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This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 29 29 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 | 30 30 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 | 278 278 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 | 309 309 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 | 351 351 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 | 352 352 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...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 809 809 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 325 325 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...
Wage and Hours Cases Setting Precedents for Tipped Employees
May 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 497 497 recommendations | email to a friend
  Restaurant owners are subject to numerous regulations they must comply with and as various cases are litigated, rulings establish new precedents that can change how the industry does business. Ma...

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Parks Department can't get trees right in Maspeth
Both removal and planting causing issues
Nov 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday tips from the 104th Precinct
As autumn gives way to winter and the holiday season sets in, the NYPD is urging Queens and Brooklyn communities to take extra care to protect themselves, their loved ones and their possessions. In...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille Kiwanis donates to St. John’s Bread and Life
For the past 32 years, St. John’s Bread and Life in Bedford-Stuyvesant has relied on donors to fund their efforts to feed the homeless and underserved in New York City. Last year alone, it fed a li...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth activist Ruth Kempisty, 95, passes away
Ruth Howard Kempisty, longtime resident of Maspeth and Queens activist, passed away Tuesday, October 29, at the age of 95. Kempisty and her husband John were a regular sight at many community meeti...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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No parking along Juniper Valley Park
Residents say neighborhood is suffering from parking restrictions
Nov 20, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/11/13-11/17/13)
Monday, Nov. 11 Angelo Ramos was arrested at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 69th Place for driving while intoxicated by Officer Frevola. Guadalupe Trujillo was arrested at 1703 Himrod Street ...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor orders Port Authority to conduct airport noise study
Vetoes bill in effort to prevent delay
Nov 14, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Further dispute in Christ the King lawsuit
School’s board says it already met agreed terms
Nov 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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O'Neill's returns with new look, new menu
The owners of O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant say their new head chefs will give the restaurant an edge over the competition. “We offer it all,” said Danny Pyle, co-owner of O’Neill’s. “From wings to ...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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FAA meets with Queens residents
Search for a solution to airplane noise continues
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, Nov. 4 Carl R. foster was arrested at 1921 Linden Street for strangulation by Officer Bianchini. Roger Jagoo was arrested at 618 Fairview Avenue for assault by Officer Bianchini. Leonard Sa...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/28/13-11/3/13)
Monday, Oct. 28 Herman Prieto was arrested at Rust Street and Grand Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Anderson. Eugine Spencer was arrested at Maurice Avenue and the Long Island Expre...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday. "The aircraft was destroyed at the moment it crashed," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told RTL radio of the wreckage of the plane carrying 51 French nationals which crashed in Mali near the border with Burkina Faso on Thursday. "We think the aircraft crashed for reasons linked to the weather conditions. Separately, Transport Minister Frederic Cuvillier said the strong smell of aircraft fuel at the crash site and the fact that the debris was scattered over a relatively small area also suggested the cause of the crash was linked to weather, a technical problem or a cumulation of such factors.
2014-07-25 03:08:14 -0400

This July 3, 2014 photo shows Jim Denny of Brighton, Colo., inspecting the growth of a field of hemp on his property. Denny learned the hard way that he needed neighbors’ permission before growing hemp. He learned about marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin at an event earlier this spring and decided to try the crop on a 75-by-100-foot plot in his yard. But Denny’s hemp plot ran afoul of his homeowners’ association, which ruled the hemp experiment unacceptable. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it.


2014-07-25 03:13:14 -0400

Security personnel comb the scene of a bomb explosion at the Sabon Gari bus park in KanoBy Nnekule Ikemfuna KANO (Reuters) - A bomb hidden in a refrigerator killed one and wounded eight at a crowded bus park in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Thursday, police said. Ike Chuku, a local trader who witnessed the blast, told Reuters by telephone that emergency services had arrived to rescue the wounded from the New Road bus park in Sabon Gari, an area of the mostly Muslim northern city with a high population of Christian southerners. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamist group Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted Kano, historically a medieval Islamic caliphate and a hub for trade across the Sahara. At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two suicide bombings in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna, one aimed at opposition leader and ex-president Muhammadu Buhari and another at a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a crowd in prayer.


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