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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 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 | 38 38 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 | 597 597 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 | 89 89 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 | 88 88 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 | 126 126 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 | 128 128 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 | 193 193 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 | 197 197 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 | 288 288 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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Aaron Popowsky, N-Hance Owner
When renovating wood floors or cabinets, there can be a strong lingering smell of fumes that can take over a week to leave a home. That is why when Long Island City resident Aaron Popowsky found ou...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ron Cohen, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Ron Cohen grew up in Fresh Meadows and attended The Kew-Forest School. Now Cohen is giving back to the community he calls home by continuing his second year serving as president of the Forest Hills...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Thomas Onorato, LaGuardia Professor
Dr. Thomas Onorato, a biology professor at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, is teaming up with professors from Brown University, St. John’s, College of Mount Saint Vincent and CUNY ...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salvatore Lopizzo, Yana Services
Yana Services, which stands for “You Are Never Alone,” is a resource center located in Rockaway that has helped out community members for over a year now. The organization really grew, though, in t...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rob Caldera, CYO Director
Rob Caldera has been part of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) since he was a 15-year-old shooting guard and second basemen for St. Joseph’s Parish in Astoria. Even then, Caldera was more inter...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orly Whaba, Life Vest Inside
Life Vest Inside, a program founded by Sheepshead Bay resident Orly Wahba to combat bullying and teen depression, is getting national attention. “As a child I had very, very low self-esteem,” Wahba...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andrea Ormeno, QEDC Director
At just 24-years old, Andrea Ormeno is the new director of the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Women’s Business Center. Ormeno joined QEDC in 2008 before becoming a full-time employee in ...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fidel Tavarez, LGCC Graduate
Fidel Tavarez dropped out of his third four-year college before he realized it was time for a change. He needed a place where he could push himself while learning the basics, which was when he enro...
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tiana Meilinger, Vaya Bags
Tianna Meilinger started Vaya Bags in 2005 with a single messenger bag she made for herself. The bag was strong, sturdy and perfect for her commute. People loved the bag so much they started reques...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marilyn Skony Stamm, Former LGCC Foundation Board Director
Marilyn Skony Stamm is the ultimate businesswoman. CEO of Stamm International Corp and former LaGuardia Community College Foundation board director, she knows how to get things done. Stamm was rece...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Daraio, Maspeth Federal
As a high school graduate, David Daraio was looking for a part-time job to keep him busy during the summer of 1994, so he took a job at Maspeth Federal Bank not knowing what to expect. “I needed a ...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Private Picassos
May 29, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willis Elkins
Newtown Creek Boat Club
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mercedes Cano, Immigration Lawyer
Some 42 years ago, when Mercedes Cano first arrived in the United States as an undocumented and non-English speaker from Colombia, she could not imagine becoming a future immigration lawyer in Jack...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Basil Lloyd Anderson, Scholarship Winner
For the last nine years, New York Life has awarded African American undergraduate business students who play an active role in their community and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher the Rainbow Push S...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Service, introduces Apple Pay during an Apple event at the Flint Center in CupertinoBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - In the hype-fueled technology industry, "revolutionary" is a word in danger of losing its meaning. But Apple Inc's new mobile payments system - unveiled just ten days ago - is already winning over the heavyweights of the financial industry and signaling the likely demise of lesser payment alternatives. Its secret? Apple Pay preserves many existing relationships while inserting a new dominant player - itself - as kingmaker. Its potential audience? The 800 million Apple users who have already connected credit and debit cards to iTunes accounts. ...


2014-09-19 13:45:48 -0400

FILE - In this April 2014 file photo, Actor Jon Hamm, of television's "Mad Men," is shown at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, at the Javits Convention Center in New York. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event. The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" to help fight campus sexual assault. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.


2014-09-19 13:39:58 -0400

This image released by the El Dorado County Sheriff's department shows Wayne Allen Huntsman in his booking photo in Placerville, Calif. Huntsman has been arrested on suspicion of arson in an out-of-control Northern California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes as it continues to grow, authorities said Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/El Dorado County Sheriffs)PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that has forced some 2,800 to evacuate and likely burned homes, while a man accused of deliberately starting the blaze was set to appear in court.


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