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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 65 65 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 | 623 623 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 | 115 115 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 | 114 114 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 | 153 153 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 | 154 154 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 | 220 220 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 | 217 217 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 | 307 307 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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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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David Weprin right for Assembly
Dear Editor: Recently, I’ve learned that David Weprin has announced his intention to run for the vacant Assembly seat in the 24h Assembly District. More power to him. David has been my City Council...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Holidays? Not in BK Heights
Dear Editor, Happy Holidays! When I moved into 24-30 Clinton St. in Brooklyn Heights, the Jews of my building had freedom to worship and a menorah was lit in the lobby of the building and prayers w...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too much spending
Dear Editor: No one has ever cited an example of a government that taxed, borrowed and spent its way to prosperity. Yet President Barack Obama continues to impose discredited economic theories and ...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against Aqueduct plans
Dear Editor: State Senator Joseph Addabbo whines that the Aqueduct that is slow in getting off the ground is due to delays in Albany. The legislator talks about the “local economic benefit that com...
Nov 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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House health bill helps seniors
Dear Editor: This past weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed critical health care reform legislation that would strengthen Medicare for seniors and end discrimination by insurance compa...
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Save our wildlife
Dear Editor: Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to wildlife- changing, shrinking and destroying their habitats, forcing wildlife to migrate or adapt, or even threatening their very existe...
Oct 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monserrate: step down
Dear Editor; State Senator Hiram Monserrate has been found not guilty of felony assault but guilty of a lesser offense of third degree assault. The Queens Democrat gets to keep his seat, at least f...
Oct 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marriage equality for all
Dear Editor: Imagine your government denying you 1,183 rights. Imagine living in a country where the ballot box is used as weapon to deny your human rights and your individual liberty. Imagine livi...
Oct 21, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor buying election
Dear Editor: I hope the people of NYC, particularly the outer boroughs, are not stupid enough to let Mayor Bloomberg buy a third election. He negated your twice-passed referendum on term limits. He...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is America's patriotism?
Obama's Nobel Prize deserved
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis signs the guest book as he arrives at the Presidential palace for a meeting with Albania's president Bujar Nishani in Tirana, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis arrived Sunday in Albania on his first European trip, designed to highlight the Balkan nation's path from a brutal communist state where religion was banned to a model of Christian-Muslim coexistence for a world witnessing conflict in God's name. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis denounced how extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal religious oppression under communism but today live and work together peacefully.


2014-09-21 06:09:28 -0400

Forensic workers and policemen carry out investigations at the scene of a bomb blast in CairoCAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb blast near Egypt's foreign ministry killed two police officers and wounded several others on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the most serious attack in Cairo in almost three months. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which killed two police lieutenant colonels. But the operation resembled ones carried out by Islamist insurgents seeking to topple the U.S.-backed government. Egypt has faced rising Islamist militant violence since the army deposed President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down on his Muslim Brotherhood movement. ...


2014-09-21 06:03:40 -0400
LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him.
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