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The Real Deal-Real Estate news update.....
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the last year of low mortgage rates.... With 36 years years of experience please adhere to my advice. Putting it simply like life itself, there is a beginning and there is always an end. Du...
Importance of Educating Your Managers about Religious Discrimination Laws
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates Restaurant owners must ensure their managers understand employment laws and put policies in place that protect their business against discrimination lawsuits. P...
"Before" & "After" Man
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Hurricane Sandy has nothing on people! Here's a before and after video of the tree, bush and flower slaughter in one Queens yard. Do you realize that one tree has the cooling power of 10 air condit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 161 161 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 | 164 164 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 | 728 728 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 | 215 215 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 | 211 211 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 | 245 245 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 | 233 233 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...

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Kenny Dunn, Glendale Kiwanis President
Glendale Kiwanis President Kenny Dunn said he is committed to the club's pledge “to help make a difference in the community.” Dunn grew up in the Maspeth area and now lives in Glendale. He works fo...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luis Flores, Master Jeweler
Luis Flores moved to Queens from Peru 18 years ago. He moved to Maspeth from Corona and opened up Lafyes Jewelry Store at 65-43 Grand Avenue in 2005. “I always felt that I have the ability to creat...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emmanuel Thingue, senior designer at NYC Parks Department
Cadman Plaza Park and South Oxford Park in Brooklyn, Orchard Beach in the Bronx and Lefferts Playground in Queens – these are just a few examples of what Emmanuel Thingue has contributed to the New...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ricardi Calixte, Neighborhood Economic Development Director
Ricardi Calixte spends his time helping small businesses around Queens get the resources they need to expand and thrive. Calixte was born in Haiti and came to the United States in 1989 when he was ...
Oct 20, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chistopher Olechowski, Brooklyn CB1 Chairman
You could say that Christopher Olechowski has always been community-oriented – and you'd be right. The current chairman of Community Board 1, which covers the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborho...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martha Zupanic, Domestic violence survivor
Seven years ago, Martha Zupanic didn't know that she would become the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband. They were married and lived in a nice home in Whitestone. The agreement w...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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James P. Carey, School Principal
James P. Carey has been principal of Monsignor McClancy High School in Elmhurst for the last 14 years. After growing up in Massapequa, Long Island, and getting a Bachelor's in Health Education and ...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Darryl Alladice
Poet, Advocate
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Harrington
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Sep 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gary Giordano
CB5 District Manager
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chase Emmons, Beekeeper
Chase Emmons has been buzzing around the city spreading the word on an often-misjudged form of urban farming: beekeeping. Emmons is the chief beekeeper and director of business development for Broo...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erica Chow, Ecofest art winner
Erica Chow's pursuit of her passion for sustainability and eco-friendliness has landed her the top place at this year's Ecofest Environmental Art Competition. Chow, 13, entered the Ecofest Environm...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ezra Goldstein, bookstore owner
The Community Bookstore & Café in Park slope opened 30 years ago, in 1971, and Ezra Goldstein and Stephanie Valdez are its third owners. “The woman who originally opened it now lives upstairs,” he ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charley Ukwubiwe, Pageant Contestant
At only 17 years of age, Charley Ukwubiwe already has big plans. The Cambria Heights resident, who attends Benjamin Cardozo High School, is running for the Miss New York Teen USA title. And for her...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oraia Reid, RightRides Founder
Oraia Reid is doing her best to protect women and members of the LGBTQ community through her organization RightRides. Upon becoming aware of the increasing late night assaults on women in her neigh...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is seen at the RNC winter meeting in Washington. Priebus says the GOP is ready to lead. He delivered a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday outlining a series of “unifying goals” that included an improved immigration system, a strong national defense and conservative family values, among other priorities should Republicans win the Senate majority and make other gains on Election Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday urged his party to step past its criticism of President Barack Obama and start rallying behind "unifying goals" it would pursue if voters give the GOP more control over the government after next month's midterm elections.


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President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi walks in front of the ECB governing council prior to their meeting in Naples, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. And a drop in the currency — which helps eurozone exporters and could nudge up worryingly low inflation — might be the most effective stimulus to come out of the ECB's monthly meeting. (AP Photo/Lapresse, POOL)NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to step up its economic stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but his comments after the bank's meeting Thursday did not seem to bring that day any closer.


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FILE - This June 4, 2013, file photo shows then-San Francisco 49ers safety C.J. Spillman at an NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif. Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night, Oct. 1, 2014, that the alleged assault took place early Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The Cowboys signed the 28-year-old Spillman on Sept. 1, two days after the sixth-year player was among the final cuts by San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)IRVING, Texas (AP) — With his coach's backing, C.J. Spillman returned to the Cowboys practice field Thursday as he awaits the results of a police investigation into his role in an alleged sexual assault last month at a suburban Dallas hotel.


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