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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 23 23 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 | 137 137 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 | 185 185 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 | 237 237 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 | 245 245 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 | 496 496 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 | 531 531 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 | 564 564 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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Pitch in to keep our streets clean
Dear Editor: Springtime is one of the most beautiful seasons with the flowers blooming and the trees starting to leaf out. It seems that everyone is looking forward to the warmer weather. Unfortuna...
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City's math, reading programs are failing our children
Dear Editor As a parent of a 2nd grader student in District 25, I have observed some disturbing trends over the last several years in schools citywide and in the school my daughter goes to. Our won...
May 11, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired and Disgusted
Dear Editor: How many Firemen and innocent residents have to die in illegally converted apartments and houses?  How many times does an address have to be reported and access denied?  I am so tired ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walmart is welcome in New York City
Dear Editor: A Walmart in East New York could be the start of something big for 8 million consumers residing in the five boroughs, and New York City could easily support a dozen stores. This would ...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bin Laden was brought to justice
Dear Editor: The news about the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of special U.S. military teams is the best news that we have had relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our future depends on clean energy
Dear Editor: I am a sophomore at the High School for Environmental Studies, and my generation has become increasingly concerned about and aware of the importance of reducing the amount of greenhous...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Royal Wedding was too much
Dear Editor: I watched the Royal wedding as many of my Queens neighbors. Iwas in awe of the extravagance of the event. The cost of the wedding, depending on the source, ran from 16 to 34 million do...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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P.S. 153 is a good school, despite handcuff incident
Dear Editor: I had to reply to the story about Joseph Anderson the boy who was handcuffed and taken from P.S. 153 in Maspeth last week to the psychiatric ward of Elmhurst Hospital after he became u...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wake up call
Dear Editor: The latest incidents of near fatal collisions between aircraft due to air traffic controllers not being focused because they were asleep is just another wake up call. If these controll...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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I sold my car over gas prices
Dear Editor: Gas prices are going through the roof and have been life changing for most of us. As for myself, I have found the cost unreasonable. Therefore my wife and myself have sold our car. We’...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government shouldn't mess with fast food toys
Dear Editor: We already have subway ads sponsored by the city Health Department to combat the excessive calories contained in sugary drinks and public posting of calorie counters in restaurants.  T...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring back the draft
Dear Editor: In my humble opinion I think it is about time to bring back the draft. We are now involved in two wars and maybe three if you consider our activities in Libya. We now have many of our ...
Apr 19, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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God has no place in the Pledge of Allegiance
Dear Editor: It appears that Pepsi-Cola has designed a new “Patriotic” soda can. Besides depicting images on the can of landmarks identified with America, they decided to also reprint the Pledge of...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg is out of touch!
Dear Editor: I am 95 years old and have lived through two world wars, economic catastrophes, have outlived most of my children and am a widow on a fixed income. I ask why it is necessary for an 18 ...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOE tide turning
Dear Editor: There has been a cavalcade of postmortems in the aftermath of Cathie Black’s resignation. Certainly she was her own worst enemy, yet she bore the burden of an even worse enemy: the pri...
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Iraqi Shiite Muslim fighters hold a position on the Jurf al-Sakhr front line, the scene of heavy fighting against advancing Jihadist militants and fighters of the Islamic State (IS), south of the capital Baghdad, on August 18, 2014Iraqi officials worked Saturday to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack." The attack at the mosque in Diyala province on Friday, which most accounts said was the work of Shiite militiamen, threatens to increase already-significant anger among Iraq's Sunni Arab minority with the Shiite-led government and to undermine an anti-militant drive that requires Sunni cooperation. It came as the US, which is carrying out air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State (IS) jihadists, ramped up its rhetoric over the grisly killing of journalist James Foley, carried out by the group and shown in a video posted online. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the beheading of Foley "represents a terrorist attack against our country".


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CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Saturday for a swift resumption of the Cairo-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week to put an end to the Gaza crisis. "My main goal is for the truce talks to resume in Egypt as soon as possible to avoid more casualties and sacrifices," Abbas told a news conference after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Pravin Char)
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This Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014 photo shows French poet, journalist, and a member of the French Resistance Madeleine Riffaud answering a reporter during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris. She holds a book she wrote, with on the cover, a photo of her at the time of WWII. She had a code name, Rainer, and a gun she called Oscar. Just weeks before turning 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him dead on a Paris bridge. (AP Photo / Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.


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