blog roll
our featured bloggers
What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

more blogs

sports
Doubles Anyone?
Federer lookalike turns heads
Jul 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
LIC baseball players reunite for six innings
In 1959, Marty Rivkin started the baseball program at Long Island City High School. Years later, the boys who once played in the baseball departments’ inaugural seasons decided to reunite for anoth...
Jul 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Heroes Basketball League Wrap-up
ESPN Zone – 37 Al Haag Plumbing - 23 In the 17 & Under Boys Division, ESPN Zone beat Al Haag Plumbing by a final score of 37-23. The high scorers for ESPN Zone were Ethan Dewey with 15 points and C...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fans Don’t Know Best in All-Star Voting
COMMMENTARY
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cyclones avoid three-game losing streak
Photos by Kenneth B. Goldberg The Brooklyn Cyclones (6-3) averted a three-game sweep by defeating the Hudson Valley Renegades (4-4) 7-2 on Saturday night at MCU Park. After amassing just two runs i...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fire on Ice
Angle of the Week
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Heroes Basketball League Scores & Notes
Santino's Crew – 46 Street Gang - 46 An intense 17 & Under game on Wednesday ended in a 46-46 tie between Santino's Crew and Street Gang. The game could not go into overtime when regulation ended b...
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn’s I.S. 318 crowned MSBL city champs
They joined the league to represent their school, I.S. 318, and they beat all comers, playoff round after playoff round, to represent the borough of Brooklyn. But in the end, with the city champion...
Jun 16, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Heroes Scores & Notes
American Classic Cakes – 19 Dragons - 8 In the 10 & Under Boys Division, American Classic Cakes beat the Dragons 19-8. The high scorers for American Classic Cakes were Altan Guventurk with ten and ...
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kew-Forest takes tennis title
On Tuesday, May 31, The Kew-Forest School tennis team defeated Portledge School 3-2 to win the 2011 Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League (IPPSAL) championship on Portledge's ha...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Heroes Scores and Notes
Al Haag Plumbing - 35 Hornets - 20 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, Al Haag Plumbing beat the Hornets by a final score of 35-20. The high scorers for Al Haag Plumbing were Jay Camus with 16 points ...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Who will be the next 'Big Three'?
COMMENTARY
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
VIDEO SLIDESHOW: Maloof Money Cup 2011
Professional Skateboarding Returns to Flushing Meadows
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Heroes league Scores & Notes (5/19/11-5/25/11)
May 19 Variety - 24 Raiders - 20 Variety played the Raiders and won by 4 points in the 14 & Under Division. The final score was 24-20. Adam Lesley was the high scorer on Variety with nine points. K...
Jun 02, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
2 no-no’s for Queen of Peace hurlers
On Sunday, May 22, about three hours apart and on opposite sides of Queens, two pitchers from Queen of Peace in Flushing tossed no-hitters for their CYO teams. For the 3rd Grade Sub-Novice team, Mi...
Jun 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen testifies before lawmakers in Washington on February 10, 2016Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned Wednesday that the US economy faced risks from tightening domestic financial conditions as well as global economic turmoil. Expressing more pronounced concerns than when she last spoke publicly in December, Yellen told a congressional hearing that the outlook for the US economy had become more cloudy. "Financial conditions in the United States have recently become less supportive of growth, with declines in broad measures of equity prices, higher borrowing rates for riskier borrowers, and a further appreciation of the dollar," she told the House Financial Services Committee.


2016-02-10 13:25:04 -0500

Stalls are seen on a street beside damaged buildings in the rebel held al-Shaar neighborhood of AleppoBy Michelle Nichols, Tom Perry and Humeyra Pamuk UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a ceasefire and more aid access to Aleppo, where rebel-held areas are being cut off and the United Nations has warned a new humanitarian disaster could be on the way. Aid workers said on Wednesday the water supply to Aleppo, still home to two million people, was no longer functioning.


2016-02-10 17:18:53 -0500

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich visits a polling station at the high school, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. as voters cast their ballots for the first in the nation presidential primary. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.


2016-02-10 17:13:35 -0500