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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 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 | 73 73 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 | 85 85 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 | 83 83 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 | 334 334 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 | 367 367 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 | 409 409 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 | 410 410 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 | 864 864 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 | 368 368 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...

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Jeter!
Dear Editor: Derek Jeter has just passed Lou Gehrig's with his 2,722nd career hit and now holds the Yankee's all-time hits record. For that I say Jeter, you have made all of us New Yorkers very pro...
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Can't stand when the Speaker speaks
Dear Editor: I am an avowed Liberal but try as I may, I just cannot warm up to Nancy Pelosi. I am basically in harmony with her positions, however (call me shallow) her delivery with that, "deer ca...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYPD needs to change its policies
Dear Editor; It is a very sad day when an officer gets killed in the line of duty by one of their own. Officer Omar J. Edwards was killed by a fellow officer Andrew Dunton in what appears now as la...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support your local civic
Dear Editor: The Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. is a civic association in its 104th year. It works to make the neighborhoods of Auburndale and Western Bayside great place to live. Current...
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Help save your library
Dear Editor: Queens Library is facing unprecedented budgets cuts that will devastate library service unless funding is restored. The proposed city budget slashes our operating funds by nearly $20 m...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Message to Our Community About Swine Flu
Since the start of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak, hospital emergency rooms are experiencing a sharp rise in people coming in with concerns about their health. There are longer wait times in emergen...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Constitution when its convenient
Dear Editor: In 1787, while the rest of the world was governed by the whims of kings and tyrants, our Founding Fathers created the Constitution to circumscribe arbitrary governmental powers, establ...
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Militias the answer
Dear Editor: I’m damn angry, and I hope you are, too! Those brilliant armchair warriors, Bush and Cheney, lied us into war. Now, this “smooth talker” in the Oval Office has the nerve to go to Notre...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heartfelt thanks to two pols
Dear Editor: This past Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s annual Spring Dinner Dance. While there were numerous elected officials in attendance,...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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More like mis-communications director
Dear Editor: Was it sour grapes or hubris that gave rise to the coarse partisan comments of Shams Tarek, the new Communications Director for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) – who is...
Jun 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher: Don't send your sick kids to school
Dear Editor: As a teacher, I am very concerned about the latest spike in the swine flu outbreak. With six more public schools closed because of it, why doesn't the mayor and chancellor err on the s...
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You Say You Want A Revolution?
Dear Editor: There is a unique spirit that binds and identifies us as Americans; it manifested itself on September 12, 2001, the day after the WTC terrorist attack, at the funeral of President John...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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These Kids Today!
Dear Editor: It does make any sense to me that parents in this day and age would allow their teenagers to go on a trip to a foreign country, especially one with all of the problems that Mexico is e...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marriage For Everyone
Dear Editor: Last month, our Governor David Patterson proposed legislation that would allow same sex marriage and many of us in Queens cheered. All New York families deserve to be treated equally u...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Less Sure About Torture
Dear Editor: In keeping with it’s commitment to honesty, the Obama administration has released the dirty secrets hidden by the Bush Whitehouse about our country’s support of torture. Torture is inh...
May 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Ukrainian government army military vehicle travels across a damaged bridge near the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors nonetheless set off for a second day at the crash site.


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Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the new House GOP whip, leaves a closed-door Republican strategy session on the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support for a planned vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The surprise developments, coming on Congress' final day of action ahead of a five-week summer recess, were an embarrassing setback for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team as a small group of tea party lawmakers once again upset their plans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.


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Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. There has been a surge in the volume of heroin trafficked through east Africa in recent years, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime says, with east Africa’s biggest port of Mombasa cited as a transit point for narcotics and other contraband. The suspects, who included six Pakistanis, two Indians and an Iranian, denied trafficking the heroin and were detained until November when their trial will begin. Police also found 33,200 litres of liquid heroin whose value is yet to be established.
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