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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...

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A Legacy Continues: The 2009 LAPCHICK Character Awards
Character. It’s probably the most important quality a high school or college coach can possess. Unfortunately, it’s a quality we see less and less of these days, all across the board.
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Bulldogs – 2009 NCYAA Fall Champs
Congratulations go to the Queens Bulldogs for successfully winning the Nassau County Youth Athletic Association (NCYAA) Fall 2009 baseball championship. On November 8th, the Bulldogs won the champi...
Dec 02, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: December 3-9
High School basketball makes its return, the Jets take their game overseas, and the local colleges tune up for conference play.
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE TO HOST 1ST ANNUAL CLASH FOR THE CUP
Intercampus Basketball Game to Support Local Charities on December 12
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NFL Pick 'Em: Week 13

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Jayvaughn Pinkston: One to Watch
Scout.com’s seventh-ranked power forward in the nation, and a senior force at Bishop Loughlin, was expected to sign a letter of intent with Tennessee last week, even calling together a press confer...
Nov 27, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Sylvester Gary Perone honored by the Greater New York Sandlot Athletic Alliance
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Feat of the Week: Hope wins CYO Championship
Our Lady of Hope 7th grade boys clinched the CYO Diocesan Championship game, defeating St. Francis DeSales 1-0 on November 21. Pictured left to right, Bottom row:Assistant Coach John Kennedy, Conno...
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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McClancy wins CHSAA Intersectional
McClancy senior goalkeeper Eric Michelena recounts the team’s championship run.
Nov 25, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christ the King set to Defend Title
After winning their first CHSAA B/Q championship in three years, the Royals are back for more
Nov 25, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11

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CYO Profile: CEO Robert Siebel
Mr. Robert Siebel, CEO and Executive Director of Catholic Charities, was only expected to stay with the program for two years; today he is currently enjoying his 35th year and has only gained momen...
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What we learned about St. John's and LIU on opening night
Well, the college basketball season is back upon us. Last weekend gave us an unexpected treat of a contest between St. John’s and Long Island University. The Red Storm at times appeared ready to bl...
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Xaverian ready for new season
Will the Clippers be the dominant squad that topped the Raiders and a hot Royals team, both of whom were at the time considered to be the top team in the CHSAA?
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NFL Pick 'Em: Week 10

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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, former Westgate Mall security guard David Odhiambo, 36, recounts his experience as his daughter Benta, 4, plays with him in his tiny, one-room house where he lives with his wife and five children in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi’s Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked, earning him two bullets in the head. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do — search purses and bags, mostly — earned him two bullets in the head, injuries that cost him his job.


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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Martin MacNeill listens as he is sentenced by Judge Samuel D. McVey in Fourth District Courtin Provo, Utah. The Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case. He is facing up to life in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18, 2014. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife Michelle drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. The long-awaiting sentencing comes after a Provo judge denied a request for a new trial. (AP Photo/Deseret News, Tom Smart, Pool, File)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor found guilty of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession will serve 17 years to life in prison, a state judge decided Friday.


2014-09-19 12:14:22 -0400

In this Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a woman who did not want to give her name for fear of reprisals, lays out the clothes of her late 15-year-old daughter Erika Gomez Gonzalez, on a bed at her home in Arcelia, Mexico. The woman says she witnessed her child's death when army soldiers fired first at an armed group at a grain warehouse on June 30 in the town of San Pedro Limon, Mexico. She said one man died in the initial shootout, when the rest of the gunmen surrendered on the promise they would not be hurt. She recalls that her daughter, who was face down in the ground with a bullet in her leg, was rolled over while she was still alive and shot more than half a dozen times in the chest. The mother said she arrived to the warehouse the day before the shooting, in an attempt to take her daughter home, but gang members wouldn't let her. (AP Photo/Eduardo Castillo)ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead.


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