blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 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 | 87 87 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 | 647 647 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 | 141 141 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 | 135 135 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 | 177 177 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 | 180 180 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 | 244 244 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 | 235 235 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 | 320 320 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
Three Areas That Matter in NYC Government
STRICTLY STASI
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Time to 'Knockout' This Activity Out
STRICTLY STASI
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Don't miss the $500 tax credit
EXPERT ADVICE
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Expand HIV/AIDS testing in prisons
Op-Ed
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
5 Pointz debate offers an opportunity
IN OUR OPINION
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Markowitz for NYC Ambassador?
IN OUR OPINION
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Performance-Based Budgeting and New York State
STRICTLY STASI
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
FAA needs to ignore Global Gateway Alliance, study TNNIS procedure
The Global Gateway Alliance (GGA) is urging the FAA to continue its avoidance of environmental laws regarding TNNIS, the new NextGen flight route over North Queens. They claim that the route reduce...
Nov 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
We need to remember vets every day
IN OUR OPINION
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Very Best Americans
STRICTLY STASI
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Some Thoughts on the Queensway
I want to address the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch, which was abandoned over 50 years ago. Specifically, the for...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The party lost, but the rent is still too damn high
IN OUR OPINION
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Community Colleges Can Save Large Cities
In the 1990s, there was a push to refocus the nation’s community colleges as a means to re-train people for the coming tech boom. Cities all across the country do not have a sustainable plan for hi...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Playing Roulette with Labor Rights
Working men and women at Resorts World Casino hit the jackpot last week in what is sure to become a benchmark agreement for casino labor statewide. More than 1,400 employees who work at the Jamaica...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Planning Now for Another Sandy
STRICTLY STASI
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

PM of DRC Augustin Matata Ponyo walks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russ Feingold, U.S. Special Envoy for Great Lakes Region of Africa and DRC, after meetings at Palais de la Nation in KinshasaKINSHASA (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo, unrelated to the epidemic in West Africa, is "almost over" with no new cases detected for several days, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said. The government body coordinating the response to Ebola released data on Monday showing Congo had recorded 68 cases in Equateur province since August. Four previously suspected cases had tested negative, but one new case was added. Congo has registered 41 deaths from its outbreak. ...


2014-09-23 02:38:20 -0400

A student of Goverment Secondary School Garki washes her hands, as school resumes in AbujaGENEVA (Reuters) - Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll has risen to 2,811 out of 5,864 cases. "On the whole, the outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria are pretty much contained," said an update from WHO's regional director in Africa. ...


2014-09-23 02:37:33 -0400

Health workers bring woman suspected of having contracted Ebola virus to an ambulance in front of a crowd in MonroviaBy Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 20,000 people as soon as early November unless rigorous infection control measures are implemented, and might "rumble on" for years in a holding pattern, researchers said on Tuesday. In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, experts from the World Health Organization and Imperial College said that infections will continue climbing exponentially unless patients are isolated, contacts traced and communities enlisted. ...


2014-09-23 02:35:52 -0400