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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
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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 | 167 167 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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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 | 346 346 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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9/11 memorial in Maspeth
Residents of Maspeth are invited to attend a World Trade Center Memorial Ceremony on Friday, September 9, at 11 a.m. at Maspeth Memorial Park, located at 69th Street and Grand Avenue. Honored will ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth kids make a few bucks on Grand Avenue
The dog days of summer didn't stop a few tweens in Maspeth from getting motivated. Diana Rodriguez, 12, Esperanza Cantillo, 12, Nicole Rodriguez, 10 and Scott Stegman, 11, set up shop several days ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more foul-smelling freight trains for residents
Residents in Middle Village won't have to hold their noses or cover their ears anymore when a freight train stops near their home. The freight train hook-up, located just northeast of 69th Place in...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Earthquake felt across Queens
Tremors from an estimated 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday, August 23, were felt across New York City. Employees and residents flooded neighbo...
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Dept. of Sanitation salt spreader suspended mid-air after crashing through second story wall in Maspeth
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/8/11-8/14/11)
Monday, August 8 Nubia Mantilla was arrested at 581 Fairview Avenue for menacing by Officer McKevitt. Brandon Rodriguez was arrested 69-56 Caldwell Avenue for menacing by Officer Arata. Tuesday, Au...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth car break-ins cause concern
Maspeth residents need to be especially careful when locking up their cars at night. For the past month, there has been an outburst of car break-ins in West Maspeth. “It's a recent rash,”said Rosem...
Aug 16, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley holds back to school drive
Maspeth hopes to secure funding for future extracurricular programs
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Verizon and the unions get a bad connection
Union workers on strike
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/1/11-8/7/11)
Monday, August 1 Carlo Castillo was arrested at 811 Seneca Avenue for assault by Officer Winter. Glenn Burton was arrested at 63-30 75th Place for assault by Detective Spagnola. Melvin Gomez was ar...
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104th Precinct takes back the streets at Night Out
In an effort to increase crime prevention awareness, especially of drugs and domestic violence, and encourage participation in local anti-crime programs, precincts across Queens hosted the 28th ann...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lions club donates to 9/11 garden
The Maspeth Lions Club recently welcomed 9/11 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens member Evelyn Maniscalco and President Linda Metzger. In response, the Maspeth Lions donated $200 of the proceeds...
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City Council passes rezoning for Sunnyside, Woodside
Residents of Sunnyside and Woodside will no longer have to worry about large housing complexes being built in their neighborhoods. On Thursday, July 28, new zoning laws for the two communities were...
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/25/11-7/31/11)
Monday, July 25 Rosemarie Galfano was arrested at 69-15 Juniper Boulevard South for menacing by Officer Bianchini. Marcelo Nauro was arrested at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Linden Street ...
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Comptrollers: transit projects cost taxpayers millions
According to findings from an audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, subway diversions, in addition to being an inconvenience for riders across the city, cost taxpayers millions of was...
Aug 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire burns part of an estimated 105 tonnes of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers at the Nairobi National Park near NairobiBy Ben Makori NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to smugglers and sending a message that trade in the animal parts must be stopped. President Uhuru Kenyatta dismissed those who argued Kenya, which staged its first such burning in 1989, should instead have sold the ivory and the tonne of rhino horn, which by some estimates would have an illegal market value of $150 million. "Kenya is making a statement that for us ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants," he told dignitaries before setting light to the first of almost a dozen pyres.


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Rescue workers search for residents feared trapped in the rubble of a six-storey building that collapsed after days of heavy rain, in NairobiBy George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rescue workers raced on Saturday to save more residents from the rubble of a six-storey building in Nairobi after it collapsed overnight following heavy rain. President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the site of Friday night's disaster and ordered the arrest of the owners of the building, which had been condemned by the authorities. Earlier, Interior Minister Joseph Ole Nkaissery told reporters at the scene that the cries of a woman and child had been heard.


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France will nearly double the number of troops it has in Ivory Coast, the defence minister said on Saturday on a visit during which he laid flowers at the site of an attack on tourists that killed 19 people. Jean-Yves Le Drian placed a bouquet on the beach in Grand Bassam, a resort town 40 km (25 miles) from Abidjan, where gunmen shot swimmers and sunbathers before storming hotels last month, an attack claimed by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Le Drian said France, the former colonial power, would increase its contingent of troops in Ivory Coast to 900 from 550.
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