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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
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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?
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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 | 617 617 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 | 109 109 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 | 147 147 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 | 149 149 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
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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
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 301 301 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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Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is "hefty" with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That's a lot of money...
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Change the Re-Districting Process and Make These Seats Competitive
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Sprucing up for the new season
Spring is the traditional time of the year for planting, weeding and sprucing up our city. It is also the time when Keep America Beautiful holds its April event in Times Square to kickoff the Great...
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Procrastinators pay
I'm the last person to cast aspersions on anyone who procrastinates, given my own occasional lapses in that area. I'll leave it to the self-help gurus to supply behavior-modification techniques. Wh...
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Wills deserves a second chance
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Paying Less and Hopefully Getting More
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Why NYC Needs Zoos
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Sunset on the Boys of Summer
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Kruger: A Case for More Competitive Races
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Silver’s millionaires’ tax right for New York
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March On in Rockaway
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Spring begins to peak at the Queens Zoo
The calendar has turned to March. At the moment the sun is shining, and only the remnants of the very largest snow mountains remain where the plows and the shovels deposited them in January and Feb...
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The Communication Revolution
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has created a commission to study how to safeguard what the church calls the everlasting bonds of marriage while streamlining annulment procedures.
2014-09-20 08:26:39 -0400

Father Carmine Leuzzi talks of the upcoming Pope Francis visit in the church of Shen Koll (Saint Nicholas) in Derven village, 32 kilometers (20 miles) north of capital Tirana, Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas, is particularly poignant: 15 Muslim families chipped in to help rebuild it in a sign of the remarkable coexistence that exists in Albania between Christians and Muslims. Pope Francis will highlight this interfaith harmony when he makes a one-day trip to the Balkan nation on Sunday, holding it up as a model for the Middle East and other parts of the world where Christians are being targeted by Islamic militants. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)DERVEN, Albania (AP) — The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its latest incarnation, however, is particularly poignant: 15 Muslim families chipped in to help rebuild it in a sign of the remarkable coexistence that exists in Albania between Christians and Muslims.


2014-09-20 08:24:00 -0400

FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, as the next archbishop of Chicago, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.


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