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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 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 | 60 60 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 | 619 619 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 | 110 110 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 | 110 110 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 | 148 148 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 | 149 149 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 | 215 215 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 | 212 212 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 | 304 304 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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A Message to Our Community About Swine Flu
Since the start of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak, hospital emergency rooms are experiencing a sharp rise in people coming in with concerns about their health. There are longer wait times in emergen...
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Constitution when its convenient
Dear Editor: In 1787, while the rest of the world was governed by the whims of kings and tyrants, our Founding Fathers created the Constitution to circumscribe arbitrary governmental powers, establ...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Militias the answer
Dear Editor: I’m damn angry, and I hope you are, too! Those brilliant armchair warriors, Bush and Cheney, lied us into war. Now, this “smooth talker” in the Oval Office has the nerve to go to Notre...
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Heartfelt thanks to two pols
Dear Editor: This past Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s annual Spring Dinner Dance. While there were numerous elected officials in attendance,...
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More like mis-communications director
Dear Editor: Was it sour grapes or hubris that gave rise to the coarse partisan comments of Shams Tarek, the new Communications Director for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) – who is...
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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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Singer Alicia Keys performs during a memorial service for actress Ruby Dee at The Riverside Church, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was remembered in poetry, dance and song at a Harlem church, where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House.


2014-09-20 16:10:47 -0400

Smokes rises from near the Yemeni Government TV building, background, during clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Hawthi fighters and militias and army units allied with the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party battled in Sanaa for a third day Saturday in clashes that have shaken the Yemeni capital, killed over 120 people, and led to thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — 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.


2014-09-20 16:03:00 -0400
SANAA (Reuters) - A United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Saturday that the government had reached an agreement to end fighting with the Shi'ite Houthi militia who have brought their northern rebellion into the capital Sanaa. "This agreement shall be a national document that will advance the path of peaceful change, and will lay the foundations for national partnership and for security and stability," the envoy, Jamal Benomar, said in a statement. He said preparations were being made for the signing. (Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing By Maha El Dahan, Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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