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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 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 | 88 88 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 | 648 648 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 | 142 142 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 | 136 136 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 | 178 178 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 | 181 181 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 | 245 245 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 | 236 236 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 | 321 321 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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Memories of the Leader/Observer
Dear Editor: I purchased a Leader/Observer route from a classmate at St. Thomas for 15 cents in 1945 at the age of 8. I had 35 customers from 85th Street and Jamaica Avenue to about 98th Street at ...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need more time to study 'fracking'
Dear Editor: Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a process used to extract natural gas from underground shale deposits. The problem with the process is that it uses toxic carcinogenic chemicals...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't raise taxes, just tax more
Dear Editor: President Barack Obama's proposed tax increases gives a free pass to the 46 percent of Americans who pay no Federal income tax. Increasing taxes on earners is just more redistribution ...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to NYC emergency crews
Dear Editor: The helicopter crash in the East River, in which unfortunately one person died, was indeed a tragedy. Our police officers and firefighters and the Coast Guard responded immediately, go...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support your local pharmacy
Dear Editor: The recent closing of the Borders bookstore has me wondering what people would think if they lost the services of their local pharmacists. The possibility is real. The similarities to ...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP treatment of soldier a disgrace
Dear Editor: The GOP is rabidly rearing it's ugly head again, all under the guise of preserving the past. Well, at least the past as they see it. The audience at the Republican presidential debate ...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government should not create jobs
Dear Editor: Well, here we go again - promises, promises. Citizens should know that it is not the function of the president to create jobs. That is the job of the free market and it has been that w...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIRR not to blame for noise
Dear Editor: Editor's note: This letter is in response to a letter published last week about noise in Forest Hills caused by the LIRR. I don't know what federal rule the LIRR is misinterpreting on ...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP a bunch of 'no' men (and women)
Dear Editor: Taxing the rich will bring in additional revenue, but then there is the problem of the 50 percent who don't pay taxes at all: corporations and wealthy individuals. Most Republicans sta...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYPD deserves praise
Dear Editor: I would like to praise the NYPD for doing what was necessary in putting down the unruly demonstrators who were marching near Wall Street without a permit. In my view, they could have e...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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A different kind of Republican?
Dear Editor: What the heck is going on within that throng of potential Republican presidential candidates? Here now is this guy Jon Huntsman. He is indeed a Republican candidate, but as such he sou...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need one representative
Dear Editor: I was shocked today to find out that Grover Cleveland Park in Ridgewood is represented by State Senator Mike Gianaris from Astoria. How did this happen? Most of the people who use this...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools need to offer breakfast
Dear Editor: We appreciate your recent article "New York a Hungry City" about a recent national report that found nearly one in four households with children experience hunger. One problem your art...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York deserves independent redistricting
Dear Editor: Across the state this summer, a little-known entity, the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, or LATFOR, has been conducting public hearings on redistric...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty of Oz analogies to go around
Dear Editor: A letter in the August 25th issue compared Michele Bachmann with the character of the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz. Alas, she is not the only politician who can be equated to charac...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Philips logo is seen at Philips headquarters in AmsterdamAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips said on Tuesday it would break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merge consumer and healthcare divisions into a 15-billion euro business. The company said the new structure would bring cost savings of 100 million euros (128.46 million US dollar) next year and a further 200 million euros in 2016. It expects restructuring charges of 50 million euros from 2014 to 2016. ...


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Seleka fighters take a break as they sit on a pick-up truck in the town of GoyaBANGUI (Reuters) - Four senior generals have quit the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group controlling northern Central African Republic, saying they disagreed with secessionist plans for its northern enclave, a rebel spokesman said on Monday. The commanders, including Seleka's deputy military chief General Mahamat Al Khatim and its head of operations General Ali Daras, announced the decision after a meeting in the town of Bambari, which the rebels have made their headquarters. ...


2014-09-23 03:01:26 -0400

Libya's PM Abdullah al-Thinni speaks to reporters in Abu DhabiBy Ulf Laessing and Ahmed Elumami TOBRUK/BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament approved on Monday a new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, a parliamentary spokesman said. Libya is struggling with anarchy as two parliaments and governments compete for legitimacy three years after Muammar Gaddafi was ousted. The elected House of Representatives and senior officials moved to the east after an armed group from the western city of Misrata seized the capital and set up a rival assembly and cabinet. ...


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