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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 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 | 212 212 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 | 254 254 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
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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?
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 250 250 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 | 302 302 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 | 326 326 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 | 345 345 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 | 378 378 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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Some things you just never forget, or...
When the new bike lanes on the Pulaski Bridge officially opened last Friday morning, leading a contingent of elected and city officials on an inaugural Citi Bike excursion was none other than State...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another from the archives
We were rooting our archives again this week and came across this photo of what appears to be a check presentation. The man second from the left is, of course, former Queens Borough President Donal...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spotting faces in the crowd
We ran this photo a couple of weeks back. It was sent to us by State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., and it is a picture from the day his father, Congressman Joseph Addabbo, Sr., was endorsed for his ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate in the pocket of Big Pizza?
Ohio Governor John Kasich – who wants to remind you he's still running for president – committed a cardinal sin that any New York City resident could have have helped him avoid on his recent trip t...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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An endorsement & an announcement
We were lucky enough to receive this in our inbox recently, the mother of all who's who political pictures! Sure, we've been digging through our archives and sharing photos of a handful of elected ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longtime Queens potlical insider working for Trump
A longtime Queens Republican political operative has made the jump to the national stage. It was announced that John Haggerty, who for years was locked in a struggle for control of the Queens Repub...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering the Queens Festival
For the past two week we ran a photo from our archives that was a photo of three men promoting something called the Queens Festival, and while plenty of people could identify the men, we didn't get...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mystery of the Queens Festival
We ran this photo from our archives of former Queens borough president Donald Manes with a couple of gentleman promoting something called the Queens Festival '86 asking for help clueing us in on so...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mysterious Queens Festival of '86
It's been a couple of weeks since we went digging through our archives, so we decided we would go rooting around again and came up with this mystery photo. That is obviously former Queens borough p...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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It must have been lost in the mail!
It appears Mayor Bill de Blasio didn't want his frenemies crashing his town hall meeting in Bayside this week. Roundly criticized for not being more accessible to the public, the mayor has been hol...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former assemblywoman back in the spotlight
Has anybody out there wondered what ever became of former Bayside assemblywoman Ann Margaret Carrozza? You have, you say! Well, it appears the former Albany politician will be releasing her fire bo...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another from the archives
We might need some Brooklyn folks out there to help identify the people in the this mystery photo from our archives. We can’t be entirely sure, but we think we represent a couple of Brooklyn electe...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP has their man for City Hall?
Is the Queens County Republican Party confident they have the new face of their organization? According to some sources, they are convinced that they do. Sources say Councilman Eric Ulrich is being...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get to know former AG Robert Abrams
We ran this mystery photo from our archives last week, and our trusty historian, Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Association, was once again able to fill in some of the details. In a...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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An angry missive from the desk of...?
I guess it is true that no good deed goes unpunished. Last week, Assemblyman Ron Kim sent a message to his constituents announcing that he thinks he now realizes why his hometown of Flushing isn't ...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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HOLD FOR RELEASE 8:20 A.M. EDT FRIDAY, MAY 6 Chart lists top baby names in 2015 and their ranks the previous year; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;When it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme. And don't name your daughter Isis. For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names in the U.S., according to ...


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FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, media mogul Sumner Redstone arrives at the 2013 MOCA Gala celebrating the opening of the Urs Fischer exhibition at MOCA, in Los Angeles. A judge ruled on Monday, May 2, 2016, that Sumner Redstone should give 30 minutes of videotaped, sworn testimony in a case about the ailing media mogul's mental capacity that was filed by Redstone's ex-girlfriend and longtime companion, Manuela Herzer. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a trial that will determine whether media mogul Sumner Redstone is mentally competent (all times local):


2016-05-06 12:52:12 -0400

Chinese military personnel wait as the USS Blue Ridge prepares to berth in Shanghai on May 6, 2016China will take part in a regular US-led naval exercise starting next month, a top US commander said Friday, despite tensions over Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea. The United States will host multinational naval drills called the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) -- billed as the world's largest -- off Hawaii in June and July. Although the Chinese navy has previously joined the exercises, held every two years, the latest drill comes as the country more aggressively asserts its maritime claims in Asia, prompting the US to say in March that it was "reassessing" Beijing's participation.


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