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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 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 | 179 179 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 | 224 224 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 | 289 289 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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FAA meets with Queens residents
Search for a solution to airplane noise continues
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City launches program to help vets start businesses
The city announced this week it will launch a new program to aid New York City veterans in starting new businesses. Veterans are at least 45 percent more likely to be self-employed and typically ou...
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LaGuardia Airport workers demand change
Employees want higher wages and better healthcare
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Queens Museum unveils long-awaited expansion project
Flushing Meadows museum shortens name, doubles in size
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When the light-emitting diodes shine down on Broadway
Mayor and DOT announce plans to convert streetlights by 2017
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Pols call for waste equity in Queens and Brooklyn
New proposal to enforce SWMP legislation of 2006
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Group fights reforms to Scaffold Law
Study finds Latino workers most at risk
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Dromm calls on DOE to make Diwali a school holiday
Council bill is gaining support from local leaders
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Queens kids learn about a healthy lifestyle at USTA School Day
The Unites States Tennis Association and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras hosted the second annual USTA Schools Day on Wednesday, October 16, in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. “The USTA School Day is a ...
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Event shines 'light' on after-school programs
Lights on Afterschool, an annual event hosted by the Afterschool Alliance, took place for the 14th straight year on October 17. Lights On Afterschool promotes awareness for the need for after-schoo...
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Arcabascio looks to challenge Katz for Queens beep
Says former candidate Vallone would make great deputy
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Sparks fly at Queens BP Debate
Arcabascio: “I’m not an evil Republican”
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Students protest cuts to AP program at Cardozo High
Call on DOE to restore $400,000 in budget cuts
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Willets Point development project approved by NYC Council
With only three votes against and one of abstention, the $3 billion dollar proposal to rezone and develop in Willets Point was passed by the NYC Council last night. Similar to how the Council grant...
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COMET meets with Queens Quiet Skies
Grassroots movement to address airplane noise grows
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London Mayor Boris Johnson leaves after giving a speech on the European Union, in LondonA plan to build a major new airport to the east of London was rejected by a government-appointed commission on Tuesday, dealing a blow to its high-profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson. The Airports Commission said the idea of building a costly new airport in the Thames Estuary, nicknamed Boris Island, had not made the shortlist of options it is considering to expand Britain's runway capacity. It will now make a final recommendation by summer 2015 from three remaining options, including two plans to expand Heathrow Airport and one to expand Gatwick Airport. British politicians and business leaders agree the south east of the country needs a new runway but the idea of adding greater capacity near to London is unpopular with many voters because of noise, pollution and safety concerns.


2014-09-02 02:34:44 -0400

Soldiers walk inside the Makoanyane Barracks in Maseru on September 1, 2014Gunfire and power cuts rekindled tensions in Lesotho's capital Maseru overnight, as the mountain nation awaited the possible return of its exiled prime minister following an apparent coup. An aide to Tom Thabane told AFP the 75-year-old could return to the country Tuesday, after regional mediators brokered a road map to ease the country's political crisis. "We are going home now, most probably we will be in Lesotho tomorrow," Samonyane Ntsekele said. Thabane had fled across the border to South Africa before dawn on Saturday, as troops attacked key police installations and surrounded his official residence.


2014-09-02 02:22:01 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.
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