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This Month in Queens Real Estate: April 2014
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales remained sluggish in March according to the most recent data released by the Long Island Board of Realtors. A combination of higher prices...
A meetup that gets results, NOT just motivates then deflates
Apr 08, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Join Networking For Prosperity & Adventure , a different kind of meetup that shows you the HOW to, not just the fluff of getting you excited in order to set you up for failure. Let's face it, in th...
The Tenor, A Novel by Peter Danish, revisits Maria Callas wartime years
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
     THE TENOR A novel by Peter Danish Based partially on a true episode of Maria Callas’ life, The Tenor is the riveting story of a young Italian man with   a spectacular knack for music and a voi...
Networking for Prosperity & Adventure Meetup in NYC April 9 7PM till 10PM
Apr 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
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Networking for Prosperity & Adventure Meetup in NYC April 9 7PM till 10PM
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Shirley who is a part time employed, motivated leader who is working on a few business ventures in order to be a full time entrepreneur. In spite of many obstacles she is currently working on many ...
What is a retaliation claim and why are they so popular?
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in 2012, 38 percent of all EEOC claims were for retaliation. The reason retaliation claims have become so popular in recent yea...
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Stan's Mothers' Club is proud to announce our first BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY! Sunday, April 6th  9AM-12PM $10.00 Per Child 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
National Labor Relations Board finds employee’s Facebook posts not protected
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In recent years, thousands of companies have felt the impact of a slumped economy, increased costs and regulations.  These conditions have forced employers to cut costs, red...
Coaches Wanted!
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
Coaches Wanted for Forest & Highland Parks 2014 Sport Clinics. Must be able to work with children age 7-14 and have skills in one or more of the following sports: SKATEBOARDING, BASKETBALL AND SOCC...
Sign Up and Walk for Kids Growth!
Mar 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
Join the community on April 6, 2014. Walk for Kids Growth at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in Queens (at Fountain of the Planets). This community event will feature a scenic 3-mile fun walk, refres...

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Freedom from choice
Dear Editor: Defending and debating the virtues of liberty and freedom in a world of entitlements, welfare and redistribution of wealth is an exercise in futility. Either knowingly or unwittingly, ...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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History corrected
Dear Editor: I read in your This Day in History last week that "On this date the pope crowned Napoleon emperor.” Sorry folks, not true! That was supposed to happen, but the little man took the crow...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents need access to child's social media
Dear Editor: Social media websites do not do enough to provide parents with the resources needed to monitor their child’s activities. Anything could happen to children on these sites, ranging from ...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos for work on airplane noise
Dear Editor: As a Queens resident who has had to deal with increased airplane noise in our borough, I’m writing to commend our local elected officials, specifically Congress members Steve Israel an...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give de Blasio a chance(llor)
Dear Editor: Bill de Blasio is being blasted for saying that his selection of schools chancellor will not be a "beauty contest.” What's the big deal? Why suspect the worst motives? By no means does...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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School vote disappointing
Dear Editor: How disappointing to learn that the City Council recently passed legislation to purchase the Keil Brothers Garden Center Business in Bayside for construction of a new school. Establish...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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The only good plan
Dear Editor: Reusing the former LIRR Queens Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) for transportation is the best plan. It will reunite north and south Queens and decrease travel times and increase investments ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support wind
Dear Editor: This Thanksgiving, New York’s wind energy has given us a lot to be grateful for. A new report by Environment New York, “Wind Power for a Cleaner America,” shows that wind energy in New...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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CPR in schools
Dear Editor: Cardiac arrest kills more than 360,000 people in our country every year. In 2001, my husband was one of them. Joel Drillings was only 56 years old when he died from cardiac arrest at h...
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Help the homeless
Dear Editor: New York City's homeless problem has increased, especially among families, which I find most sad indeed. The shelter population has reached record levels not seen since the Great Depre...
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A Prize for DOE
Dear Editor: Posting on their website the answers to an exam that students hadn't taken yet and being defensive about it while still demanding that the job security of teachers be linked to the wor...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware radon
Dear Editor: November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and while most are aware that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, not everyone recognizes that prolonged exposure to radon gas is the ...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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The end game
Dear Editor: It has become abundantly clear to me the real plan behind the Obamacare scheme. Under this confused “system,” the rich will still have the best medical care money can buy. The poor's m...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering Marjorie
Dear Editor: My good friend Marjorie Ferrigno passed away on November 14. A founding member of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association, she was an indefatigable advocate for city landmark desi...
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Preserve a lifeline for Queens seniors
Dear Editor: Queens has a rapidly growing elderly population facing severe problems, such as mental illness. Fortunately, there's a place where many troubled seniors get help: Club Pride in Douglas...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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People gather at the site of a bomb blast in CairoGunmen killed an Egyptian intelligence officer and a policeman on a road outside Cairo in a late-night firefight, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. The armed men fled the scene after shooting dead Captain Ashraf Badeer el-Qazaz of the intelligence service and a police conscript, the ministry said in a statement. The two men were on security patrol late on Saturday on a desert road linking Cairo to the canal city of Suez when they tried to stop a vehicle, which then opened fire on them. Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on members of the security forces and killed hundreds of them since the army toppled Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi, last July.


2014-04-20 04:59:49 -0400

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma delivers his State of the Nation address at Parliament in Cape TownThe African National Congress (ANC) is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in May 7 elections, a poll showed on Sunday, confounding analysts who had predicted a fall in support for South Africa's ruling party 20 years after the end of apartheid. The poll, published by South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper, said the ANC was likely to win 65.5 percent of the vote, only a shade lower than the 65.9 percent it won at the last national elections in 2009. The survey was conducted on April 4, after Public Protector Thuli Madonsela - South Africa's top anti-corruption watchdog - published a damning report into a $21 million state-funded security upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's private home.


2014-04-20 04:59:32 -0400

Pro-Russian militant walks near a checkpoint which was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of SlavianskBy Gleb Garanich SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, testing an already fragile international accord that is supposed to defuse Ukraine's armed stand-off. Hours earlier, Ukraine's Western-backed government in Kiev had declared a truce to coincide with the Easter religious holiday, giving international mediators an opportunity to try to persuade armed pro-Russian groups to disarm. The crisis over Ukraine has dragged relations between Moscow and the West to their lowest ebb since the Cold War, and risks escalating this week with a U.S. threat of further sanctions against Moscow if the pro-Russian separatists do not pull back. A deal signed in Geneva last week by the European Union, Russia, Ukraine and the United States agreed that illegal armed groups would go home, but so far they have shown no signs of budging, leaving the accord looking threadbare.


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