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This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 59 59 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 | 56 56 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 | 304 304 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 | 337 337 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 | 381 381 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 | 384 384 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 | 837 837 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 | 351 351 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 | 518 518 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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Flushing traffic plan just a band-aid
Dear Editor: Proposals highlighted within your excellent article “'Flushing' away a bad traffic situation" (Holly Tsang - July 8) represent short-term cosmetic solutions to growing long-term traffi...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good news for after-school program
Dear Editor: Thousands of working parents across the five boroughs were able to breathe a sigh of relief after finding that the city budget for Fiscal Year 2011, adopted by the New York City Counci...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Con Ed bungled heat wave
Dear Editor: As  our area is being hit by the summer's first prolonged heat wave, we are hearing from Con Edison that  power conservation must be followed to prevent blackouts and brownouts. Why is...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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QL's editorial was wrong
Dear Editor: I must take exception to your editorial “You should probably get used to this,” in the In Our Opinion column, in the July 1, 2010 edition of the Leader/Observer. The editorial discusse...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep P.S. 153 playground open
Dear Editor: Last week before school ended for the year a sign was put up at the entrance of P.S. 153's schoolyard that said the playground would be open when school is not in session from 8 a.m. t...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why hasn't Deputy Inspector Mauriello been removed?
Dear Editor: It is most unfortunate that police officers of the 81st Precinct were instructed by their superiors to essentially violate the civil rights of residents of our community of Bedford-Stu...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA cuts shameful
Dear Editor: I find the MTA cuts a real burden. I live in Glen Oaks Village and have to take on certain days the Q79 on Little Neck Parkway and the line has just been cut. It is my direct route to ...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Star wrong on OFA & Lopez
Dear Editor: Your front-page story regarding an alleged "joining" of forces between Organizing for America (OFA) and Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez was unfortunate and inaccurately presented t...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor: deliver park at St. Saviour's
Open letter to Mayor Bloomberg: A sacred and historic site called St. Saviour’s in Maspeth is a full block of empty space waiting to become a park.  We have a lot more children in the area now, and...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save our pools
Dear Editor: The decision of the New York City Parks department to close four city pools is not a very sound move. For many of our city residents, these pools are a very vital part of summer recrea...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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World Cup fever
Dear Editor: The quest for the World Cup of soccer, also known as football, has begun in South Africa. In Queens alone there is what only can be described as World Cup fever and everyone is cheerin...
Jun 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's dangerous intersection
Dear Editor: A traffic light or speed bump is seriously needed at the intersection of 60th Road and 60th Street in Maspeth.  Crossing there is dangerous. Cars fly on 60th Street because there is no...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albany needs to be reformed
Dear Editor: Recently, at a membership meeting of the Jefferson Democratic Club, the potential Democratic candidates for the 26th Assembly District were given a few minutes to speak about their can...
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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BP and Obama's response a disaster
Dear Editor: The BP oil disaster has now reached monumental proportions. It has now reached the Florida beaches and is spreading and maiming the environment and killing wild life and destroying job...
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father Rooney will be missed
Dear Editor: It has just come to my attention that Father James T. Rooney has passed away. I had known him when I first started attending Our Lady of the Snows, back 1988. My wife had to work night...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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United States U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, left, speaks with Israeli U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters, Monday, July 28, 2014. The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.


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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that parties to the conflict in Gaza have "expressed serious interest" in his request for a further 24 hour humanitarian ceasefire, but "have not yet agreed on the timing of its implementation." "The Secretary-General calls on the parties to renew a humanitarian pause in Gaza and reiterates his demand for a durable ceasefire that could set the ground for the start of comprehensive negotiations," his spokesman said in a statement.
2014-07-28 08:27:26 -0400

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of ShakhtarskBy Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine said its troops had taken more territory from pro-Russian rebels near the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, as international investigators said fighting was preventing them reaching the crash location. Ukrainian officials said two rebel-held towns had been recaptured and attempts were being made to take a village Kiev says was near the launch site of the surface-to-air missile that shot down the airliner with loss of all 298 on board. Analysis of black box flight recorders from the airliner showed it was destroyed by shrapnel from a missile blast which caused a "massive explosive decompression", a Ukrainian official said on Monday. In a report on three months of fighting between government forces and separatist rebels who have set up pro-Russian "republics" in the east, the United Nations said more than 1,100 people had been killed.


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