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What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...
What Is the Professional Exception to Employment At-Will Termination?
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As described in our earlier blog article, there are exceptions to at-will employment terminations, making them unlawful, and termination based on discrimination is one of th...
Downhome Country Breakfast
Nov 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth presents their DOWNHOME COUNTRY BREAKFAST on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 from 8AM - 12PM.  Location: Martin Luther HS, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue Juice, Buttermilk Pancakes, Sa...
Can You Be the Executor of an Estate in New York if You Don’t Live in the State?
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 203 203 recommendations | email to a friend
Posted on October 23, 2014 by BonnieLawston If your loved one has died in New York, with a valid will, trust or estate plan there, but you live in another state, you may be uncertain if you can, or...
What Real Estate Lawyers Do
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
In several real estate transactions, especially in it comes to the sale of a house, you can find a lawyer taking an important role. Though they aren’t necessarily needed in real estate transactions...
Legal Eligibility For Workers Compensation & Disability
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
Except in special cases, worker’s compensation covers most employees because most companies are required to purchase some form of insurance to cover their employees. However, the scope of benefits ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: OCT 2014
Oct 22, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 258 258 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of Queens home sales reached its second-highest rate of 2014 in September, but was slightly slower than the previous month and remains below 2013 levels. P...
A 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles Arrival to America
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 265 265 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens West Kiwanis Foundation proudly presents A 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE BEATLES ARRIVAL TO AMERICA with "Yesterday and Today" - A Tribute to The Music of The Beatles, on Saturday, Oct...

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Post-AEG, Senate Dems need new leadership
Dear Editor: The state Inspector General’s report on the selection of Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) to operate Video Lottery Terminals (VLT’s) at Aqueduct Racetrack should disturb many of us. ...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speaker Quinn has too much power
Dear Editor: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's role in defeating the sick leave bill for employees of small businesses was nothing to cheer about, when you look into the details. [It was prais...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ditch the status quo
Dear Editor: This past week, as reported in the New York Times, the New York State Inspector General’s office released a scathing report on the bidding process for the Aqueduct race track concessio...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schumer, Gillibrand need to go
Dear Editor: This unbelievable story concerns our two New York Senators in Washington, D.C. On March 5th, 2009, a meeting took place in the U.S. Senate. The topic being discussed was whether or not...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to celebrate diversity
[Editor's note: this letter was sent to the principals of schools located inside of the 25th Council District] Dear Principal: As you may already have heard, Tyler Clementi, a first-year Rutgers Un...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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I demand an apology
Dear Editor: As a candidate for the 38th Assembly District I demand an apology from Assemblyman Mike Miller after he stated that my recent endorsement from Citizens Union was hypocritical.  Assembl...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend
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City right to nix paid Sick Leave bill
The Queens Chamber of Commerce fully supports New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s decision to oppose the Paid Sick Leave bill at this juncture. Her opposition to the bill is evidence th...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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R.I.P. Borys Chikivchuk
Dear Editor: We are very sorry to learn about the passing of co-owner Borys Chikivchuk of Cafe 67 in Forest Hills and Cafe Bora Bora in Rego Park. Borys exemplified a dedicated individual, and a lo...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA still a bargain
Dear Editor: Future fare increases are inevitable due to inflation complimented by increasing costs of labor, power, fuel, other supplies and materials necessary to run any transit system. MTA serv...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paid Sick Leave bill a job killer
Dear Editor, As President of Allied Personnel Services Inc., a staffing firm, I strongly agree with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's position against legislation r...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing my candy store pals
Dear Editor: Back in the the 30's and '40's my brother Nat had the candy store (Lee's sweet shop) next door to the Maspeth Theatre, the only movie theater in Maspeth, on the corner of 69th Place an...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleanup crews delivered after 9/16 storm
Dear Editor: The Parks Department, private contractors and volunteers should be commended for the good job they did to restore Juniper Valley park and surrounding areas devastated by the storm that...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Farm has become a slaughterhouse
Dear Editor: I am 24 years old. Throughout my life I have visited the Queens County Farm. There are pictures of me in nursery school petting the pigs and turkeys. It was where I (and many other sch...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo vulnerable?
Dear Editor: Allow me to add to "This must be how they do things in Buffalo" (Pol Position- October 5).  Has Democrat State Attorney General and Governor wanna-be Andrew Cuomo morphed into Rick Laz...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-gay attack deplorable
Dear Editor, Now more anti-gay attacks have occurred, and this time in the Bronx. I am appalled and outraged over this nefarious and egregious act by this gang of hate-mongers. There is far too muc...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protesters gather outside the Ferguson Police Department on November 26, 2014 in Missouri after a decision not to charge a white policeman who shot dead black teenager Michael BrownA UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United States, days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests. With tensions still running high after Monday's decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, the UN Committee Against Torture published conclusions from its review earlier this month of the US record. Brown's parents had been present at the hearing on November 12 and 13 in Geneva to discuss their son's case with the committee members. "The committee is concerned about numerous reports of police brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, in particular against persons belonging to certain racial and ethnic groups," the 10-member committee said in its report.


2014-11-28 11:34:36 -0500

FILE - In this June 24, 2014, file photo, community organizers Lucia Lin, left, and Carlos Amador join about 100 people during a California Department of Motor Vehicles hearing in downtown Los Angeles held to take public comments on proposed rules by which immigrants in the country illegally may obtain driver's licenses. In January, California joins nine other states in allowing immigrants who can’t prove they’re in the U.S legally to get a driver’s license. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.


2014-11-28 11:33:46 -0500
By Jim Forsyth and Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Police in Austin shot and killed a man who opened fire on a U.S. federal courthouse, Mexican consulate and police headquarters in the Texas capital on Friday in an attack that appears to be politically motivated. The suspect, who has not been identified, was an Austin man in his 50s who had a criminal history. The targets indicated the attack may have been over U.S. immigration policies, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said. "When you look at the national debate right now about immigration, that ... comes to mind. ...
2014-11-28 11:32:54 -0500