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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 130 130 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 | 177 177 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 | 233 233 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 | 485 485 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 | 517 517 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 | 551 551 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...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 522 522 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...

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CB5 to meet on Wed., Nov. 13
The next monthly meeting of Community Board 5 will take place on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. T...
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For the 12th year running, Danny Boy’s treats kids on Halloween
Kids and parents were given a treat this Halloween at Danny Boy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant on Dry Harbor Road. Keeping up a 12-year tradition, the Middle Village restaurant fed neighborhood kids fo...
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Maspeth High School to host open house for students, parents
With many middle schoolers looking for a place to spend the next four years, Maspeth High School invites prospective students and their parents to attend an open house at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Novem...
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Nabe alarmed by suspicious package in Maspeth
Police were called after a Maspeth resident noticed an abandoned duffle bag and the strong aroma of gasoline coming from a unidentified canister next to Queens Midtown Expressway at Borden Avenue a...
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Comedy Warriors screening at NY film festival
Joe Kashnow was in Iraq for the initial invasion in April 2003, and like many soldiers before him and thousands that came after, his tour didn’t end the way he expected. Kashnow spent 18 months in ...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group fights reforms to Scaffold Law
Study finds Latino workers most at risk
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/14/13-10/20/13)
Monday, Oct. 14 Mathew Maldonado was arrested at 1810 Stockholm Street for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Lewis. Jeremiah Thomas was arrested at 61-80 Woodhaven Boulevard for aggravated h...
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Middle Village Kiwanis Club holds first awards dinner
Thomas Clarke often donates his time to the General Slocum Memorial at All Faiths Cemetery, frequently helps out with school functions at Christ the King High School, and most recently assisted wit...
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Job seekers line up at the Shops at Atlas Park
NYS Sen. Joseph Addabbo supports long-running job fair
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Event shines 'light' on after-school programs
Lights on Afterschool, an annual event hosted by the Afterschool Alliance, took place for the 14th straight year on October 17. Lights On Afterschool promotes awareness for the need for after-schoo...
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Arcabascio looks to challenge Katz for Queens beep
Says former candidate Vallone would make great deputy
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Board: Premature to consider liquor license
Say Knockdown Center should obtain C of O first
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Crowley tours Maspeth IBZ
Vows to promote and expand benefit programs for area
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/7/13-10/13/13)
Monday, Oct. 7 Michael Duncan was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Rust Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Hynes. Joey Goodavage was arrested at 60-71 Woodbine Street for...
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Paul McCartney surprises and rocks Astoria
High School students receive lessons from legend
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A woman takes pictures of an announcement on the door of a closed McDonald's restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in MoscowBy Polina Devitt MOSCOW Russia (Reuters) - Russia ramped up its scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants on Thursday, as the state food safety watchdog began unscheduled checks in several Russian regions, a day after four branches in Moscow were shuttered by the same agency. The food safety agency cited breaches of sanitary rules by restaurants in the fast food chain, but the action came after Moscow and the West imposed tit-for-tat sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. "There are complaints about the quality and safety of the products in fast food restaurant chain McDonald's," said the regulatory agency, known in Russian as Rospotrebnadzor. It declined to comment on the scope of the planned checks.


2014-08-21 05:15:31 -0400

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Sitting with clockwise from the far left, Richard Callahan, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Molly Moran, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool)ST. LOUIS (AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.


2014-08-21 05:01:22 -0400

Self Defense Force soldiers and police officers search for missing people on August 21, 2014, one day after a landslide hit a residential area in Hiroshima, western JapanThousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives. Police officers, firefighters and soldiers worked through the night in a desperate bid to find seven people still unaccounted for among the sludge and rubble. Dozens of houses were buried when hillsides collapsed after torrential downpours in Hiroshima that saw more than a month's average rainfall descend in just three hours. Noriyoshi Masaoka, a firefighter with 35 years' experience, had battled through the slurry of the initial mountain collapse to rescue five people, before going back to help more.


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