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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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Glen Lee, Wok Mon Inventor
When most people look at their gas stovetop, they see a place to cook their food, but Queens resident Glen Lee saw room for improvement. That is why he invented the Wok Mon. The Wok Mon captures ex...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patryk Perkowski, Queens College Valedictorian
In a graduating class of more than 2,500 students, being chosen as valedictorian is no small accomplishment. But in Patryk Perkowski, Queens College found itself a candidate. A Macaulay Honors Coll...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shaun Leonardo, Socrates Sculpture Park
From the first time that Shaun Leonardo stepped foot in Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria to help a friend install a piece for exhibition nine years ago, he has been intrigued by the park’s histor...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joe Murphy, AdvantageCare Physicians
While it can be hard to rebuild a tarnished reputation, Joe Murphy and his coworkers are hitting the streets in the local Forest Hills community toward that end at AdvantageCare Physicians. For yea...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tom Long, Queens Conservative Party Chairman
As the head of the Conservative Party in Queens, Tom Long is no stranger to the plight of the underdog. But, he says, as stories of political corruption continue to surface, his job gets easier eve...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Laura Silver, Author
When it comes to soul food, the knish might not make top three on Family Feud, but for Laura Silver, it’s number one. “I am Jewish, I’m a native of Flushing, Queens, and when I grew up there were a...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Payal Doctor, LGCC Professor
She might not be one to boast about her accomplishments, but LaGuardia Community College Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Payal Doctor, who serves as the faculty adviser of the Alpha Theta Phi...
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Anderson, Town Square, Inc.
As she stood on the precipice of motherhood, Susan Anderson founded Town Square, Inc., an organization designed to bring together local parents and children for fun, healthy and educational activit...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Mazda, Secret Theatre/LIC Arts Open
When Richard Mazda emigrated from London leaving behind a successful acting career to become a full-time Queens resident in the early 2000s, it didn’t take him long to settle in and start tossing a...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howie Hawkins, Green Party Governor Candidate
For Howie Hawkins, the political awakening came early in life. In 1964, Hawkins recalls, “Reagan’s running against Fair Housing in California. We had a fair housing law, and it got repealed in a Re...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angela Mirabile, Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corp.
When a 24-year-old Angela Mirabile was called in to interview for a position with Community Board 5 in 1981, she knew that she wanted to become active in local politics and community service. What ...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marek Sobolewski, Exit Realty All Seasons
When Marek Sobolewski entered law school in Warsaw, Poland, in the early 1990s, he saw little hope for finding gainful employment in his homeland, so he struck out for New York City with nothing bu...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Choe, One Flushing
Amid a struggling economy and rising unemployment, lifelong Flushing resident John Choe felt things needed to change. So in 2011 he started the nonprofit One Flushing with a goal of bringing the Fl...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jonathan Chung, Councilman Peter Koo's Chief of Staff
Jonathan Chung didn’t break into a life behind the scenes in city politics the way many in his field have done. In a world of who’s who, Chung pierced the scene through a Craigslist ad, and has sin...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walker Blankenship, Kensington Stables
For 21 years, Walker Blankenship has watched the Brooklyn cityscape build up around Kensington Stables, the last remaining horse stable to serve Prospect Park. Blankenship realized he had the horse...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.


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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.


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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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