blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 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 | 222 222 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 | 229 229 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 | 480 480 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 | 512 512 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 | 546 546 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 | 519 519 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...

more blogs

opinion
Never forget thwarted attacks
In Our Opinion
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A Good Time for Reform
Strictly Stasi
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Clean Up on Aisle Albany
Op-Ed
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Forget term limits, what about education?
In Our Opinion
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bribery scandal shows need for nonpartisan elections
STRICTLY STASI
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why Queens should support USTA expansion
The U.S. Open and Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park are great economic catalysts for Queens and the City of New York. The two-week U.S. Open generates ov...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Hidden Cost of Paid Sick Leave
I have a friend who works for the state and has always had a negative opinion about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He often cites the abuses of the law, which protects employees who need ...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Putting Woodhaven Blvd. Back on the Fast Track
Op-Ed
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Some gun restrictions are a no-brainer
In Our Opinion
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Is the GOP warming to same-sex marriage?
In Our Opinion
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A Smart Way to Address Alternative Energy in Large Cities
Strictly Stasi
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Expand the gun offender registry
From Newtown, Connecticut to Aurora, Colorado – and all the way to the Bronx, Queens and the other boroughs of this great city – gun violence is a plague on our communities. During the past several...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Politics of Residency Requirements
Strictly Stasi
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sensible Concerts at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
In Our Opinion
Mar 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bloomberg, Still Schooling Them
Strictly Stasi
Mar 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve has been surprised by how quickly the U.S. Policymakers "generally agreed" improvements in the labor market over the last year had been "greater than expected," according to minutes of the central bank's July 29-30 meeting released on Wednesday. The Fed had said in its policy statement following the meeting that there was "significant" labor market slack, but the minutes showed many members of its policy-setting panel thought this characterization "might have to change before long." "Labor market conditions had moved noticeably closer to those viewed as normal in the longer run," the minutes said. Still, most policymakers felt any change in their view on when to start raising rates "would depend on further information on the trajectories of economic activity, the labor market and inflation." The minutes also showed Fed officials had largely agreed on many elements of a framework for eventually raising rates from near zero, with almost all of them agreeing it would be appropriate to retain the overnight federal funds rate as their key target.


2014-08-20 15:13:05 -0400

US freelance reporter James Foley (L) works on the highway between the airport and the West Gate of Sirte, LibyaFriends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State jihadists, with his parents praising their "fearless" son. Condolences and shocked messages poured in after the Islamist group released a video of Foley's beheading late Tuesday, including from French journalists who revealed they had been held alongside him in the past year. Foley, 40, had been missing since he was seized in Syria in November 2012. He was a courageous, fearless journalist, a very compassionate American.


2014-08-20 15:10:36 -0400

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jamie Blackley, left, and Chloe Grace Moretz in a scene from "If I Stay." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Doane Gregory)'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.


2014-08-20 15:10:03 -0400