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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 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 | 187 187 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 | 228 228 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
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 227 227 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 | 281 281 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
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 303 303 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 324 324 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 | 360 360 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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Changing LIC
Dear Editor, I worked as a transportation planner for many years at the State Office Building on 11th Street. I recently drove to Long Island City and didn't realize how many new and under construc...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library solution
Dear Editor: There is an obvious solution for finding funding to support keeping all Queens libraries open six days per week. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito controls the yearly programming o...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Petition Tradition
Dear Editor, Here's a rhyme that I've penned. It's really a plea, In hopes of making petitioning easier for you and for me. June and early July brings a petition tradition. Petition signatures from...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wipe out polio
Dear Editor, Last week, the World Health Organization announced a significant decline in polio cases this year. There have been 24 cases since the start of the year, a decline of more than 70 perce...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need Teddy
Dear Editor: I recently watched HBO's "Roosevelt's, An Intimate History" by Ken Burns. Wow, what a great democratic President was our Teddy Roosevelt. (Small "d" but great enough to qualify for a c...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fly the flag
Dear Editor: The American Flag was originally adopted through a resolution by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Flag Day wasn't officially recognized until it was signed into law by Presid...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pataki for prez?
Dear Editor: Former New York governor George Pataki's announcement that he is running for president in 2016 will be followed by being one of the first to drop out. No one who truly believes in limi...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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5555 is here
Dear Editor: With much interest, I read the letter by Edward Horn about the effects of technology on society in the May 28th issue. Edward, I am in agreement with you. Technology is a double-edged ...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Typical Dem dig
Dear Editor: Mr. Joseph Manago's May 28th letter was incredibly touching and reminiscent of a time when our entire country was united in our national effort to stop the aggression and finally defea...
Jun 10, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expand AirTrain
Dear Editor: Following up on a past letter in which I indicated my preference for neither the Queensway nor restoration of the old Rockaway Beach LIRR line as a North-South Queens transportation al...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lobbyist misses mark
Dear Editor: As a rent-controlled tenant for the past 47 years, I strongly dispute comments made by Rent Stabilization Association President Joseph Strasburg, a powerful lobbying group that wants t...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flush TP tax?
Dear Editor: The rationale used by Assemblyman David Weprin to justify his proposed legislation exempting toilet paper from the 8.875 percent sales tax left me puzzled. Weprin claims that "this a q...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get out and vote
Dear Editor: Mark Weprin, the councilman in the 23rd District, is resigning his position to work for Governor andrew Cuomo. This district covers many neighborhoods in Queens, such as Bayside Hills,...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last letter from Iwo Jima
Dear Editor: "March 5, 1945: Hello Folks, I am still on the Island of Iwo Jima and, before I write anything else, I want to thank God I am still living. We just came back from the front lines today...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer tickets, less trash
Dear Editor: I have lived in Maspeth my whole life – 50 years - but I have never wanted to leave this town more than I do right now. Grand Avenue is littered with garbage and NYPD Traffic is over a...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farmers and members of Milieudefensie (Dutch environmental organization) demonstrate against the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in The Hague on April 26, 2016Negotiations for a vast US-EU trade pact, which aims to create a free-trade zone covering 850 million people, are likely to grind to a halt because of Washington's reluctance to make concessions, a top French trade official warned Tuesday. "In view of the United States' state of mind today, that seems to be the most likely option," minister of state for trade Matthias Fekl told French radio when asked if the talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which began in 2013, could stop. Fekl's comments reflect deep suspicion in Europe that the deal will erode ecological and health regulations to the advantage of big business.


2016-05-03 03:24:27 -0400

Dutch firm Philips says it will float its lighting arm on the stock market in a "historic" initial public offering, aiming to spin off at least a quarter of the division's sharesElectronics giant Philips announced Tuesday it was floating its lighting arm on the stock market in a "historic" initial public offering, aiming to spin off at least a quarter of the division's shares. "The offering would consist of a sale of existing shares only held by Royal Philips, the current sole shareholder of Philips Lighting. The offering and listing, and their timing, are subject to, among other factors, market conditions," the Amsterdam-based Philips said in a statement.


2016-05-03 03:23:48 -0400

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs with Scott Conley while talking to steelworkers in Ashland, Ky., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy turned country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart." And nearly 20,000 supporters attended a riverfront re-election rally, dozens collapsing from heat exhaustion in the August sun.


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