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Timing Is Everything
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     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...
Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Homecare Union Dues Requirement
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Business Employment Attorney in Queens, NY Many employers are interested to know about cases that affect the power of unions. For decades, unions have challenged employers through disputes or ongoi...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 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
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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 | 89 89 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
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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
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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
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  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
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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 | 310 310 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 ...

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Furlough the President & Congress
It is not the fault of air traffic controllers and the millions of hard-working career federal civil servants, including thousands based in the metropolitan New York area, facing furloughs. As part...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for a new solution to the Sequester
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Tying Welfare to Good Grades a Bad Idea
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A Budget for the People
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Waiting to inhale? On Raising the smoking age
Mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the city’s health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, announced a proposal this week to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products to ...
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The next move for the Queens GOP
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Sticking with what works when it comes to Medicare
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Never forget thwarted attacks
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A Good Time for Reform
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Clean Up on Aisle Albany
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Forget term limits, what about education?
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Bribery scandal shows need for nonpartisan elections
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Why Queens should support USTA expansion
The U.S. Open and Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park are great economic catalysts for Queens and the City of New York. The two-week U.S. Open generates ov...
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The Hidden Cost of Paid Sick Leave
I have a friend who works for the state and has always had a negative opinion about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He often cites the abuses of the law, which protects employees who need ...
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Putting Woodhaven Blvd. Back on the Fast Track
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Yes campaign supporters and members of a Scottish historical re-enactment group Ed Hastings right and his wife Sandy Hastings, second right, wearing historical Scottish outfits chat to tourists beside Scotland's National Monument on Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring _ and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago. It's a fitting image for the country as seen by independence campaigners, who hope voters will finish Scotland's incomplete journey to statehood by backing separation from Britain in a referendum on Thursday. Polls suggest the outcome will be close. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago.


2014-09-16 11:24:08 -0400

In this cover illustration released by Marvel Comics shows superhero Captain Citrus. Captain Citrus, the mascot of the Florida Department of Citrus, was redesigned from a talking orange to a superhero by Marvel Comics. The new muscular Captain Citrus will appear with Marvel's popular Avenger Assemble characters in a series of custom comic books. (AP Photo/Marvel Comics)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he's being transformed into a buff Marvel Comics superhero who will fight evil alongside the likes of Captain America.


2014-09-16 11:22:52 -0400

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 file photo, then Shiite lawmaker and Deputy Parliament Speaker Haider al-Abadi speaks to the media after an Iraqi parliament session in Baghdad. Iraq's new Prime Minister al-Abadi has renounced his British citizenship since assuming office last week, three government officials close to the premier said Sunday, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic extremists who have seized a third of the country.


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