving no details on the content of the agreement.


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