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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
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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 | 19 19 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...
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 | 70 70 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 | 66 66 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 | 105 105 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 | 105 105 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 | 173 173 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
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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...

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Making Your Holidays More Meaningful and Less Wasteful
By John J. Doherty, Sanitation Commissioner
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Price of Guns is Shooting Up
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broken Promises
Last week the city announced that it would be cutting over $500,000 from a fund to protect renters in Greenpoint and Williamsburg from being pushed out by escalating rents. The fund was a key part ...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wal-Mart Death a Sad Comment on Society
The death of Jdimytai Damour was tragic and senseless indeed. Damour did nothing wrong on the morning of Friday, November 28, other than show up for his job at a Long Island Wal-Mart. And in a sham...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riders Hostages of MTA
Once again, recession troubleshooters are taking aim at Brooklyn and Queens residents to pick up the tabs for years of bureaucracy at its finest. The MTA’s proposed fare hikes and service cuts to t...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Baldeo Wins Mainstream Dem Support
Nov 25, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Op-Ed: Vender Licenses and Food Cart Permits
Long-Term Planning is Needed
Nov 25, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lose the W? Absurd!
Not only are subway riders facing the possibility of higher fares, they are now facing the possibility of massive cuts – we’re talking the elimination of entire lines here – as part of a worst-case...
Nov 19, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Change Should Be in Store
Despite the fact that advertisements continue to spew sympathetic platitudes over the impact consumers face with the troubled economy, many companies simply aren’t putting their money where there m...
Nov 19, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Whom the Bridges Toll
Like a new outbreak of an old rash, the unpleasant rhetoric of placing tolls on the East River Bridges has sprung up, yet again, thanks to a fee-crazed and cash-strapped Metropolitan Transit Author...
Nov 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Lines at Voting Booths Are More of a Turn-off Than We Think
Early voting options in some areas did not ease the pain of long lines at election booths throughout the country on Tuesday. How prepared was New York State for a large turnout on Election Day? Not...
Nov 06, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voting in 2008 and Beyond
This year’s election will likely have one of the highest turnouts in recent memory, thanks in no small part to one of the most exciting and energizing presidential campaigns that we have seen in a ...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Luxury the City Can't Afford
A month ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced combating looming budget shortfalls with $1.5 billion in cuts over the next two years. He also said he is tossing around the idea of burdening residen...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan Has Issues, But It's Not All Garbage
The Queens Borough Board, an advisory board made up primarily of community board members, heard a presentation by the Department of Sanitation this week about the SWMP, or Solid Waste Management Pl...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trying to Find a Silver Lining
So this is what happens when a crisis speeds up to full-throttle. This past week we have seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average tank more than 777 points in its worst-ever single-day loss, a vital p...
Oct 16, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a portrait on the roof of the Leo Burnett Building in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Wallenda said his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat on Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

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CAMP ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) — For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria.
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The smoldering empty shell of a local library and a Head Start center are all that remain Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, the day after a wildfire swept through Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, a saw mill and a church. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.

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