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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...
Mar 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 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?
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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
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 342 342 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
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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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Volunteers bring HOPE to local communities
The nonprofit volunteer organization Help Our People Eat, otherwise known as Project HOPE, continues to serve those in need thanks to its fellow Maspeth residents, project coordinator Deacon Arthur...
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit: Parks slow to fix hazards at city playgrounds
City Comptroller John Liu last week announced that a series of borough-specific audits found the Parks Department was slow to fix hazardous conditions in some playgrounds and may have missed others...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/5/12-3/12/12)
Monday, Mar. 5 Merrill Villanneva was arrested at Maurice Avenue and the Long Island Expressway for driving while intoxicated by Officer Fenton. Krysztof Korytkowski was arrested at 79-80 77th Road...
Mar 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan's in Maspeth to induct nine into Hall of Fame
The St. Stanislaus "Hall of Fame" is getting a bit larger later this month, as the school announced the addition of nine new members into its elite club. The parish community will also give a few s...
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CB5 to discuss T.D. Bank coming to Maspeth
Community Board 5 will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Christ the King Regional High School cafeteria, at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The...
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Six parents slam DOE
Say denial of hazard variance puts their kids in danger
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Turner's TEACH Act could save parents thousands
A new bill introduced by Congressman Bob Turner could help save families who send their children to non-public schools thousands of dollars each year. On Friday, Turner introduced the Tax and Educa...
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Markey brings sex abuse bill back to Albany
Plaintiffs in Brooklyn lawsuit express support for bill
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/27/12-3/4/12)
Monday, Feb. 27 Gelacio Medina was arrested at 665 Seneca Avenue for assault by Officer Ferraris. Reinaldo Perlaza was arrested at 85-45 Fleet Court for assault by Detective Spagnola. Freddie Perez...
Mar 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/20/12-2/26/12)
Monday, Feb. 20 Miguel Pastrana was arrested at 60-01 55th Street for criminal mischief at Officer Zdunczyk. Altagracia Caceres was arrested at 60-59 Myrtle Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer ...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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T.D. Bank considers move to Grand Ave
T.D. Bank is eyeing 73-49 Grand Avenue, formerly a Blockbuster Video, for a new branch in Maspeth – but some residents are questioning whether the area really needs another bank. Kathy Schmidt, a M...
Feb 29, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gibbons' home back in business
The Gibbons' Home, the Maspeth bar owned by George Gibbons, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last October, held it's official grand-re-opening this past weekend – or “Welcome Home” celebrat...
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Court date postponed for Maspeth hit and run
The court date for a Brooklyn man accused of driving the car that killed a Maspeth resident last year was postponed to March 23 by a Queens County Criminal Court Judge Friday morning, much to the d...
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Maspeth Kiwanis hosts Recognition Day
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club held its annual Recognition Day on Thursday, February 16. The club inducted new member, Dennis Dowd Jr. and presented a Tablet of Honor to Joseph DiTroia. The club also hon...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
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The White House said it would close loopholes that allow foreigners to open anonymous US-incorporated companiesThe White House announced measures to crack down on the use of shell companies inside the United States that can be used for tax evasion and money laundering. The White House said it would close loopholes that allow foreigners to open anonymous US-incorporated companies, and advance legislation requiring banks, brokers and other financial institutions to know and keep records on who actually owns accounts. The move comes amid a rising tide of government support around the world for fighting tax evasion and other financial crimes that is enabled by the lack of transparency in the banking system.


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A general view of Balboa Bank & Trust in Panama CityThe U.S. Treasury on Thursday blacklisted an extensive Panama-based money laundering operation that allegedly helped multiple drug trafficking groups hide the source of their illicit gains through various companies, including Balboa Bank & Trust. The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said the operation, led by Nidal Waked Hatum and Abdul Waked Fares, used 68 companies including Grupo Wisa - a holding company that includes real estate, construction, retail and media businesses. Panama's banking regulator said it was taking control of Balboa Bank & Trust due to its alleged links to the money laundering scheme.


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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as she campaigns at East Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton urged Democrats on Thursday to unite around her candidacy as a way of fending off Republican Donald Trump, telling black community leaders that her advantage over Bernie Sanders far outpaces the deficit she faced in the 2008 primaries.


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