Friday, 22 August 2014

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No Need to Stash Cash

No Need to Stash Cash

Some Chinese stash months' worth of saved-up cash at home, believing that a Social Security number is required for a bank account but a China Press article explains that it is not necessary.

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Preserving Wi-Fi in a Disaster

Preserving Wi-Fi in a Disaster

A mesh network with a series of routers may be installed in Far Rockaway to preserve Wi-Fi in a disaster and thereby keep community members connected, The Wave reports.

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City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

The new initiative looks to "radically change" the city's relationship with small businesses and treat them as partners, reports Queens Latino.

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Homeless Seniors Take a Gamble on Casino Buses

Homeless Seniors Take a Gamble on Casino Buses

Dozens of homeless Korean seniors make their home and living on the casino buses that transport patrons between Flushing and out-of-state casinos, reports The Korea Times.

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Young Artists in Queens

Young Artists in Queens

High schoolers pursue their dreams with help from the Queens Council on the Arts.

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Cult of Santa Muerte Grows in Queens

Cult of Santa Muerte Grows in Queens

El Diario reports on a colorful and elaborate altar to Santa Muerte, with more than 80 statues, that worshippers visit in a private home in Queens.

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Ecuadorean Parade in Queens

Ecuadorean Parade in Queens

The Ecuadorean parade in Queens on August 3 drew thousands, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, to a colorful display of dancers, El Diario reports.

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Tempers Flare Over Roosevelt Avenue BID

Tempers Flare Over Roosevelt Avenue BID

Community leaders, merchants, and residents of the area met to debate the proposed expansion of the Roosevelt Avenue BID, Queens Latino reports.

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Storytelling in Queens

Storytelling in Queens

Immigrants from all over tell how they got to Queens in this video.

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A Pow Wow in Its 36th Year

A Pow Wow in Its 36th Year

Representatives of more than 40 Native American nations gathered in Queens for a dance competition.

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Tensions in Queens as Chinese Rebuild Houses

Tensions in Queens as Chinese Rebuild Houses

In Queensboro Hill, Chinese homeowners who rebuild houses are drawing the ire of neighbors who say the changes are damaging the neighborhood's harmony, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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