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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 24 24 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 | 138 138 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 | 186 186 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
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 238 238 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 | 246 246 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 | 497 497 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 | 532 532 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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GOP created health care mandate first
Dear Editor: One would think that the Affordable Care Act mandate would be a win-win for both parties. After all, it was their concept and championed by the Heritage Foundation, an American conserv...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. slipping in education
Dear Editor: It would seem that all Americans would want our youth to be as highly educated as possible. The U.S has fallen to “Average” in international rankings, as released by the Organization f...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly failed by not passing CPR bill
Dear Editor: It is difficult to express my disappointment that the Assembly did not pass our CPR in Schools bill to ensure that all students learn CPR before graduating from high school. In August ...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nadia Abbasi
Queens College Scholar
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Nobody cares
Dear Editor: The chorus of the politically correct want us to believe the horrible turnout on Primary Day was due to the fact that it was held in June and no September. Nonsense. One can always rem...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real sense of community
Dear Editor: This past week I’ve been lucky enough to attend many events that exemplify what is best about our country and, specifically, our community. One night the Astoria LIC Kiwanis, a local o...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thumb's up to Willets project
Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ambitious plans for the redevelopment of Willets Point. I was at Citi Field on Wednesday for a game, and I saw firsthand the conditi...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More languages on the ballot?
Dear Editor: State Senator Toby Stavisky and Assemblyman David Weprin have introduced legislation requiring that voters be provided information in three more languages - Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi ...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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You should choose if you love big cans
Dear Editor: New Yorkers face a 9 percent unemployment rate, a looming multi-billion dollar municipal budget shortfall, and critical issues dealing with education, housing, transportation, public s...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Non-profits need the support of government
Dear Editor: Non-profit organizations that provide valuable services to the children and adults of our communities have been cut off from state money by Governor Andrew Cuomo. We all know that we a...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Queens Day
Dear Editor: Thank you Madelyn Roesch! Wow, what memories. As a child in the early 50’s we marched in those parades. We all went to the church on Elder's lane and 88th Avenue North, but have lived ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A grim reality
Dear Editor: The question this election series is not “Where is the beef?” rather is there reality left in American politics? Regardless of the winner Congress will remain split, denying the White ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Op-ed right on
Dear Editor: Wiser words could not have been written in your Guest Op-Ed by several Council members (June 15) brave enough to oppose Mayor Bloomberg’s support of the Department of Health’s proposal...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speeding cameras a license for abuse
Dear Editor: Here's my story about police cameras. I rented a car from Alamo once and was driving in the L.A. area of California. Six months after I'd rented the car, I got a bill in the mail from ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enjoy the carousel
Dear Editor: On Memorial Day weekend, the historic Forest Park Carousel spun for the first time since 2009, a great day for Queens – and especially for its children. Much of this was thanks to the ...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police officers react at the scene of a looting at the Dellwood Market after protests against the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent near Ferguson, MissouriPresident Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. A senior Obama administration official said on Saturday the president has ordered a review of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement to purchase military equipment. Images of police wielding military-style guns and armor have alarmed many Americans following violence that was triggered by the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson. Obama wants to know whether the programs, begun after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, are appropriate and whether state and local law enforcement are given proper training, the official said.


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People march during a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York CitySeveral thousand people demonstrated on New York's Staten Island Saturday to protest the death of a black man placed in a chokehold by police. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six who was suspected of illegally selling cigarettes, was wrestled to the ground by several white police officers after resisting arrest on July 17. Classified as a homicide by the New York medical examiner's office, his death set off intense reactions and several protests in New York reminiscent of those in Ferguson, Missouri, over the August 9 police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. "I can't breathe" and "no justice, no peace," chanted the demonstrators, who converged on Staten Island, one of five New York City boroughs, by bus and ferry.


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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Will Power and Helio Castroneves both have been tantalizingly close to IndyCar series championships in recent years, only to miss out each time.
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