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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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How about semi-snow day?
To the Editor: When the city faced its second major snow storm in three weeks, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had several decisions to make.  He declared a weather emergency, which was helpful in getti...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to take snow cleanup into our own hands
Dear Editor: Like most of Queens, the residents of Woodhaven were strongly disappointed by the city's response to the snowstorm that struck just after Christmas. Many of our streets went unplowed t...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peruggia fire unfair
Dear Editor: It was not the fault of EMS Chief John Peruggia that EMS was unable to respond to so many emergency calls during the blizzard. How could EMS vehicles get through the streets that were ...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tragedy in Arizona
Dear Editor: It is truly a sad day for Tucson, Arizona and for the country in general. Many lives were lost and many injured in the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The horrific carnage is sadly ...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's responsible for health care
Dear Editor: Health Care is important but what is health care? Health Care starts with good genes, good nutrition, proper exercise and the right amount of sleep. Then comes your environment, not sm...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q Bistro closing
Dear Editor: After fifteen years and miles of drunken noodles, Q Bistro, the popular Thai restaurant on Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills, is closing. Owner Vesna Denic-Gmerek opened the innovative Thai...
Dec 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fare hikes acceptable
Dear Editor: "Fares go up 12/30" (News Briefs -- December 23) should not be a surprise to anyone. Fare increases are inevitable due to inflation complimented by increasing costs of labor, power, fu...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angry over immigration
Dear Editor: I am so upset over this government's failure to curb the influx of illegal immigrants to this country. I am in my 80's, and have never seen so many Spanish-speaking people on the check...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park dogs are out of control
Dear Editor: It is a wonder why people who have dogs just don't seem to care about them. People who let their dogs run free- up until 9:00 a.m. in their minds in parks- don't understand the consequ...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real Leadership
Dear Editor: Too many members of Congress including outgoing Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, frequently fly first class or are transported by military charter around the nation and abroad for so-c...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos Congress, Obama for repealing DADT
Dear Editor: I have just read  on the internet about a hero veteran retired lieutenant colonel, John O'Brien, who has served 28 years in the Army which included four tours of duty in Iraq and the P...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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When will the greed stop?
Dear Editor: We keep hearing the same sing-song from the advocates of extending Bush’s 2001 tax cuts for the wealthy. They claim repealing it would not only hinder job growth but would lead to furt...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to restore the Forest Park Carousel
Dear Editor: Recently in Woodhaven there was much activity with the filming of the comedy “The Sitter” at the Forest Park carousel. It was sad knowing that after seeing the carousel and its regal h...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Non-citizens can vote!
Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Vincent Arcuri’s letter in the Dec. 7th issue. Vincent asked Council Member Dromm, “What country allows non-citizens to vote?” The answer is that in forty-f...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers honored
Dear Editor: The Queens Preservation Council (QPC), founded in 2003, is a coalition of people from historical societies and neighborhood groups from throughout Queens County who work collectively t...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 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 South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week.


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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at the Revolution Palace in Havana, on July 22, 2014, in this photo from the Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cuChinese President Xi Jinping met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in a visit to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive. Cuba, the only one-party communist state in the Americas, began opening up its economy in 2008, but has not grown as much as hoped and could desperately use more Chinese investment. Xi for his part has made a point during his tour of reaching out to countries often shunned by US and European investors, including Venezuela and Argentina as well as Cuba. The opening of the Cuban economy -- which some analysts see as an effort to follow in China's footsteps -- has created new opportunities to tighten bilateral ties, said Xi, who arrived Monday night in Havana.


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A man speaks on a phone on stage after a panel discussion on black turnout for midterm elections and voter suppression during the NAACP annual convention Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.


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