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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 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 | 179 179 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 | 217 217 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 | 217 217 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 | 272 272 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 | 316 316 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 | 355 355 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...
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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 | 17 17 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...
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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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City of fear
Dear Editor, The latest incidents involving elderly people being mugged and beaten by robbers is just outrageous. Eventually, our elderly citizens will be afraid to venture from their homes to go s...
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national news

Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson celebrates after scoring a three-pointer during the second half of Game 7 of round one NBA playoff basketball action against the Indiana Pacers in Toronto on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — After a decade and a half of playoff disappointment, the Toronto Raptors finally got to enjoy a celebratory night of hugs, kisses and happy families.


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A newspaper bears the photograph of Pakistani surgeon Shakeel Afridi, recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden, at a newsstand in Karachi on May 24, 2012Five years after his fake vaccination programme helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi languishes in jail, abandoned by the US, say supporters, in its bid to smooth troubled relations with Islamabad. Details of how he was sought out by the Central Intelligence Agency are unclear -- Pakistani reports suggest officials at Save the Children acted as go-betweens, though the charity denies involvement. What is known is that Afridi's job was to run a fake Hepatitis C vaccination program with the aim of obtaining genetic samples from Abbottabad, a garrison city and home to the Pakistan Military Academy, the country's answer to Westpoint.


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An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final elephant performance during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Providence, R.I. The circus closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago. The animals will live at the Ringling Bros. 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists' concerns and Americans' shifting views.


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