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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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
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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...

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Streaking Brooklyn Cyclones in First Place
Staten Island Sweep: Aberdeen and the Staten Island Yankees proved to be no match for the Brooklyn Cyclones last week. Brooklyn swept aside all challengers, winning five straight games, including b...
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Heroes Basketball: Slap Chop celebrates a win over BQE Ballers 39-38
It was a close game in the 21 & under boys division of the Heroes hoops last week. On Thursday, Slap Chop beat the BQE Ballers by a finalm score of 39 to 38. It was a very close game all the way to...
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On Point Cyclones Win At Madison Square Garden
On the weekend of July 11th and 12th, the On Point Cyclones were at a tournament at Ramapo College in New Jersey, the Tournament Of Champions - Road To The Garden. The team played 4 games and place...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professional Boxing to return to Brooklyn at Barclays
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and Golden Boy Promotions are teaming of major professional boxing back to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. 
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78th Precinct Youth Council Gears Up for Fall Activities
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CSD) – Following a highly successful baseball season involving a variety of division and tournament championships, the 78th Precinct Youth Council is gearing up for its fall flag fo...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
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Brookyln Cyclones go streaking, win six straight games
Cyclone Watch: July 22
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 11-17
BQE Ballers pull out a win over Force, 56-38 The BQE Ballers took control on Thursday, defeating Force, 56 to 38. The game was set on fast breaks, and many spectacular plays were made.Dennis Hot le...
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOP TEN Places We Got To Catch The FIFA WORLD CUP!
NEVADA SMITH’s in Manhattan. No greater venue in NYC for soccer than two-story packed-to-the-gills NEVADA SMITH’S (“Where Football Is Religion!”), especially if it’s England you’re rooting for. Mer...
Jul 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Top Ten Favorite Things About The 2010 World Cup
“Love the vuvuzelas”
Jul 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Abanikanda: One to Watch
This week’s one to watch is Michael Abanikanda, a junior running back at Thomas Jefferson High School. Abanikanda was recently named to Football University’s Top Gun showcase in Williamsburg Virgin...
Jul 15, 2010 | 14 14 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sports and Political Icons Weigh in on George Steinbrenner
New York's power players reflect on The Boss
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Championships held at McClancy High School
17 & Under Boy’s Championship: Crusaders use a fast-paced game to beat Variety (17U), 49-46 On Thursday , July 1, the Championship game was played at 5:00 for the 17 & under boys division. The two ...
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sacred Heart wins TWO baseball championships
In 1989, gas prices were a lot less expensive, Johnny Carson was still hosting The Tonight Show, Bette Midler had the number one hit “Wind beneath my Wings” , and Sacred Heart won a CYO baseball ch...
Jul 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Republican candidate for election to the U.S. Senate, waves signs along a busy street on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.


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Standard Chartered billboards hang above a bank branch in Hong Kong on August 6, 2014New York state's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for not detecting possible money laundering. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said the British bank's internal compliance systems had failed to detect or act on a large number of "potentially high-risk transactions" mostly originating from Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. The new punishment came two years after the bank paid US regulators $667 million to settle charges it violated US sanctions by handling thousands of money transactions involving Iran, Myanmar, Libya and Sudan. A DFS monitor appointed in 2012 to keep an eye on the bank discovered that it had not detected the allegedly high-risk transactions from Hong Kong and the UAE or reported them as it should have, the department said.


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Iraq Shiite fighters prepare to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. Fighters of the voluntary armed group formed after the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to protect holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.


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