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Importance of Educating Your Managers about Religious Discrimination Laws
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates Restaurant owners must ensure their managers understand employment laws and put policies in place that protect their business against discrimination lawsuits. P...
"Before" & "After" Man
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Hurricane Sandy has nothing on people! Here's a before and after video of the tree, bush and flower slaughter in one Queens yard. Do you realize that one tree has the cooling power of 10 air condit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 157 157 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 | 162 162 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 | 726 726 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 | 213 213 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 | 210 210 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 | 243 243 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 | 232 232 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 | 291 291 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...

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Sarah Bacchus, 34-24-36
The first time Queens got a look at the fashion brand 34-24-36 was in September of 2010, at the 2nd annual Queens Fashion Week. That was where fashion designer and founder Sarah Bacchus tore up the...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albert Perna, Perna Foundation
Fresh off serving as the grand marshal for a parade in Howard Beach, Albert Perna is already moving onto something new. But that’s par for the course for Perna, who works endlessly on his Perna Fou...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aaron Popowsky, N-Hance Owner
When renovating wood floors or cabinets, there can be a strong lingering smell of fumes that can take over a week to leave a home. That is why when Long Island City resident Aaron Popowsky found ou...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ron Cohen, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Ron Cohen grew up in Fresh Meadows and attended The Kew-Forest School. Now Cohen is giving back to the community he calls home by continuing his second year serving as president of the Forest Hills...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Thomas Onorato, LaGuardia Professor
Dr. Thomas Onorato, a biology professor at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, is teaming up with professors from Brown University, St. John’s, College of Mount Saint Vincent and CUNY ...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salvatore Lopizzo, Yana Services
Yana Services, which stands for “You Are Never Alone,” is a resource center located in Rockaway that has helped out community members for over a year now. The organization really grew, though, in t...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rob Caldera, CYO Director
Rob Caldera has been part of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) since he was a 15-year-old shooting guard and second basemen for St. Joseph’s Parish in Astoria. Even then, Caldera was more inter...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orly Whaba, Life Vest Inside
Life Vest Inside, a program founded by Sheepshead Bay resident Orly Wahba to combat bullying and teen depression, is getting national attention. “As a child I had very, very low self-esteem,” Wahba...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andrea Ormeno, QEDC Director
At just 24-years old, Andrea Ormeno is the new director of the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Women’s Business Center. Ormeno joined QEDC in 2008 before becoming a full-time employee in ...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fidel Tavarez, LGCC Graduate
Fidel Tavarez dropped out of his third four-year college before he realized it was time for a change. He needed a place where he could push himself while learning the basics, which was when he enro...
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tiana Meilinger, Vaya Bags
Tianna Meilinger started Vaya Bags in 2005 with a single messenger bag she made for herself. The bag was strong, sturdy and perfect for her commute. People loved the bag so much they started reques...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marilyn Skony Stamm, Former LGCC Foundation Board Director
Marilyn Skony Stamm is the ultimate businesswoman. CEO of Stamm International Corp and former LaGuardia Community College Foundation board director, she knows how to get things done. Stamm was rece...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Daraio, Maspeth Federal
As a high school graduate, David Daraio was looking for a part-time job to keep him busy during the summer of 1994, so he took a job at Maspeth Federal Bank not knowing what to expect. “I needed a ...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Private Picassos
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Willis Elkins
Newtown Creek Boat Club
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FILE - This is a Monday, July 7, 2014 file photo of International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach of Germany, as speaks during the announcement of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games Candidate Cities (Beijing 2022, Oslo 2022, Almaty 2022) after an executive board meeting, at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo's withdrawal left just two cities in the race, IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott, File)LONDON (AP) — The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though only two cities are left in the troubled race following Oslo's withdrawal.


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Turkish soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint as Syrian refugees from Kobani arrive at the Turkey-Syria border crossing of Mursitpinar near Suruc, Turkey, late Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said. The south part of Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani is seen in the background.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of President Bashar Assad held a rare protest Thursday in Syria against the governor of the central city of Homs after twin bombings there killed 25 children, activists reported.


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In this undated but recent handout photo provided by BVA-Auctions.com, a body bag is displayed next to pallets containing about 2500 body bags put up for auction by the Dutch government Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Call it an offer to die for. The government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction. Rob Meijer, commercial director of BVA Auctions, said Thursday his company sells plenty of strange stuff, but "this is special." The bags are being sold in a single lot, which has a reserve price of 4,000 euros (usd 5,050). The auction closes on Oct. 6. (AP Photo/BVA-Auctions.com, HO)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction.


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