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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 1 1 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 | 167 167 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 | 214 214 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 | 272 272 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 | 278 278 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 | 9 9 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 | 13 13 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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John Isner, of the United States, follows through on a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage.


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Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) runs in for a touchdown as he is hit by Arkansas safety Josh Liddell (28) during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.


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Newly elected European Council President Donald Tusk and newly elected European High Representative for Foreign Affairs Minister Federica Mogherini talk together during a EU summit in BrusselsBy Alastair Macdonald and Andreas Rinke BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. After a lengthy briefing by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who warned "full-scale war" was imminent if Russian troops continued an advance in support of pro-Moscow rebels, the EU leaders agreed on Sunday to have officials draw up within a week a list of new measures that could hit a range of sectors. The European Council called on Russia "to immediately withdraw all its military assets and forces from Ukraine" and urged a ceasefire.


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