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Seller Concession: What is it and How does it Work?
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Supporting content provided by Robert Kaplan, P.C. What is a Seller Concession? Put simply, a seller conces...
Queens Real Estate Market: NOV 2016
Nov 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . November 2016 Market Update The Queens housing market continued on the same path in October with sales dec...
The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What?
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP | W orkers Compensation Attorneys New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers The Workers’ Compensation Board Ruled Against You—Now What? You got ...
Employers Walk the Line on Employees’ Social Media Comments
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As employers, if you feel that an employee’s comment on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter is damaging to your business’s reputation, it is wise to seek legal counsel...
The French Connection: Oldies But Goodies Movie In Yonkers With Real Stars
Nov 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by Tiziano Thomas Dossena On November 14, Alamo Theaters in Yonkers presented, on the 45 th  anniversary of its release, the Oscar winning film  The French Connection , which played to a ...
The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:US Coachways   Bus Rental   The Million Women March on Washington: Another Moment in History Million Women March Gets the Nation’s Attention Is the Million Women March on Washington going to...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: OCT 2016
Nov 01, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
October 2016 Queens Real Estate Market Update A cooling trend in the Queens housing market continued in September with diminished inventory levels being the primary driving force behind the decline...
It’s Only Forty Years! Homecoming 2016 At Queens College
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA It’s funny how time is relative to people and moments in their life (I know that’s not what Einstein meant, but this is possibly a variant of his theory of relat...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 310 310 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres LLP Your Rights During a Workers' Compensation Insurance Company Medical Exam When you've been hurt on the job and you file a claim for workers' compensation, one of the fir...
Beware of Insurance Company Investigators!
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 337 337 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres When you file for workers' compensation, it's not unusual for the workers' compensation insurance company to send out a private investigator to videotape you without your kn...

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Skip LaPlante, Ridgewood Artist
They may be common items for everyday people, but for Ridgewood artist Skip LaPlante they’re musical instruments. LaPlante, a composer originally from the suburbs of Boston, takes items like forks,...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Browning, Executive Director/Northwell Health
Since September, Susan Browning has been implementing new changes to the hospital to keep up with the needs of the community. Browning, born and raised in Woodside, entered healthcare administratio...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Barberio - Distribution Manager, CMMB
Growing up in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Ralph Barberio used to walk over to the Variety Boys & Girls Club back when it was just the Boys Club. “I lived in the Boys Club,” Barberi...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renzo Ortega, Artist
When Renzo Ortega was studying for his master’s in fine arts at Hunter College, there was a listserv students used to send emails to their peers. Ortega said he would often see students from other ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roman Tetelbaum, North Brooklyn Boat Club
Since 2010, the North Brooklyn Boat Club has provided kayak and canoe trips for the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization also runs ecological education ...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jessica Lang, Jessica Lang Dance Co.
Walking around the neighborhood she has called home for eight years, Jessica Lang was curious what was behind the industrial walls along 46th Avenue. Lang, a dancer and choreographer, moved to Long...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel Thieme, Executive Director/Sunnyside Shines
Warm weather has already arrived, indicating that spring is well underway. For Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, this means it’s time to start...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emanuel Malik Campbell, Woodside Houses
The Woodside Houses basketball court is finally getting an upgrade, and is currently undergoing a $500,000 renovation. The facelift is important not just to residents of Woodside Houses, but users ...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albert Yoo, Bayside Periodontics
Dr. Albert Yoo, a periodontist and Long Island City resident, was recently selected to be part of Stony Brook University’s “40 under 40” Alumni Awards. Yoo was born in Queens and raised on Long Isl...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valerie Skakun, Ridgewood Artist
Valerie Skakun was doing just fine a few years ago. The Ridgewood resident’s textile-dyeing business, April May June, was taking off, and she took what her grandma taught her about sewing and refin...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Uri Cohen, Queens College Hillel
Queens College has approximately 4,000 Jewish students on campus, according to Uri Cohen, executive director of the Queens College Hillel. But each of them has his or her own story, background and ...
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Perna, President/Corona Community Ambulance Corps
After one of the worst blizzards on record hit New York City in late January, many residents complained that snow removal was not enforced equally. Many neighborhoods in Queens were trapped and sno...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hector Batista, CEO/Big Brothers Big Sisters
Hector Batista is celebrating National Mentoring Month in a big way. The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the country’s first youth mentoring organization, opened up new offices th...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ari Hoffnung, CEO/Vireo Health of NY
As the first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Queens this past weekend, Ari Hoffnung, CEO of Vireo Health of New York has a message: they are not selling joints or pot brownies. The Minnesota...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shamsul Haque, Vice Chair/BAPA
Shamsul Haque is a Bangladeshi American police officer who is also Muslim. And he sees no problem with that. “I don’t see personally any conflict between our religion and our country because the Am...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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A commuter has his bag checked by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy at the Universal City Red Line station in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Heavily armed sheriff's deputies are guarding the station and other parts of Los Angeles County's transit system following a threat, which the FBI says specified the attack would occur Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the past.


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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 1941 photo made available by the U.S. Navy, a small boat rescues a seaman from the USS West Virginia burning in the foreground in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after Japanese aircraft attacked the military installation. A few dozen survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plan to gather in Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, to remember those killed 75 years ago. (U.S. Navy via AP, File)HONOLULU (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable to get out the urgent news of the historic attack that would draw the U.S. into World War II. The military had already taken control of all communication lines, so Burns was left without a line to the outside world. In Washington, AP editor William Peacock and staff got word of the attack from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's press secretary. In the language and style used by journalists of his era, including the use of a disparaging word to describe the Japanese that was in common use, Peacock dictated the details of the announcement. Seventy-five years after their original publication, the AP is making the dispatches available to its subscribers.


2016-12-07 03:31:45 -0500

People wait to vote at a polling station in the stronghold of the opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, a former foreign minister, in KibiBy Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - Long queues formed at voting stations in Ghana on Wednesday as President John Mahama ran for a second and final term against a backdrop of an economy that has slowed sharply since he took power. There have been few opinion polls but most political analysts say the vote could be close, with a strong challenge from opposition leader and former foreign minister Nana Akufo-Addo. Ghana is held up a beacon of democracy in West Africa with a track record of peaceful elections.


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