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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 205 205 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?
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
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?
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 244 244 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Mar 08, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 340 340 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
Feb 22, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
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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On the record
Dear Editor: The New York City Police Dept. made 150,000 arrests in 4 years. I believe that in that time, there is only one arrest where the perpetrator died. I am sure that many of these arrests i...
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Never forget
Dear Editor: I'm greatly troubled by the belief of some who think we must move on; that there is too much talk of 9/11 after 13 years. I beg to differ. We lost thousands of good people, including 3...
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Gun nuts
Dear Editor: A nine-year-old girl at a shooting range accidentally kills an instructor with an Uzi set on full-auto, and I'm sure the NRA will put out an a official statement blaming the girl for n...
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The mighty Quinn
Dear Editor: Former City Council Speaker and losing mayoral wanna-be Christine Quinn has finished licking her wounds and come out of the closet. She is assisting in the creation of the "Women's Equ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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The real insult
Dear Editor: I must reply to Alfred Waddell, whose letter about impeachment of President Obama appeared in this paper on August 21. Mr. Waddell claims taking such action would insult the intelligen...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tragedy all around
Dear Editor: The recent death of Eric Garner, which may have been related to a police chokehold, did not have to be. Blame the economy for forcing Eric Garner, like thousands of other out-of-work N...
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Just the facts
Dear Editor: I came across your newspaper recently and on page 7 found "Dispatch," a page dedicated to "letters, blog posts, comments and updates." Thankfully the word "facts" wasn't included. For ...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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War on graffiti
Dear Editor: The scourge of Queens and New York City is graffiti. It makes you so angry and somewhat sad to see the senseless indiscriminate markings of these vandals throughout our communities. In...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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I'm voting Avella
Dear Editor: On September 9, registered Democratic Party voters in the 11th Senatorial District will choose between incumbent Tony Avella and former comptroller John Liu as their candidate for Stat...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prudent pruning
Dear Editor: What is all of this ballyhoo about the Parks Department not pruning the correct trees in the boroughs?The department and the Comptroller's Office needs to better coordinate how and whe...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vegan for good

Dear Editor: Recently, the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen...
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Liberal insanity
Dear Editor: There are many issues on which people can agreeably disagree, but I have concluded there can be no reasonable debate with persons who think that eliminating borders and permitting mill...
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Extremists in GOP
Dear Editor: The demographics around the country have changed, and the extremists in the Republican Party see the presidency as out of reach. In my opinion, John Boehner, the speaker of the House, ...
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Show me the money
Dear Editor: Rob Astorino has to first show me the money before "We've got a governor's race here!" (Pol Position - July 31). Governor Andrew Cuomo has been running $161 million in feel-good ads pr...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preventing the next Gaza-Israel War
Dear Editor: There have now been three wars between Gaza and Israel in the past six years. If nothing is done to stop the protagonist - the Islamic resistance army more commonly known as Hamas - th...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2011 file photo, Uncle Mo owner Mike Repole, right, and trainer Todd Pletcher talk at a news conference at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Five years ago, Mike Repole was living the dream. He had already made his share of an estimated $4.1 billion fortune from the sale of the company that produced Vitaminwater, and now he had himself a Kentucky Derby favorite with a horse named Uncle Mo. But Uncle Mo never made it to the Derby. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Five years ago, Mike Repole was living the dream. He had already made his share of an estimated $4.1 billion fortune from the sale of the company that produced Vitaminwater, and now he had himself a Kentucky Derby favorite with a horse named Uncle Mo.


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A helicopter flies into thick smoke while battling a major forest fire outside of Fort McMurrayBy Rod Nickel ANZAC, Alberta (Reuters) - Cooler weather and possible rain forecast for the Canadian city overwhelmed by wildfire offered hope on Thursday that controlling the blaze could become easier, after worsening conditions forced new evacuations south of town. Late on Wednesday, flames fanned south from Fort McMurray, the main city in Canada's oil sands region. Officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for the Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation communities, which are located about 50 km (31 miles) south of the battered city.


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File photo of a special forces police officer taking security measures as he stands on top of a building where the portraits of Turkey's President Erdogan, Prime Minister Davutoglu and a Turkish flag are displayed in IstanbulBy Ercan Gurses ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced on Thursday he would not stand again as leader of the ruling AK Party, bowing out as President Tayyip Erdogan accelerates his drive for a stronger presidency set to reshape the political landscape. In a speech defending his record as prime minister but also vowing loyalty to Erdogan, Davutoglu said he had kept his party and the government intact during a tumultuous period in Turkey and pledged that "strong" AKP government would continue. After a meeting of the party's executive committee, Davutoglu told a news conference that under the current circumstances he would not run for the leadership of the AKP at an extraordinary party congress on May 22.


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