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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
Michael Mossman Jazz Concert
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Mossman Jazz Concert August 23, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2013 Grammy nominated Jazz performer Michael Mossman will be performing at Atlas Park this Saturday, August 23rd, from 7-9PM. Mr. Mos...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 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 | 208 208 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 | 222 222 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 | 229 229 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 | 8 8 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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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...

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Pols call for waste equity in Queens and Brooklyn
New proposal to enforce SWMP legislation of 2006
Oct 30, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group fights reforms to Scaffold Law
Study finds Latino workers most at risk
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Dromm calls on DOE to make Diwali a school holiday
Council bill is gaining support from local leaders
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Queens kids learn about a healthy lifestyle at USTA School Day
The Unites States Tennis Association and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras hosted the second annual USTA Schools Day on Wednesday, October 16, in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. “The USTA School Day is a ...
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Event shines 'light' on after-school programs
Lights on Afterschool, an annual event hosted by the Afterschool Alliance, took place for the 14th straight year on October 17. Lights On Afterschool promotes awareness for the need for after-schoo...
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arcabascio looks to challenge Katz for Queens beep
Says former candidate Vallone would make great deputy
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sparks fly at Queens BP Debate
Arcabascio: “I’m not an evil Republican”
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Students protest cuts to AP program at Cardozo High
Call on DOE to restore $400,000 in budget cuts
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willets Point development project approved by NYC Council
With only three votes against and one of abstention, the $3 billion dollar proposal to rezone and develop in Willets Point was passed by the NYC Council last night. Similar to how the Council grant...
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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COMET meets with Queens Quiet Skies
Grassroots movement to address airplane noise grows
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Council candidate calls for stricter sex offender residency laws
In response to learning that five known sex offenders are living near schools and playgrounds in northeast Queens, Republican City Council candidate Dennis Saffran called on the city to pass strict...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vince Lombardi honored at St. Francis Prep
Hometown Hall of Famers visits Queens
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Whitestone residents protest plans for new school
Whitestone residents have made it clear they do not want a school on the vacant lot near 150th Street and 5th Avenue. After word spread that the city was eyeing the property for a new school, civic...
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Top High Schools 2013
How we chose our 2013 Top High Schools , what they have to offer, and how to use the information we've gathered for each academic institution. Private school can be a costly, but worthy, investment...
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Astoria residents refuse to let developer on property
Homeowners want settlement stipulating repairs
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan receives a hug from a supporter in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan as an outsider in a state where relationships and roots matter.


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The grounds crew works on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.


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Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant in FlorrissantAttorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest. Holder, the first African-American to head the Justice Department, met with students and then community leaders at a community college during a visit to Ferguson for a briefing on a Justice Department investigation into the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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