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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
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 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 | 178 178 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
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 266 266 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 284 284 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 | 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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Queens businesses fear 7 train closures in 2014
Call on the MTA for relief during planned repairs
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is sworn in
Everyone who is anyone in the Queens political realm joined newly elected Borough President Melinda Katz for her official inauguration ceremony last week at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall at ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Record-breaking Gingerbread exhibit comes down, piece by tasty piece
"This crowd is tremendous,” said John Lovitch, chef and creator of the 164-piece, 1.5-ton Gingerbread Lane exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. “There is still over an hour to go, and the line ...
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Gingerbread Lane exhibit given away to eager kids
"This crowd is tremendous,” said John Lovitch, chef and creator of the 164-piece, 1.5-ton Gingerbread Lane exhibit at the New York Hall of Science. “There is still over an hour to go, and the line ...
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Mark-Viverito election seen as blow to Queens Dems
Council members buck party, support progressive upstart
Jan 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ederle Terrace concessionaire still unnamed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Civics and residents call for inclusion in bidding process
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Fight for Civic Virtue not over
Perhaps a sculpture in New York City never experienced as much controversy as “The Triumph of Civic Virtue,” which proves that a significant work of public art inspires a great debate. Here’s a run...
Jan 08, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens church donates to the underserved youth
Families in the QCH Eviction Prevention Program
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The Top 10 Queens News Stories in 2013
10. ATU Bus Strike Beginning on Jan. 16, nearly 8,000 Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1181 bus drivers walked off the job to safeguard benefits and ensure job security in new contracts. During the ...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA says changes won't affect Queens bus riders
After riders of the QM2 and QM20 buses held a press conference denouncing the MTA’s decision to depot some of the route's buses in the Bronx, MTA officials have looked into their concerns and assur...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council approves animal abuse registry
Vallone passes final piece of legislation before leaving office
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Laws on e-bikes only confuse the situation
In an effort to enforce the ban on electric bicycles in the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed two bills back in May to clarify definitions and increase penalties. Instead, they have confused bot...
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Jackson Heights market closes doors, fires employees
Abrupt news just latests in controversy surrounding store
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Queens resident dies in pledging incident
Baruch College fraternity was at Pennsylvania retreat
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Pols step up fight against East River bridge tolls
Group's plan meant to decrease tolls, LIRR fees
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Today is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
2014-09-02 00:00:58 -0400

U.N. soldiers observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.


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Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Islamic State fighters of "systematic ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq, as Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes fought back against the jihadists. The military gains came as a senior UN rights official said IS jihadists had carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale" in Iraq, and caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki vowed the country would be the group's "graveyard". The London-based Amnesty meanwhile cited "hair-raising" accounts from survivors of massacres, accusing the jihadists of "war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions". "The massacres and abductions being carried out by the Islamic State provide harrowing new evidence that a wave of ethnic cleansing against minorities is sweeping across northern Iraq," said Donatella Rovera, the rights group's senior crisis response adviser currently in northern Iraq.
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