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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 23 23 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 | 137 137 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 | 185 185 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 | 223 223 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 | 237 237 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 | 245 245 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 | 496 496 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 | 531 531 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 | 564 564 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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Save state school aid
Government officials at all levels are wringing their hands over how to reconcile budgets with drastically diminished revenues. New York State is certainly no exception to this problem, with a proj...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Election
Dear Editor: A Special Election was decided in the 24th Assembly District pitting myself against David Weprin. The results of that election are now tarnished due to my opponent's use of political h...
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Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Dear Editor; I feel Congress should repeal the military's policy of "Don't ask don't tell policy." The time has come when we should not discriminate against allowing gays to serve in the military. ...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth parking ticket problem
Dear Editor: We all know that parking a car or van on Grand Ave in Maspeth can be a nightmare. Wed. Jan 7th, I wanted to buy some food at Ivarone's on 69th St. and Grand. Not finding a parking spot...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hydrofracking is dangerous
Dear Editor: there is a proposal in our state to allow for the drilling of natural gas deposits in the Marcellus and Utica Shale underground geological formations that exist throughout a large port...
Feb 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save our schools!
Dear Editor: The proposed closing and projected restructuring by the New York City Department of Education of Beach Channel High School, Campus Magnet High School and Jamaica High School is a matte...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget cuts for the developmentally disabled unacceptable
Dear Editor: The developmentally disabled are the most vulnerable members of society, and treating them with respect is not only an obligation- it’s the right thing to do. However, the programs and...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dear Editor: As we begin the new year in earnest, we face a significant challenge to mass transit service that helps make a difference to our quality of life in eastern Queens. Certain cuts propose...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shopping is horrible
Dear Editor: Between Christmas and New Year's,one of my most favorite things to do is schlep out to the Riverhead Tangers outlets from our humble Queens abode ,on a welcome rare day off to return C...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defending Addabbo
Dear Editor: After reading the letter from a Kenneth L. Brown from Forest Hills, regarding Honorable Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., our New York State Senator, and Aqueduct Raceway I pondered responding, ...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Palin's White House: a sneak peak
Dear Editor: Picture this: Nome, Alaska, July 17, 2012. Breaking news- the GOP (Goofy Oddball Party) just nominated former “drop out” Governor Sarah Palin for president of the United States of Amer...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cash for Clunkers is wasteful
Dear Editor: Final results are in confirming that the Cash for Clunkers program was just a Three Card Monty street hustle. First, taxpayers bail out failing auto manufacturers with tens of billions...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fat cats in Congress
Dear Editor: In his latest interview on “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama expressed disdain for the wealthy fat-cats on Wall Street. If he is truly concerned about irresponsible unaccountable be...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time is right for same-sex marriage
Dear Editor: The New York State Senate voted to deny the right to marry to millions of New Yorkers. I am deeply saddened by the actions of the New York Senate. By choosing to stand on the wrong sid...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troop surge wrong
Dear Editor: President Obama has authorized 30-35,000 more American troops to Afghanistan. For this he gets the Nobel Peace Prize? Read the words of our president during his run for the presidency:...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Ahmed Rasheed and Alexander Dziadosz BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers in Iraq killed at least 17 people in apparent revenge attacks after a major assault on a Sunni mosque heightened sectarian tensions. In Baghdad, a bomber rammed a vehicle into an intelligence headquarters on Saturday, killing at least eight people, police and medical sources said. Near Tikrit, a suicide bomber driving a military Humvee packed with explosives attacked a gathering of soldiers and Shi'ite militias on Friday night, killing nine. Shi'ite militiamen machinegunned 68 worshipers at a village mosque in Diyala Province on Friday as politicians try to form a power-sharing government capable of countering Islamic State militants.
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By Steve Holland EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday. President Barack Obama, soon to end a two-week working vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, has not yet been presented with military options for attacking Islamic State targets beyond two important areas in Iraq, said White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
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Palestinian man holding a Palestinian national flag argues with an Israeli policewoman, during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of HebronBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an urgent resumption of peace talks on Saturday as violence continued unabated in the Gaza Strip with Israel carrying out air strikes and militants firing rockets. Gaza health officials said five people, including two children, were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in central Gaza. Three more Palestinians were killed in other strikes. The Israeli military said it bombed about 20 targets across the Hamas-dominated strip, including rocket launchers and weapon caches.


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