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This Month in Queens Real Estate: April 2014
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales remained sluggish in March according to the most recent data released by the Long Island Board of Realtors. A combination of higher prices...
A meetup that gets results, NOT just motivates then deflates
Apr 08, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Join Networking For Prosperity & Adventure , a different kind of meetup that shows you the HOW to, not just the fluff of getting you excited in order to set you up for failure. Let's face it, in th...
The Tenor, A Novel by Peter Danish, revisits Maria Callas wartime years
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
     THE TENOR A novel by Peter Danish Based partially on a true episode of Maria Callas’ life, The Tenor is the riveting story of a young Italian man with   a spectacular knack for music and a voi...
Networking for Prosperity & Adventure Meetup in NYC April 9 7PM till 10PM
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Networking for Prosperity & Adventure Meetup in NYC April 9 7PM till 10PM
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Shirley who is a part time employed, motivated leader who is working on a few business ventures in order to be a full time entrepreneur. In spite of many obstacles she is currently working on many ...
What is a retaliation claim and why are they so popular?
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in 2012, 38 percent of all EEOC claims were for retaliation. The reason retaliation claims have become so popular in recent yea...
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Stan's Mothers' Club is proud to announce our first BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY! Sunday, April 6th  9AM-12PM $10.00 Per Child 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
National Labor Relations Board finds employee’s Facebook posts not protected
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In recent years, thousands of companies have felt the impact of a slumped economy, increased costs and regulations.  These conditions have forced employers to cut costs, red...
Coaches Wanted!
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
Coaches Wanted for Forest & Highland Parks 2014 Sport Clinics. Must be able to work with children age 7-14 and have skills in one or more of the following sports: SKATEBOARDING, BASKETBALL AND SOCC...
Sign Up and Walk for Kids Growth!
Mar 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
Join the community on April 6, 2014. Walk for Kids Growth at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in Queens (at Fountain of the Planets). This community event will feature a scenic 3-mile fun walk, refres...

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For love of country
Dear Editor: I am an American Ahmadi Muslim middle school student. I was born in America and will never leave it. I love this country, because this country is my homeland. For me, loving my homelan...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freedom of choice?
Dear Editor: The government has expanded our freedoms and created a new opportunity. Jay Carney, at a recent press conference, heralded the administrations latest achievement: “Opportunity created ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waiting in the wings
Dear Editor: After hearing Public Advocate Letitia James’ recent illogical advice for Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban uniformed city employees from marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade since it wou...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freedom from smoking
Dear Editor; Annually in the U.S., 392,000 people die from smoking-caused disease and an additional 50,000 from secondhand smoke exposure. The American Lung Association is dedicated to helping smok...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watch Iran
Dear Editor: The recent news story that the Iranian Navy is moving some of its ships closer to our waters should be cause for concern by our government. Why is Iran doing this? Obviously,there is a...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not government’s job to help poor
Dear Editor: Many people think that the federal government should help the poor. The federal government is supposed to be limited by what it can do by the U.S. Constitution. Because it has overstep...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trouble at Creedmoor
Dear Editor: I found it quite troubling to read that a week ago a convicted killer who was at Creedmoor Psychiatric facility for observation had escaped. This is the second occurrence in ten months...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buttermilk is sweet
Dear Editor: “Buttermilk Bakery opens doors, sells out day one” (Lydia Stetson - February 6) was a tasty treat! The article should be must reading by our public officials on a bipartisan basis, be ...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors left waiting
Dear Editor: Hurry up and wait was a popular G.I. expression during World War II. Now it applies to members of Club Pride, a geriatric psycho-social center in Douglaston. Since its launch 18 years ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for Rand
Dear Editor: How refreshing to see the liberal New York Times run a major front page article ("Rand Paul's Mixed Inheritance - January 26). Kentucky Senator Rand Paul reminds me of the modern-day c...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Divisive de Blasio
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade because he says it excludes certain groups. Whatever happened to unifying a city, not dividing a city? It sound...
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'No' to legalizing illegal housing
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is floating the idea of legalizing illegal basement apartments and other units as a way of dealing with the need for more affordable housing in our city. These pro...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Throw the book at Bieber
While all this talk about Justin Bieber being deported may seem a little extreme, I have not heard anybody talk about the fact that he is under the legal drinking age, for which the legal BAC is 0....
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Islam Through My Eyes
Dear Editor: I am an eleven-year-old American Ahmadi Muslim. My parents are from Bangladesh and I am attending 6th grade in middle school. It has been quite an experience growing up in post-9/11 Am...
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Good move too late
Dear Editor: The announcement by Senator Chuck Schumer that he is going to sponsor legislation that will prevent another incident like the disappearance and tragic death of Avonte Oquendo certainly...
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Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems US, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. A lawsuit filed late Wednesday in federal court in California is the first to name Continental, a subsidiary of German automotive supplier Continental AG, in the growing wave of litigation over GM's recall, which has so far encompassed 2.6 million vehicles. Continental made airbag systems for the recalled cars, including sensors that determine if and when the airbags go off in an accident, according to the suit. The case is among dozens of proposed class actions that have been filed by customers accusing GM of concealing its knowledge of the defect for more than a decade, putting plaintiffs at risk of injury and causing them to suffer economic losses on their cars, including lower resale value.
2014-04-17 17:20:53 -0400

Colombian Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez (R) leans out of the window of the train upon arrival at his hometown Aracataca, Colombia on May 30, 2007Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87. Known affectionately as "Gabo," the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" became one of the most popular Latin American novelists in the world and the godfather of a literary movement that witnessed a continent in turmoil. The journalist was a colorful character who befriended Cuban leader Fidel Castro, got punched by fellow Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and joked that he wrote so that his friends would love him. "One thousand years of solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time," Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter.


2014-04-17 17:19:09 -0400

Colombian writer and Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends on December 5, 2006 in Havana the inauguration of the XXVIII New Latin American Cinema festivalGabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude". Far beyond South America and the wider Hispanic world, Garcia Marquez's influence was felt by and played out in the work of authors "all over the planet", Claude Durand, the French translator of the landmark novel, told AFP. With its mix of myth, fantasy and family saga, critics have also observed the influence of Garcia Marquez in Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children". Rushdie once told an interviewer that there was "a whole group of writers" including himself and Garcia Marquez "who, broadly speaking, are thought of as a family", namely a Magical Realism family.


2014-04-17 17:18:42 -0400