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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 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 | 160 160 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 | 201 201 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 | 202 202 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 | 199 199 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 | 256 256 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 | 278 278 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 | 300 300 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 | 342 342 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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City of fear
Dear Editor, The latest incidents involving elderly people being mugged and beaten by robbers is just outrageous. Eventually, our elderly citizens will be afraid to venture from their homes to go s...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote on 4/19
Dear Editor, Primary Day in New York is on April 19, and is a time for all registered New Yorkers to get out and vote for who they would like to see as our next president. I will not try to convinc...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP must refute Trump
Dear Editor, On August 2nd, 1934, the German Army assembled and stated with arms raised, “I swear by God this sacred oath to the Leader of the German Empire and people, Adolph Hitler….” On March 5,...
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No free ride
Dear Editor, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic recently sent a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority requesting that they conduct a study on express bus service for her constituents. This woul...
Mar 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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RIP Nicholas Scoppetta
Dear Editor, Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was a dedicated public servant who cared deeply about the people of this city. His term working as the head of Children's Services showed hi...
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United we stand
Dear Editor, The Brussels airport attack was another sad day for humanity. These evil doers are aggressively pursing these acts against humanity for radical ideas that have no place in our world. I...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Before I vote...
Dear Editor, The “establishment hierarchies” of the Republican and Democratic parties are not the adversaries they would like us to think they are. They are partners in a symbiotic oligarchic relat...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leading the library
Dear Editor, It is an honor to lead Queens Library in the important work of empowering and serving the people of this borough. I have lived in Queens most of my life and got my first library card f...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Urgent (care) issue
Dear Editor, The point of having urgent care facilities is to relieve the overcrowding of hospitals when it is not an emergency. I went to an urgent care with my daughter and was told to go to the ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get screened
Dear Editor, I would like to remind everyone that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone over 50 should have a life-saving colonoscopy. Thousands have died of this insidious disease, an...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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School war zones
Dear Editor, The latest two incidents in which students brought guns to school is just the tip of the iceberg. Statistics indicate that over the last year, violence in the city's public schools has...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not for the people
Dear Editor, If Donald Trump makes it to The White House, he’ll be a president by the people but not for the people. He won’t give a damn about the people, only his ideas and policies are going to ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three jeers
Dear Editor, Regarding the "No place for vulgarity, malice at parades" editorial in March 10th issue, I do agree that jeering and swearing have no place at a parade, particularly when children are ...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Waste' transit
Dear Editor, The cost of the proposed Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service (SBS) project just doubled by 100 percent from $200 million to $400 million. And the completion date has been pushed bac...
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Flushing sanity
Dear Editor, Just when I thought our moronic mayor couldn't get any crazier, Bill de Blasio proved me wrong. Allowing people to use public restrooms based on their gender identity regardless of the...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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An employee of a bank walks by the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)LONDON (AP) — The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):


2016-04-29 06:22:31 -0400

An Islamic State fighter is seen carrying a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in Iraq(Reuters) - Islamic State may exult in online portrayals of jihadis sweeping victoriously across Iraqi battlefields, but a camera recovered from the helmet of a dead fighter offers a contrasting picture of chaos and panic in a battle with Kurdish peshmerga. A fighter named Abu Hajer is shown in footage seized by Peshmerga firing from one of three Islamic State armored cars advancing across a barren plain towards a Kurdish position. "Abu Hajer! Stop firing!" shouts Abu Radhwan, the camera in his helmet picking up anguished faces as it swings erratically from views of rifles and munitions on the floor of the armored car to the brown fields and blue sky ahead.


2016-04-29 06:21:10 -0400

Violence in Aleppo has raised fears for the ceasefire in other areas of SyriaAn air strike hit a clinic in a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Friday, the civil defence said, the second time this week a medical facility in Syria's second city has been hit. The strike on the Al-Marja neighbourhood wounded several people, including at least one nurse, the civil defence, known as the White Helmets, said. Earlier this week, 30 people were killed -- including two doctors -- when air strikes hit the Al-Quds hospital and a nearby block of flats in the rebel-held Sukkari neighbourhood.


2016-04-29 06:13:36 -0400