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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 | 63 63 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...
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
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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
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 285 285 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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Borough president candidates debate at QPTV
The candidates for Queens borough president debated a variety of topics at a forum hosted by Queens Public Television last week They discussed issues like gun control, the implementation of an insp...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella takes stock of the quality of life in College Point
Tour catalogs issues to submit to city for repair
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QueensWay study to convert rail line to park is underway
But proponents of rail service not giving up the fight
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USTA to add retractable roof to Arthur Ashe
Soon, rain will no longer put a serious damper on the U.S. Open. The USTA announced last week its plans for a sweeping transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center that will i...
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Immunizations centers in Queens, Bronx set to close
Critics say start of school year a bad time to close
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Avella drops out of Queens beep race
State Senator Tony Avella dropped out of the race for Queens borough president Wednesday afternoon, leaving a two-way race in the Democratic Primary between Melinda Katz and Councilman Peter Vallon...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols call for more noise monitors around airports
Other airports have double the number of NYC
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Ferreras explains details of Flushing Meadows USTA deal
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras met with the members of Faith in New York last week to discuss the recent deal with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). On July 24, the City Council reached a...
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109th Precinct national Night Out Against Crime
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly were just two of the more notable names among the hundreds that flocked to Bowne Playground at the intersection of Union Street and Sanford...
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Following death, pol calls for tighter tree maintenance
A Queens state senator is calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to focus on the maintenance of city trees following the death of Yingyi Li-Dikov, who was struck by a falling tree in Kissena Park on Su...
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Survivors of domestic abuse seek financial independence
Program at Justice Center teaches saving, investing and loans
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30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime in Queens
Locations and times across the borough
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Pow-Wow returns to Queens County Farm
The 35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow was held at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park this past weekend. Over 40 Indian nations participated in the three-day event...
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Proposal to cut black market cigarette sales
Avella and group push aggressive stance on untaxed cigarettes
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Girl Scout throws birthday party for homeless kids
Councilman teams up to help gather supplies
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By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali clan leader who fought for years to retake a strategic southern port city he once controlled has laid down arms and joined talks, bolstering government efforts to show it can restore order to a chaotic nation. The fate of the city of Kismayu and the surrounding region of Jubbaland is seen as a test of Mogadishu's skill in building a federal system of government and pacifying a nation fought over for more than two decades by warlords and Islamist rebels. Dozens of people were killed in clashes last year when Barre Hirale's forces battled to regain control of Kismayu from the Ras Kamboni militia loyal to Ahmed Madobe, who had been chosen in May by a regional assembly to preside over Jubbaland. The African Union force AMISOM, which has been involved in reconciliation efforts, said Hirale and nearly 100 members of his militia gave up their weapons on Saturday after discussions with clan elders and Somali federal government delegations.
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Pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Cheuk Yan, center, is taken away by security guards after a protest against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen." (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.


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By Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Niger's parliament speaker and leading opposition figure Hama Amadou, who is wanted for questioning in his home country on suspicion of involvement in baby-trafficking, has flown to Europe, officials in Burkina Faso said on Sunday. Hama, a former ally turned political rival of President Mahamadou Issoufou, had fled to the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou on Thursday after parliamentary leaders in Niger authorised his arrest. "He left Ouagadougou on Friday night on a Brussels Airlines flight to Brussels," a senior security source told Reuters.
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