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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 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
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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 | 79 79 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 | 77 77 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 | 3 3 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
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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 | 8 8 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 | 328 328 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 | 360 360 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 | 403 403 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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Cask 15: The “new cool” in College Point
Although College Point has not yet had its breakout as a “trendy” area, Latin American-themed restaurant and bar Cask 15 has the potential to change that. Located on busy College Point Blvd., which...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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QCP celebrates 65 years at Terrace on the Park
Though Queens Centers for Progress turned 65 years old this year, the disability services company is nowhere near ready to retire. At its anniversary gala at the Terrace on the Park in Flushing Mea...
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Council adopts citywide municipal ID program
Pols worry about stigma and safety of the cards
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School rolls out new tech application for disabled students
In many schools, the only computers equipped for use by students with physical disabilities are found in separate labs from where most students congregate, surf the net and study. PS811Q in Queens ...
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The culture – and conflict - of Afghanistan on display at QCC
Robert Nickelsberg was first contracted by Time Magazine to photograph the turmoil in Afghanistan beginning back in 1988, and his journey eventually led into several decades of photography and expl...
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Let there be light at Glen Oaks Oval
Pol allocates $400,000 to illuminate park’s south side
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Remembering P.S. 41 teacher Mrs. Geri Cilmi
Bayside renames 214th Lane in honor of former teacher
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Legislature passes Queens Library Reform Bill
Awaits signature from Governor Cuomo to become law
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USTA searches for new ball persons for 2014 Open
The U.S. Tennis Association hosted ball person tryouts on June 19 for the 2014 US Open. Over 100 boys and girls over the age of 14 from New York City and its surrounding suburbs lined up in the Bil...
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Port Authority moving ahead with airport noise study
Provide more details at meeting of new roundtable
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Liu gathering up endorsements in State Senate race
Opponent Avella criticizes support from WFP
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Katz appoints 54 new community board members
A great shakeup has occurred in local politics, with the appointment of 54 new community board members by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz last week. “Our borough’s community board members are...
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A bridge to nowhere will finally get fixed
149th Street bridge in Flushing closed for four long years
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Veterans remember the 70th Anniversary of D-Day
Vietnam group pledges to take care of the older generation
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Muslim center celebrates conversion of 168th Street
After years of fighting, street will become a one-way
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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., joined by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., criticizes the efforts of Republicans to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats have branded the effort a political charade aimed at stirring up Republican voters for the fall congressional elections. They say it's also an effort by top Republicans to mollify conservatives who want Obama to be impeached — something House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, said Tuesday he has no plans to do. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.


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This undated photo combination provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows from top left to right, Philadelphia Police officers Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, and from bottom left to right, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman and John Speiser. The six city narcotics officers were arrested Wednesday, July 30, 2014 and the charges in the 26-count indictment include racketeering conspiracy, extortion, robbery, kidnapping and drug dealing. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department )PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, relying on guns, badges, beatings and threats to extort huge piles of cash and cocaine, federal authorities charged in an indictment Wednesday.


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This April 18, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the remains of a fertilizer plant and an apartment complex to the left, destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas. The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack, numbering in the thousands, and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.


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