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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
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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 | 39 39 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 | 598 598 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 | 90 90 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 | 89 89 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 | 127 127 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 | 129 129 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 | 194 194 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 | 197 197 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 | 288 288 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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Ramonita Badillo
Ramonita Badillo passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Israel Badillo. Loving Mother of Iris Rivera and Israel Badillo Jr. and Mother-in-Law of Felix ...
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Anna C. Hart (nee Calabrese)
Anna C. Hart (nee Calabrese) passed away on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Wife of the late Martin James Hart. Loving Mother of Robert Hart and James Hart and Mother-in-Law o...
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Catherine Napolitano
Catherine Napolitano passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2014 at the age of 85. Loving Sister of Josephine Conte. Cherished Aunt of Michele, Keith, Alex and Christina. Mass of Christian Burial off...
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Frank S. Godlewski
Frank S. Godlewski passed away on Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Husband of Rosemary Godlewski. Loving Father of Frank Godlewski, Steven Godlewski and Veronica Scauri and Fathe...
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Fred Avolio
Fred Avolio passed away on Sunday, January 05, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Rosa Avolio. Loving Father of Marisa Triebe and Fernanda Avolio and Father-in-Law of Steven. Cherished Grand...
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Robert C. Kacer
Robert C. Kacer passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Brother of Jerome Kacer and Joan Monahan and Brother-in-Law of Nyla. Loving Uncle of Joanne, Joseph, Jacquelyn, Rob...
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Man Shan Leung
Man Shan Leung passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Mother of Paul Y. Leung, Christine Wong, May Leung and the late Loretta. Loving Grandmother of 10 Grandchildren an...
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Joseph William Bialowas
Joseph William Bialowas passed away on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at the age of 63. Beloved Son of Margareta Bialowas. Loving Brother of John Bialowas and Marylou Pace and Brother-in-Law of Maryan...
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John Benintendo
John Benintendo passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Jacqueline Benintendo. Loving Father of Jonathan Benintendo, Matthew Benintendo and Christopher Beni...
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Jeanine Camille
Jeanine Camille passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Mother of Sidney J. Camille, Guilene Valcourt and James Camille. Cherished Grandmother of Alexander, Dylan, Benjam...
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Charlotte Fisk
Charlotte Fisk passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of the late Richard Fisk. Loving Mother of Richard Fisk, James Fisk, Michelle Schott, Gregory Fisk, Patrice ...
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Nicoletta Martucci
Nicoletta Martucci passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late Dominic F. Martucci. Loving Mother of Elizabeth Picca, Michael Martucci and the late John Mart...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter C. Falotico
Peter C. Falotico passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of Anna Falotico. Loving Father of Phyllis Sacaroff, Michael Falotico and Nicholas Falotico and Father-i...
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John Ingram
John Ingram passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the age of 68. Beloved Husband of Eleanor Ingram. Loving Father-in-Law of Eleanor Walsh, Arlene Schmidt and John Ingram and Father-in-Law of ...
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Helen Karwoski
Helen Karwoski passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Sylvester Kruczynski. Loving Mother of Robert Kruczynski and Mother-in-Law of Margaret. Cherishe...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Kelly Osbourne, left, and Joan Rivers, center, co-hosts of the show "Fashion Police" and show producer Melissa Rivers pose at an E! Network upfront event in New York. In a statement Friday, Sept. 19, E! TV channel says that “Fashion Police” will continue without Joan Rivers. Rivers, 81, died Sept. 4, 2014 after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office on Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers.


2014-09-19 17:58:15 -0400

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.


2014-09-19 17:58:12 -0400

In this Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a woman who did not want to give her name for fear of reprisals, holds up a photograph of her late 15-year-old daughter Erika Gomez Gonzalez, at her home in Arcelia, Mexico. The woman says she witnessed her child's death when army soldiers fired first at an armed group at a grain warehouse on June 30 in the town of San Pedro Limon, Mexico. She said one man died in the initial shootout, when the rest of the gunmen surrendered on the promise they would not be hurt. She recalls that her daughter, who was face down in the ground with a bullet in her leg, was rolled over while she was still alive and shot more than half a dozen times in the chest. The mother said she arrived to the warehouse the day before the shooting, in an attempt to take her daughter home, but gang members wouldn't let her. (AP Photo/Eduardo Castillo)ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness who claims soldiers killed 20 men and one woman after they surrendered following a June confrontation in rural southern town.


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