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Implications of the Recent Retail Wage Increases
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Setphen D. Hans Recently, Wal-Mart announced its decision to raise the base wage of its employees. Wal-Mart plans to increase wages for close to 40 percent of its workforce. As of April, wo...
Coming Soon: 3 Family Brick Residential Home in East Elmhurst. ASKING $999,000
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Will Introduce another 3 Family for Sale in East Elmhurst NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely East Elmhurst 3 Family Home for Sale. Offe...
Just Listed Single Family Brick Home for Sale in Briarwood NY. Asking $750k
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another Single Family Home for Sale in Kew Garden Hills NY!!!   Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Kew Garden Hiils One Family Home...
Wal-Mart Hit by EEOC with Age and Disability Discrimination Suit
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Sometimes hearing about a discrimination case is the best way for employers to understand potential liability. People would expect a company the size of Wal-Mart to have ant...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: MAR 2015
Mar 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
March 2015 Queens NY Market Update Homes sales declined in February on a monthly basis, and continued to show declines year-over-year. Prices followed a similar pattern as the sales, posting a mont...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop For Sale at Station Square in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at Station Square in Forest Hills NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale. Of...
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Mar 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 348 348 recommendations | email to a friend
A good roof is perhaps one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. Any good investment requires good maintenance. One of the most crucial factors in upholding a roofing system is th...
JUST LISTED: 2br Coop For Sale at Windsor Oaks in Bayside, NY!
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Windsor Oaks in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered for sa...
JUST LISTED: 2br 2bth Coop for Sale at the Mayflower in Forest Hills NY
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br 2bth Coop for Sale at the Mayflower in Forest Hills NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale...
Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employe...

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No to ID cards
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio in his State of the City Address offered a plan to the city’s almost half-million undocumented to issue municipal identification cards regardless of immigration st...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Competing quotes
Dear Editor: I had to chuckle recently upon reading a letter in which the writer cautions the self-congratulating Ed Konecnik to be careful not to dislocate his shoulder while constantly patting hi...
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A true patriot
Dear Editor: Edward Rieck’s response (2/27 issue) to Mirza Ghulam Haseeb’s letter was disheartening and downright offensive. The horror of September 11th and other terrorist attacks is in no way a ...
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Ayn’s intent
Dear Editor: In response to Dr. Joe Brooks’ misdiagnosis of Ayn Rand’s philosophy as sociopathic, it is obvious he has misinterpreted her theories or never read her novels or treatises. It is easy ...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dumber than phones
Dear Editor: Instead of demanding that smartphone makers put a kill switch on their devices, legislators and law enforcement officials should demand that smartphone users put a kill switch on their...
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Budget solution
Dear Editor: Here is one way to end gridlock in Washington: why not return to the time when Congress held budget hearings for each department during the summer. A real balanced budget was adopted d...
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Pols' stance off on Martin Van Buren
Dear Editor: In the last week, a number of elected officials have lamented the Department of Education's decision not to withdraw the co-location plans at Martin Van Buren High School. Unfortunatel...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hypocrites
Dear Editor: Dispatcher Ed Konecnik seems to embrace the sociopathic philosophy of Ayn Rand and her disciple Paul Ryan, i.e., one is only responsible for oneself. These detesters of welfare had no ...
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Pro-charter
Dear Editor: I am a retired educator with 38 years of experience in the New York City Public School System. I write the following in support of charter schools and in opposition to Mayor Bill de Bl...
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Quitting time
Dear Editor: That was a very informing letter from the president of the American Lung Association (2/27/14). Back when I used to smoke, I told myself that if the butts ever went to a buck a pack, I...
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Trickle or tinkle?
Dear Editor: If Mr. Ed Konecnik is not careful, he will dislocate his shoulder due to his non-stop personal back slapping. Somehow his description of what to him is “freedom” is more akin to “greed...
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Subway Wi-Fi a danger
Dear Editor: The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens. Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while tex...
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Safer 21st Street
Dear Editor: It is heartening to see the growing media attention to traffic-calming efforts in Queens in the wake of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of the Vision Zero initiative to end traffic...
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For love of country
Dear Editor: I am an American Ahmadi Muslim middle school student. I was born in America and will never leave it. I love this country, because this country is my homeland. For me, loving my homelan...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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In response
Dear Editor: This is in response to Mirza Ghulam Haseeb of Jamaica whose letter about Americans’ reactions to his faith appeared in this paper on February 6. Mirza, I realize that at 11 years old y...
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French gendarmes and investigators sift through the scattered debris on March 26, 2015 at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps above the southeastern town of SeyneThe Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into a French mountainside, killing all 150 aboard, suffered serious depression, a German newspaper reported Friday, raising new questions over how he was cleared to fly. The black box voice recorder indicates that Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately sent Flight 4U 9525 into the Alps, French officials say, in what appears to have been an act of suicide and mass murder. Lubitz sought psychiatric help for "a bout of serious depression" in 2009 and was still getting assistance from doctors, Bild daily said, quoting documents from Germany's air transport regulator Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA). He was still receiving regular medical treatment, Bild reported, adding that Germanwings' parent company Lufthansa had transmitted this information to the LBA.


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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric is calling for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after major, Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over U.S. airstrikes there.
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In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 image from video, workers from Myanmar load fish onto a Thai-flagged cargo ship in Benjina, Indonesia. An intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves. (AP Photo/APTN)BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.


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