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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 | 190 190 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 | 230 230 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?
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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
Mar 08, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 282 282 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 | 326 326 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 | 362 362 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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Walmart at Willets Point? No Way, No How
It was recently reported that Walmart, the low-wage retailer, is trying to sneak into New York City at the Willets Point development. Walmart has a history of discrimination, poor pay, anti-union b...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYCHA report needs to be released
In Our Opinion
Aug 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time is right for a G.I. Housing Bill
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Reforming NYCHA in Queens and Citywide
The New York Housing Authority is the largest housing authority in the nation and home to more than 625,000 New Yorkers, a population roughly the size of Boston. With 22 complexes in Queens, it hou...
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Wisconsin tragedy hits home
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Learning on Empty
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has reported that the number of homeless students in America has topped one million while another new report estimates that 23 percent of childr...
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Vallone right on need for more officers
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Post Office woes will hurt small businesses
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Statue should stay on Queens Blvd.
And it looks like Queens is about to lose out on another piece of its history. Plans are afoot to move a statue, the Triumph of Civic Virtue by Frederick MacMonnies, from its home on Queens Bouleva...
Jul 31, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your chance to participate in the budget
I invite the community to participate in a unique experiment in public participation in the city budget. This year, I am allocating $1 million in capital funds for the community to decide how to sp...
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The problem with naming things after the living
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Misguided pols fight trash plan...again
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G Train needs a full restoration
Finally, there's a bit of good news when it comes to mass transit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is expected to announce that it will keep five extra stops on the G Train in Brooklyn tha...
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Citizen Dan, Part Deux
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Obamacare is another tax that U.S. can’t afford
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A Tesla Model S with version 7.0 software update containing Autopilot features is seen during a Tesla event in Palo AltoCompany founder and CEO Elon Musk may not mention Tesla Motors Inc's stock price when his electric car company gives its latest financial update on Wednesday, but it will be front and center for investors divided over its seemingly rich valuation. After a rally that ended in April, Tesla's market capitalization is currently about $31 billion - equivalent to $620,000 for every car it delivered last year, or $63,000 for every car it hopes to produce in 2020. By comparison, General Motors Co's $48 billion market value is equivalent to about $4,800 for every vehicle it sold last year.


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This image released by The Public Theater shows Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of "Hamilton," in New York. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards are being nicknamed this year the "Hamil-Tonys" in recognition that "Hamilton" is the show to beat. That was proven again Tuesday.


2016-05-03 16:06:44 -0400

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at the Manhattan U.S. District Courthouse in New York City, U.S.By Joseph Ax and David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, for decades one of the state's most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said at a hearing in Manhattan federal court she hoped the sentence would deter corruption among other politicians. Silver, 72, had cast a shadow over whatever accomplishments he had as a lawmaker by participating in corruption, Caproni said.


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