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Implications of the Recent Retail Wage Increases
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 41 41 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 | 79 79 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 | 92 92 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 | 87 87 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 | 110 110 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 | 358 358 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 | 142 142 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 | 154 154 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 | 145 145 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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Thanks for help cleaning up
Dear Editor: Last week we all learned what a microburst is and what it can do to our neighborhood. Power went down. Trees fell on houses, cars, and roads. In a time of crisis, many of your neighbor...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob Turner needs a civics lesson
Dear Editor: At a Forest Hills Kiwanis Club meeting a couple of months ago, Congressional candidate Bob Turner spoke about how members of the two parties need to do a better job of working together...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering 9/11
Dear Editor: As we are in the process of remembering the events of September 11, 2001 which is now in its ninth anniversary I, like many of my fellow Americans, are in the act of reflecting on that...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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I was there on September 11th
Dear Editor: I was there! Yes, on September 11th I lost friends and a neighbor whose young son is a constant reminder of that day- but also, I was there! My office on the Floating Hospital looked r...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Sides to the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium Debate
About the West Side Tennis Club’s upcoming vote to sell the stadium land to developer Cord Meyer… Pro by Isobel Kleinman Sirs: I believe that passing the proposal is the best thing members can do. ...
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saujani's attack on Maloney over millstones unfair
EDITOR'S NOTE: The historic Dutch Kills millstones, remnants of a bygone gristmill, have been the subject of intense controversy. The millstones are currently at Queens Plaza, where a major reconst...
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Side Tennis Club too old, out-of-date to host USTA
Dear Editor: Once again, misinformation abounds regarding the issue of the West Side Tennis Club stadium. At the meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills, se...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Setting facts straight on the tennis stadium
Dear Editor: With reference to the Forest Hills Gardens Blog entry dated August 11, 2010 (www.foresthillsgardensblog.com), and reprinted in the Queens Ledger dated August 19, 2010, I’m not certain ...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Wal-Mart to Brooklyn
Dear Editor: "Hey Wal-Mart, it's time to just dig in" (In Our Opinion- August 26) was great! Recent news that Wal-Mart is considering opening its very first store in Spring Creek, Brooklyn could be...
Aug 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't cut Cross Bay Bridge rebate Program
[Editor's note: this letter was originally written to MTA CEO Jay Walder] Dear Mr. Walder: On behalf of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and our 1,200 member businesses and organizations, we join wit...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relocate the mosque
Dear Editor: Nine years after the attack on the World Trade Center, which killed almost 3,000 people, we are faced with a new 9/11 controversy- whether a huge mosque and cultural center should be b...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get rid of Commuter Vans
Dear Editor: Let's take a hard look at the real record. Today, we face the systematic mismanagement, a lack of foresight and a fundamental misunderstanding by a public authority- the MTA- of its re...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Worry should be over bed bugs, not Islamic Cultural Center
Dear Editor: As I watch the controversy about the mosque at Ground Zero I think the bad guys are still impacting our country. The hatred and fear shown by my American brothers and sisters is sad. T...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trouble for Clemens
Dear Editor: A Federal Grand Jury has just indicted Roger Clemens for lying to Congress for his alleged steroid use while playing professional baseball, our national past-time. If all this proves t...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build the mosque
Dear Editor: As an openly gay man and progressive elected official, I am weary of anything that smacks of fundamentalism or other form of extremism.  That is why I thought carefully about the reaso...
Aug 17, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran,' directly blaming country for chaos.
2015-03-28 06:52:25 -0400

German and Spanish police officers pay tribute to the victims of the Germanwings plane crash at a memorial in Le Vernet on March 27, 2015The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to German newspaper Bild. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were "pointing towards an act that we can't describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal". German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz's homes netted "medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment", including "torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash".


2015-03-28 06:51:23 -0400

Nigerians wait for to register before voting in Jere, some 60 kilometers (40 miles) from the capital Abuja, Nigeria Saturday, March 28, 2015. Nigerians are going to the polls on Saturday to vote in presidential elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say a car bomb exploded at a polling station in Nigeria's south-central Enugu state but did not hurt people gathering to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.


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