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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 | 587 587 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 | 79 79 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 | 78 78 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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Bipartisanship a no-go in health debate
President should resort to Reconciliation
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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State education tops
Dear Editor: While the media appears to be more interested in President Obama’s treatment of Governor Paterson and the political implications, we cannot overlook the fact that President Obama came ...
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DOB corrupt
Dear Editor: For more than twenty years, Queens civic leaders have been engaged in a good faith effort to bring reform to the NYC Department of Buildings. Over the past decades, we have seen the ag...
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Consumer Protection needed
Dear Editor: A year after the financial meltdown and hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer-financed bailouts, American consumers still lack significant protections from the irresponsible and ...
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End Don't Ask
Dear Editor: This is so sad. Our poor boys and girls are being sent on multiple deployments, each one increasing their chance of severe injury or death while we still enforce that idiotic, "Don't a...
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The Culture Spot: Sweet Afton, a break from the norm
Sweet Afton isn’t a typical Irish pub. You won’t find gimmicky shamrocks in the windows, antique shillelaghs on the walls, or obtrusive TV screens showing the big game. It’s a cozy, sophisticated g...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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In English, please
Dear Editor: I received in the mail a copy of the primary elections from the NYC Campaign Finance Board in English and Spanish and another copy in Korean and Chinese. What is going on in this city?...
Sep 16, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flunkin' Donuts
Dear Editor: Like many patrons who favor Dunkin' Donuts as one of their culinary breakfast bailiwicks, I often enjoy a bagel or hot chocolate. I find a chocolate custard donut and a vanilla bean Co...
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End childhood obesity
Dear Editor: Our Health is Worth Fighting For. Did you know nearly 1 in 3 children and teens are overweight or obese in the United States? Experts say it is possible that my generation could be the...
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U.S. should leave U.N.
Dear Editor: Although we are unknown trillions in national debt, our government pours our tax money into the United Nations. Why? The U.N.'s membership is mostly corrupt gangster nations that hate ...
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Jeter!
Dear Editor: Derek Jeter has just passed Lou Gehrig's with his 2,722nd career hit and now holds the Yankee's all-time hits record. For that I say Jeter, you have made all of us New Yorkers very pro...
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Can't stand when the Speaker speaks
Dear Editor: I am an avowed Liberal but try as I may, I just cannot warm up to Nancy Pelosi. I am basically in harmony with her positions, however (call me shallow) her delivery with that, "deer ca...
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NYPD needs to change its policies
Dear Editor; It is a very sad day when an officer gets killed in the line of duty by one of their own. Officer Omar J. Edwards was killed by a fellow officer Andrew Dunton in what appears now as la...
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Support your local civic
Dear Editor: The Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. is a civic association in its 104th year. It works to make the neighborhoods of Auburndale and Western Bayside great place to live. Current...
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Help save your library
Dear Editor: Queens Library is facing unprecedented budgets cuts that will devastate library service unless funding is restored. The proposed city budget slashes our operating funds by nearly $20 m...
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A 'Yes' campaigner sits outside the Waternish polling station on the Isle of SkyeBy Guy Faulconbridge and Angus MacSwan EDINBURGH (Reuters - Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad. Pre-voting opinion polls gave the "No" campaign - those in favour of remaining in the United Kingdom - a slight edge. ...


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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, a police forensic expert arrives to the blast site at a subway station in Santiago, Chile. Interior and Security Minister Rodrigo Penailillo confirmed the arrests of two men and a women Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in connection with the Sept. 8 bomb attack that injured 14 people. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police arrested three suspects on Thursday in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades.


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FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Lawyers for Tsarnaev are scheduled to be in federal court in Boston for a status hearing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. is expected to discuss pending motions, which include requests from the defense to move the trial outside Massachusetts and to delay the start of the trial by at least 10 months. Tsarnaev, 21, has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday said he expects to rule soon on whether to move Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial out of Massachusetts and whether to delay it by almost a year.


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