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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 30 30 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 | 588 588 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 | 80 80 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 | 79 79 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 | 115 115 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 | 116 116 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 | 181 181 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 | 188 188 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 | 285 285 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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New NY license plates are 'horrendous'
Dear Editor, Who designed the new New York license plates?  The blue and white plates, which are becoming obsolete, were so much more indicative of what New York was.   With the state outline in th...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Driving while under the influence of stupidity
Dear Editor: My gripe this week is with careless drivers who have no concern for the safety of others. A news reporter with the CW11 the other night, named Larry Mendte, said there ought to be a mo...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boot 'Em Out!
Dear Editor: To commemorate Flag Day (June 14), the Flushing Citizens Against Tyranny has scheduled a “Boot ‘em Out” tea party in Bowne Park on Sunday June 13 at 1 PM. It will be an opportunity to ...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign Finance reform, please
Dear Editor: There are two sides to every story. Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.'s proposed legislation to curb potential campaign contribution abuses by "wealthy corporations" missed the role other "f...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secure our borders
Dear Editor: Why can't or why won't the federal government enforce the laws and stop the illegal immigration problem? When President Reagan gave amnesty in 1983 it was believed that 8 million illeg...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terrorism's consequences
Dear Editor: Those who claim Fox News and tea partiers are seeking power by provoking fear are confused and ignorant of recent history. It was President Barack Obama and Congress who prognosticated...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dear Editor: On Saturday, 17th April, we arrived in Maspeth as ‘Volcano refugees’ after having a week with our wonderful friends in San Antonio, Texas and then cruising on the Carnival Liberty. Ove...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The trouble with job fairs
Dear Editor: The only people who benefit from job fairs are those who host them. They get the brownie points or revenue that's generated from admission fees. How do you put together a job fair with...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman Koo: I support Flushing Commons
Dear Editor,  The certification of the Flushing Commons development project marked the official beginning of a public review process that will feature significant amounts of dialogue, debate and in...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Late Budget? Not again
Dear Editor: The 2010-11 State Budget is officially late and right now, there is no public transparent schedule of how or when it will be completed from the Assembly and Senate Democrat Majorities....
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to reconsider Flushing Commons
Dear Editor: Flushing Commons is a huge development project proposed for Municipal Parking Lot 1 in downtown Flushing. It will affect not only the immediate area around the project. but all of the ...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run, Steve, run
Dear Editor: We have a man who was born in Glendale, Queens and wants to be governor. The man I'm applauding is Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, who has a record of achievements for the County...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hello Obama car, goodbye America
Dear Editor: What can we conclude about our form of government now that Congress has passed Obamacare? We are no longer a republic since this legislation violates the 10th Amendment. Further, we ar...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Senior services!
Dear Editor: There is no doubt that New York State is facing a fiscal crisis, the likes of which we have not seen in decades. As a result, Governor David A. Paterson has proposed a budget that incl...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale railroad crossing needs improvement
[Ed. This letter was originally written to MTA Chairman Jay Walder] Dear Chairman, I had the pleasure Monday afternoon March 8th of making your acquaintance on Vanderbilt Avenue and 44th St. Again ...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja flashes the victory sign outside a police station in Muharraq, Bahrain, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Thursday that police have released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country last month. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini authorities on Thursday released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country last month.


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WASHIBGTON (AP) — It's a sign of the serious threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs. The president is ordering the government to create a national plan to fight the germs by early next year.
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(Reuters) - Thirty-five underwriters are working to ensure that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's initial public offering lives up to its blockbuster expectations when the stock starts trading on Friday. The entire syndicate is divided into three tiers, with the six joint bookrunners on top, followed by eight banks who had been invited to analyst meetings and prepared analysis to help value Alibaba, sources told Reuters earlier this month. A third tier of banks helped sell the deal. ...
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