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What Employers Should Know About Retaliation
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)   explains that it is illegal for employers to fire, demote, or otherwise “retali...
JUST LISTED: 1 Family Brick Home in Rego Park (89-18 63rd Ave) NY 11374
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1 Family Brick Home for Sale in Rego Park NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Rego Park 1 Family Brick Home for Sale. ...
More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees!
Jun 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 657 657 recommendations | email to a friend
  "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir If you'd like to request a tree p...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2015
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
JUNE 2015 QUEENS REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE The pace of existing home sales increased slightly from April to May according to the latest report released by the Long island Board of Realtors. This is...
Long Island Roads See Two Police Officers Die in Separate Vehicle Crashes
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes fate takes unexpected turns that we find unexplainable. The odds are slim to none that two former police officers about the same age would die in single vehicle crashes over the same week...
Take Quick Actions When Signs of Discrimination Emerge in Your Business
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
All too often, business owners are not aware of their managers or supervisors engaging in discriminatory practices toward workers. When workers complain about racial or nationality slurs being made...
Immigrants In Limbo As Obama Implements New Programs: By A Lawyer
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
In December 2014 a lawsuit was filed against President Obama’s administration’s proposed immigration plans. The lawsuit alleged constitutional issues that involved the President disregarding Congre...
How To File For Ch. 7 Bankruptcy & Eliminate Debt: By A NYC Lawyer
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a relatively simple process. There are only a few procedures that must take place before a debtor receives a discharge of all or most of his debt: 1. Pre-Bankruptcy Credit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: MAY 2015
May 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
May 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update   Right now the Queens’ real estate market is feeling pretty tight to say the least. If you or someone you know has been searching for a home, they can tel...
Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requiremen...

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Ralph Perez - Founder, Xmental Inc.
You might not know Ralph Perez, but he is famous. To many, he’s notorious. But to the 60 kids he has helped so far in the Paint Straight program as part of Xmental Inc., Ralph “Tatu-Xmen” Perez is ...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dheeraj Gayaram, Dancer
It is safe to say that Dheeraj Gayaram is a living, breathing example of his work. The best part: his work is his passion. A dancer of various Indian styles, Gayaram has danced for the Queen of Eng...
Jun 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Distefano, Comedian
Chris Distefano might have a doctorate in Physical Therapy, but he's a master at comedy. The 26-year-old comedian has quickly climbed up the ladder in the comedy business since his official start f...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aaron Barlow, Professor & Author
City Tech professor Aaron Barlow has his own take on volunteering for Peace Corps in Africa. To mark the organization's 50th anniversary this year, Barlow edited “One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo:...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sade Aguilla, Student Chef
Sade Aguilla has literally cooked her way to the top. The 17-year-old high school senior recently landed a full scholarship to Monroe College to study in the Hospitality Management and Culinary Art...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lakey Evans-Pena, Williamsburg Music And Arts Center
For Lakey Evans-Pena, it's not about the competition or about being the best, it's about enjoying the experience. That's her mission at the Williamsburg Music and Arts Center, where children and ad...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniel Scarpati, Graduating Senior/Christ the King
Christ the King Regional High School senior Daniel Scarpati (pictured on the left) is an aspiring film director with an impressive list of credentials already under his belt. He’s been co-editor of...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tyronickah Buckmire, Junior/Brooklyn Theatre Arts H.S.
For one night, 17-year-old Tyronickah Buckmire had a Broadway stage all to herself. The aspiring actress and Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School junior hopes it won't be the last time. Buckmire appea...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joe Curcio President, Italian Board of Guardians
As the Italian Board of Guardians changes with the times, the little-known but beloved social service organization is mindful of its long and storied past. That is most true this month, as the nonp...
May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wes Jackson, Brooklyn Bodega founder
A bodega in Brooklyn is not unheard of - selling everything from food and beer to calling cards and stockings. But what about a bodega that dishes out the latest in hip hop culture and brings consu...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian Ferreira, BCAP Director
For Brian Ferreira, the director of Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP), the most rewarding thing about teaching is helping children discover their own talents. When he first started teachi...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lucy Palacios, Market Founder
Lucy Palacios did the corporate thing all of her life. But after being in that world for so long, she decided last year to explore her more creative side. She started a market in Jackson Heights th...
Apr 26, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dena Paige-Fischer, Dog Face Cakes Creator
Dena Paige-Fischer enjoys a span of creative endeavors to fill her days, but making cakes resembling canines effortlessly combines her artistic skills with her love for dogs. The tasty edible canva...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debbie Hoffer, Advocate for the Elderly
The Queensboro Council for Social Welfare recently honored Debbie Hoffer, the Director of Field Operations for Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens. She received the Evelyn Pliego Memorial Soc...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nick Thomas, Flea Market Vendor
The recently opened Downtown Flea Market at 74 Hanson Place has several things going for it: the outdoor space is around the corner from the Atlantic Terminal Mall, a busy transit hub and the futur...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auto assembly line robots weld on the frame of 2009 Dodge Ram pick-up trucks at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, MichiganThe brightening growth outlook was also bolstered by other data on Wednesday showing auto sales remained strong in June and construction spending rose in May to its highest level in just over 6-1/2 years. "The economy has shifted back into solid growth mode. A strong June jobs number would make it clear the economy can absorb a rate hike and the Fed can move at any time it wants," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pennsylvania. The ADP National Employment Report showed 237,000 private-sector jobs were created in June, beating the median expectation among economists surveyed by Reuters for a gain of 218,000 jobs.


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Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight, then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, as the growing legalization movement spreads to the fourth western U.S. state. Hundreds gathered on the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland and smoked under the glow of a neon city sign, marking the moment that the law allowing recreational use, backed by voters in November, came into effect. The legislation opens the way for shops to sell marijuana by next year - though some lawmakers say they will still try to block retail outlets.


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Trucks are parked on the M20 motorway near Ashford in Kent, on July 1, 2015, waiting to board ferries to FranceThe port at Calais in northern France was due to partially re-open from 1800 GMT Wednesday, a union leader said, as ferry workers suspended protests that have blocked access for three consecutive days. Ahead of a meeting with Transport Minister Alain Vidalies on Thursday morning, the workers "will maintain pressure on the ships, but will let boats from the company P&O enter one by one... until the end of the negotiations," said Eric Vercoutre, secretary general of the Maritime Nord union. The protest caused havoc on both sides of the Channel, with British police closing off sections of motorway to park some 3,000 trucks waiting to board ferries to France at Dover.


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