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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 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 | 33 33 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 | 592 592 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 | 84 84 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 | 83 83 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 | 121 121 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 | 123 123 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 | 187 187 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 | 192 192 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 | 286 286 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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50 years later
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination approaches, one can only wonder what history would have been like had this horrific event never occurred. Kennedy was a man with...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students vs. fracking
Dear Editor: Hydraulic-fracturing, also known as fracking, is a relatively new process of natural gas drilling, and it's raising eyebrows on weather it's safe for our environment, especially the qu...
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Peaceful days ahead
Dear Editor: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio won the election for mayor by an overwhelming margin because his opponent took the identical progressive position on social issues, such as abortion and ...
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A new Clinton in 2016
Dear Editor: Chelsea Clinton's recent photo ops as part of her so-called volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity are nothing more than a public relations campaign laying the groundwork for a futur...
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Time to settle up with the unions
Dear Editor: Now that we have elected a new mayor, congratulations are in order. We fervently hope that Mayor Bill de Blasio will be able to accomplish much during his term in office. All New Yorke...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sayonara, New York City
Dear Editor: In view of the election of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City, I have one suggestion for all the municipal labor unions who endorsed this moribund liberal: strike on January 1, 2...
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Hire a professional educator to head DOE
Dear Editor: A first step towards redeeming the damage done to our educational system under Michael Bloomberg would be for mayor-elect Bill de DeBlasio to appoint a veteran classroom teacher to hea...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life is good
Dear Editor: Those of us in the know already moved to neighborhoods in northeast Queens long before reading the recent Real Estate Board of New York report that showed significant increases in home...
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Too much security
Dear Editor: The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data on all Americans since it was created by a directive by President Harry S. Truman. It is one of 16 intelligence agencies of ...
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Multicultural madness
Dear Editor: When voters go to the polls on Nov. 5, they'll face large ballots printed in tiny six-point type. One reason: a requirement that ballots be printed in six languages, including Bengali....
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Working together?
Dear Editor: Citizens lamenting the so-called government “shutdown” and the inability of our leaders to “work together” suggests a yearning for statist collectivist bureaucratic solutions to the me...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enough is enough!
Dear Editor: The latest move is to make Diwali a school holiday according to an article in the October 24ht edition of this paper. Councilman Daniel Dromm states that the holiday symbolizes an inne...
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Beware!
Dear Editor: I hope people are aware of the changes President Obama and people like Bill de Blasio are trying to make in this country. They are trying to turn the U.S.A. into a Socialist country. B...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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A word from Congress on the shutdown
Dear Editor: It is long overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling is raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was comp...
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Race has nothing to do with it
Dear Editor: Charges that Republicans want to destroy Obama's agenda because of his race are absurd. Skin color has nothing to do with it. His Obama care enrollment website is a perfect example. Th...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, file photo, Li Na, of China, walks around during the trophy presentation after defeating Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Li formally announced her retirement on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)BEIJING (AP) — Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.


2014-09-19 01:39:56 -0400

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in SingaporeBy Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. At that price, the IPO, one of the largest-ever, would give Alibaba a market valuation of $167.6 billion, surpassing American corporate icons from Walt Disney Co to Boeing Co . The offering also vaults it atop U.S. ...


2014-09-19 01:39:39 -0400

FILE - In this combination of Sept. 2014 photos are: Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, top left; Chad Taylor, top right, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate; Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, bottom left, and Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman. Taylor's petition to remove his name from the Kansas Senate ballot has been disputed by Kobach who backs Roberts. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of Orman defeating Roberts. (AP Photo/AP and Topeka Capital Journal, File)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic leaders in Kansas face another legal battle aimed at forcing them to pick a new U.S. Senate candidate, after the state Supreme Court removed their nominee from the ballot in a move that could hurt three-term incumbent Pat Roberts and Republican hopes for a Senate majority.


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