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What Real Estate Lawyers Do
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In several real estate transactions, especially in it comes to the sale of a house, you can find a lawyer taking an important role. Though they aren’t necessarily needed in real estate transactions...
Legal Eligibility For Workers Compensation & Disability
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Except in special cases, worker’s compensation covers most employees because most companies are required to purchase some form of insurance to cover their employees. However, the scope of benefits ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: OCT 2014
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of Queens home sales reached its second-highest rate of 2014 in September, but was slightly slower than the previous month and remains below 2013 levels. P...
A 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles Arrival to America
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens West Kiwanis Foundation proudly presents A 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE BEATLES ARRIVAL TO AMERICA with "Yesterday and Today" - A Tribute to The Music of The Beatles, on Saturday, Oct...
Filing Bankruptcy For Credit Card Debt: Your Legal Options
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Buried in Credit Card Debt? What Are Your Options? Credit card debt is one of the most common types of debt in the United States next to mortgage and student loan debts. As of September 2014, the a...
Downhome Country Breakfast
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth presents their DOWNHOME COUNTRY BREAKFAST on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 from 8AM - 12PM.  Juice, Buttermilk Pancakes, Sausage and Choice of Beverage. Children & Seniors ...
What Employers Should Understand about Disability Discrimination
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners typically look from an employer’s perspective and fire employees who cannot do the job. For the most part, this line of reasoning is valid and especially if you have at-will employm...
How Are Personal Injury Cases in NYC Settled?
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Personal injury law protects individuals against any wrongful conduct that results in physical harm or mental harm, whether intentional or accidental. These acts are referred to as tort acts or tor...
Are You In A Vicious Cycle Of Stress, Insomnia And Depression?
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
Today on Huffington Post an article came out called "The Vicious Cycle Of Stress, Insomnia And Depression" ( read here ).  Studies show that how not being able to shut down or quite the ongoing tho...
The Real Deal-Real Estate news update.....
Oct 02, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the last year of low mortgage rates.... With 36 years years of experience please adhere to my advice. Putting it simply like life itself, there is a beginning and there is always an end. Du...

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Big expectations for Katz
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Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police Commish Job a Different Beast Than It Was in '93
The last time William Bratton was police commissioner, he came in with Rudolph Giuliani on a mission to better address decades of heightening crime. Bratton and Giuliani ushered in an approach ofte...
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If You're Waiting for This Train, You'll Be Waiting a Long Time
No one should make any plans to wait for a train to arrive at any new station along the old Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road branch that ran from Rego Park to Ozone Park and further south to th...
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Don't punish the jobseekers
What ever happened to targeting zero percent unemployment? Today, that is nothing more than faded wishful ambition set forth in the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978 and now a biparti...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Pre-K Tax Plan
The tax hike proposal that was supposed to sink mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s campaign is now front and center as he prepares for his inaugural address. For the new mayor, a single issue does not de...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferries the answer for transit-starved waterfront
The ferry service along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront has become more of a crucial link for commuters as development and population has exponentially grown in recent years. With the anticipati...
Dec 31, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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E-cigarettes latest – and likely last – item on Bloomberg’s agenda
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Not Right On, Target
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Making the Grade…In The Future
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Safe streets need to be a top priority
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What’s Next for South Africa?
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A bit of good news for small biz
With the holiday season now in full swing, a new report was released showing that shoppers were less reliant on big box stores in the latter months of the year. Following the long lines and bustle ...
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State should support de Blasio UPK plan
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Three Areas That Matter in NYC Government
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Time to 'Knockout' This Activity Out
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Unemployed hairdresser and mother-of-three Yasmin Rubiano looks at documents at her flat in MadridBy Sonya Dowsett Madrid (Reuters) - Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same. But as old contracts expire, dozens of people have received demands for higher rent, been told their rents will increase dramatically, been threatened with eviction or moved out to escape the insecurity. Thousands of Spain’s poor now depend for their homes on the generosity of private equity. Jamila Bouzelmat is one of ...


2014-10-24 03:14:54 -0400
(Reuters) - Social housing in Spain is not generous. Rented social housing makes up just 2 percent of all residential property compared with 18 percent in Britain and 17 percent in France, according to the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing. The country’s investment in social housing is just 0.79 percent of Gross Domestic Product, about half the European average, according to Human Rights Watch. Rather than offer subsidies to help people rent cheaply, Spain’s government has focused on helping people to buy. ...
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South Africa's Hashim Amla bats during the one day international cricket match against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on October 24, 2014South Africa crushed New Zealand to claim a 72-run victory in the second one-day international on Friday, inspired by a superb century from opening batsman Hashim Amla. In a see-sawing match, the Proteas initially blunted the Black Caps attack then endured a late batting collapse that restricted them to 282-9 before skittling the home team for 210 with 21 balls to spare. The win gives the tourists an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and AB de Villiers' men could snatch the world number one ODI ranking from Australia if they complete a 3-0 whitewash in Hamilton on Monday. Amla rode his luck before finishing with 119 off 135 balls after South Africa lost the toss and were put in to bat, with Faf du Plessis contributing 67 and captain AB de Villiers 37.


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