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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 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 | 30 30 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 1 1 comments | 89 89 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 | 123 123 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 | 134 134 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 | 194 194 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 | 240 240 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 | 256 256 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...

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T.D. Bank considers move to Grand Ave
T.D. Bank is eyeing 73-49 Grand Avenue, formerly a Blockbuster Video, for a new branch in Maspeth – but some residents are questioning whether the area really needs another bank. Kathy Schmidt, a M...
Feb 29, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gibbons' home back in business
The Gibbons' Home, the Maspeth bar owned by George Gibbons, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last October, held it's official grand-re-opening this past weekend – or “Welcome Home” celebrat...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court date postponed for Maspeth hit and run
The court date for a Brooklyn man accused of driving the car that killed a Maspeth resident last year was postponed to March 23 by a Queens County Criminal Court Judge Friday morning, much to the d...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis hosts Recognition Day
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club held its annual Recognition Day on Thursday, February 16. The club inducted new member, Dennis Dowd Jr. and presented a Tablet of Honor to Joseph DiTroia. The club also hon...
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
(2/13/12-2/19-12)
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 discusses 2013 budget
Renovations to the Glendale Public Library and repairing the area's sewer lines are among the top priorities for Community Board 5's capital and expense budget for the 2013 fiscal year, District Ma...
Feb 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
(2/6/12-2/12-12)
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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School bus catches fire in Maspeth
Roughly 30 kids from I.S. 77 in Ridgewood ran to safety when their school bus caught fire at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon on the corner of 74th Street and 58th Avenue in Maspeth. “We started ...
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freight Harbor Program plugs along
The New York and New Jersey Port Authority informed community members and stakeholders in recent meetings of its progress in the Cross Harbor Freight Program – and the news is that they haven't got...
Feb 08, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increase in robberies in Maspeth and Elmhurst
Burglaries and robberies are the biggest crimes the Maspeth and Elmurst areas are currently facing, according to police. Representatives from the 110th, 104th and 108th Precincts attended a Communi...
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
1/30/12-2/4/12
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Cooper steps down as Flushing Meadows head
Few would argue that when Estelle Cooper, the longtime administrator for Flushing Meadows Corona Park, resigned in early January, the park lost a true champion of cause and attention. The park had ...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT proposes turning 74th Street into one-way north
After the rehabilitation of the Cooper Avenue is complete, the Department of Transportation may turn 74th Street into a one-way northbound between Cooper Avenue and 78th Avenue – a plan residents s...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Industrial biz group concerned with bypass
At the Maspeth Industrial Business Association’s (MIBA) first meeting of 2012, truck bypass woes topped the talk among the nearly two dozen industrial businesses who gathered at the Anoroc Building...
Feb 02, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
1/23/12-1/29/12
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's 7:45 in the morning and Zulfa Khalid, a student at Mugabe Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, is stuck at Tegeta bus terminal, sweating in the rising heat having waited more than two hours to get on a bus. Fifteen-year-old Khalid is among hundreds of thousands of students in Tanzania's largest city who suffer taunts and abuse at the hands of conductors on crowded buses, popularly known as dala dala, because they pay a reduced fare.
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Touadera and Dologuele face each other during a live television debate ahead of Sunday's second round election, in BanguiBy Joe Bavier BANGUI (Reuters) - Candidates for weekend elections in Central African Republic wrapped up campaigning on Friday with promises to put an end to years of religious and ethnic bloodshed in the impoverished nation. Voters will cast their ballots on Sunday in a presidential run-off between former prime ministers Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Faustin-Archange Touadera and vote in the re-run of a first round legislative poll which was cancelled over irregularities. Central African Republic has remained one of the world's most unstable nations since gaining independence from France more than five decades ago.


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UN peacekeepers from Burkina Faso patrol on election day in TimbuktuBy Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra BAMAKO (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal with mortars and machine guns on Friday, killing three peacekeepers and wounding 30, United Nations and separatist sources said. The attack is a fresh sign of instability in the desert region that is home to Islamist groups including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who have staged increasingly bold raids in recent months and have targeted the U.N. base several times. "At about 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) the MINUSMA base in Kidal was the target of a complex attack which, according to provisional figures, caused the death of three blue helmets and around 30 wounded," Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Mali representative of the U.N. secretary general, said in a statement.


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