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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 21 21 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 | 135 135 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 | 183 183 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 | 235 235 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 | 243 243 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 | 494 494 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 | 529 529 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 | 563 563 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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Teacher: Don't send your sick kids to school
Dear Editor: As a teacher, I am very concerned about the latest spike in the swine flu outbreak. With six more public schools closed because of it, why doesn't the mayor and chancellor err on the s...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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You Say You Want A Revolution?
Dear Editor: There is a unique spirit that binds and identifies us as Americans; it manifested itself on September 12, 2001, the day after the WTC terrorist attack, at the funeral of President John...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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These Kids Today!
Dear Editor: It does make any sense to me that parents in this day and age would allow their teenagers to go on a trip to a foreign country, especially one with all of the problems that Mexico is e...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marriage For Everyone
Dear Editor: Last month, our Governor David Patterson proposed legislation that would allow same sex marriage and many of us in Queens cheered. All New York families deserve to be treated equally u...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Less Sure About Torture
Dear Editor: In keeping with it’s commitment to honesty, the Obama administration has released the dirty secrets hidden by the Bush Whitehouse about our country’s support of torture. Torture is inh...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where Are Traffic Improve-ments For Queens?
Dear Editor: Once again politicians have shown contempt and ignorance. They took away term limits against the publics twice referendum. Now, in Flushing, for the benefit of businesses they intend t...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mourning the Late Kelly Breslin
Dear Editor: There’s a saying you’ll see in a lot of Irish pubs: “You’re a stranger but once…” It’s a sign that surely should have been emblazoned on the heart of dearly departed Kelly Breslin, who...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Money Left For Handouts
Dear Editor: I am getting sick and tired of people asking for money. Everywhere you turn, I see requests for donations in the mail, in phone calls, and in the church. (I understand the weekly contr...
Apr 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts Ed Needed for NYC Students
Dear Editor I am calling on the City to take an important step to restore quality arts education in New York City’s public schools. Having been a teacher and working with children, I saw for myself...
Apr 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Bloomberg Again – No Way!
Dear Editor: There are, I find, now five good reasons why local residents should not vote for Michael Bloomberg to become Mayor again. He has raised our residential property taxes some 30% during t...
Mar 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Way Bus Route
Dear Editor: Forced bussing during the Civil Rights Movement was warranted to help the fight for equality, and rightfully so. However, equality has been achieved, and it’s time for children to go t...
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Reminding Readers About the YMCA
Dear Editor, I was so pleased to see your recent feature on Melvin Tse, the Executive Director of the Greenpoint YMCA. (“On the Record,” March 5) Sharing Mel’s story was a wonderful way to inform y...
Mar 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is it Feng Shui or St. Paddy’s Day?
Dear Editor: In Feng Shui, green is the color most associated with renewal, rebirth, health, healing and fertility. “Wearin’ ‘O The Green” should not be reserved only for St. Patrick’s Day but shou...
Mar 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax Reform My Left Foot, Washing-ton!
Dear Editor; Gotta hand it to the architects of those Republican rhetorical ruse-rants. Their mastery of dysphemism and Euphemism raises it to an art form. “Raising the taxes of the wealthy”, is ju...
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Slap in the Face
Dear Editor: If someone slapped you in the face would you support and vote for them? Or, if they spit in your face and you thought it was raining than you will vote for our prestigious Mayor Michae...
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Friday, April 26, 2013 file photo, masked Sunni protesters wave Islamist flags while others chant slogans at an anti-government rally in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's Sunni minority have felt maligned by the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, hounded by its security forces and increasingly threatened, once again, by the militias that terrorized them during the darkest days of sectarian bloodletting in 2006 and 2007. The community's anger has fueled the rampage of Islamic extremists across a third of the country, including Fallujah, and Sunnis say their demands must be met by the new Shiite-led government if it hopes to be more inclusive. (AP Photo/Bilal Fawzi, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.


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Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Esaw Garner, the wife of fatal police chokehold victim Eric Garner, listen during a press briefing after meeting privately with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 in New York. The family of the unarmed Eric Garner, whose death last month in police custody was recorded on video, has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.


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A Palestinian boy, along with supporters of Hamas, holds a representation of a rocket as others shout slogans to protest against Israel and to support people in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.


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