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This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 28 28 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 | 29 29 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 | 276 276 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 | 308 308 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 | 350 350 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 | 351 351 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 | 806 806 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 | 322 322 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 | 497 497 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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Adams host new police chief at Borough Hall
Hundreds of faith-based civic leaders from across Brooklyn gathered at Borough Hall Monday night, as Borough President Eric Adams hosted Police Commissioner William Bratton for a meet-and-greet ses...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chkifati brothers plans to expand Luxor Limos
Most 16-year-olds would be more than satisfied with a driver’s license and a hooptie, but when Shlomo Chkifati was 16, he and his 18-year-old brother Albert had their sights set on starting their o...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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84th Precinct Police blotter (3/9/14-3/17/14)
Sunday, March 9 At 11 p.m. in front of 188 State St. a 66-year-old woman was walking when she was attacked from behind, pushed to the sidewalk and had her purse stolen. She injured her knee and sho...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luxury living expanding to Park Slope South
Aside from recent expansion projects in the Prospect Park region of Brooklyn, like the recently launched $74 million LeFrak Center at Lakeside, new residential developments have added to the boomin...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlantic Yards plays long ball
Residents look for solution to ongoing construction project
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Four & Twenty Blackbirds descends on Brooklyn Public Library
Shop owners Emily and Melissa Elsen couldn’t have picked a more appropriate day to celebrate the opening of Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ new location inside the central branch of the Brooklyn Public L...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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84th precinct blotter
Feb. 24 - A 26-year-old man looked at an apartment in Coney Island and gave a $4,300 deposit, but was never given the keys and had his money stolen. Feb. 25 - A 30-year-old man reported leaving his...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn mall owners address local civic group
Security concerns after two unruly flash mobs
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crown Heights resident looks to fill Adams' seat
When Eric Adams left the State Senate for his new post as Brooklyn borough president, lifelong Crown Heights resident Rubain Dorancy saw an opportunity. Dorancy, an attorney, teacher, community act...
Mar 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn residents put Housing Court on trial
Several community groups gathered to take Brooklyn Housing Court to task in a mock trial held at Borough Hall last Thursday. Led by Borough President Eric Adams, the mock trial included testimonial...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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84th precinct botter
Feb. 21 - At 7:30 p.m. at Frank Collective, 210 Jay St., a 42-year-old woman entered on Monday after being closed for the weekend and found three Macbooks, a laptop and an iPad stolen. Feb. 24 - At...
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Adult Day Care Center opens in Brooklyn
With a more intimate setting, privacy is not an issue
Mar 12, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rash of car break-ins near St. Joe's
A string of car break-ins have taken place near front St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn over the past month. Last week, numerous vehicles on Clinton Avenue and Waverly Street had broken windows and ...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town hall to save hospitals in the outer boroughs
In a show of support for struggling Brooklyn hospitals, Public Advocate Letitia James hosted her first town hall meeting at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Tabernacle on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyves...
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Pols propose changes to handling missing person cases
In wake of unsolved murder of Williamsburg man
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FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday, July 25, 2014, in Chicago, organizers are holding what they're calling the first national convention of fast-food workers. They’ll be discussing how to move forward with the protests and other actions calling for higher wages that have been taking place in cities around the country since late 2012.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.


2014-07-25 01:16:53 -0400

A picture taken from the northern Israel-Gaza border shows Israeli flares above Palestinian houses in the northern Gaza strip on July 24, 2014Signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire were evident on Friday as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter killing 15 Palestinians. Israel's secretive security cabinet was expected to meet later in the day to discuss truce proposals passed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier in the week, Israeli media said. Fresh Israeli fire early Friday pushed the overall Palestinian death toll in Gaza to over 800 Palestinians, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.


2014-07-25 01:14:33 -0400

Workers check new cars before they are transported to dealers in Sao Bernardo do CampoU.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth. Companies ranging from Ford Motor Co to 3M Co and Caterpillar Inc reported second quarter earnings that highlighted weakness in their Latin or South American operations. Several companies reported tepid performance in Brazil, the biggest economy in Latin America, where some economists fear the country is on the verge of a recession. "The place where we see a little bit more of a challenge is Latin America," 3M Chief Executive Officer Inge Thulin told analysts on the company's quarterly conference call on Thursday.


2014-07-25 01:13:22 -0400