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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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...
Michael Mossman Jazz Concert
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Mossman Jazz Concert August 23, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2013 Grammy nominated Jazz performer Michael Mossman will be performing at Atlas Park this Saturday, August 23rd, from 7-9PM. Mr. Mos...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 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...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 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 ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
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June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
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It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 288 288 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
Looking for an apartment? Ideas to benefit you!
Jul 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Ideas to benefit you. 'MIDDLE VILLAGE AREA' With plenty of competition out there looking for the same apartment that you are looking for, do you think it is a good idea to: Have on hand three month...
2015 Queens Arts Fund: Funding for Queens Artists and Arts Organizations
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with our Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grant program. These QAF grants help build the creative ...

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Bayside’s 43rd Avenue now honors longtime activist
In life, Benjamin Fried was known as the Mayor of Bayside for his tireless activism to promote quality of life in his neighborhood. To honor his memory, Councilman Paul Vallone hosted a street rena...
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Liu unveils his plans to help vets
Tax incentives, revived health clinic among proposals
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Judge rules in favor of developers in Willets Point lawsuit
Plaintiffs dispute decision and plan to file appeal
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Kids celebrate end of summer with PAL Play Streets
Kids from all over Queens met at Harvey Park in Whitestone last Thursday for games, music and food at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Queens Borough Celebration Day. All summer, PAL has been hos...
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Stavisky challenger makes case for his campaign
Jung lays out his plans for the district
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Avella calls for street reconstruction in College Point
Ulmer Street in College Point has a new “Speed Bump” sign, but State Senator Tony Avella is calling the city’s bluff. “It’s not a speed bump,” he said last week, “it’s that the road is collapsing!”...
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Race in 11th District turns focus to women's rights
State Senate Democratic primary candidate John Liu and other New York leaders and activists came together on August 14 to support his senate candidacy and advocate for the passage of the ten-point ...
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Groups put pressure on Schumer to address plane noise
Say senator has been noticeably silent on the issue
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Inside a Comfort Drop at one city homeless shelter
“What makes you feel safe?” This was the question that Nicole Russell, co-founder and president of the Precious Dreams Foundation, posed to a chattering group of foster children at the Salvation Ar...
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Funding awarded for new P.S. 133 reading garden
Space has been closed to public for the last decade
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Still unclear who cut trees at Keil Bros. site
Pol calls for halt to development in light of arborcide
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Debate over past fines heats up State Senate race
Avella calls on city to place lien on Liu's warchest
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State Senate candidate unveils transit plan
Proposal expands MTA, benefits more commuters
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Queens Library welcomes back Bellerose branch
The Queens Library welcome a branch back to its system last week, celebrating the reopening of the newly renovated Bellerose branch on Hillside Avenue. There's still a few finishing touches to be p...
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Briarwood community advocates for subway station name change
Bill successfully passed in state legislature, awaits signature from Cuomo
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Kurdish peshmerga forces celebrate as they take control of Sulaiman Pek from the Islamist State militants, in the northwest of Tikrit cityBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale" in months of fighting with Iraqi forces who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday. Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the session that Islamic State militants, "oozing with barbarity", threatened his country and the world, but did not immediately respond to allegations against state troops. Islamic State has grabbed large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria, declaring a cross-border caliphate and driving hundreds of thousands from their homes. At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August alone, U.N. figures showed on Monday.


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Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao eyes the ball during a French L1 football match against Evian TG (EVTG) at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco on November 8, 2013Manchester United have agreed a sensational deal to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco, according to widespread British media reports on Monday. The prolific 28-year-old forward, who missed the World Cup with a serious knee injury, has also been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal. United will pay Monaco a fee of around 10 million euros ($13.1 million) for the loan and will have an option to make the deal permanent for 55 million euros at the end of the season, sources at Monaco told AFP. Falcao, who has scored 20 goals in 51 appearances for Colombia, is under contract at Monaco until 2018.


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This Oct. 2, 2013, file photo shows Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., as she protests against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles. The election of 2014 is an election of contradictions. A surly electorate holds President Barack Obama in low regard and gives Congress even worse marks, yet for all their anger, a historic few are motivated enough to vote and those that do are poised to "keep the bums in." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.


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