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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 23 23 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 | 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 | 137 137 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 | 185 185 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 | 223 223 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
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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 | 245 245 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 | 12 12 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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Students fight to keep credit checks out of the hiring process
Queens College students held a rally last week on the campus to garner further City Council support for a two-year-old fight to stop credit checks as part of the employment process in New York City...
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Nabes: new row houses are out of line
Say bigger homes are destroying character
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DEC: Mr. Risi, tear down this wall!
But homeowner says it's the only thing protecting his home
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Amerivents looking for staff
Will hire 1,200 to work the three-week U.S. Open
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Avella secures $2 million for Queens College lab restorations
Chemistry labs operating on equipment from 1949
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Queens leads the way in helping victims of sex trafficking
Victim shares her story and how she was saved
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Nabes shed some light on conditions of tunnel
Say city has neglected ped passageway for too long
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Senator seeks support to pass “comfort women” education bill
Legislation to require curriculum in state schools
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Farmers Market promotes community and healthy living
The annual Pomonok Community Farmers Market kicked off their summer season last week. Every Wednesday from July 9 through November 26, the Queens Community House (QCH) will host the health-consciou...
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Historic park space is brought back to life
Parks Department selects bidder for Ederle Terrace concessions
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Pol announces legislation banning illegal clothing bins
Residents being tricked into “donating” old clothes and shoes
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NYPD welcomes class of 944 new police recruits at Queens College
A Queens College auditorium was filled with men and women in uniform, as a class of 944 police recruits were sworn in last week by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton. “You a...
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Upon relesae, activist vows to fight for prison inmates
Cecily McMillian, an Occupy Wall Street activist, was released from prison this past Monday after serving 90 days at Rikers Island for assaulting a police officer. According to the charges, McMilli...
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QCA Art Fund seeks new works to enrich borough's culture
The Queens Council of the Arts’ annual Art Fund grant process is now under way. The distribution of the fund is the guiding purpose of the QCA, explained Managing Director Lynn Lobell. “A lot of th...
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Community fights to save neighborhood bank
Pol looks to make it tougher for banks to close
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Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on a Palestinian home in Gaza City on August 23, 2014Israel kept up the pressure on Hamas in Gaza on Saturday, carrying out multiple air strikes that killed six Palestinians, five of them from the same family, as Egypt prepared to convene new truce talks. Eighty-three Palestinians and a four-year-old Israeli boy been killed since Tuesday, when a previous round of frantic Egyptian diplomacy collapsed, shattering nine days of calm.


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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on Saturday, said organizers of an event that has become a rare and influential venue for the showing of films that could be critical of the government.
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Katie Ledecky of the U.S. looks back at the score board as she finishes her women's 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ledecky set a new world record of 3:58.37 ahead of Runge and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.


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