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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
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 283 283 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 | 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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Opponents of Willets West are ready for a fight
Petitioners from in and around Willets Point, including New York State Senator Tony Avella, are digging in for a court battle they hope will halt development of the Willets West mega-mall on public...
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PS 173 takes a safety pledge
Promise to be vigilant about traffic safety
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Port Authority moves ahead with airport noise studies
In one year, noise complaints from LGA jumped tenfold
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Group steps up to save Little Neck-Douglaston parade
Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 26 as planned
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Liu sues city for denying matching funds in 2013
Also challenges Bloomberg appointment to CFB
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World Pong Tour comes to Flushing
Deep in the heart of Flushing on Saturday night, 30 teams gathered around six tables to compete for $1,000 and the right to talk trash to everyone in the bar at Place@Main’s at 36-45 Main St. Beer ...
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ICCC goes back to drawing board
Will scale back size of proposed Creedmoor project
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New booklet shares personal experiences with fracking
Gathers stories from communities in upstate New York
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Group, pol fight for the mute swans of NYS
Following backlash in response to eradicate all of the 2,200 mute swans in New York, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) revised its plans of shooting or euthanizing the birds, howev...
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New bus routes near Flushing church
The MTA has agreed to make changes to two bus routes that pass through Downtown Flushing so that idling buses aren't parked in front of a historic Main Street church. Assemblyman Ron Kim was joined...
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Pol calls on city to reach agreements at Willets Point
Business tenants and State Senator Tony Avella held a press conference on Friday demanding the city reach an agreement with Willets Point businesses. Dozens of business owners, mostly in the auto r...
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Cambia Tu Vida Campaign
On Sunday, Bishop Nicolas Dimarzio, Senator Charles Schumer and Catholic Migration Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn and other community leaders announced the launch of a major media and outreach...
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Hillcrest school takes on green awareness initiative
National Wildlife Federation awards P.S. 154 the Green Flag
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Groups ask for funding at beep budget hearing
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz held the annual budget hearing last week at Borough Hall, where over 152 organizations testified and asked for financial assistance. The budget is negotiated b...
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MTA delays LIRR Strike
Negotiations remain at a standstill
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Mali's government hopes to clinch a preliminary peace deal with northern Tuareg rebel separatists within eight weeks, the foreign minister said, ahead of talks due to start in Algeria on Monday. Mali's northern region - called Azawad by the Tuaregs - has risen up four times in the past 50 years, with various groups fighting for self-rule. The last uprising in early 2012 prompted a coup in the capital and allowed Islamist groups to seize northern Mali. Abdoulaye Diop told Malian state radio the first week of the Algiers talks would be devoted to discussions with the various Malian communities, especially those in the northern region.
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Ashya King parents's lawyer, Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, arrives at the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents, Brett and Naghemeh, against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)LONDON (AP) — The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.


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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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