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What Employers Should Know About Retaliation
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 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 | 68 68 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 | 678 678 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 | 1 1 comments | 91 91 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 | 92 92 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 | 94 94 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 | 176 176 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 | 211 211 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 | 235 235 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
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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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PEP votes 'yes' to school closures, “turnaround” model
Vote affects seven high schools in Queens, four in Brooklyn
Apr 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enterprise touches down in Queens
747 carrying Space Shuttle lands at JFK
Apr 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pennisi tapped to head Queens Boy Scouts
At a meeting last week of the Board of the Queens Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Albert Pennisi was voted in as the council's new president. Pennisi will be responsible for giving support to...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis offers scholarships to HS seniors
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club is offering 10 $1,500 scholarships to 2012 high school graduates in its district. Requirements to receive a scholarship include a typewritten statement of less than 200 wor...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Driver in Maspeth hit and run takes plea deal
The Brooklyn man accused of killing a Maspeth bar owner in a hit-and-run pled guilty in Queens County Court last week to felony negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an incident in a plea dea...
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Maspeth Federal robbed, faces bomb threat
Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for a robbery at a Maspeth Federal Savings Bank. On Wednesday, April 18, at about 5:45 p.m., an 18 to 20-y...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/16/12-4/21/12)
Monday, Apr. 16 Mohamed Zaki was arrested at 71-32 72nd Street for aggravated harassment by Detective Geis. Amir Rastoden was arrested at 1830 Putnam Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Loda...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Classic cars for a cause
The East Coast Car Association (ECCA) held a Classic Car Show in the parking lot of Maspeth Federal Savings on Sunday, raising money for St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside. The event raise...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loyal cardiologist returns to Maspeth
Doctor Gregory Gustafson recently returned to doing what he loves the most, caring for the hearts of Maspeth. After opening New York Hospital of Queens' first cardiac catheterization lab in 1994, G...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter )4/9/12-4/15/12)
Monday, Apr. 9 Joseph Adamo was arrested at 61-02 69th Street for leaving the scene of an accident causing injury by Detective Geis. Min Kim was arrested at 61-38 82nd Street for criminal mischief ...
Apr 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spreading Easter cheer
Members of the Maspeth Ladies Auxiliary Council #1604, Knights of Columbus Council #1604, and bevy of volunteers helped pack Easter meals for the holiday for the nonprofit Polonians Organized to Mi...
Apr 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/2/12-4/8/12)
Monday, Apr. 2 Felix Rosario was arrested at 1859 Madison Street for petit larceny by Officer Gianesses. Jesus Muniz was arrested at Palmetto Street and Cypress Avenue for robbery by Detective Webb...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/26/12-4/1/12)
Monday, Mar. 26 Jonathan Schultz was arrested at 62-21 69th Place for assault by Officer Hyatt. Jennifer Arias was arrested at 60-63 68th Avenue for assault by Detective Geis. Gilberto Castro was a...
Apr 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloran joins NY06 congressional race
GOP candidate will await outcome of three-way Democratic primary
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swastika drawn on Grand Ave
A swastika spray-painted on a building on Grand Avenue is just the latest incident in a rash of hate graffiti in the 104th Precinct. A swastika appeared sometime before Wednesday morning on a metal...
Mar 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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A woman holds the flag of Greece at the 'Greek solidarity festival' in Trafalgar Square, LondonBy Deepa Babington and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece voted on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. Staged against a backdrop of shuttered banks and threats of financial apocalypse, the vote looked too close to call and may not produce the clear mandate for negotiations that Athens’ creditors seek. Greeks are split on whether to accept an offer by creditors that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls a "humiliation" and is urging people to reject.


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FILE- In this May 11, 2015 file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak addresses delegates during his speech at the Malaysia's ruling party United Malays National Organization's (UMNO) anniversary celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country's leader has faced criminal allegations. The attorney general confirmed late Saturday, July 4, 2015 he has received documents from an official investigation that made the link between Najib and the investment fund 1MDB. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country's leader has faced criminal allegations.


2015-07-05 02:01:50 -0400

Last year around 4.6 million Chinese nationals visited Thailand, with the average tourist spending 5,500 baht ($160) per day -- more than the average European visitorAccused of urinating in public, spitting on the street, or kicking a sacred temple bell -- free-spending Chinese tourists are receiving a mixed welcome as their soaring numbers help the kingdom's creaking economy. Last month it was a photo of a young girl peeing in the grounds of Bangkok's Grand Palace that triggered the latest round of enraged, and sometimes racist, comments as Thai social media users claimed she was Chinese. In March a Thai model's video of tourists from China jumping the queue at an airport was viewed more than two million times and saw a similarly angry rant against Thailand's largest group of foreign holidaymakers.


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