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Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 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 | 90 90 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 | 100 100 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 | 158 158 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 | 211 211 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 | 227 227 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...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 344 344 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...
Million Dollar Legal Mistakes by a Billion Dollar Company
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 363 363 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Dec 8, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney Even billion dollar companies can allow legal mistakes to occur and have it cost them millions of dollars. Such appears to be the case...
Celebrity Divorces: Angry Divorces to Avoid and Amicable Examples to Follow
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 8, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce | Suffolk County Divorce & Family Law Attorney:Celebrity Divorces It is no secret that celebrities are often put in the position of role models for the re...

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Gun nuts
Dear Editor, The person who attacked the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado, killing and injuring several people, was a deranged lunatic. Again, we have a person who should not have been able to...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The giving season
Dear Editor, This season is known as the season of giving. At the New York City Mission Society, we started this period by holding our annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner, serving more tha...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remember the needy
Dear Editor, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all we have and all that we have been given by God. It's a time we gather with friends and family for our annual Thanksgiving dinner, but it i...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be vigilant
Dear Editor, As we are approaching this most joyous and festive time of the year, all of us need to be more vigilant than ever as we go about our daily routines of holiday shopping and other activi...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Destroy ISIS
Dear Editor, The attacks on Paris were a declaration of war not only against the West, but against all nations that are deemed not a supplicant to ISIS. Many have speculated how the nations of the ...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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The big fix
Dear Editor, Bush's campaign has changed his slogan from "Jeb!" To "Jeb Can Fix It." It's a smart move, Jeb can fix it. Remember how he "fixed" the election in Florida in 2000? Sincerely, Robert La...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday tradition
Dear Editor, The time has come for another annual holiday tradition on Austin Street in Forest Hills. It is the annual parking of the Boston Market rental truck. The tradition dates back several ye...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Praise for Crowley
Dear Editor: Representative Joe Crowley deserves thanks for standing up for us, and not Wall Street’s bottom line. He needs to continue to stand firm. The issue: protecting Americans’ retirement sa...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prayers for Paris
Dear Editor; Paris France is reeling from the carnage perpetrated by ISIS terrorists who killed 128 innocent people in six attacks, with many more seriously injured. These are nefarious and egregio...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who knew?
Dear Editor: How could Mayor Bill de Blasio not know the details for the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 contained in the agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo in the revised $29 billion Metropolitan T...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safety up to all of us
Dear Editor, In the last several weeks there has been a marked increase in the number of traffic accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians in this city. Both motorists and pedestrians need to ob...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong on Carson
Dear Editor, A while back, I wrote a letter regarding Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. I referred to him as a savant, one exceptionally knowledgable about one subject, in his case mani...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Trump card
Dear Editor, Now that some polls show Ben Carson leading Donald Trump, how long will it be before Trump asks to see Carson's birth certificate? Sincerely, Robert LaRosa Whitestone
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library issues
Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of beleaguered library users in Maspeth who are searching for a solution to some problems at that location. On two occasions at Maspeth Library this year, a vile...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pay officers more
Dear Editor, Our police officers certainly are deserving of much more than a 1 percent increase, as was suggested by the arbitrator who was involved with the contract talks with the PBA. Our police...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A woman looks on next to a banner as soldiers and municipal health workers take part in cleaning of the streets, gardens and homes as part of the city's efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus vectorThe rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. Airlines and cruise ship operators have yet to report drops in bookings because of Zika, and analysts have downplayed the impact that newly sedentary parents-to-be could have on their revenue. "I am actively trying to get pregnant with my husband, so I am a little bit concerned," said Erica, a respondent who said she was bitten by a mosquito during a January trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Zika has been reported.


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Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, celebrates her victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, during their Fed Cup tennis match between Russia and Netherlands in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW (AP) — Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match.


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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan expects to hold direct talks with the Taliban by the end of this month, an official said Sunday.
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