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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 | 123 123 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 | 170 170 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 | 226 226 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 | 509 509 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 | 544 544 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 | 518 518 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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Finding a solution to graffiti near Atlas Park
Despite community efforts, vandalism still an issue
Jan 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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...And To All "A Good KNIGHT"!
A couple of our favorite local heroes were at it again this Christmas Eve, as Maspeth's KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (Francis Cardinal Spellman Council 6014) made the rounds of the neighborhood Thursday nig...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
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Maspeth man recovering at EGH
A longtime Maspeth resident who was a ubiquitous figure on Grand Avenue had to be rushed to the emergency room on December 19. Tommy Dowd, 48, was admitted to Elmhurst General Hospital just after 1...
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Year in review (Queens Ledger)
The top five stories of 2009
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CURES claims “baseless”: New York and Atlantic
In exclusive interview, rail company says it runs an energy-efficient operation
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Doggone contentious issue
Dog run site inspection meets angry opponents
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
12/14/09 - 12/20/09
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Fresh green space for Fresh Pond Road
Transit officials have tentatively agreed to help transform a Fresh Pond Road eyesore into a community green space, pending funding. The site, a former newspaper stand at the intersection of Fresh ...
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Marshals, theme revealed for 2010 Maspeth Memorial Day
United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations (UVFO) of Maspeth gathered last Tuesday for its December meeting, which was also cause for a holiday party with hot food and a performance of Christmas/s...
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Woodhaven-Metro school seating disputed
CB5 stalls vote on new high school
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
12/07/09 - 12/13/09
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104 Precinct Police Blotter
11/30/09 - 12/06/09
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Families of fallen officers gather at the holidays
Group supports those who lost loved ones in duty
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Christmas Comes to Maspeth
Annual tree lighting marks start of holiday season
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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014 file photo shows members of the Missouri National Guard standing watch outside a command post near a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. Eric Holder, who is leading the federal response to the racial turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way none of the 81 previous U.S. attorneys general could _ by telling his own family story. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.


2014-08-20 01:15:41 -0400

A young worker holding a dried shark fin at a shop in Shantou, in southern China's Guangdong province, August 9, 2014A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. "I don't eat shark fin," said a 23-year-old shopper surnamed Ling, pausing between a stash of multicoloured dried starfish and an assortment of wood ear mushrooms. Fetching as much as 1,600 yuan ($260) a bowl, shark fin soup has long been among China's most prized dishes, renowned as much for its supposed medicinal qualities as for its associations with wealth and power. Environmental and animal rights groups have campaigned for decades against consumption of shark fin, arguing that demand for the delicacy has decimated the world's shark population and that the methods used to obtain it are inhumane.


2014-08-20 01:15:01 -0400
Hydraulic fracturing, which has upended global energy markets by lifting U.S. Canada's Encana Corp invested $2 million to refrack two wells in Louisiana's Haynesville shale formation earlier this year, after seeing its production in the area dip 27 percent from 2012 levels.     "There were a significant number of wells that we considered unstimulated," said David Martinez, Encana's senior manager for Haynesville development.     Using minuscule plastic balls, known as diverting agents, pumped at high speeds with water into the old wells, most of which are three to five years old, Encana blocked some the older fractures, or cracks.     "The thought is that the diverting agent will go to the cracks with the least amount of pressure," bypassing cracks with higher pressure and boosting the pressure of the entire well so output climbs, Martinez said.     He said the process can't be as precisely controlled as an initial round of hydraulic fracturing, in which water, chemicals and sand into are blasted into rock to unlock oil and gas.
2014-08-20 01:12:30 -0400