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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
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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 | 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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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 12 12 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 | 17 17 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 | 17 17 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 | 19 19 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 | 28 28 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 | 24 24 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 | 26 26 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 | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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German Finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble arrives for the cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Schaeuble will presents the latest tax estimate for Germany later the day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)Germany has raised its forecast for government tax income thanks to a healthy economy and low unemployment, bolstering its insistence that it can continue to avoid running up new debt. Wednesday's estimate ...


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FILE - This is Nov. 23, 2015 file photo of debris awash in mud in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil. After obliterating several towns, the tide of mud and debris surged forward, blanketing a wide swath of land and cascading into the Doce River. Shares in miner BHP Billiton Ltd tumbled Wednesday May 4, 2016 after Brazil's Federal Public Prosecution said it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's history.(AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)Shares in miner BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's federal prosecutor launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's ...


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BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Local community leaders in central Mali say pro-government fighters have killed more than a dozen members of an ethnic group accused of links to Islamic extremism.
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