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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 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
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 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 | 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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Time for the payoff
Dear Editor: A photograph speaks volumes. I wonder why Assemblyman David Weprin, standing to the left looking over the shoulder of former council member and Democratic primary winner in Queens Boro...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education system is out of tune
Dear Editor: There are many reasons why our education system is in crisis. Prospective educators are subjected to an oppression-obsessed, feel-good and esteem-ridden curriculum with little emphasis...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave PS 229 alone
Dear Editor: This letter is regarding the rezoning of District 24 in Queens. I am concerned specifically about PS 229 and Maspeth, as my children attend PS 229. It is an unsafe and unfair proposal....
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for Joe
Dear Editor: Republican Joe Lhota has just received the nod to run in November for mayor of the greatest city in the country. We need a mayor who is a mayor for all of the people, not just a segmen...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to revisit offshore airport idea
Dear Editor: In view of the increased jet noise over the New York metro area, I thought your readers might be interested in how several large cities in Asia have dealt with this problem. For decade...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it, don't criminalize it
Dear Editor: Comptroller John Liu's support for medical marijuana ("State Must Legalize Medical Marijuana" Guest Oped - September 12) makes sense and should go further. Consumption of marijuana for...
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Never forget
Dear Editor: I'm greatly troubled with some people I have spoken to who believe we must move on from 9/11. Well, I beg to differ. We lost thousands of good people. Husbands lost wives, fathers lost...
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Finally, compromise
Dear Editor: The announcement from Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the U.S. and Russia have finally reached an agreement regarding the turning over of Syrian c...
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School sneed to teach the 'write' stuff
Dear Editor: As millions of students return to school, it's important to stress that while computer technology is an important part of the learning process in the classroom, it is not the only one....
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the bus
Dear Editor: Tenants at Pomonok Houses in Flushing are griping about the conversion of their parking spaces from free to paid. Here's some advice: stop squawking or move out. Public housing project...
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Subway, where 'R' you?
Dear Editor: GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's promise about extending the R subway line to Staten Island misses the long-forgotten proposed tunnel between 68th Street in Bay Ridge and St. George. ...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't 'stand' it!
Dear Editor: Three fruit and vegetable stands ten feet long have opened up on one block on 82nd Street from 37th to Roosevelt avenues in Jackson Heights this summer. We feel 82nd Street is our Fift...
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Nine lives
Dear Editor: The two little kittens that wandered on to the tracks of the subway line must truly have nine lives. If it were not for the care and concern of people who worked in the subway system, ...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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R.I.P. Gus Dear Editor: M
y husband and I have been to the Central Park Zoo many times, but the highlight was always seeing Gus the polar bear do his thing. So it was really sad to read he has passed on. And yet if there is...
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Let's hope Ike's words were prophetic
Dear Editor: With today's political morass, I thought back to my introduction to voting and political parties back in the early 50s. Back then, young people were not as politicly savvy as they are ...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Republican candidate for election to the U.S. Senate, waves signs along a busy street on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.


2014-08-20 03:43:47 -0400

Standard Chartered billboards hang above a bank branch in Hong Kong on August 6, 2014New York state's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for not detecting possible money laundering. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said the British bank's internal compliance systems had failed to detect or act on a large number of "potentially high-risk transactions" mostly originating from Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. The new punishment came two years after the bank paid US regulators $667 million to settle charges it violated US sanctions by handling thousands of money transactions involving Iran, Myanmar, Libya and Sudan. A DFS monitor appointed in 2012 to keep an eye on the bank discovered that it had not detected the allegedly high-risk transactions from Hong Kong and the UAE or reported them as it should have, the department said.


2014-08-20 03:40:20 -0400

Iraq Shiite fighters prepare to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. Fighters of the voluntary armed group formed after the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to protect holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.


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