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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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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Independents Deserve the Right to Vote in Primary
We want to vote for Senator Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary taking place in New York on April 19, but we cannot. New York State election laws violate our voting rights by not allowing us...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed Oil Tax Would Cripple Economy
Americans today are relieved to be paying less than $2 for a gallon of gas. President Obama, though, thinks that's just not enough. In his recent budget request to Congress, the president proposed ...
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Tests a bad way to measure student succes
Tests wrong way to gauge school success Across New York City, third-grade children are taking assessment tests that have caused a great deal of anxiety for students, teachers, administrators, paren...
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Participate in pure democracy this weekend
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City Council amendments make mayor's zoning plan better
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Nonsense at the Exit Polls
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Health coaching at home
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Don't force affordable housing
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Why I Became an EMT...and Then Left
This January, as my 48th birthday approached, I began training at the FDNY EMT academy in Fort Totten in Queens. I’d been working as a filmmaker, real estate agent and bartender and wanted to do so...
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Use muni lot for Flushing bus terminal
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Governor Cuomo, fund schools like mine
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Ferry a big part of citywide mass transit
Since taking the oath of office, Mayor Bill de Blasio has made two major transit announcements that are supposed to ease the burden on commuters. The first was the creation of a full citywide ferry...
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Get help with your taxes this year
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Residents deserve a property tax cap
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No place for vulgarity at parade
Any mayor that's marched in the annual Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade has learned a lesson the hard the way: Rockaway can be pretty unwelcoming if you're not living up to their expectations. Thi...
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A Time Warner Cable sign and logo are seen on a the exterior of a Time Warner Cable store in the Manhattan borough of New York CityA majority of the five-member U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve Charter Communications Inc's acquisitions of Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday. The deals, which would create the second-largest U.S. broadband provider and third-largest video provider, won the backing of FCC Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Michael O'Rielly this week, the sources said on condition of anonymity. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had already voted to approve them.


2016-05-05 13:09:52 -0400
(Reuters) - The wildfire that raged unchecked on Thursday in the city of Fort McMurray in the heart of the Canadian oil sands region knocked out as much as a third of the nation's daily crude capacity and closed some major pipelines. While oil sands facilities are not in the fire's path, seven production companies and two pipeline operators have curbed activities to allow workers and others to get to safety. Following is a list of what oil producers and pipeline companies have said about nearby operations: - ConocoPhillips said on Thursday it had shut its Surmount operations and evacuated people and workers from site.
2016-05-05 13:05:45 -0400

A helicopter flies into thick smoke while battling a major forest fire outside of Fort McMurrayBy Rod Nickel ANZAC, Alberta (Reuters) - A massive wildfire near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, that has grown to five times its initial size has spread south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday after 88,000 people fled the city in the nation's energy heartland. The uncontrolled blaze, which has consumed swaths of the city, has shut some oil production in the area, driving up global oil prices and affecting projects and pipelines across the heavily forested region. Officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for the Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation communities, located about 50 km (31 miles) south of the battered city of Fort McMurray, which was evacuated Tuesday.


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