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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 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 | 92 92 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 | 652 652 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 | 147 147 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 | 141 141 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 | 181 181 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 | 184 184 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 | 250 250 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 | 239 239 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 | 323 323 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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Michael Mascolo
Michael Mascolo passed away on July 3, 2009 at the age of 52. He was the loving Father of Christina. Cherished Son of the late Ralph and Josephine. Dear Brother of Irene and Ralph. Cremation Servic...
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Marianna G. Laino
Marianna G. Laino passed away on July 7, 2009 at the age of 79. She was the beloved Wife of Peter. Loving Mother of Julius Laino and Louise Kuefner and Mother-in-Law of Kathleen and Joseph. Cherish...
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Larry Gold
Larry Gold passed away on July 5, 2009 at the age of 77. He was the beloved Husband of the late Theresa. Loving Brother-in-Law of Rosemarie Lizzul and Katie Scala. Also survived by numerous nieces,...
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Peter V. Matonis
Peter V. Matonis passed away on July 6, 2009. Beloved Father of Peter J. and Wife Debbie, Loving Grandfather of Peter R. and Wife Kara, Kim and Marie. Mr. Matonis served in the US Army Air Force du...
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Helen Janis
Helen Janis passed away on July 5, 2009. Beloved Mother of Carol Ann Bowen, Dolores McAlister and Richard Janis. Cherished Grandmother of nine and Great-Grandmother of sixteen. Funeral Mass at Holy...
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Irene Angrisani
Irene Angrisani passed away on July 5, 2009. She was the beloved Wife of the late Ralph. Devoted Mother of Gina Giovanniello and Ralph, and the late Doreen. Loving Mother-In-Law of Paul and Lori. D...
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Ruth Coleman-King
Ruth Coleman-King passed away on June 30, 2009 at the age of 81. She was the beloved Wife of William. Services were offered at First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills. Cremation was in Fresh Pond...
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Bruce Peterson
Bruce Peterson passed away on June 27, 2009 at the age of 53. He was a devoted Father. Loving Son of John W. Peterson. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond...
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Frank Porterfield
Frank Porterfield passed away on July 4, 2009 at the age of 66. He was the beloved Husband of Virginia. Devoted Father of Michael, Catherine, and the late Thomas and Andrew. Dear Brother of the lat...
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Patricia Hennessey
Patricia Hennessey passed away on July 2, 2009 at the age of 65. She was the devoted Mother of Robert, Charles, Colleen and Casey. She is also survived by five grandchildren. Services were offered ...
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Antonia Nieves
Antonia Nieves passed away on June 26, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the beloved Wife of Gregorio. Devoted Mother of Anibal, Ana Morell, Enrique and Augustine. Dear Sister of Sophia, Monserrate, T...
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Tehmi Shroff
Tehmi Shroff passed away on June 28, 2009 at the age of 91. Devoted Mother of Frank. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under the direction of ...
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Fabiola Ochoa
Fabiola Ochoa passed away on June 25, 2009 at the age of 73. She was the beloved Wife of Luis. Devoted Mother. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under the direction of Hess-Miller Funeral Home,...
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Juan Valentin-Cruz
Juan Valentin-Cruz passed away on June 24, 2009 at the age of 61. He was the devoted Father of Maria, Jose, Juan and Pablo. Dear Brother of Silvia, Felix, Hector, Edwin, Marcos, Meca, Monserati, An...
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Richard C. Croke
Richard C. Croke passed away on June 27, 2009 at the age of 75. He was the beloved Husband of Angela. Devoted Father of Richard Jr. Loving Brother-In-Law of Dorothy Rossi. Services were offered at ...
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Still image taken from an undated video of Suleiman Abu GhaithBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support. U.S. ...


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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari told Reuters on Tuesday that he was personally informed by U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power of imminent U.S. and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State targets on Syrian territory hours ahead of time. Ja'afari said Power told him on Monday morning that the military action would be carried out. He added that "we're in close coordination with Iraq." The U.S. mission confirmed that Power had informed Ja'afari. ...
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In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Uighur minority, gestures as he speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. A Chinese court on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 imposed a harsh life sentence on Ilham Tohti, who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said.


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