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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
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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...
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Maspeth businesses discuss bringing new commerce to area
Members of the Maspeth Industrial Business Association got together last week to discuss the best ways to bring business to Maspeth. Councilwoman Diana Reyna attended the meeting to discuss city in...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's Davis & Warshow bought by international firm
Maspeth's own Davis & Warshow Inc. is under new ownership, but will be keeping the family name. New York's leading residential and commercial pluming supplier has just been bought by Ferguson Enter...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/24/12-9/30/12)
Monday, Sept. 24 William Mercado was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Putnam avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Fox. Oswaldo Ogando was arrested at 777 Seneca Avenue for as...
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No end in sight to flooding woes
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Solving rail issues proves to be complicated
A forum to discuss railroad issues in Queens left attendants wondering—how can we make a change? The Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES) held a meeting on Thurs., Sept. 27 at...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (9/17/12-9/23/12)
Monday, Sept. 17 Lauren Giudice was arrested at the intersection of 62nd Street and 68th Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Krokondelas. Julian Kialli was arrested at 1876 Harman Street for ag...
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2012 Maspeth Street Fair brings fun and food to Grand Avenue
Photos: Michael O'Kane The annual Maspeth Street Fair was held on Grand Avenue this past Sunday afternoon under cool and cloudless skies. In addition to vendors, food, and free rides courtesy of nu...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 votes to rename street for victim of hit-and-run
Want to co-name 60th Drive in Maspeth for George Gibbons
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bank celebrates re-opening in Maspeth
Valley National Bank at 64-01 Grand Ave., Maspeth, celebrated it's grand reopening on Thurs., Sept. 21. Local residents, staff and political officials came out to show their support for the bank's ...
Sep 26, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, Sept. 10 Angel Huertes was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Starr Street for an outstanding warrant by Officer Babayev. Debra Manganiello was arrested at 67-27 61st Road f...
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Top education officials visit Queens school
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott joined State Education Commissioner John King and Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch on a visit to P.S. 229 in Maspeth on Friday, Sept. 14. The event, which ...
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Queens warehouse is most energy efficient in U.S.
A Maspeth warehouse is “lighting” the way when it comes to energy efficiency. Davis and Warshow, one of the city's oldest and largest suppliers of bath and kitchen plumbing, converted its entire wa...
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Long Island land sale could mean more trains in Queens
Suffolk legislature approves sale, allowing terminal to grow
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Community spreads word about Woodside attacker
As commuters boarded buses and trains Thursday morning in Woodside, they were handed fliers with information about a suspect who assaulted a woman and then attempted to sexually abuse her. Councilm...
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Queens firehouse that lost so many remembers 9/11
Members of the Maspeth community gathered on Saturday to remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The annual event – usually held at the 9/11 Memorial at 69th Street and G...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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A ranger stands in front of burning ivory stacks at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016Eleven giant pyres of tusks were set alight Saturday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Lighting the fire in Nairobi's national park, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end the "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. "The height of the pile of ivory before us marks the strength of our resolve," Kenyatta said, before thrusting a burning torch onto the ivory.


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Iraqi protesters flash V-signs inside the parliament building after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on April 30, 2016Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and stormed the Iraqi parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers. Jubilant supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr invaded the main session hall, shouting slogans glorifying their leader and claiming that they had rooted out corruption. The Iraqi capital was already on high alert for a major Shiite pilgrimage, participants in which were targeted in a bombing that killed 23 on Saturday, but extra security measures were taken after protesters stormed the Green Zone.


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Bangladeshi protesters in Dhaka demonstrate on April 29, 2016 against the killing of a university professor days earlier in the capitalThe Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the murder of a Hindu tailor in central Bangladesh on Saturday, according to a US-based monitoring group, amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Police said Nikhil Chandra Joarder, who was hacked to death by at least two attackers outside his shop, may have been killed for making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed several years ago. "Elements from the Islamic State assassinated a Hindu in the city of Tangail in Bangladesh by stabbing him to death," the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said, citing a source, according to SITE Intelligence Group.


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