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Timing Is Everything
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     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...
Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Homecare Union Dues Requirement
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Business Employment Attorney in Queens, NY Many employers are interested to know about cases that affect the power of unions. For decades, unions have challenged employers through disputes or ongoi...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 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 | 52 52 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 | 89 89 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 | 96 96 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
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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
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  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 | 273 273 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...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 310 310 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...

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Some gun restrictions are a no-brainer
In Our Opinion
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Is the GOP warming to same-sex marriage?
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A Smart Way to Address Alternative Energy in Large Cities
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Expand the gun offender registry
From Newtown, Connecticut to Aurora, Colorado – and all the way to the Bronx, Queens and the other boroughs of this great city – gun violence is a plague on our communities. During the past several...
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The Politics of Residency Requirements
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Sensible Concerts at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
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Bloomberg, Still Schooling Them
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Use Taxpayer Funding Fairly, Support Community Newspapers
There’s an old saying in politics: “you go where the voters are.” The idea is to always reach out to individuals and communities and never take any group for granted. Unfortunately, that’s exactly ...
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The Advantage of Polling Well Early
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No casino at Willets Point
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Time for toughter laws in deadly hit-and-run accidents
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Standing on the edge of the cliff...again
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Homeless Policy and the City’s Eligibility Process
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We Can Raise the Number of College Grads in NYC
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The Direction of the Catholic Church
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FILE - This April 1, 2014 file photo shows David Friedman, the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as he testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should have discovered General Motors’ faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged Tuesday in a new report.


2014-09-16 13:24:20 -0400

US soldiers keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on September 16, 2014A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed two Americans and one Polish soldier as well as wounding at least 13 civilians.


2014-09-16 13:22:06 -0400
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries with the capacity to do so to take decisive action against Islamic State militants, who have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. "I ... urge the international community, and those with the means, to act decisively and after sober reflection," Ban told reporters Tuesday. "It is critical to keep at the forefront the protection of civilians." Ban didn't say what steps he hoped U.N. member states would take, but praised recent U.S. ...
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