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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 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 | 87 87 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 | 644 644 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 | 139 139 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 | 135 135 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 | 175 175 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 | 176 176 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 | 241 241 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 | 234 234 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 | 320 320 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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When will the greed stop?
Dear Editor: We keep hearing the same sing-song from the advocates of extending Bush’s 2001 tax cuts for the wealthy. They claim repealing it would not only hinder job growth but would lead to furt...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to restore the Forest Park Carousel
Dear Editor: Recently in Woodhaven there was much activity with the filming of the comedy “The Sitter” at the Forest Park carousel. It was sad knowing that after seeing the carousel and its regal h...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Non-citizens can vote!
Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Vincent Arcuri’s letter in the Dec. 7th issue. Vincent asked Council Member Dromm, “What country allows non-citizens to vote?” The answer is that in forty-f...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers honored
Dear Editor: The Queens Preservation Council (QPC), founded in 2003, is a coalition of people from historical societies and neighborhood groups from throughout Queens County who work collectively t...
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We're a nation of laws, Councilman Dromm
Dear Editor: Council member Daniel Dromm's Guest Op-Ed column in your 12/2/2010 issue has me wondering what country I live in and and how disingenuous an elected official can be. What did the Counc...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open letter from Assemblywoman Carrozza
Dear constituents: It has been a profound honor to serve our community in the NYS Assembly for the last 14 years. From the moment I was first elected in 1996, I have fought to protect the rights of...
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Don't cut Medicare
Dear Editor: At the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2010, doctors who treat Medicare patients are scheduled to absorb a 25 percent pay cut- a cut that threatens the ability of seniors to see the...
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Nice guys finish last
Dear Queens Examiner Editor: The midterm election has been called a referendum by the usual and expected detractors, the Obstrublicans and indeed it was.   However, it was not a referendum directed...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher contract needed
Dear Editor: Well, here we are, one year later and still the public school teachers in New York City do not have a new contract. Why? What is the delay with regard to this very critical issue? The ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turn back Cathie Black
Dear Editor: I am writing regarding the recent selection by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of Cathie Black as Chancellor of the Department of Education to replace outgoing Joel Klein. New York State law i...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ice rink mystery
Dear Editor: As of November 17 the ice rink developer planning an outdoor rink in Glendale only met with the Department of Building's Project Advocate to inquire on the general requirements of such...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scobee Grill will be missed
Dear Editor: It is a most sad day in Little Neck and Douglaston because of the closing of the Scobee Grill, located on Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard. The Scobee Grill will be closing N...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks Senator Padavan
Dear Editor: No matter if you voted for Frank Padavan or not, I believe this public servant is owed a huge debt of gratitude for his service and hard work. We may not always have agreed on his poli...
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hospitals struggling? Not NYHQ
Dear Editor: Many of us read the cover story New York Magazine (10/25/10) “Something is Killing Our Hospitals.” And we nodded our heads in recognition as the paragraphs unfolded. It is a stark depi...
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Thank you Frank Padavan
Dear Editor: Historians and philosophers usually agree with a statement made by John Buchan, a former Governor General of Canada: that “public life is to be regarded as the crown of a career. polit...
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A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest ...
2014-09-22 20:03:42 -0400

The New York Branch of the Arab Banking Corporation is pictured August 14, 2014 at 3rd Avenue in New YorkNew York (AFP) - In a landmark decision, a New York jury on Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas.


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Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchangeBy Edward Taylor, Andreas Kröner, Christoph Steitz and John Ruwitch FRANKFURT/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - When Deutsche Boerse set off eight years ago to lure Chinese companies to Germany with fast listings and low fees, it dreamed of one day landing a giant like Alibaba . In the latest and most bizarre case, Ultrasonic, a small Chinese shoemaker listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, announced last week that Wu Qingyong, the company's chief executive, and his son had disappeared, along with $60 million from the company's bank account. On Monday, Ultrasonic said Wu had contacted the group's finance chief to say he would return to the company, along with the money.


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