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What Employers Should Know About Retaliation
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)   explains that it is illegal for employers to fire, demote, or otherwise “retali...
JUST LISTED: 1 Family Brick Home in Rego Park (89-18 63rd Ave) NY 11374
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1 Family Brick Home for Sale in Rego Park NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Rego Park 1 Family Brick Home for Sale. ...
More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees!
Jun 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 657 657 recommendations | email to a friend
  "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir If you'd like to request a tree p...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2015
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
JUNE 2015 QUEENS REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE The pace of existing home sales increased slightly from April to May according to the latest report released by the Long island Board of Realtors. This is...
Long Island Roads See Two Police Officers Die in Separate Vehicle Crashes
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes fate takes unexpected turns that we find unexplainable. The odds are slim to none that two former police officers about the same age would die in single vehicle crashes over the same week...
Take Quick Actions When Signs of Discrimination Emerge in Your Business
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
All too often, business owners are not aware of their managers or supervisors engaging in discriminatory practices toward workers. When workers complain about racial or nationality slurs being made...
Immigrants In Limbo As Obama Implements New Programs: By A Lawyer
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
In December 2014 a lawsuit was filed against President Obama’s administration’s proposed immigration plans. The lawsuit alleged constitutional issues that involved the President disregarding Congre...
How To File For Ch. 7 Bankruptcy & Eliminate Debt: By A NYC Lawyer
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a relatively simple process. There are only a few procedures that must take place before a debtor receives a discharge of all or most of his debt: 1. Pre-Bankruptcy Credit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: MAY 2015
May 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
May 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update   Right now the Queens’ real estate market is feeling pretty tight to say the least. If you or someone you know has been searching for a home, they can tel...
Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requiremen...

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Governor needs to push airport alternatives to JFK & LGA
A recent study by the website Fivethirtyeight, showed that customers are delayed at LaGuardia Airport by an estimated 30 minutes (29 minutes if you are flying out of La Guardia, and 30 if you are f...
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Communities need to oppose mayor's rezoning proposal
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Going beyond the rent freeze
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New York Should Follow Hawaii's Lead on Environment
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Board Should Not Approve Rent Increase
I was certainly pleased in 2014 when, through legislative action, the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) income limits were raised from $29...
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2016 budget brings tangible results
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Lopez Rivera resolution lacks nuance
Sometimes playing party politics and falling in line behind a political flag can obscure the truth of a nuanced situation. It’s easy to follow the outrage or the decision in a certain way, without ...
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State Pushes Back on Heroin Outbreak
The State Senate has passed a series bills that will address the increased usage of heroin in the state. What is significant is language in the legislation that could bring homicide charges with th...
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Time to protect farm workers
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Next Two Weeks Will Be Big for Education System
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With co-ops, timing is everything
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Message to Albany: Make Mayoral Control Permanent
In just a few short weeks, the legislative session in Albany will come to a close. While many issues important to New York City remain outstanding, the legislature should and must re-authorize mayo...
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War on Crime in NYC is Starting to Shift
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Cuomo playing petty politics with NYCHA funding
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Parking in NYC Has Never Been More Exciting
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Auto assembly line robots weld on the frame of 2009 Dodge Ram pick-up trucks at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, MichiganThe brightening growth outlook was also bolstered by other data on Wednesday showing auto sales remained strong in June and construction spending rose in May to its highest level in just over 6-1/2 years. "The economy has shifted back into solid growth mode. A strong June jobs number would make it clear the economy can absorb a rate hike and the Fed can move at any time it wants," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pennsylvania. The ADP National Employment Report showed 237,000 private-sector jobs were created in June, beating the median expectation among economists surveyed by Reuters for a gain of 218,000 jobs.


2015-07-01 13:21:14 -0400

From now on, people in Oregon aged 21 and up can legally use marijuana for recreational purposes and grow up to four plantsOregon on Wednesday became the fourth US state to allow the recreational use of marijuana, amid a growing legalization trend in the western United States. The changes in the northwestern state's law come after voters in November approved a ballot measure making it legal to smoke, grow and own pot, though the drug remains illegal under federal law. From now on, people in Oregon aged 21 and up can legally use marijuana for recreational purposes and grow up to four plants.


2015-07-01 13:21:09 -0400

Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight, then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, as the growing legalization movement spreads to the fourth western U.S. state. Hundreds gathered on the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland and smoked under the glow of a neon city sign, marking the moment that the law allowing recreational use, backed by voters in November, came into effect. The legislation opens the way for shops to sell marijuana by next year - though some lawmakers say they will still try to block retail outlets.


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