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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 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 | 88 88 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
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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...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 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 | 137 137 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 | 178 178 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 | 181 181 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 | 246 246 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 | 236 236 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 | 322 322 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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We Can Raise the Number of College Grads in NYC
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The Direction of the Catholic Church
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Is the growth of NYC slowing?
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Fracking: Can New York Stop It?
High volume horizontal fracking is one of the most significant threats in the history of the State of New York. Across the state and in New York City, a battle is currently being waged (www.nyagain...
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Weather predictions are unpredictable
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Opposition to QueensWay is About Fairness
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Thoughts on Ed Koch from a colleague
I served with Mayor Ed Koch for 12 years, the last four from 1986 through 1989 when I was the newly elected head of the City Council, soon to be empowered as a truly independent legislative branch ...
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Rolling the dice on gambling
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Koch a master at building relationships
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Stop School Closures and Co-Locations for Third Term
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A sign of the past, but still illegal
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Give Teachers Some Credit
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With one year left, Marshall still has plans for Queens
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A Giant Family Affair
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, a Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers for the Ebola virus at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they’ve learned more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves and how future outbreaks might be stopped. The first cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's president says authorities are considering another nationwide shutdown after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on Ebola and check for sick people.


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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants. Some 138,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees have entered southern Turkey in an exodus that began last week, and two border crossing points remain open, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. "We are preparing for the potential of the whole population fleeing into Turkey. ...
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FILE - This undated file image released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a combination of three photos of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, who disappeared while hitchhiking home near the West Bank city of Hebron late at night on June 12, 2014, and were never heard from again. Their bodies were found two weeks later. Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said. (AP Photo/Israel Defense Forces, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.


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