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Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 344 344 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...
Million Dollar Legal Mistakes by a Billion Dollar Company
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 363 363 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Dec 8, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney Even billion dollar companies can allow legal mistakes to occur and have it cost them millions of dollars. Such appears to be the case...
Celebrity Divorces: Angry Divorces to Avoid and Amicable Examples to Follow
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 8, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce | Suffolk County Divorce & Family Law Attorney:Celebrity Divorces It is no secret that celebrities are often put in the position of role models for the re...

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No 'Silver' lining
Dear Editor: Elected officials are usually never shy around a camera or microphone. There are good reasons why yesterday's loyal friends of former Speaker Sheldon Silver overnight morphed into long...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seize the energy
Dear Editor: With the start of the new season, sunny skies are ahead of us. Spring is all about renewal and regrowth. We should start spring by renewing our commitment to solar energy and growing t...
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Sad loss
Dear Editor: The death of WABC Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi is a very tragic loss. She was an excellent reporter who got the answers to the tough questions. She was persistent, yet resp...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP conundrum
Dear Editor: Introducing the new attorney general: A.G. Quagmire. It's amusing to witness the ongoing boondoggle of simply approving an attorney general. It has been made painful due to the blind d...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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50-50 100 percent wrong
Dear Editor: The proposal by Governor Cuomo for 50 percent of a teacher's performance evaluation to be determined by standardized test results is seriously flawed, since the most significant factor...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real bus-t?
Dear Editor: It was interesting to read about the late Mayor Robert Wagner wanting to sell the Transit Authority municipal bus system to private operators. (T.A, Mayor At Odds Over Sale of Buses - ...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Identify GMOs
Dear Editor: I would like to address the issue of the lack of labeling for GMOs (genetically modified organism). I feel powerless when I go to the market and try to shop for healthy food for my fam...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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What the frack?
Dear Editor: A new Environment New York report highlights fracking's dirty track record. The analysis of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania shows that all types of gas fracking companies are ...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Violent youth
Dear Editor: The recent incident at a Brooklyn McDonald's in which several teenagers attacked and repeatedly beat, punched and kicked another teenager is yet another stark and ominous reminder of h...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neither snow...well, maybe snow!
Dear Editor: Whatever became of the motto of the Post Office? This winter has set a record for missed mail deliveries. There is either no mail or very late deliveries, as late as 7 and 8 p.m., with...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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No excuse
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio was a half-hour late on Saturday for the Rockaways St. Patrick's Day Parade. The habitually late mayor gives another excuse for being late that sounds to me like a...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not enough
Dear Editor: Last week, the Cuomo administration announced that it would seek to redesign how electricity is distributed in New York (i.e., Reforming Energy Vision), part of an ongoing effort to mo...
Mar 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Irish at heart
Dear Editor: I am Irish in spirit, for the beautiful Irish people nurtured me at St. Patrick’s School on Kent Avenue in Clinton Hill from l959 – l967. It was a time of “Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Ha...
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One NYC
Dear Editor: For far too long, the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island have been denigrated as the “outer boroughs” of New York City. The media, the politicians and even the ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more cash cow
Dear Editor: On February 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the State of the City speech. It was a speech that offered zero relief to the financially overburdened co-op and condo community. A main f...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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A man reacts, as Syrians gather at the Bab al-Salam border gate with Turkey, in Syria, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun) TURKEY OUTKILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, Turkey's deputy premier said Sunday as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border, where tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught have arrived.


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By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the center of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.
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File picture of a student looking at stock indexes on his desktop during summer holiday in ShanghaiBy Jessica Macy Yu BEIJING (Reuters) - A new breed of small investor is riding China's rollercoaster stock markets, looking for a quick buck and thriving on the volatility that has sent others scurrying to the exit clutching their stomachs. Last summer's 40 percent crash and a 20 percent drop so far in 2016 have sent trading volumes tumbling on the Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses, where retail investors account for 85 percent of the business, unlike more developed markets, where institutions dominate.


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