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What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 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...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 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 | 212 212 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 | 275 275 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...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
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Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 561 561 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 584 584 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...

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Proposed Red Hook school gets an 'F'
CB6 votes down rezoning proposal for private school
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Tech students win their day in court
The Brooklyn Tech’s Moot Court Team was crowned the NYC Moot Court Champions earlier this month. The after-school club, which is made up of students who want to learn more about the law, won a city...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group says E. Williamsburg streets unsafe for pedestrians
Members of Transportation Alternatives (TA) are convinced there is a serious pedestrian safety issue at hand in East Williamsburg. The group is working to address street safety in the neighborhood,...
Dec 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fast food was a little slow last Thursday
National strike stemmed from original New York walkout
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Hearings on 77 Commercial and Greenpoint Landing
North Brooklyn developments face City Council subcommittees
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Artists submit postcards for St. Nicks fundraiser
Distinguished artists from all over the world submitted dozens of 4x6 postcards of North Brooklyn-inspired artwork to St. Nicks Alliance for its third annual Postcards to North Brooklyn art fundrai...
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Junior’s employees want to unionize
The day before Thanksgiving, employees at Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn rallied in the rain demanding the right to organize and create a union. Joined by members of UNITE HERE Local 100, a group ...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlantic Avenue BID starts children’s book reading series
The Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District is starting a new holiday tradition, spearheading a children’s reading series aimed at kids ages three to five. The series, which begins on Saturda...
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Methodist Hospital expansion faces opposition
CB6 committee shoots plan down
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Upcoming meeting to plan future of Gowanus
As the Gowanus neighborhood continues to grow and change, local elected officials are calling on residents to give their opinions on how the neighborhood should evolve at a meeting on Monday, Dec. ...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fifth Avenue BID to host holiday event
Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In coordination with “Small Business Saturday,” residents can take part in a tree-lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa Claus an...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ice rink comes to McCarren Park
North Brooklyn residents are lacing up their skates and heading to McCarren Park. After a year of planning, Open Space Alliance (OSA), Parks Department and local elected officials officially the ne...
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Brooklyn Bridge Park opens piers 3 and 4
On Saturday morning, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy celebrated the opening of the Piers 3 and 4 uplands at Brooklyn Bridge Park, which features a quiet expanse of six acres of green space and...
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SUNY once again limits ambulance service at LICH
For the second time, SUNY Downstate barred ambulances from dropping off patients at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn and refused to admit new patients. When Jeff Strabone of the Cobble Hill...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Chocolate Room wants to stay in Park Slope
When Jon Payson and Naomi Josepher moved to New York City in the early nineties, they lived in Manhattan. They were fitness trainers at the time, and the idea of co-owning a desert café was only a ...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Russian separatists walk at a destroyed war memorial on Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of DonetskBy Richard Balmforth and Adrian Croft KIEV/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine said Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signalled on Saturday they would threaten more sanctions against Moscow over the crisis. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, attending an EU summit in Brussels, said he was hoping for progress in finding a political solution, but told journalists there were now thousands of foreign troops in his country. Russia has repeatedly dismissed accusations from Kiev and Western powers that it has sent soldiers into its neighbour, or supported pro-Russian rebels fighting a five-month-old separatist war in Ukraine's east.


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By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in the regional assembly in the northwestern city of Pskov, said he was attacked on Friday evening near his home. "They attacked me from behind, I did not see any of them," Shlosberg said in a phone interview from his hospital ward. Those people were very good professionals in their nasty business." Shlosberg's paper published the investigation into the funerals of two Pskov-based paratroopers last week.
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an European People's Party summit ahead of the EU summit in Brussels, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. EU leaders, in a one day summit, are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years. They will also discuss the current situation in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.


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