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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 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 | 63 63 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 | 75 75 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 | 73 73 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...
Looking for an apartment? Ideas to benefit you!
Jul 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Ideas to benefit you. 'MIDDLE VILLAGE AREA' With plenty of competition out there looking for the same apartment that you are looking for, do you think it is a good idea to: Have on hand three month...
2015 Queens Arts Fund: Funding for Queens Artists and Arts Organizations
Jul 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with our Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grant program. These QAF grants help build the creative ...
Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space Brings Emerging Artists Together
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, July 18th, Queens Council on the Arts’  3rd Space  is proud to present Amy Wu and the launch of QNSMADE, a web-based project that celebrates the stories ofQueens through a series of port...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 324 324 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 | 356 356 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 | 399 399 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...

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Pols call for additional minimum wage increase
Rally on City Hall steps for $15 an hour
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens hosts Vision Zero town hall meeting
Citizens invited to provide input on street safety
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Check it out! Or check it in, you can do both
In a ceremony originally delayed by a winter blizzard, the Queens Library finally got a chance to celebrate the new self check-in and check-out kiosks at its Flushing branch. Visitors to the branch...
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Vietnam vets organize blood drive for Toro
Former group president suffering from war-related cancer
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Study will examine bus service in NE Queens
A grant approved as part of the new state budget will fund a study looking into the effects that bus service cuts had on the residents of northeast Queens. Last week, State Senator Tony Avella anno...
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Mayor names new commissioner of Cultural Affairs
Queens Museum wishes good luck to former president
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Airport workers march for higher wages
Underpaid staff anxiously await above-poverty pay and benefits
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Queens World’s Fair anniversary preparations
In anticipation of two World’s Fair anniversaries, Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Margaret Markey hosted a press conference at the Queens Museum last Friday to announce the full, ...
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Molloy celebrates the diversity of its students
Archbishop Molloy High School over the weekend hosted its 34th annual International Day, a celebration of the cultural diversity of the students and the Queens community at large through the sampli...
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St. John's goes bald for a good cause
Annual event raises money for pediatric cancer research
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Flushing resident helps immigrants adjust
After working for large corporation for several years, Flushing resident Alexandra Ruiz felt like she needed a change. So in 2009 she started the nonprofit Immigrant Advancement Matters (IAM) IAM p...
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Opponents of Willets West are ready for a fight
Petitioners from in and around Willets Point, including New York State Senator Tony Avella, are digging in for a court battle they hope will halt development of the Willets West mega-mall on public...
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PS 173 takes a safety pledge
Promise to be vigilant about traffic safety
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Port Authority moves ahead with airport noise studies
In one year, noise complaints from LGA jumped tenfold
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Group steps up to save Little Neck-Douglaston parade
Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 26 as planned
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Russia on Wednesday dismissed Washington's accusations that it has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty as "unfounded", and said it had its own complaints against the United States over the treaty. This includes... production of armed drones by the Americans, which...fall into the category of ground-based cruise missiles as defined by the Treaty," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The ministry was reacting to Washington's allegations that Moscow had violated the 1988 accord. The exchange of the accusations took place amid the deepest East-West rift since the end of the Cold War over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis and the EU and United States economic sanctions against Moscow.
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In this June, 2014 image from video provided by the FBI, authorities raid a hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled kids as young as 11 from dingy motel rooms, truck stops and homes. (AP Photo/FBI)WASHINGTON (AP) — The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and that child welfare advocates say they're especially concerned about.


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Palestinian woman looks on as she stands at a United Nations-run school sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli ground offensive, that witnesses said was hit by Israeli shelling, in Jebalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza StripBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting. Israel's security cabinet decided to continue its offensive in the enclave and there was no sign of a halt to a 23-day conflict in which 1,326 people, mostly civilians, have died. Some 3,300 Palestinians, including many women and children, were taking refuge in the school in Jabalya refugee camp when it came under fire around dawn, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said. "Our initial assessment is that it was Israeli artillery that hit our school," UNRWA chief Pierre Krahenbuhl said in a statement after representatives of the agency visited the scene and examined fragments, craters and other damage.


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