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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 | 143 143 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 | 246 246 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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Dawn Ventura
Dawn Ventura passed away on March 1, 2010 at the age of 40. She was the beloved wife of Richard Commo. She was the loving mother of Alyssa and Lindsay. She was the adored daughter of Genevieve and ...
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Mary “Dolly” Sollazzo
Mary “Dolly” Sollazzo passed away on Sunday February 28, 2010 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of he late Vincent Sollazzo. She was the loving mother of Barbara A. Kruck, Albert Beurhmann...
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Charles J. Lack
Charles J. Lack passed away on February 12, 2010 at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Mary. He was the devoted father of Deborah, Charles, Michele and Jonathon. He was also survived by s...
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Filomena D’Amico
Filomena D’Amico passed away on February 8, 2010 at the age of 98. She was the beloved wife of the late John. She was the loving mother of Susan Savignano and Joseph D’Amico. She was the cherished ...
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Mary Sullivan
Mary Sullivan of Ridgewood, NY passed away on February 2, 2010 at the age of 89. A native of Maspeth, she was the devoted aunt of Patricia and Richard Mickol, Eileen Reiss, Joseph Brode and Maureen...
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Irene H. Kacher
Irene H. Kacher passed away on February 1, 2010 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of Frank J. She was the loving mother of Joan Rozolis and Brian Kacher. She was the cherished grandmother ...
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Lucia Sforza
Lucia Sforza passed away on January 29, 2010 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael. She was the loving mother of Marie Markowitz and Pasquale Sforza. She was the cherished ...
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Helen T. Szymko
Helen T. Szymko passed away January 29, 2010 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of Walter. She was the loving mother of Gregory W. and Edward W. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our ...
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Ernest G. Anders
Ernest G. Anders passed away January 29, 2010 at the age of 68. He was the beloved husband of the late Eileen. He was the loving father of Ann Marie Reilly and father-in-law of John. He was the che...
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Henry J. Sulkoski
Henry J. Sulkoski passed away on January 24, 2010 at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of Trudy, He was the loving father of Gary, Glenn and Geralyn and father-in-law of Maribel and Carol. ...
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Liliana Preiskeit
Liliana Preiskeit passed away January 24, 2010 at the age of 82. She was the beloved wife of the late Horst. She was the loving mother of Peter Preiskeit and mother-in-law of Tina. Private Crematio...
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Michael J. Russell
Michael J. Russell passed away January 21, 2010 at the age of 56. He was the loving son of James and the late Sandra. He was the beloved fiancé of Jamie. He was the dear brother of Doug Russell and...
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Peter Laino
Peter Laino passed away on January 20, 2010 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of the late Marianna G. He was the loving father of Julius Laino and Louise Kuefner and father-in-law of Kat...
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Cecilia Cannon
Cecilia Cannon passed away on January 20, 2010 at the age of 62. She was the loving mother of Charles Cannon, Kevin Cannon, Sean Cannon and Margaret Puglin. She was the cherished grandmother of Chr...
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Mary Jo E. Bury
Mary Jo E. Bury passed away on January 18, 2010 at the age of 58. She was the beloved wife of Thomas. She was the dear sister of Annette Raucci and Susan Cicio. Mrs. Bury was a stockbroker with BNP...
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This image made from amateur video posted on an activist social media account early Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows an explosion in the village of Kfar Derian, Syria. The Syrian foreign ministry said Tuesday that Washington informed Damascus’ envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, attacks that activists said inflicted casualties among jihadi fighters on the ground. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said missiles also targeted the village of Kfar Derian, which is a base for the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, which is a rival of the Islamic State group. Abdurrahman said those strikes appear to have been carried by the U.S. (AP Photo/amateur video via AP video)WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday.


2014-09-23 06:53:06 -0400

An Islamic State militant stands next to residents as they hold pieces of wreckage from a Syrian war plane after it crashed in Raqqa, in northeast SyriaBy Phil Stewart and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants into a war at the heart of the Middle East. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against (Islamic State) terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement. U.S. ...


2014-09-23 06:52:43 -0400
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants. Some 138,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees have entered Turkey in an exodus that began last week, and two border crossing points remain open, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said. "We are preparing for the whole population fleeing into Turkey. The population of Kobani is 400,000," UNHCR chief spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva. ...
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