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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 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 | 79 79 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 | 635 635 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 | 129 129 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 | 126 126 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 | 165 165 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 | 165 165 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 | 231 231 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 | 225 225 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 | 312 312 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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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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Charity Begins at Home
Dear Editor: We have enough H-bombs to blow up the world, so why are we spending so much money on defense? We are also spending big money looking for life elsewhere when we don’t even take care of ...
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad Feeling About Council Candidate
Dear Editor: As a registered voter in the 32nd council district I am outraged and appalled by a blatant religious bias and total lack of respect for the people of our community expressed by City Co...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boy, Am I Glad That Election Is Over
Dear Editor: Congratulations to Senator Frank Padavan, who finally was certified as the winner in the 11 State Senate district race. This was a close election, and I realize that there were legal c...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children’s Health Study a Boon To The Borough
Dear Editor: I was so excited to read about the Children’s Health Study (Queens Tapped for Largest Children’s Health Study in U.S. History, February 19) that will be conducted by the NIH in Queens....
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nothing New About the New World Order
Dear Editor: The term “new world order” was first used by President George Bush, Sr. in a speech delivered on September 11, 1990. Although Barack Obama has not used the term, Zbignew Brzezinski, hi...
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landmarking Curtails Our Rights
Dear Editor: The government already constrains and controls every aspect of our lives by regulating our wealth, income, taxes, investments, etc. The results are a matter of record. It is absurd to ...
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New Bus Terminal In Flushing
Dear Editor: I recently heard a suggestion about building a Flushing bus terminal at the site of Municipal Lot 1. It struck a nerve! Perfect! I hadn’t dawned on me that the fancy “development” plan...
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Could We Forget About the Old MTA?
Dear Editor: Does anyone remember Spring 2003? In double bombshell accusations, the New York State Comptroller and New York City Controller issued separate reports in April showing that the MTA kep...
Jan 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyesore Is Not So Sore
Dear Editor: A recent edition of your newspaper (Dec 11, 2008) included an Eyesore of the Week item that featured graffiti on a Post Office drop box an Nassaus Ave in Greenpoint. The caption writer...
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Acess-A-Ride To Be Less Acess-Able
Dear Editor: Tucked into the budget that the MTA board approved on December 17 are details that the Queens public should ponder in the weeks ahead as the NYTransit prepares to put into effect the d...
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In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on Sunday Sept. 21, 2014, MAVEN's 442 million mile journey from Earth will culminate with a dramatic engine burn, pulling the spacecraft into an elliptical orbit. It's designed to circle the planet, not land. (AP Photo/NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.


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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 left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertainty in the country.


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Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani celebrate in Kabul on September 21, 2014The United States has welcomed a power-sharing deal that saw former finance minister Ashraf Ghani declared Afghanistan's next president, and said it hopes a crucial security agreement will be signed within a week.


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