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This Month in Queens Real Estate: APRIL 2015
Apr 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update Homes sales increased in March while inventory levels remained tight. Inventory typically reaches its low point during the winter months, but the current...
Food for Thought
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir  Please think twice before you dest...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop fo...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at the Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY 11105
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Astoria Coop for Sale. Offered ...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside, NY 11360
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered ...
What Is Parental Alienation and How Can It Affect Custody?
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , Parential Alienation Parental alienation syndrome is a psychological term that means one parent is turning the children against the other paren...
A Legal Perspective for a Recent Tragic New York Accident
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Apr 7, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , On April 1, 2015, a tragic car accident occurred in the Bronx on a snowy Grand Concourse service road. A cab driver, suffering from a sei...
The Launch of Stephen D. Hans & Associates’ New Website
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Stephen D. Hans & Associates, P.C. wants to welcome you to the launch of our new employment litigation website.  We hope you can easily find the information you are searchin...
STARS Act of 2015 Addresses ACA Confusion over Season Employee/Season Worker
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans The restaurant industry and other fields of work, such as farming, often have seasonal workers that pick up heavier work loads during more productive times of the year. The ...
Just Listed: 2 Family Home in Far Rockaway Queens at 15-21 New Haven Avenue!
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2 Family Home for Sale in Far Rockaway, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Far Rockaway 2 Family Home for Sale. Offer...

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John Beltzer, Songs of Love
After many years of struggling to make it in the music industry, Forest Hills resident John Beltzer had taken his share of blows, from the tragic loss of his fraternal twin brother Julio in 1984 to...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ila Gross, LeAp Founder
After two years working as a special education teacher, Ila Gross didn’t think she was cut out to be an educator, so she left the teaching field and applied her skills as a fine artist. It wasn’t u...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sajjad Khalfan, Awards & Signs Express
When Sajjad Khalfan’s father was still living in Tanzania, he took up the trade of manufacturing awards and signs, and when he moved to the U.S. with his family in tow, he brought that trade with h...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Landano, TrakBelt 360 Inventor
After a bulky equipment belt led to a near-death experience while working as a photographer for the FDNY 10 years ago, Chris Landano realized he needed a more versatile system for carrying his gear...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jin-Xiang Yu, Queens College Grad
Jin-Xiang Yu recently graduated from Queens College, however that is only the beginning of her educational career. After three years at the Aaron Copland School of music, the soprano became just on...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colvin Grannum, Bed-Stuy Restoration

When Colvin Grannum was a child, he and his brothers took weekly walks through the neighborhood with their parents, who would chat up the neighbors and shopkeepers, all of whom were on a first-name...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elvis Valdez, Master Gardener
For Elvis Valdez landscaping is a lifelong passion, and for the past 14 years he has worked with the Parks Department to beautify and maintain parks around the city. A 2006 graduate of the Master G...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roc Opera, Music Video Producer and Uncle to Avonte Oquendo
When Alonzo Conti, aka Roc Opera, first heard the news that his nephew was missing, he and his brother-in-law, Danny Oquendo sprung into action, forming search parties to find the young, autistic b...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Laura Ward, Choreographer
If you asked Laura Ward's friends about her, they might tell you she's a dancer or they might tell you she is a conceptual artist who uses dance as a tool. That's because while she has been a dance...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristen Titus, Tech Talent Pipeline
In an industry dominated by nerdy guys, Kristen Titus is turning the tide and leading the way in a city-wide effort to promote technology growth. The city's Department of Small Business Services an...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pastor Phil Hardt, Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church
Phil Hardt was raised Methodist in Connecticut, but when he hit high school, the pressures of playing for the varsity hockey team in a hockey town got in the way of his faith for a while. He found ...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brianna Rios, World Salsa Champion
Brianna Rios was first exposed to the world of salsa dancing at a young age, when after a vacation with her grandmother in Puerto Rico she came home to find her parents had started taking classes t...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronnie Minor, Housing Advocate
Ronnie Minor has lived in Astoria since 1967. It's the neighborhood he belongs to, and the place he fights for as a community advocate. So when the city began dumping garbage bags in the middle of ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devon O’Connor, Welcome to Whitestone
Devon O’Connor did not intend to start a civic group when he noticed that his neighborhood’s “Welcome to Whitestone” sign was deteriorating. He simply wanted to fix the sign, but as he talked with ...
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Jose Rodriguez, Dean of Students at St. Francis College
St. Francis College has a new Dean of Students at the Brooklyn Heights school. Longtime educator and experienced administrator Dr. Jose Rodriguez said the new position was important to him because ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Demonstrators walk through the streets of Johannesburg Thursday, April 23, 2015 protesting against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. The protesters walked through the center of Johannesburg passing neighborhoods that are home to many immigrants, a large number of whom come from other African countries. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," said a government statement.


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A Nepalese doctor examines an X-ray at a city hospital in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015Nepalese doctors set up makeshift operating theatres in a hospital car park Sunday as they worked round the clock to treat the wounded from a monster quake that has also left morgues overflowing with bodies. As disaster officials said nearly 6,000 people were injured in Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake, medics in the impoverished Himalayan nation told how they had been unable to save some of the most grievously wounded. Samir Acharya, a doctor at Annapurna Neurological Hospital, described how medics were working out of a tent set up in a parking lot after being overwhelmed by patients. "Most patients have head injuries or fractures.


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A woman protester holds a placard calling for the life of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino facing execution, to be saved during a protest in Cilacap, Central Java province, IndonesiaBy Kanupriya Kapoor CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Relatives of several convicts on death row in Indonesia made emotional last-ditch appeals for mercy on Sunday, adding their voices to foreign governments and the head of the United Nations who called for the group of nine to be spared the firing squad. Indonesia this weekend informed the group of drug-crime convicts, which includes nationals from Brazil, France, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines and Australia, that they would be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday. The appeals for clemency were directed at President Joko Widodo, whose determination to deal harshly with drug crimes has won popular support at home. "There are nine people with families that love them ... so we ask the president to use his powers to intervene and save their lives," Chintu Sukumaran told reporters after visiting his Australian brother, Myuran, at a high-security jail on Nusakambangan Island in West Java.


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