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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 57 57 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 | 168 168 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...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 278 278 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 529 529 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 563 563 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 586 586 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...

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Fire company closings would be dangerous
Dear Editor: In an effort to close its current budget gap, last week the Bloomberg Administration announced that it was planning to close the Fire Department's Engine 306 in Bayside. This firehouse...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Box office nightmare
Dear Editor: It might be simpler to find out the identities of the specific Navy SEALS who participated in the Bin Laden mission that it would be to figure out when the Queens College Kupferberg Ce...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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An adoption story
Dear Editor: New York State has the most antiquated laws concerning adoption and they need to be changed. When a child becomes of legal age they ought to have the right to these records. I have rea...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revel the fire company closings list!
Dear Editor: What kind of political grandstanding is Mayor Bloomberg pulling now? He is stating that he will not reveal which firehouses will be closed due to the city's budget crisis. Certainly, t...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired by your paper
Dear Editor: I first learned about QR codes from your newspaper. Inspired by it, I made one and started using it when I play in the subway. I am the very first busker (subway musician) to use the Q...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pitch in to keep our streets clean
Dear Editor: Springtime is one of the most beautiful seasons with the flowers blooming and the trees starting to leaf out. It seems that everyone is looking forward to the warmer weather. Unfortuna...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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City's math, reading programs are failing our children
Dear Editor As a parent of a 2nd grader student in District 25, I have observed some disturbing trends over the last several years in schools citywide and in the school my daughter goes to. Our won...
May 11, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired and Disgusted
Dear Editor: How many Firemen and innocent residents have to die in illegally converted apartments and houses?  How many times does an address have to be reported and access denied?  I am so tired ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walmart is welcome in New York City
Dear Editor: A Walmart in East New York could be the start of something big for 8 million consumers residing in the five boroughs, and New York City could easily support a dozen stores. This would ...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bin Laden was brought to justice
Dear Editor: The news about the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of special U.S. military teams is the best news that we have had relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our future depends on clean energy
Dear Editor: I am a sophomore at the High School for Environmental Studies, and my generation has become increasingly concerned about and aware of the importance of reducing the amount of greenhous...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Royal Wedding was too much
Dear Editor: I watched the Royal wedding as many of my Queens neighbors. Iwas in awe of the extravagance of the event. The cost of the wedding, depending on the source, ran from 16 to 34 million do...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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P.S. 153 is a good school, despite handcuff incident
Dear Editor: I had to reply to the story about Joseph Anderson the boy who was handcuffed and taken from P.S. 153 in Maspeth last week to the psychiatric ward of Elmhurst Hospital after he became u...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wake up call
Dear Editor: The latest incidents of near fatal collisions between aircraft due to air traffic controllers not being focused because they were asleep is just another wake up call. If these controll...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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I sold my car over gas prices
Dear Editor: Gas prices are going through the roof and have been life changing for most of us. As for myself, I have found the cost unreasonable. Therefore my wife and myself have sold our car. We’...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
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Some young Muslims are attracted to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria because of its brutality, which makes it appear "more authentic" than al Qaeda, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency said in an interview on Sunday. "There is a link between the successes IS has had so far in Iraq and the activities here in Germany and the propaganda and canvassing activities aimed at young jihadists," said Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency.
2014-08-31 02:17:45 -0400

Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) drive their armoured vehicles in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the Quneitra crossing, the only border crossing between Israel and Syria, on August 30, 2014Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the "greatest escape" from besieging Syrian rebels, slipping away under the cover of night after rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost with armed trucks, the Philippine military said Sunday. All 75 soldiers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Middle East flashpoint zone reached safety after the rebels, some linked to Al-Qaeda, surrounded them and demanded their weapons on Thursday, military chief General Gregorio Catapang said. The troops are part of a UN peacekeeping force which has been stationed in the Golan Heights since 1974 to monitor a ceasefire between Israel and Syria. We left our (old) position but we brought all our arms," said Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala.


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