blog roll
our featured bloggers
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 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 | 50 50 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...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 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 | 209 209 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 ...
Performing Poetry Workshop with Ngoma Hill at Queens Council on the Arts
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, August 15th, 3rd Space presents a Performing Poetry Workshop with Ngoma Hill. Designed particularly for Performance Poets this performance workshop enhances the poets’ ability to deliver...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 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 | 266 266 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 | 271 271 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 $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 523 523 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 559 559 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...

more blogs

news
Pol: deadly car crash could have been avoided
Calls on city to review similar intersections for safety
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Local leaders protest blackface and trans-phobic comedy act
Pols say discriminatory performance has no place in Queens
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
As victims of violent crimes, immigrants often feel helpless
U-Visa program offers path to citizenship and justice
Apr 02, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A few rides leads to owning a bus company
Growing up in Ecuador, Astoria resident Luis Gualotuna always had a dream of living in America, but learned nothing in life is easy. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1979 and immediately began looking ...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
PTA raises thousands to keep music program alive
Students at PS 122 show off a year of hard work
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Group works to bring nonprofits together
NYNonProfit hosts networking event
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
LIC flea market looks to branch out to Astoria
But local businesses worry about the potential impact
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Town hall addresses ped safety in Astoria
Close to 200 people packed Bohemian Hall in Astoria last week to talk pedestrian safety with elected officials and new Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. Councilman Costa ...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bill would require drivers to remove snow
Assemblyman Michael DenDekker last week introduced legislation that would require the removal of snow from cars and trucks to keep roadways safer. Drivers who do not clear accumulation of more than...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Park group pushing for improvements in Astoria
Astoria Heights Park, located on 30th Road between 45th and 46th streets, is becoming more known for garbage, drugs and beer bottles than a place for kids to play. Fed up with the situation, last s...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Councilman pushes bill requiring quick pothole fix
Councilman Costa Constantinides last week called for the city to make pothole repairs more efficiently, and urged his colleagues to support new legislation that would require potholes be filled wit...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
With planned move, CB2 focuses on Lucho's
Over the past year, Lucho’s Bar in Woodside has been at the center of numerous complaints about noise, used condoms and syringes and arrests for prostitution. The bar's lease is up soon, but is loo...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jacob Riis celebrates multiculturalism
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer stopped through Queensbridge last Friday to help the Jacob Riis Settlement House in Long Island City celebrate its annual multicultural...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Aviation High hosts school-wide health fair
Part of initiative started by television's Dr. Oz
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.
2014-08-30 01:33:10 -0400

A nurse at the Simon Bolivar Zoo's veterinary surgery gives a medicine to a squirrel in San Jose on August 28, 2014, Costa RicaThousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rainforest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk, according to experts. The Central American country, famous for its rich biodiversity, won plaudits from conservationists two years ago for banning sport hunting in a pioneering move to protect wild animals. "There are no precise figures, but we know it's a problem of great magnitude, because a study by the environment ministry found that 25 percent of households have a parrot or a parakeet as a pet," said Andrea Aguilar of the Instituto Asis, a key figure behind the conference. Aguilar's institute runs a shelter for wild animals in La Fortuna de San Carlos, a lush region in northern Costa Rica that draws large numbers of foreign tourists with its famous wildlife and tropical vegetation.


2014-08-30 01:31:23 -0400

Miners wait for their turn to help in the rescue operations at El Comal gold and silver mine after a landslide trapped at least 24 miners inside, in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 gold miners trapped by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were not immediately able to bring them to safety. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.


2014-08-30 01:29:29 -0400