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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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Let Pop's go
Dear Editor, I think we need to celebrate the re-opening of Pop's instead of publishing the incessant complaining of this venture by Maria Thompson. Rather than opening yet another $.99 store or Ch...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than a library
Dear Editor, I'm delighted that the Kew Gardens Hills library branch at Vleigh Place and 72nd Avenue will re-open this fall after being closed since 2013. Perhaps Queens Library President Dennis Wa...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wordplay
Dear Editor, I must give credit to Donald Trump. During a recent campaign speech, he honored the first responders of "7/11," but he neglected to mention the WWII veterans who lost their lives on th...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Truly the Finest
Dear Editor, There are many people these days who say negative things about our Finest at the NYPD, who serve and protect all of us and truly care for the community. Yet these same people rarely sa...
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Come clean on 9/11
Dear Editor, Saudi Arabia, which has been an ally of our country for many years, also may have had a role in the funding of the September 11th terrorist attacks against our country. If this is true...
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Get on board
Dear Editor, Let's all get on board to join National Amtrak Day on May 11. Why not ask our elected officials to support a dedicated capital revenue stream that could include allocating a penny per ...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 12 12 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,...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 19 19 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...
Apr 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Cruise ship passengers have been hanging out at an Alaska homeless shelter to get free coffee and a bite to eat, but few have bothered making a donation, said one of the nonprofit's board members.
2016-05-05 10:40:43 -0400

A North Korean traffic police woman directs vehicles at a street junction while behind her the sidewalk is decorated with flags of the ruling party, the Workers' Party on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Members of North Korea's ruling party have gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades. Foreign experts say North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will likely use the meeting to place his loyalists into key positions, strengthen his push to upgrade his country's nuclear arsenal and cement his grip on power. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Its capital has been duly spruced up, the masses prepped for their rallies and leader Kim Jong Un appears to be set to take center stage Friday when North Korea pulls back the curtain on what promises to be the country's biggest political show in years, if not decades: the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980.


2016-05-05 10:36:03 -0400

A logo of Alibaba Group is seen on a building under construction, where the company's Beijing headquarters will be, in BeijingAlibaba Group Holding Ltd, China's biggest e-commerce company, said fourth-quarter sales rose 39 percent after its core online shopping business grew, but profit fell for the first time as it spent on ventures like food delivery. Net income excluding extraordinary items, Alibaba's preferred measure for earnings, shrank 1.4 percent to 7.6 billion yuan from the previous year, as the company continued to invest heavily in new but shakier businesses. Its online finance affiliate Ant Financial Services Group, one of founder Jack Ma's crown jewels in his e-commerce empire, recorded a net loss in the quarter.


2016-05-05 10:38:45 -0400