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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 | 167 167 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 | 207 207 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
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 206 206 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 | 262 262 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...
House Listings for Sale
Mar 04, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
A professional who has lived in the Community since 1965 Has an advantage. A Real Estate Broker with 37 years of experience has the advantage. A Real Estate Broker who has served the Community as P...
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 | 306 306 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...

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Outrage, swift action in wake of abrupt firing of St. Joe's athletic director
Carbone's dismissal just one of several that has college faculty on edge
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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The city lost a true dreamer
I’ll never forget the first time I saw Adam Purple. Long white flowing beard moving across his chest rhythmically while he rollerbladed, if my memory is right, up the Williamsburg bridge. It was ab...
Sep 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials call for action once again after triple homicide
Elected officials gathered outside Fort Greene’s Ingersoll Houses on Monday, just steps from where three men lost their lives in what appears to be a gang-related shooting over the weekend. Four ot...
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Greenpoint residents voice concerns about homeless shelters
Call for stronger police presence on the ground
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents celebrate 50th anniversary of Williamsburg Mitchell-Lama complex
Commemorate better times amidst DA investigation of co-op board
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Catholic Charities to host walk ahead of Pope’s arrival
As New York City gears up for Pope Francis’ visit in late September, non-profit Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) has planned a walk through Williamsburg this weekend to commemorate som...
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Brooklyn pays tribute to lives lost on 9/11
Families of victims of the September 11th attacks commemorated the lives of their loved ones in the rotunda of Borough Hall last Wednesday, two days before the 14th anniversary of the largest terro...
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BP calls for J’Ouvert task force to address violence plaguing event
Says violence symptomatic of larger issue
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It's the perfect month to bike to work
I always welcome September as the nicest month to bicycle to work. As the humidity cuts down and the sunlight stays bright, it's a lovely way to see the neighborhood. On my route to work, I enjoy w...
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"What global impacts could we see if we ALL gathered for empathetic, calm and vulnerable discourse?"
A few years ago I got an email from a colleague asking me to give a group of German students a tour of the Williamsburg waterfront. I gagged at first, fearing not only the kinds of questions I migh...
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Nuestros Niños will no longer close in November
City indicates they are seeking a lease renewal
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West Indian Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands
Violence mars festivities once again
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Bushwick school walls flourish with artwork
There is no ugly quite so ugly as that of a high school wall. Always an iteration of gray or beige, perennially unadorned save for a wan event poster or tween’s half-hearted attempt at graffiti by ...
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Celebrating McGolrick Park
Two Fridays ago, a friend and I had a picnic in McGolrick Park on our day off. On our way home, my friend Rachel called to me over the playground fence and invited me in. It was the first time I ha...
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East Williamsburg pothole to be repaired after 15 years
NYCHA residents say crumbling sidewalk led to injuries
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An empty passenger car of a Ferris wheel burns at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in central Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, April 30, 2016. There were no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire, which was out largely because of a torrential downpour, is not known. (Shilpa Ko via AP)BANGKOK (AP) — The ferris wheel at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in Bangkok has caught fire, but the park says no one was on it at the time, and no injuries were reported.


2016-04-30 06:53:06 -0400

Ivory itself does not burn, and so the fire will be fuelled by a mix of thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene injected though steel pipes leading into the heart of the pyramids in NairobiEleven giant pyres of tusks will be set on fire Saturday as Kenya torches its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will be the first to light the semi-circle of tusks expected to burn for days in Nairobi's national park, has demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. Quite simply, we will not allow it," Kenyatta said at a meeting of African heads of state and conservationists on Friday.


2016-04-30 06:49:19 -0400

Iraqi security forces secure the site of a suicide bombing in the Baghdad Jadida area on April 25, 2016A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed at least 23 people near Baghdad on Saturday, as hundreds protested in the capital for reforms and parliament made another attempt to reshuffle the cabinet. Iraq has been hit by weeks of political turmoil surrounding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's efforts to change the government. Both Washington and the United Nations have warned the crisis could distract from the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, which carries out frequent bombings against civilians.


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