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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 130 130 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 | 176 176 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 | 212 212 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 | 225 225 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 | 233 233 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 | 485 485 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 | 517 517 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 | 551 551 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 | 522 522 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...

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Mets get off to a good start with impressive win
Strong pitching, hitting in 11-2 win over the Padres
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO 2013 Basketball Championships
The Catholic Youth Organization held the 2013 basketball championships at Msgr. McClancy High School in East Elmhurst this past Saturday. The results: Division A PEE WEE DIVINE MERCY 31 OUR LADY OF...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friday Night Fights: Golden Gloves comes to Astoria
The bleachers were filled and ringside VIPs leaned forward as fighters from Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, Willis Ave. Boxing Gym in the Bronx and dozens more throughout the city met at the Variety Boy...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Youth Basketball League Registration (March - April 2013)
Queens Youth Basketball League May 7 through June 26. In it's 22nd year.
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO Girl’s Basketball Championship Tournament
The Annual CYO girl’s basketball championships were held last Sunday at St. John’s Preparatory High School, concluding a long-fought playoffs and season for the Pee Wee, Novice, Bantam, Rookie and ...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Pitt'-iful second half dooms St. John's men
After battling No. 20 Pittsburgh for one solid half of basketball at The Garden on Sunday, St. John’s posted an uncharacteristically high amount of turnovers in the second stanza (nine) and an unch...
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Two Brooklyn fighters taste victory
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg Boxing returned to Roseland Ballroom last week, with a couple of Brooklyn fighters notching wins. Travis Peterson improved his record to 7-0, defeating Thomas Turner of ...
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St. John's defeats USF vbefore sell-out home crowd
Lavin ups intensity with his young squad
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orangemen too much for Red Storm to handle
Loss comes after bounce-back win vs. UConn
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Storm women top Georgetown
With four St. John’s players in double figures, led by senior guard Shenneika Smith’s 26, the Red Storm topped the visiting Georgetown Hoyas in overtime, 76-72, at Carnesecca Arena on Saturday afte...
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LIU completes season sweep of cross-borough rivals St. Francis
Senior Jamal Olasewere scored a team-high 20 points and made a pair of critical plays down the stretch to help the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team to a hard-fought 83-75 victory over St. Francis...
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Second half dooms Nets against the Spurs
Bounce back for OT win at Indiana
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Brooklyn's Lopez named to all-star team
Will replace injured Rajon Rondo
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Crusaders succeeding in inaugural season
After decided to go co-ed this year, the first year of the Monsignor McClancy Lady Crusader athletic program is off to a fast start with both the soccer and volleyball teams making the playoffs. Cu...
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St. John's holds off UConn for 6th win in 7 games
Free-throw shooting hasn't been a strong point for St. John 's this year – the team is last in the Big East at 63 percent from the charity stripe – but it sure saved them against UConn Wednesday ni...
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Indonesian police block supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto from reaching the Constitutional Court in JakartaBy Gayatri Suroyo and Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country's top court in Jakarta on Thursday, as judges started delivering their verdict into last month's disputed presidential election. Losing candidate Prabowo Subianto has asked the Constitutional Court to overturn the election result, saying the vote in the world's third largest democracy was tainted by mass fraud. The country's highest court is widely expected to uphold Joko Widodo's victory from the ballot last month. The court has never overturned the result of a presidential election.


2014-08-21 04:45:43 -0400

Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo speaks during official opening of peace talks in NairobiWest Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs but an attractive destination where pushers take advantage of the weak political system to perpetuate their trade," Obasanjo, who chairs the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD), said while presenting his report to Ghana's President John Mahama. "We believe that we should confront openly the political and governance weaknesses which the traffickers exploit," Obasanjo said. Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan set up the commission last year to explore ways to stem the increasing trafficking of drugs and its use in the region.


2014-08-21 04:41:49 -0400

Demonstrators protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown August 20, 2014 in Ferguson, MissouriProtests in the strife-torn town of Ferguson cooled late Wednesday after the top US law enforcement official pledged a full investigation into the slaying of teenager Michael Brown that kicked off days of racially charged unrest. Earlier Wednesday Attorney General Eric Holder met with the parents of Brown, a black unarmed 18-year-old who was shot dead by a white police officer on August 9. A grand jury was to begin hearing witnesses to Brown's killing, with widespread calls for the police officer to be put on trial for the fatal shooting. The attorney general, who is African-American, told Ferguson residents he had assigned the justice department's "most experienced agents and prosecutors" to investigate Brown's death, amid local suspicion that police will protect one of their own.


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