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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 | 177 177 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 | 226 226 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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NYC Transit is Off Track by William C.
September 23, 2009 02:14 PM | 6792 views | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past week, I have addressed some serious concerns regarding our transit system.   I wrote Chairman Walder on Monday urging him to reverse his decision to eliminate station agents from 99 sub...
DEP SOAKS NEW YORKERS WITH CROTON DELAYS by William C.
September 03, 2009 02:23 PM | 7467 views | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
The construction of the Croton Water Treatment Plant is yet another example of a City project that has been subject to delays and ballooning costs.    My office recently conducted two audits of The...
Rest In Peace Eunice Kennedy Shriver by William C.
August 12, 2009 02:23 PM | 6373 views | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
I join with millions of Americans in mourning the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a truly selfless individual who has left an indelible mark on this country. As the founder of the Special Olympics ...
Why One Should Not Be Choosy Over Jobs These Days by Sylvia
August 02, 2009 10:30 PM | 8570 views | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Fresh graduates always have this idealistic mode to get the job of their dreams . And so, they earnestly go out of their way to be overly-presentable at interviews, be hyper in job fairs, well you ...
ACCESS-A-RIDE STRANDING NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES AT THE CURB by William C.
July 28, 2009 02:11 PM | 6452 views | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly two decades ago, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law to protect and enhance the rights of people with disabilities.   In the years that have passed, we have made...
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FILE - This is a Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 file photo of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Turkey. Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Party officials are convening Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 to pick a leader whom analysts say would be loyal to Erdogan, allowing the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade to keep a tight rein on government.(AP Photo/ File)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party were poised Thursday to choose his successor as party chairman and prime minister, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will keep charge as president.


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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies are reporting that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals after safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.
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Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in GazaBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group's military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum and said they were killed in the bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah. All three were described as senior Hamas military figures. The Israeli military and Shin Bet, the internal security service, confirmed that two of the men were targeted, in what would constitute the killing of the most senior Hamas leaders since Israel launched its offensive in Gaza on July 8.


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