blog roll
our featured bloggers
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 21 21 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 | 135 135 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 | 183 183 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 ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 494 494 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 529 529 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 563 563 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...

more blogs

opinion
No excuses, just results
17 ways to transform yourself in 2014
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A fairer approach to policing NYC
IN OUR OPINION
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Rais a glass to new breweries
STRICTLY STASI
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Schools are bad, but now what?
STRICTLY STASI
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City needs new tolos to battle garbage
IN OUR OPINION
Jan 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
De Blasio needs to focus on a living wage
IN OUR OPINION
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Granite State Bound?
STRICTLY STASI
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Next Stop, Lower Manhattan
STRICTLY STASI
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Big expectations for Katz
IN OUR OPINION
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jan 08, 2014 | 9 9 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
E-cigarettes latest – and likely last – item on Bloomberg’s agenda
IN OUR OPINION
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

A U.S. Navy plane P-8 PoseidonWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.


2014-08-22 15:51:10 -0400

Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine, drive in the direction of the Ukrainian border near the town of Donetsk, in Russia's Rostov RegionBy Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) - The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatening more sanctions. Moscow, which has thousands of troops close to the Russian side of the border, warned against any attempt to "disrupt" the convoy, which it said was purely humanitarian; NATO said Russian troops had been firing artillery across the border and within Ukraine in a major escalation of military support for pro-Moscow rebels since mid-August, a defacto charge that Russia was already waging war. Moscow denies backing the rebels militarily but the United States and European Union have imposed sanctions and the Kremlin has retaliated, renewing some of the chill of the Cold War;


2014-08-22 15:48:51 -0400

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?


2014-08-22 15:47:33 -0400