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This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 35 35 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 | 35 35 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 | 282 282 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 | 314 314 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 | 357 357 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 | 357 357 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 | 811 811 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 | 328 328 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 | 501 501 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/10/14-3/16/14)
Monday, Mar. 10 James Podhajski was arrested at 59-72 60th Street for grand larceny by Detective Chichotky. Bryant Aguilar was arrested at 74-39 64th Place for robbery by Officer Friedrich. Thomas ...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drawing contest winners awarded at Amalgamated Bank
Richard Ritchie, branch manager at Amalgamated Bank on Grand Ave. in Maspeth, awarded three children from the nearby A.C.E. Academy for Scholars P.S. 290 with checks and prizes in the bank’s holida...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 opposes Knockdown Center’s 5,000-person assembly permit
In response to a 5,000-person assembly permit application filed by the owners of Knockdown Center, Community Board 5 unanimously approved a letter in opposition at its board meeting held last week....
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fresh Pond’s Little Pet Shop of Horrors
Maspeth residents are up in arms after finding out a pet shop in their neighborhood has been operating without permits to sell or board animals for several months. Located at 60-77 Fresh Pond Rd., ...
Mar 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luxury apartments planned at former Abbraciamento site
After paperwork filed with the Department of Buildings (DOB) surfaced last week, developers Criterion Group confirmed their plans to build a seven-story, 120-unit luxury apartment building at the s...
Mar 12, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct arrests knifepoint robber
The 104th Precinct announced Monday that police have a suspect in custody for a recent slew of knifepoint robberies in Ridgewood. “Bryant Aguilar, 21, of Brooklyn, was arrested by the 104th Precinc...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/3/14-3/9/14)
Monday, Mar. 3 Nico Carabetta was arrested at 79-80 77th Road for grand larceny by Officer Demarco. Charles Bartone was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for theft of servi...
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Vision Zero a new focus for 104th Precinct
Officers in the 104th Precinct are now implementing some of the initiatives in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic plan. “There’s going to be a greater emphasis in this precinct, and all oth...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials show resounding support for St. Pat’s for All
After Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would not be participating in the 253rd New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to its continued choice not to allow gay banners, he joined several electe...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/24/14-3/2/14)
Monday, Feb. 24 Stephen Hartie was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for a traffic offense by Officer Kaufman. Calvin Peebles was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for ...
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Newtown Creek advocates say city is misguided in cleanup project
Group pushes for a long-term solution
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some fear traffic issues with three new restaurants
With traffic already congested on Queens Boulevard, things could get worse when three new restaurants - Olive Garden, Joe’s Crab Shack and Longhorn Steakhouse - open across from Queens Center Mall ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th cops honored for nabbing cell phone thief
For their efforts in nabbing a 40-year-old homeless man that shoved a woman pushing a baby carriage to steal her cell phone, 104th Precinct Captain Christopher Manson awarded the two arresting offi...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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De Blasio and DOT attack potholes
Severe winter has turned streets into a battlefield
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (2/17/14-2/23/14)
Monday, Feb. 17 John Carlo was arrested at 62-52 80th Street for criminal contempt by Officer Eastman. Jakub Baran was arrested at 59-07 Maspeth Avenue for assault by Officer Mathlier-Potter. Steph...
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Employees serve clients in a McDonald's restaurant on Pushkin square in Moscow on February 1, 2010Russia's consumer watchdog announced Friday that it was suing American food chain McDonald's for quality violations and improper labelling of its food items. "We found violations that make us doubt the quality and safety of food products in the entire McDonald's chain," a spokeswoman for Rospotrebnadzor consumer watchdog said, Interfax reported. The legal action was being taken as the United States upped sanctions on Russia over its backing of rebels in Ukraine.


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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk during the welcoming ceremony at the Nacional Palace in Mexico City, on July 25, 2014Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched a five-country Latin American tour in Mexico on Friday, keen to strike energy deals on the heels of the Chinese president's visit to the resource-rich region. Abe will also travel to Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Chile and Brazil in a nine-day visit that comes two days after China's Xi Jinping wrapped up his own four-country tour, underlining Asia's growing interest in the region's fast-growing economies and vast natural resources. With Japan on the lookout for new power sources after the Fukushima disaster forced the shutdown of its nuclear reactors, energy will be high on the prime minister's agenda. Japan's top-selling newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, reported Friday that Tokyo plans to provide financial and technical support to help Mexico develop its nascent shale gas sector, aiming to start importing Mexican gas in the mid-2020s.


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Two and a half-year-old Muhammad Al Masri rests on his mother's legs in a classroom at a United Nations school where hundreds of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes following heavy Israeli forces' strikes, in Jebaliya refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Friday, July 25, 2014. Over 140,000 Palestinians are seeking shelter in 83 UNRWA schools, according to UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness. The number of Palestinians seeking shelter since the ground operation began has increased seven-fold. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says Israel may soon broaden its ground operation in the Gaza Strip significantly.


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