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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 | 56 56 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 | 52 52 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 | 89 89 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 | 96 96 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 | 160 160 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 | 168 168 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 | 273 273 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 | 310 310 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 ...

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Verrazano takes the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct
Verrazano added a hard-fought victory in the $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack to extend his perfect record to 4-for-4 on Saturday, turning back previously undefeated Vyjack and then h...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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So far, Harvey all the Mets could have hoped for
The right arm that so many long-suffering Mets fans have placed their hopes for a brighter future on delivered again on Monday night, pitching a gem against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Matt Harve...
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Slideshow: Mets Fans Flock to Citi Field for Opening Day

Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets get off to a good start with impressive win
Strong pitching, hitting in 11-2 win over the Padres
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CYO 2013 Basketball Championships
The Catholic Youth Organization held the 2013 basketball championships at Msgr. McClancy High School in East Elmhurst this past Saturday. The results: Division A PEE WEE DIVINE MERCY 31 OUR LADY OF...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friday Night Fights: Golden Gloves comes to Astoria
The bleachers were filled and ringside VIPs leaned forward as fighters from Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, Willis Ave. Boxing Gym in the Bronx and dozens more throughout the city met at the Variety Boy...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Youth Basketball League Registration (March - April 2013)
Queens Youth Basketball League May 7 through June 26. In it's 22nd year.
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO Girl’s Basketball Championship Tournament
The Annual CYO girl’s basketball championships were held last Sunday at St. John’s Preparatory High School, concluding a long-fought playoffs and season for the Pee Wee, Novice, Bantam, Rookie and ...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Pitt'-iful second half dooms St. John's men
After battling No. 20 Pittsburgh for one solid half of basketball at The Garden on Sunday, St. John’s posted an uncharacteristically high amount of turnovers in the second stanza (nine) and an unch...
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Two Brooklyn fighters taste victory
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg Boxing returned to Roseland Ballroom last week, with a couple of Brooklyn fighters notching wins. Travis Peterson improved his record to 7-0, defeating Thomas Turner of ...
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St. John's defeats USF vbefore sell-out home crowd
Lavin ups intensity with his young squad
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Orangemen too much for Red Storm to handle
Loss comes after bounce-back win vs. UConn
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Red Storm women top Georgetown
With four St. John’s players in double figures, led by senior guard Shenneika Smith’s 26, the Red Storm topped the visiting Georgetown Hoyas in overtime, 76-72, at Carnesecca Arena on Saturday afte...
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LIU completes season sweep of cross-borough rivals St. Francis
Senior Jamal Olasewere scored a team-high 20 points and made a pair of critical plays down the stretch to help the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team to a hard-fought 83-75 victory over St. Francis...
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Second half dooms Nets against the Spurs
Bounce back for OT win at Indiana
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails.


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By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not preparing to unleash a "shock and awe" campaign of overwhelming airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters and instead envisions a more modest, longer-term campaign, Pentagon officials told Congress on Tuesday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the military's current plan would be outlined to President Barack Obama on Wednesday by the U.S. military's Central Command and envisioned striking the group's safe havens to knock out infrastructure, logistics and command capabilities. General Martin Dempsey, the top U.S. ...
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This photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Cpl. Byron Dickson. Dickson was killed by a gunman as he left the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon interview Trooper Alex Douglass, who was injured in the attack, to get additional information on the ambush. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)Pennsylvania State Police have obtained a search warrant in their investigation of an ambush that killed one trooper and critically wounded another outside a remote barracks.


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