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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...
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Are you having trouble evicting a tenant? The Landlord Center has been effectively representing landlords and have been very successful in fighting for their rights for over 20 years. The legal tea...
What it was Like to Buy a Home, after Selling Over 150...
Mar 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . My wife & I recently closed on the our very first home and boy was it an experience, especially considerin...
How Does a Prior Injury Affect Your Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York, when you have been injured on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. In fact, the workers' compensation system is generally your sol...
ARTS Community: Free Cultural Arts & Networking at CUP Center
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
The Enterprise Collective is hosting a free community event to celebrate Women’s History Month at CUP Center located at 1071 Bedford Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Saturday, M...
Where Is Paradise?
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend
Where is the Garden of Eden, and therefore, the tree of life, today? Is this the same as Paradise? Genesis 3:24 I may have bit off a little too much with this question. But it has often come to my ...
The Real Deal-Real Estate Update
Mar 08, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1979 when Jim Turano then sales agent, first started, he was the first in the community to offer Senior Citizen Discounts. In addition he offered Police officers and fireman discounts when th...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: February 2016
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 321 321 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Queens Real Estate Market Update: February 2016 Home sales dropped in January which is somewhat typical ...
University Policies to Deal with Sexual Harassment Issues
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 340 340 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a sexual harassment case involving a Chicago professor became high profile in the news. While you can view the case from the perspective of the victim and the alleged abuser, there is als...
5 Ways to Sell your Home for Top Dollar in Queens NY
Feb 22, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . If you own or live in Queens, then you already know that we do things differently here. Not only are we ...

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Zide Car Care
Owning a car in NYC can mean many things... on demand car care start-up, Zide Car Care, is making owning a car in Queens, Brooklyn, and all of NYC easy for you. Zide Car Drivers will pick up your c...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodside Houses breaks ground on new basketball court
A public housing complex in Woodside is finally getting a much-needed outdoor upgrade. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined residents at Woodside Houses to break ground on a $500,000 renovation to it...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/29/16-3/6/16)
Monday, Feb. 29 Michael Welker was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for second-degree assault by Detective Matat. Ryan Mapes was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for stalking by Detective Webb. Geo...
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United Airlines mechanics rally for fair contracts
Dozens of airplane mechanics staged rallies in front of LaGuardia Airport on Friday to demand a fair contract with their employer, United Airlines. The workers, who are part of Teamsters Local 210,...
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/15/16-2/21/16)
Monday, Feb. 15 Karla Flores was arrested at 181 Woodward Avenue for menacing by Officer Hendrick. Hayedon E. Soto was arrested at 181 Woodward Avenue for second-degree assault by Officer Hendrick....
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local artist wins grant to teach seniors about textiles
When Valerie Skakun was five years old, her grandmother taught her how to sew. She also learned about textiles, and would make clothes and other functional objects with her hands. She came to New Y...
Feb 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor hosts ethnic and community media roundtable
In a city where roughly one in three residents is an immigrant and a quarter of New Yorkers are limited in English proficiency, many turn to media that speak their language or know intimately their...
Feb 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Builder, activist Webster Schott passes away at 89
Longtime board member of Maspeth Federal
Feb 18, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police want changes to dangerous Glendale road
After a near fatal single-car crash, police in Glendale are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reexamine traffic near a problem intersection. According to Captain Gregory Mackie o...
Feb 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/8/16-2/14/16)
Monday, Feb. 8 Roberto Ruiz was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for criminal contempt by Detective Friedrich. Katherine Hermosa was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for third-degree assault by Det...
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Maspeth may receive borough's first ambulance charging station
CB5 also reviews budget priorities
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Dirty Laundry Delivery Service in Queens
Dirty Laundry, a new app created by Forest Hills residents Sergei Benyaminov and Roman Kaykov aims to aid customers by simplifying the laundry process. Their Queens, startup is currently serving ar...
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Dry Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Enhances State of the Art Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program
Dry Harbor has been in operation for more than thirty years, providing both short and long-term care to seniors and others in need of round-the-clock care outside of the intense environment of a ho...
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/1/16-2/7/16)
Monday, Feb. 1 Brian Pickar was arrested at 1867 Grove Street for criminal obstruction of breathing by Officer Kim. Maximiliano Gonzalez was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Gates Avenue for driving ...
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Lafyes Jewelry
Maspeth residents have been flocking to Lafyes not just for the best prices, but because Flores understands how important and emotionally valuable jewelry can be.
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saudi security forces shot dead two alleged Islamic State fighters and two others blew themselves up outside the holy city of Mecca on Thursday, the interior ministry said. "The terrorists fired upon security forces requiring them to respond in kind to neutralize the threat, leading to the killing of two and the death of two others who blew themselves up with explosive belts," the ministry said in a statement. State-owned Al-Arabiya TV reported that the security forces surrounded the group in the Wadi Noman area south of the city, showing images of police trucks mounted with machine guns around a walled compound.
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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters search for Islamic State militants in Tel AsqofBy Isabel Coles TEL ASQOF, Iraq (Reuters) - A pickup truck races toward a burning village in northern Iraq, slamming to a halt behind an armored convoy that forms the only barrier between U.S. forces and Islamic State.     "We are fighting alongside our American brothers," says the Kurdish fighter filming the scene, shouting to be heard over the sound of gunfire and explosions on the outskirts of Tel Asqof. Kurdish officials say he was hit by a sniper and evacuated by helicopter within the hour, but died of his wounds.


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FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, Lishan Wang, center, a Chinese citizen from Beijing, stands as he is arraigned in New Haven Superior Court in New Haven, Conn., in connection with the murder of Vajinder Toor. Wang is accused of killing Toor outside Toor's home in Branford in 2010. The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Lishan Wang can be forcibly medicated to render him competent to stand trial. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, Pool, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An attorney for a mentally ill doctor charged with the murder of a Yale University physician has asked the Connecticut Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling allowing the defendant to be medicated against his will so he can be competent to stand trial.


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