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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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Moreno victorious in $200K Dwyer on Saturday
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Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
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NY Open debuts At West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club (WSTC) in Forest Hills hosted the first annual New York Open tennis tournament last weekend on the hard courts at the legendary tennis stadium. The citywide tennis tournam...
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Heroes Basketball League 2013 Championship Game Schedule For July 2
Queens Youth Basketball League Finals 7-2-2013
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Close Hatches takes $300K Mother Goose
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Heroes Basketball League Scores & Notes
Swift Renovation 41 Jokers 11 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, Swift Renovation beat the Jokers, 41-11. The high scorers for Swift Renovation were Tyler Angevine with 15 points and Brian Kelly with...
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Mayor’s Cup crowns the city’s best youth tennis players
The 2013 Mayor’s Cup tennis tournament was held recently at the USTA in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The winners were: Middle School Boys Singles: Igor Maslov (IS 236) def Alexander L. Chiu (MS 16...
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Nets tap Kidd as new Head Coach
After 19 years in the NBA, including seven with the New Jersey Nets, Jason Kidd is returning to the team he lead to back-to-back finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. General Manager Billy King anno...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 360 360 recommendations | email to a friend
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A colorful crowd comes out for the Belmont Stakes
A crowd of 47,562 people attended the Belmont Stakes on Saturday and bet nearly $11 million. An additional $80 million was bet off-track on the race. Attendance was well down from last year, when 8...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 313 313 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Street Ballers remain undefeated
St. Kevin’s 35 St. Helen’s 22 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, St. Kevin’s beat St. Helen’s, 35-22. St. Kevin’s had a 9-8 halftime lead, and the game was well within reach for St. Helen’s until St....
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Long shot upsets 14-horse field in Belmont Stakes
Long-shot Palace Malice emerged as the hero of Todd Pletcher’s record five starters in the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, charging through the stretch to a 3 ¼-length vict...
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Israel defeats Honduras in Citi Field soccer action
Israel defeated Honduras, 2-0, in an international friendly at Citi Field Sunday evening. The official crowd for the match was 26,170, and Amar’e Stoudemire of the Knicks, who claims Jewish roots t...
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Heroes Basketball: Street Ballers remain undefeated
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Big Apple Showcase highlights NY-breds
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Tannery pulls off the upset in Sheepshead
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Heroes Basketball Results: Queens Kings, Tranquility come out on top
Queens Kings 16 Superior Metal & Woodwork 12 In the 10 & Under Boys Division, Queens Kings beat Superior Metal & Woodwork by a final score of 16-12 in a game that was not decided until the final mi...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Wynton Marsalis has opened Jazz at Lincoln Center's new season with the world premiere of "Ochas," a three-movement suite blending jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba.
2014-09-19 12:29:26 -0400

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.


2014-09-19 12:24:49 -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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