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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 | 126 126 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 | 173 173 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 | 229 229 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 | 480 480 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 | 512 512 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 | 546 546 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 | 519 519 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/18/14-7/27/14)
Friday, July 18 Evelyn Soto was arrested at 57-26 61st Street for third-degree assault by Officer Caruso. Jose Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of Centre Street and Cypress Avenue for cri...
Jul 30, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garbage piles up on Grand Avenue where bins once stood
DSNY says can illegally used, looks for solutions
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Fundraising efforts lead to scholarships for two students
As Michael Urbano and Vivienne Crowe both prepare to head to school at Archbishop Malloy in the fall, the two accepted $500 scholarships from the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth last week for their fundrai...
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Community plans to sue over proposed Glendale homeless shelter
DHS stands behind plan to house 125 families on Cooper Ave.
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doe Fund brings cleaning services back to neighborhood
Following the recently passed $75 billion city budget, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced that funding had been set aside to bring back the “boys in blue” to the 30th District. With $61,800 i...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/11/14-7/18/14)
Friday, July 11 Samuel Santana was arrested at 78-38 83rd Street for menacing by Detective Moon. Jarett Karkosza was arrested at 61-40 56th Road for third-degree assault by Officer Mays. Sanel Vuka...
Jul 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Players: botched renovations at bocce courts
But Parks defends makeover, says courts more popular than ever
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community disputes EAS for proposed Glendale homeless shelter
Pols suggests fight to stop shelter a losing battle
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 District Manager celebrated for 25 years of service
Community Board 5 in Queens recognized their district manager last week for a quarter-century of service in the neighborhood. While serving as the executive director of the Greater Ridgewood Youth ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/7/14-7/10/14)
Monday, July 7 Mykhaylo Vivchar was arrested at the intersection of 65th Place and Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Toor. Stalin D. Gomez was arrested at the intersection of V...
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City to award $23 million to improve arts education
Funds to be used to hire staff and improve facilities
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Pat Toro, advocate for veterans, passes at 65
He was a hero to veterans across the borough and throughout the country. Pat Toro, Jr., the former president of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 32 in Queens and local law enforcement ...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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DHS addresses inconsistencies with Glendale homeless shelter study
Environmental study is in, but Samaritan Village is out of town
Jul 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth hosts Vision Zero community outreach meeting
Residents complain of lack of action from Dept. of Transportation
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Residents continue to protest Pan Am Hotel shelter
Outside of the Community Board 4 meeting on Queens Boulevard on June 30, hundreds gathered with protest signs in several languages calling for the removal of homeless families from the nearby old P...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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People carry a stretcher with a dead man after shelling by the Ukrainian forces in Makiivka, 25 km (16 miles) from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Government troops on Tuesday pressed attacks in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, as Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000. (AP Photo/Antoine E.R. Delaunay)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday in battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said.


2014-08-20 10:37:16 -0400

A demonstrator protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown talks to the police in Ferguson, MissouriAttorney General Eric Holder was due to visit Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in the 11th straight night of demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.     The St. Louis County prosecutor's office also was expected to begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in a case Governor Jay Nixon vowed would be treated as a "vigorous prosecution." Holder said he planned to visit Ferguson, a predominantly black St. Louis suburb of 21,000 residents, to be briefed on the progress of a separate civil rights investigation he has ordered into the Brown killing. In Ferguson, some said they hoped Holder's visit would lead to a speedy arrest and prosecution of the police officer involved in the shooting, while others cautioned against hasty justice. Jason Schmidt, a 28-year-old black man who works for a temporary agency, said he hoped the federal government's involvement would lead to "the killer paying for his actions.


2014-08-20 10:37:07 -0400

A wounded Palestinian girl receives treatment at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital following Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Israel resumed its campaign of airstrikes in Gaza on Tuesday in response to a barrage of Palestinian rocket fire that shattered a truce. The sudden burst of fighting has threatened to derail an Egyptian effort to end a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.


2014-08-20 10:36:38 -0400