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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 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 | 34 34 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 | 593 593 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 | 86 86 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 | 83 83 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 | 121 121 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 | 123 123 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 | 188 188 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 | 193 193 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 | 287 287 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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We Can Raise the Number of College Grads in NYC
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The Direction of the Catholic Church
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Is the growth of NYC slowing?
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Fracking: Can New York Stop It?
High volume horizontal fracking is one of the most significant threats in the history of the State of New York. Across the state and in New York City, a battle is currently being waged (www.nyagain...
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Weather predictions are unpredictable
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Opposition to QueensWay is About Fairness
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Thoughts on Ed Koch from a colleague
I served with Mayor Ed Koch for 12 years, the last four from 1986 through 1989 when I was the newly elected head of the City Council, soon to be empowered as a truly independent legislative branch ...
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Rolling the dice on gambling
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Koch a master at building relationships
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Stop School Closures and Co-Locations for Third Term
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A sign of the past, but still illegal
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Protecting the Unemployed, In Theory


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Give Teachers Some Credit
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With one year left, Marshall still has plans for Queens
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A Giant Family Affair
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Auburn wide receiver D'haquille Williams (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. Auburn won 20-14. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — In the brave new world of college football playoffs, a non-conference win over a ranked team — on the road, no less — could certainly pay dividends when December rolls around.


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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shake hands before the start of their bilateral meeting ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in CairnsBy Lincoln Feast and Leika Kihara CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday called on the euro zone and Japan to do more to spur growth as the global economy continues to disappoint, highlighting what is sure to be a bone of contention as Group of 20 ministers gather in Australia. While lauding the strength of the U.S. economy, Lew said more work was needed to achieve faster and more balanced economic growth and to boost demand. ...


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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, as he arrives at North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, N.C. Obama was in Charlotte to address the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. At right is Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. Republicans are asking voters to judge Hagan as too closely aligned with the president. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. Elizabeth Dole after Hagan and her Democratic allies drilled in voters' minds the idea that Dole was too closely aligned to an unpopular president.


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