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Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 17 17 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...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo The recent warm weather makes me realize how rapidly summer is approaching. It’s time to dust off those BBQ’s and open the pools. Millions of people enjoy swimming in pools e...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 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 | 296 296 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 | 337 337 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 | 336 336 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 | 793 793 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 | 309 309 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 | 487 487 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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Aqueduct for the 99 percent
Dear Editor: Does anyone ever write about the cost to the people who throw their money away at the new Aqueduct Racino? You can be sure that you will find very few, if any, of the one-percent pushi...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rant some more, Halloran!
Dear Editor: Regarding Councilman Dan Halloran’s “rant” toward car dealership employees in the Station Road area of Flushing, I say well done councilman! These businesses have been bad neighbors fo...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Praise for Dan Halloran
Dear Editor, I am a constituent of Councilman Dan Halloran and I am glad to have an elected official that I can count on taking action. Star Nissan/Toyota has, over the past 10 years, violated all ...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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We could take back the MTA
Dear Editor: Actually, eight million New Yorkers already "Own a piece of the MTA" (News Briefs - November 3). In 1953, the old New York City Board of Transportation passed on control of the municip...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Translating the OWS doublespeak
Dear Editor: News reports about Occupy Wall Street and interviews with occupiers are reminiscent of the doublespeak of the Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland. “Greed” means...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos on Fall Festival
Dear Editor: I would like to thank the staff and students of Grover Cleveland High School for hosting the Fall Festival on Friday, October 28, for the students and parents of P.S. 153. Everyone who...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reform the BSA!
Dear Editor: The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) is a city agency that hears and rules on land use requests. Many of the cases involve variance requests that allow an applicant to develop a si...
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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How many more lives will be lost?
Dear Editor: Another week and another child gone. When will it stop? When will we as a society strive to prevent children from taking their own lives? For every child that takes his or her life, th...
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dispatcher wrong on who to tax
Dear Editor: In the October 13th edition, you printed a letter decrying the fact that 46 percent of Americans do not pay federal income tax. A glance at the tax rates shows that no federal income t...
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad news for newsstands
Dear Editor: How disappointing to learn that so-called liberal and progressive Councilman Daniel Dromm is leading the fight to stop a newsstand from opening up in Jackson Heights at the corner of 7...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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On #OccupyWallStreet
Dear Editor: What better place to demand the redistribution of wealth than on Wall Street? When the occupiers were asked, most could not explain their grievances, why they were there, who will dete...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories of the Leader/Observer
Dear Editor: I purchased a Leader/Observer route from a classmate at St. Thomas for 15 cents in 1945 at the age of 8. I had 35 customers from 85th Street and Jamaica Avenue to about 98th Street at ...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need more time to study 'fracking'
Dear Editor: Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a process used to extract natural gas from underground shale deposits. The problem with the process is that it uses toxic carcinogenic chemicals...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't raise taxes, just tax more
Dear Editor: President Barack Obama's proposed tax increases gives a free pass to the 46 percent of Americans who pay no Federal income tax. Increasing taxes on earners is just more redistribution ...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to NYC emergency crews
Dear Editor: The helicopter crash in the East River, in which unfortunately one person died, was indeed a tragedy. Our police officers and firefighters and the Coast Guard responded immediately, go...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants ride a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. The last time so few people were arrested at the country’s borders was 1973, when the Border Patrol recorded just fewer than 500,000 arrests. And the volume of people being arrested at the border remains dramatically lower than the all-time high of more than 1.6 people in 2000. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in Texas, where unaccompanied children are arriving by the tens of thousands from Central America.


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A vehicle that carried President Barack Obama is parked outside of a residence where the president is attending a fundraising event in Seattle, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the start of a three-day West Coast trip that is planned to include at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (AP Photo)SEATTLE (AP) — Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives.


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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, allowed the Arizona executionof Wood to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.


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