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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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Jack Friedman, executive director of the Queens Chamber, passes away
Jack Friedman, who served as executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce since 2007, passed away on Thursday. The cause of death is unknown, but Friedman, 55, reportedly suffered from diab...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ribbon cut on a new era in LeFrak City
Renovated courtyard has basketball and tennis courts
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/30/15-4/5/15)
Monday, Mar. 30 Leonel Martinez was arrested for driving with a suspended license at the intersection of Putnam and Wyckoff avenues by Officer Frevola. Jorge Chora was arrested for sexual misconduc...
Apr 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weird Loners, a show based in Ridgewood, premieres on Fox
Pilot has some laughs and fun ideas, but is a bit predictable
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taste of LIC names 10 honorees to mark 10th year
With Long Island City’s 10th Annual Taste of LIC food festival fast approaching, founder Sheila Lewandowski decided she wanted to honor the people who had helped transform the event from a tiny aff...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (3/23/15-3/29/15)
Monday, Mar. 23 DeLeny Brito was arrested at 60-31 78th Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Martinez. Gustavo Diaz was arrested at 71-02 72nd Place for possession of burglary tools by Officer S...
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Beep reviews Newtown Creek aeration plans
Issue of community access discussed at land use hearing
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104th Blotter Precinct Police Blotter (3/9/15-3/22/15)
Monday, Mar. 9 David Leonard was arrested at 64-41 Central Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Mays. Konrad Nandor was arrested at Eliot Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for aggravated unlice...
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Schools protest Cuomo’s controversial education plan
Take part in human chains, marches to protest proposal
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CB5 votes in favor of Newtown aeration facility
Community Board 5 voted in favor of a proposed aeration facility at Newton Creek during last Wednesday’s board meeting, capping off one step in a years-long project that has been the subject of com...
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One suspect in custody from possible armed burglary
Commotion disrupts otherwise quiet morning in Maspeth
Mar 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prostitution busts in Maspeth, Ridgewood
Police busted multiple massage parlors in Maspeth and Ridgewood last week. The 104th Precinct announced seven prostitution-related arrests that stemmed from an undercover sting operation executed b...
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Turner to be named chair of the Queens County GOP
In a party where compromise often lacking, a show of unity
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/2/15-3/8/15)
Monday, Mar. 2 Alyssa Avila was arrested at 52-63 70th Street for second-degree assault by Officer Gomez. Nicholas Rivera was arrested at the intersection of Saint Felix and Cooper avenues for driv...
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Astoria's Mt. Sinai opens new transfusion center
Facility part of $125 million expansion plan for hospital
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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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