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"Before" & "After" Man
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 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 | 95 95 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 | 655 655 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 | 150 150 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 | 144 144 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 | 184 184 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 | 187 187 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 | 252 252 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 | 240 240 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...

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Debt? No doubt!
Dear Editor: President Barack Obama and Congress passed a $145 billion payroll tax extension along with other goodies. It sounds great, but the devil is in the details. It illustrates how governmen...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Santorum doesn't grasp energy problems
Dear Editor: The Republicans have found a new cause to champion: the price of gas. Rick Santorum tells us that the spike in oil prices when President Obama took office contributed to the financial ...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aesop was right on
Dear Editor: It is disconcerting to think of our government as an embezzler cooking the books. Originally, the dollar was more than just a piece of paper with a picture of a president. It represent...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ten reasons for Paul
Dear Editor: Ten good reasons not to vote for Ron Paul 1) I'm happy with the status quo. 2) Spending levels are where they should be. 3) I prefer candidates that sing to me, flatter me and tell me ...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonprofits can afford to pay
Dear Editor: Councilman David Greenfield opposing the city charging so-called private nonprofit groups paying for trash and recycling is disappointing ("Pol: making non-profits pay is pure garbage"...
Mar 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the separation of church and state
Dear Editor: Nowhere in the Constitution does it actually say that there is to be a separation of church and state. Religions are protected by the First Amendment, which clearly says “Congress shal...
Mar 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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End the monitoring
Dear Editor: The Department of Homeland Security's Media Monitoring Initiative gives federal agents the power to gather, store, analyze and disseminate data on millions of users of social media inc...
Mar 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic recovery?
Dear Editor: Our economy is recovering? Not so fast. Those that are publicly declaring that our economy is recovery are ignoring a whole host of issues that indicate that the U.S. economy is in abs...
Mar 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Convention center potential conflict for pols
Dear Editor: Many public officials who have endorsed the proposed $4 billion mega-convention center to be built at Aqueduct in South Ozone Park Queens by Genting America may have a clear conflict o...
Mar 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dispatcher off on same-sex marriage debate
Dear Editor: In your 2/6 Dispatch section, there was a letter from a Hyman Auslander ("Same-sex marriage already solved"). In it he mocks another writer's earlier contention that there should be "a...
Mar 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The truth behind rising gas prices
Dear Editor: The reason, and only reason, why gas prices and the price of everything else is going up is because "our" government has wrecked our economy. They do this by inflating our currency (th...
Mar 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make abatement work for middle class
Dear Editor: Every four years, the City of New York extends a program granting most co-ops and condo owners a 17.5 percent abatement on their property taxes. This program aims to lower the effectiv...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need an advocate to watch Schumer
Dear Editor: Senator Charles Schumer is the personification of the nanny state. ("Pol pushes mandating passenger advocates" - News Briefs, February 16th issue). His latest cause is requesting that ...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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City's roadways are trash
Dear Editor: Does Mayor Michael Bloomberg realize the amount of garbage along the highways in Queens? Whatever happened to the "keep our highways beautiful" program we used to see on television as ...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's evaluating the evaluation system?
Dear Editor: The recent decision by the state and city teacher unions to agree to a new statewide teacher evaluation system certainly is not all that clear. How can anyone really evaluate a teacher...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Combination file pictures of Brazil's presidential candidates Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party and Rousseff of the Workers' PartyBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has regained the edge in Brazil's presidential race after weeks of aggressive campaigning against environmentalist Marina Silva, who has lost ground among voters in the campaign's homestretch, polls showed on Tuesday. A survey by the closely watched Ibope polling firm showed Rousseff and Silva are tied at 41 percent in a likely second-round runoff that is expected to decide the election. According to another smaller poll by Vox Populi, Rousseff has overtaken Silva and opened a seven-point lead in an expected second-round of ...


2014-09-23 20:20:37 -0400

FILE - This combination of March 27, 2014 and Sept. 23, 2014 photos shows search and rescue workers probing the water covering Washington Highway 530 on the eastern edge of the massive mudslide that struck Oso, Wash., and the rebuilt roadway which re-opened to two-way 50mph traffic on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool, File)OSO, Wash. (AP) — Traffic was for the most part flowing freely in two directions on a state highway that was blocked by a huge landslide six months ago in Washington state that killed 43 people.


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FILE - This May 23, 2005 file photo shows music producer Phil Spector during his trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Two newly released photos taken in 2013 of Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, the October 2013 photo was taken when Spector was moved to the prison system’s huge California Heath Care Facility in Stockton. He is now serving 19 years to life for the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.


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