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Importance of Educating Your Managers about Religious Discrimination Laws
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates Restaurant owners must ensure their managers understand employment laws and put policies in place that protect their business against discrimination lawsuits. P...
"Before" & "After" Man
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 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 | 2 2 comments | 152 152 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 | 157 157 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 | 721 721 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 | 208 208 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 | 205 205 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 | 240 240 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 | 230 230 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 | 289 289 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...

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Relocate the mosque
Dear Editor: Nine years after the attack on the World Trade Center, which killed almost 3,000 people, we are faced with a new 9/11 controversy- whether a huge mosque and cultural center should be b...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get rid of Commuter Vans
Dear Editor: Let's take a hard look at the real record. Today, we face the systematic mismanagement, a lack of foresight and a fundamental misunderstanding by a public authority- the MTA- of its re...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Worry should be over bed bugs, not Islamic Cultural Center
Dear Editor: As I watch the controversy about the mosque at Ground Zero I think the bad guys are still impacting our country. The hatred and fear shown by my American brothers and sisters is sad. T...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trouble for Clemens
Dear Editor: A Federal Grand Jury has just indicted Roger Clemens for lying to Congress for his alleged steroid use while playing professional baseball, our national past-time. If all this proves t...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build the mosque
Dear Editor: As an openly gay man and progressive elected official, I am weary of anything that smacks of fundamentalism or other form of extremism.  That is why I thought carefully about the reaso...
Aug 17, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium fate uncertain
Dear Editor At the West Side Tennis Club's August 10 meeting, WSTC President Ken Parker, a resident of Brightwaters, opened the meeting by requesting that non-members leave the overcrowded room.  R...
Aug 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coffey for Attorney General
Dear Editor: As the September 14th Democratic Primary approaches, Queens as well as New York City and State Democrats must make a very important decision regarding who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as ...
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ridgewood senior housing plan absurd
Dear Editor: I am writing to voice my concerns regarding the proposed changes at the United Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood. I live and own a home on 60th Place.  In the past few years several cha...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner a whiner
Dear Editor: Senator Schumer's political protege, Congressman Anthony Weiner, is a whiner. ("Weiner lets loose - Pol Position August 5).  Weiner's explanation concerning his immature behavior durin...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Stop and Frisk
Dear Editor:  I applaud the Queens Ledger for its spot-on opinion piece about the stop and frisk reform recently signed into law (“Stop and frisk changes a step forward,” July 29).  The new law bar...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something Not Quite Right With Forest Hills Stadium Sale Deal
Editor's note: According to sources inside the West Side Tennis Cub, an agreement has apparently been made with a long time, well established, Forest Hills development firm to purchase the West Sid...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sick of fare hikes
Dear Editor: The latest noise from the MTA is not very good: they are proposing to hike fares on all public transportation and area bridges and tunnels to help close the very large gap in its budge...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Dutch Kills
Dear Editor: Dutch Kills, a small community and part of Long Island City,  happens to be the site of the first European community in Queens.  It's a quiet and safe neighborhood with small two and t...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slaughtering Geese not the solution
Dear Editor, Now another 400 geese were rounded up and gassed to death last week in Prospect Park to prevent, as the government states,more collisions between planes and birds. This senseless slaug...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for keeping Glenridge Sr. Center open
Dear Editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped save Glenridge Senior Center.  This center is an asset to the area. According to the reports Council Woman Diana Reyna helped secure funds to ...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo, protesting Pamona High School students, left to right, Ciana Vrtikapa, Tori Suyak, and Becca Ferris engage with passing motorists in a busy intersection near their school, during a multi-school protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in Arvada, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.


2014-10-02 01:30:28 -0400

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack in KabulKABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber targeted an Afghan army bus in Kabul on Thursday, killing three people and wounding 10, the interior ministry said, the fourth high-profile attack in the capital since Monday when the new president was sworn in. The militant Islamist group claimed responsibility and its reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, urged Afghans to wage jihad to establish a Islamic rule in Afghanistan, calling the election a "publicity stunt". ...


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In this Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 photo, Abdirizak Bihi, right, executive director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center, spends time with kids playing soccer at Currie Park in Minneapolis, near a large Somali community in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. While Bihi strolls through the neighborhood parks, he is on the lookout for anyone who might be trying to recruit the city's young Somalis to join jihad in Syria. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots.


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