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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 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 | 66 66 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 | 178 178 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 | 224 224 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 | 266 266 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 | 284 284 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 | 289 289 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 | 540 540 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 | 573 573 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 | 593 593 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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Prayers for a Brighter, Better New Year
Dear Editor: As we resolve to meet the opportunities and challenges of a new year, we renew our resolution to learn from past failures and commit to the improvement of our neighborhoods, cities and...
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Arthur Ponzi-relli
Dear Editor: Bernard Madoff has admitted perpetrating a Ponzi scheme and defrauding countless investors and retirees. Wikipedia defines a Ponzi scheme as a fraudulent investment operation that invo...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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What I Eat Has Nothing To Do With The Rest Of Your Afternoon
Dear Editor: With our government in deep debt, we ordinary citizens can think of lots of ways for our government to save money. You would think common sense would prevail in Washington DC, but that...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Is the Bailout On Us?
Dear Editor, Does any one even care that those baby boomers who are not yet senior citizens (62 or 65) have to take money out of their pension checks to provide all this money for public transporta...
Dec 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comp. Sez, “East River Tolls No Go”
Dear Editor: The importance of finding a solution to the region’s transit budget shortfall took on new urgency yesterday as the MTA approved a 23 percent fare hike and massive service cuts. While t...
Dec 23, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Pro-Russia separatists sat down for preliminary Ukraine peace talks on Monday due to resume later this week in the Belarusian capital Minsk, saying they would be prepared to stay part of Ukraine if they were granted "special status". The meeting of the so-called "contact group", at which the rebels also said one of their key conditions would be for Kiev to immediately end its military offensive, ended without any details being announced but a promise to continue consultations. The separatists issued their call as the Ukrainian military faced a run of reverses on the battlefield which Kiev has ascribed to support for the rebels from at least 1,600 Russian combat troops. Moscow denies its troops are in Ukraine.
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row — and 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall.


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A Saudi Arabian court jailed 17 men for up to 26 years on Monday for seeking to fight in Iraq and funding militants, official media reported, part of a security crackdown in which scores have been imprisoned in recent weeks. Worried about potential threats from citizens who have traveled to join Islamist insurgents in Syria and Iraq, Saudi Arabia has banned them from fighting abroad, donating money to any faction or sympathizing with militant ideologies. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the 17 were sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from 2-1/2 years to 26 years. The men were charged with following extremist ideology, disobeying the country's leadership by planning to fight in Iraq, coordinating the travel of some "misled" members of society and trying to turn public opinion against the state.
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