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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
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  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
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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 $$
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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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Repair work hits F, G trains with service changes
The next phase of work on the Culver Viaduct is underway, and with it come major disruptions to the F and G trains. Beginning January 10, this means no Manhattan-bound F train at Smith-Ninth street...
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Developer sticks with contractor despite safety concerns
A development company owned by former basketball star Magic Johnson is sticking by its choice of a construction company with a history of buildings violations, despite a cry over safety concerns at...
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Vote approaches for Brooklyn Millenium
Screened Park Slope school planned for John Jay site
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Pols push for energy upgrade at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Shore power system would reduce ship pollution
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Bravest break record for number of emergencies in FDNY history
New York City Firefighters are extinguishing their own record. For the first time in 145 years of the FDNY’s existence, firefighters have responded to more than 500,000 emergencies, all within the ...
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Liu rejects contract for 911 call center
In the wake of the CityTime scandal, City Comptroller John Liu Monday called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to immediately review the Emergency Communications Transformation Program (ECTP) as part of t...
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The Year in Review
Brooklyn’s top stories of 2010
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MTA Fare Hikes go into effect 12/30
Commuters can count on a raise for New Year – a fare raise, that is. Starting Decebmer 30, the much talked about and chided MTA fare hikes will go into effect. In early October, the MTA board held ...
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Brooklyn leads, Queens lags on new chain stores
You can call it a chain reaction. But according to an analysis conducted by the independent, Manhattan-based Center for an Urban Future, Brooklyn has seen the largest increase in the number of reta...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Hat' Couture: modern-day milliner
Brooklyn native Jonathan Martin creates hats that turn heads
Dec 21, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prospect Park starts work on $70M upgrade
Lakeside will add two skating rinks, landscaping
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Traffic task force will take on Boerum Hill speeding
Group could push for 20-mph zone
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Dry cleaning the organic way
Green Apple Cleaners, New York City’s first eco-friendly laundering service, provides customers with clean clothes, but also educates them on the carcinogenic solvents used at most traditional dry ...
Dec 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biz networking group comes to Brooklyn
The NYC Business Networking Group, headed by Ilana Eberson, expanded its reach to Brooklyn last Tuesday with an official holiday kickoff party, the Brooklyn Business Expo. The networking event gath...
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Emily Lloyd chosen to run Prospect Park
Former Environmental commissioner will replace Tupper Thomas
Dec 17, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis wears skullcaps given by faithful at the end of his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Saying "even the pope has a family," Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew's wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff's native Argentina.


2014-08-20 06:32:50 -0400

A digger removes debris on August 20, 2014 from a building in Gaza City's Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood destroyed the night before in an Israeli air strike which killed the wife and infant daughter of elusive Hamas military chief Mohammed DeifIsraeli warplanes struck Gaza, killing the wife and child of Hamas's top military chief, the Islamist movement said Wednesday after truce talks in Cairo collapsed in a storm of violence. It was not immediately clear whether Mohammed Deif himself, who has topped Israel's most wanted list for decades, was killed or wounded in the strike which hit a house in Gaza City late on Tuesday. Hamas vowed bloody revenge, saying Israel had "opened the gates of hell". The deadly attack came just hours after a resumption of the fighting in and around Gaza after more than a week of calm as Egyptian negotiators pushed the warring sides to broker a decisive end to six weeks of bloodshed.


2014-08-20 06:32:17 -0400
Afghanistan has given New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg 24 hours to leave the country for not cooperating with an investigation, a statement from the attorney general's office said on Wednesday. Rosenberg had been summoned to the attorney general's office for questioning on Tuesday after the newspaper ran a story about officials discussing plans to form an interim government if a deadlock over the presidential election failed to be broken soon.
2014-08-20 06:26:05 -0400