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Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 22 22 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 | 270 270 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 | 302 302 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 | 343 343 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 | 342 342 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 | 799 799 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 | 315 315 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 | 492 492 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...
What you need to know about landing a job most don`t know
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 516 516 recommendations | email to a friend
Hello everyone  Shirley & Albert  {More about us from the link) Invite You to join us. Our second up coming event which will be on "New Strategies for employment & higher clientele methods plus mor...

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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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We're a nation of laws, Councilman Dromm
Dear Editor: Council member Daniel Dromm's Guest Op-Ed column in your 12/2/2010 issue has me wondering what country I live in and and how disingenuous an elected official can be. What did the Counc...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open letter from Assemblywoman Carrozza
Dear constituents: It has been a profound honor to serve our community in the NYS Assembly for the last 14 years. From the moment I was first elected in 1996, I have fought to protect the rights of...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't cut Medicare
Dear Editor: At the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2010, doctors who treat Medicare patients are scheduled to absorb a 25 percent pay cut- a cut that threatens the ability of seniors to see the...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nice guys finish last
Dear Queens Examiner Editor: The midterm election has been called a referendum by the usual and expected detractors, the Obstrublicans and indeed it was.   However, it was not a referendum directed...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher contract needed
Dear Editor: Well, here we are, one year later and still the public school teachers in New York City do not have a new contract. Why? What is the delay with regard to this very critical issue? The ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turn back Cathie Black
Dear Editor: I am writing regarding the recent selection by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of Cathie Black as Chancellor of the Department of Education to replace outgoing Joel Klein. New York State law i...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ice rink mystery
Dear Editor: As of November 17 the ice rink developer planning an outdoor rink in Glendale only met with the Department of Building's Project Advocate to inquire on the general requirements of such...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scobee Grill will be missed
Dear Editor: It is a most sad day in Little Neck and Douglaston because of the closing of the Scobee Grill, located on Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard. The Scobee Grill will be closing N...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks Senator Padavan
Dear Editor: No matter if you voted for Frank Padavan or not, I believe this public servant is owed a huge debt of gratitude for his service and hard work. We may not always have agreed on his poli...
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hospitals struggling? Not NYHQ
Dear Editor: Many of us read the cover story New York Magazine (10/25/10) “Something is Killing Our Hospitals.” And we nodded our heads in recognition as the paragraphs unfolded. It is a stark depi...
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Thank you Frank Padavan
Dear Editor: Historians and philosophers usually agree with a statement made by John Buchan, a former Governor General of Canada: that “public life is to be regarded as the crown of a career. polit...
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A worker cut steel bars at a steel plant in GanyuChina's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Thursday, the latest indication that the economy is picking up as government stimulus measures kick in. "Economic activity continues to improve in July, suggesting that the cumulative impact of mini-stimulus measures introduced earlier is still filtering through," said Qu Hongbin, chief economist for China at HSBC. "We expect policy makers to maintain their accommodative stance over the next few months to consolidate the recovery." Mainland China stocks jumped after the PMI report while shares in the rest of Asia edged higher. The Australian dollar hit a three-week high on prospects of stronger exports to China.


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Rescue personnel survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on Taiwan's offshore island of PenghuBy Faith Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - The leaders of rivals China and Taiwan expressed condolences on Thursday for victims of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day killing 48 people including two French nationals. The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near the runway while trying to land on the small island of Penghu, west of Taiwan island, with 54 passengers and four crew on board. "Today is a very sad day in the history of Taiwan aviation," Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said in a statement. "All of Taiwan is grieving." China's president, Xi Jinping, who is on a Latin America tour, felt "deeply grieved" after learning the tragedy has caused heavy casualties, the mainland's State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said in a statement, according to the Xinhua news agency.


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This image taken from a lawsuit filed in federal court by the NJ Turnpike Authority Wednesday, July 23, 2014 shows logos being used by a Florida company that the turnpike authority has taken to court. At left is the trademark of the Garden State Parkway, which is suing the Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Co. over its logos. (AP Photo)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.


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