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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 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 | 168 168 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 | 209 209 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 | 207 207 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 | 263 263 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 | 307 307 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 | 347 347 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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Down with co-ops
Dear Editor, A recent StreetEasy analysis of all types of rentals has shown that the median rent-to-income ratio averaged 65.2 percent in New York City in 2016. Although lagging income growth contr...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against landmarking
Dear Editor, I have lived in Flushing for over 30 years and supported the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association’s efforts to improve and enforce zoning and building codes, as well as the Ricker...
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Shameless Shelly
Dear Editor, Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reportedly used his power to gain sexual favors along with money, giving new meaning to the old adage that "politics makes strange bedfellows." O...
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Only in the U.S.
Dear Editor, As disquieting as this election season has been with mountains of negatives, little has been said about it uniqueness. To replace the first African-American president there is a woman,...
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Quick observation
Dear Editor, All of this talk about self-identifiers using the bathrooms gives new meaning to the term "private parts." Sincerely, Bill Viggiano Williston Park
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Pay as you go?
Dear Editor Ed Konecnik wants an answer from the presidential candidates ("Before I vote…", March 28) . He wants to know how much he will have to pay in taxes. He "proposes that he keeps all he ear...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for who?
Dear Editor, In his latest letter to the editor, Frederick Bedell instructs the reader to get out and vote ("Vote on 4/19", April 4/7) . He then qualifies his thoughts by writing "I will not try to...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business as usual
Dear Editor, There is even more to "Time to change the culture in Albany" (Op-Ed by Brian Barnwell, April 14) . We should not celebrate Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature passing a bud...
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Three cheers for BSA
Dear Editor, The Boy Scouts of America have a long history of teaching young boys to be proper community and charity-minded young men. These young men will be the leaders of tomorrow. I myself belo...
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Let it be written
Dear Editor, We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent. They are a group of self-righteous individuals ...
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Mississippi burning
Dear Editor, Mississippi has passed the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? What it really does is allow people to refuse services to ...
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Defending Donald
Dear Editor, There has been so much hatred directed at Donald Trump lately by what are obviously coordinated “cut and paste” efforts taken from Internet propaganda sites to smear him, trying to pai...
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Vote your conscience
Dear Editor, To look to a corrupter to reform politics is folly. Morals matter. Morals are the earth that makes a man’s word worth its sand. Pragmatists and opportunists will sell their own mothers...
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To Dennis Walcott
Dear Editor, Congratulations on your new job as head of the Queens Library. Your record as schools chancellor shows you're well prepared to tackle tough challenges. You visited nearly half of the Q...
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Why celebrate EDC?
Dear Editor, Is there real reason to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation? New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to the...
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In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo, Denise Moore, center, in white, of Des Moines, Iowa, poses with her family, from left, daughter Alex Gibbs, Emily Bosch, son Kodi Baughman, granddaughter MacKenzie Moore, sons Kori Moore, Kelli Moore, daughter Andy Gibbs, and son Kasi Baughman during a visit to Water Works Park, in Des Moines, Iowa. Moore, a mother of seven, nearly lost her parental rights after her arrest in 2003 for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)NEW YORK (AP) — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect.


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China's Ding Junhui became the first Asian player to reach the world snooker championship final after beating Scotland's Alan McManus 17-11 in Sheffield, England on Saturday. Ding, the world number 17, compiled seven century breaks in the match to set a world championship record and will play England's world number one Mark Selby or Marco Fu of Hong Kong in the best of 35-frame final, which starts on Sunday. Selby and Fu were level at 12-12 after the third session of their semi-final which included the longest frame in world championship history at the Crucible lasting over 76 minutes.
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Warren Buffett participates in the newspaper tossing challenge during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha NebraskaWarren Buffett on Saturday defended several of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's larger or struggling investments, including Coca-Cola and the BNSF railroad. Speaking to tens of thousands of shareholders at Berkshire's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger also touched on many other issues including the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the risks of derivatives, and big losses at a mutual fund closely associated with Berkshire. Buffett, a supporter of Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, was asked about the regulatory impact on Berkshire if Republican front-runner Donald Trump captures the White House.


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