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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 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 | 58 58 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 | 616 616 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 | 109 109 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 | 107 107 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 | 146 146 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 | 148 148 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 | 214 214 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 | 211 211 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 | 299 299 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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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 ...
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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...
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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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He Won the Election, Now He Has to Change
Dear Editor: I congratulate President-elect Obama on his historic election. Some of his ideas and pronouncements, however, remain a source of concern. His statements regarding the Constitution and ...
Nov 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama & Bloomberg: Not All They’re Cracked Up To Be
Dear Editor, Maybe it's me, but Tom Nolan's column about Obama (“Maybe It’s Me,” November 13) was just like Obama's campaign, a bunch of utopian juvenile, style-over-substance, pie-in-the sky fanta...
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Three Cheers for the DA
Dear Editor: Several years ago, monies were owed to our construction company and we were forced to retain the services of a collection agency. This agency was successful in getting a check issued t...
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Only Bloomberg Has The Right Stuff
Dear Editor: “We need the New York City Mayor more than he needs us.” In these tough and complex financial/economic times we are fortunate to have Mayor Bloomberg among us with his expertise and ex...
Oct 30, 2008 | 3 3 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing an iPhone is Better Than Losing Your Cool
Dear Editor: We learn in life that there are times when we should speak up, and there are times when we should wait to speak . This epiphany occurred to me and two of my friends on Saturday night, ...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vallone Senior Missed The Mark By A Mile
Dear Editor: If there was ever an argument to be made in favor of term limits, the pompous, elitist, power hungry, egotistical tripe of an op-ed piece last week by former Council Speaker Peter Vall...
Oct 29, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelters Can Be Deadly For Kids
Dear Editor: Last week eight-month-old Elijah Rodriguez died at a city shelter, allegedly at the hands of his father. We are awaiting more information and details on this case but, tragically, chil...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help From A Councilman
Dear Editor: I am the daughter of a 100-year-old mother who resides in Jamaica Estates and am also the victim of New York City bureaucracy. I have tirelessly and incessantly attempted to have my mo...
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Is It Too Much To Ask For A Clean Jamaica Bay?
Dear Editor: In recent weeks, I’ve been to Frank Charles Park, Spring Creek Park and the beaches by the parking lots of the Joseph Addabbo bridge on Crossbay Boulevard. It is really disgusting to s...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Criticizing A Standard in the Prosecution of Criminal Acts
Dear Editor: White collar crime can no longer be a slap on the wrist offense. When people lose their homes and are on the street while the perpetrators make billions, a horrific crime has been comm...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police officers take position as a convoy escorting French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche is set to arrive at the Justice Palace in Brussels, on September 12, 2014Brussels (AFP) - The Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathisers with the Islamic State extremist group, a report said Saturday.


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New Zealand Prime Minister and leader of the National Party John Key buys a sausage after casting his vote on the day of the national election in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Polls indicate Key's center-right National Party is the most popular party, and Key is the front-runner to remain the country's leader. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Brett Phibbs) NEW ZEALAN OUT, AUSTRALIA OUTWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's center-right National Party was leading Saturday's general election by a wide margin in early vote counting in his bid for a third term in office.


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CAIRO (AP) — A renowned jihadi ideologue on Saturday urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.
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