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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 16 16 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 | 130 130 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 | 178 178 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 | 214 214 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 | 228 228 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 | 235 235 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 | 487 487 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 | 521 521 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 | 556 556 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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No Budget Cuts
Dear Editor; Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that further budget cuts might be necessary. The problem is that these cuts could extend to the NYPD and the FDNY, which means layoffs and the closing of m...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leaving the Chicken Coop to the Wolves
Dear Editor: Whatever form it takes, an essential part of the auto bailout should include corporate leadership change. In other words, the captain of the Exxon Valdez who ran the tanker into calami...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Corpse of Habeas Corpus
Dear Editor: In a recent edition of your newspaper (December 4, 2008), a reader opinionated that it was “unconstitutional” to suspend the Writ of Habeas Corpus (Latin for “you have the body.”) Sect...
Dec 17, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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SNL Skit Takes Shot In The Dark, Misses The Mark
Dear Editor: I was offended by Saturday Night Live’s decision to portray Governor David Paterson as inept because of his visual impairment. While elected officials are certainly fair game for comed...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Queens Icon Honored
To the Dear Panzarella Family: I was so very pleased to read of the Triangle being named in Honor of Attillio W. Panzarella, the Patriarch of your family. Although I only met him briefly, with his ...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks For The Trees! Now We’ve Got To Hang On To Them
Dear Editor: I just wanted to commend and thank the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Forestry Division for the great job that they did this week in planting new street trees in my section o...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congestion Pricing By Any Other Name Is Just As Stinky
Dear Editor: On December 4, the Commission on MTA Financing chaired by former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch released its proposals. It included an inefficient and inequitable toll tax that makes lit...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Heart-breaking Holiday Death
Dear Editor: I have read many opinions on who was to blame for the death of Jdimytai Damour, the Walmart employee who was trampled to death. Some blame the store while others say it is the people w...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maybe It Is Him After All
Dear Editor, Kudos to Tom Nolan’s 11/3 column, “Maybe it’s me”. Appearing in a later issue of your paper was a long-winded diatribe by a letter writer, deriding Mr. Nolan with such enthusiasm as to...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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YOU Are the Eyesore!
Dear Editor: In response to last week’s Eyesore of the Week, I disagree with it and feel that people should be praised for hanging their clothes on a clothesline. Are you really concerned about the...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eyesore or No-Sore?
Dear Editor In my opinion, your Eyesore of the Week photo featuring showing washing hung to dry on old-style clothesline) (November 27, 2008) is a prime example of financially smart, energy-saving ...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go Wash Yourself!
Dear Editor, I could not believe the latest “Eyesore of the Week” which appeared in the November 27, 2008 edition your paper. Quite frankly, I cannot see anything wrong with this picture. Clearly t...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep Your Hands Out of Our Economy
Dear Editor: Our concern should not be about who is best qualified to run our economy, but that no one should interfere with the free market! The collapsing economy demonstrates the false promises ...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Family Justice Center A Success
Dear Editor: The New York City Family Justice Center in Brooklyn opened on July 22, 2005, one year after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and my Office were awarded a grant, under the United States Office o...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supportive Housing Doesn't Deserve Opposition
Dear Editor: I’m sure that Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s opposition to the proposed development of a 50-unit supportive housing residence in Astoria (“Thanks, But No Thanks” 10/30) is based on wel...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur.
2014-08-21 22:07:03 -0400
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Simone Biles sprinted to the lead at the U.S. Women's gymnastics championships on Thursday, putting on an impressive display as she closes in on a second straight national title.
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