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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
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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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Writers share stories through Queens journal
For some, writing is a way to connect with people we may never meet. This is the hope behind Newtown Literary, a new literary journal in Queens featuring the work of local authors, essayists and po...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer Cinema in the City
Catch a film outdoors
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie Review: The Runway
When director Ian Power was six years old, he moved to Wexler, a rural town in the south of Ireland that had a 70 percent unemployment rate, and this period of his life is the inspiration for The R...
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cunningham Park hosts Big Apple Circus
Expect clowns, jugglers, acrobats, animals and much more
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Voice of her own: Roslyn Kind
Barbra Streisand’s dynamic kid sister talks new album & Brooklyn
May 10, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Street Stories that connect with everyone
The Queens Museum of Art showcases Frank O. Larson's photos
May 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broadway meets Queens in dazzling production
The Jack Cole Project celebrates Golden Age of musicals
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills parents teach empathy through their story
The Starabella book series ventures into a bright new world of a child misunderstood
May 03, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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A place to dish, discuss, and keep a diary
Queens resident creates online forum, Diary Discussions
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willy Wonka comes to St. Mary's Drama Guild
The St. Mary's Drama Guild is gearing up for its 63rd anniversary year with a blockbuster live musical production of "WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY," directed by Ms. Ann Smith.  Ms. Smith s...
Apr 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nashville by way of Brooklyn
Brooklyn-based singer Risa Binder on love, Cobble Hill & kindness
Apr 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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A "charming" fashion trend
Classic charm bracelets make for a unique, timeless gift
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interstate Projects showcases "Bad Girls"
In 1994 Marcia Tucker, the founder and director of the New Museum, organized an exhibition entitled Bad Girls that included works by more than 60 artists who were creating art that resonated with h...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spooky stories of horror fill pages of "Night Shivers"
Brooklyn author aims to scare, entertain, and even inspire with first book
Apr 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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A spring fling in Queens with dance, music & circus
This upcoming week lots of things to do in Queens
Apr 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 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