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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 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 | 195 195 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 | 236 236 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 | 239 239 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 | 235 235 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 | 287 287 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 | 311 311 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 | 330 330 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 | 366 366 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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Dear Editor: Following up on a past letter in which I indicated my preference for neither the Queensway nor restoration of the old Rockaway Beach LIRR line as a North-South Queens transportation al...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lobbyist misses mark
Dear Editor: As a rent-controlled tenant for the past 47 years, I strongly dispute comments made by Rent Stabilization Association President Joseph Strasburg, a powerful lobbying group that wants t...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flush TP tax?
Dear Editor: The rationale used by Assemblyman David Weprin to justify his proposed legislation exempting toilet paper from the 8.875 percent sales tax left me puzzled. Weprin claims that "this a q...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get out and vote
Dear Editor: Mark Weprin, the councilman in the 23rd District, is resigning his position to work for Governor andrew Cuomo. This district covers many neighborhoods in Queens, such as Bayside Hills,...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last letter from Iwo Jima
Dear Editor: "March 5, 1945: Hello Folks, I am still on the Island of Iwo Jima and, before I write anything else, I want to thank God I am still living. We just came back from the front lines today...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer tickets, less trash
Dear Editor: I have lived in Maspeth my whole life – 50 years - but I have never wanted to leave this town more than I do right now. Grand Avenue is littered with garbage and NYPD Traffic is over a...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unfair tickets
Dear Editor: In the middle of the night, the Department of Sanitation is giving tickets out to businesses and nonprofit buildings. This has happened several times. When the businesses and nonprofit...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drowning in debt
Dear Editor: The national debt has increased over $7 trillion, from $11 trillion to a record $18.2 trillion, over the past seven years under President Barack Obama with very little to show for it. ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tech talk
Dear Editor: Stephen Hawking announced that artificial intelligence could one day threaten humanity. This has been the premise of the movie series Terminator and countless other films, fiction and ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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If it ain't broke...
Dear Editor: City Council Speaker Mellissa Mark-Viverito proposes to decriminalize six low-level offenses, including public urination, public consumption of alcohol, and jumping subway turnstiles. ...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jenner confused
Dear Editor:
 The recent Bruce Jenner interview by Diane Sawyer was quite touching. One cannot conceivably understand, let alone feel, the anguish of living in the body of one sex with the mind and...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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To hell with order!
Dear Editor: The proposed decriminalization of open containers of alcoholic beverages and public urination by the leftist loons in the City Council is just another assault upon law and order to pro...
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Not all bad in BID
Dear Editor: I am responding to comments regarding the stores on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. It has been stated that the proliferation of delis, barber shops, nail salons, pharmacies, furniture sto...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clearing up Briarwood
Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Nicholas Zizelis' letter (“F up or F down?” - Dispatch, April 23) and his apparent myopia, I made it abundantly clear in my letter (“Briarwood Blues in F” - Dispatch...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Un-fare criticism
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is hypocritical ("Not your average morning commute" - Pol Position, April 16). The problem with mass transit is finding the $15 billion to fully fund the proposed ...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Wednesday, March 23, 2016, photo, dog groomer Brittany Sarcione works on Chloe, at Bark of the Town, in North Andover, Mass. On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the Labor Department issues preliminary data on productivity in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)WASHINGTON (AP) — The productivity of American workers fell again in the first three months of the year, while labor costs for employers rose at the fastest pace in more than a year.


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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's government is refusing U.N. demands to deliver aid to 905,000 people including in Aleppo, the city at the center of an eruption of fighting in the past two weeks, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Wednesday. "We seem to be having new possible besieged areas on our watch, we are having hundreds of relief workers unable to move in Aleppo," he told reporters after chairing a weekly meeting of nations supporting the Syria peace process. "It is a disgrace to see that while the population of Aleppo is bleeding, their options to flee have never been more difficult than now." The first major ceasefire in Syria's five-year civil war, sponsored by the United States and Russia, was struck in February but has virtually collapsed in recent weeks, with Aleppo bearing the brunt of the renewed bloodshed.
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In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 photo, a visitor walks past child seats, manufactured by Takata Corp., displayed at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo. Two people in Malaysia have died in recent traffic crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force, but authorities have yet to determine the exact cause of either death. Both crashes involved driver's air bag inflators in older Honda City small cars, according to a statement released Wednesday by Honda. The automaker says cars in both crashes were under recall to fix faulty Takata inflators, but repairs had not been made. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)DETROIT (AP) — Two people in Malaysia have died in recent traffic crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force, but authorities have yet to determine the exact cause of either death.


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