blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 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 | 38 38 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 | 597 597 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 | 89 89 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 | 88 88 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 | 126 126 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 | 128 128 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 | 193 193 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...

more blogs

opinion
In the NYPD, common decency is troublingly uncommon
Even before Eric Garner’s tragic death made national news and brought increased scrutiny on the true-life practices of the NYPD, Denise Stewart was given a glimpse of the department’s lack of human...
Aug 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Library trustee removals on sound footing
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Schumer Gets It Right On Primaries
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why Incumbents Keep Getting Reelected
Op-Ed
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City's homeless system is broken
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The High Personal Cost of High Rents
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NYS grapples with legalized marijuana
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Re-Evaluating the Evaluation Process
A lawsuit by a parents’ organization challenging how New York State protects public school teachers may not change the entire dynamic of public education in the state. It will, however, expose a cr...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
$23M is a good start, but it’s not enough
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pat Toro, Vietnam Veteran and Advocate
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why are black males failing at higher ed?
Op-Ed
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Is it already time to trash composting pilot?
Is the city composting program obsolete before it even gets off the ground? After only a short time in the pilot phase, a new composting initiative by the Department of Sanitation is finding itself...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Farewell Phil Ragusa
Phil Ragusa, chairman of the Queens County Republican Party, passed away last week. Leading a political party, especially one with fewer and fewer resources is not easy. Ragusa’s tenure got off to ...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Politics, like sports, loves a good comeback story
STRICTLY STASI
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New York State needs paid family leave
Op-Ed
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

FILE - In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, addresses members of the media in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday.


2014-09-19 13:07:27 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.
2014-09-19 13:06:13 -0400
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces have withdrawn from around 60 villages in the face of an advance by Islamic State militants in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Friday. The Islamic State militants were using heavy weapons including artillery and tanks, said Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A Kurdish official contacted by Reuters said he did not know how many villages had fallen to Islamic State militants but that it had not been that many. ...
2014-09-19 13:01:06 -0400