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DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D.Hans & Associates DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry Whether you own a fast food restaurant or a fine dining establishment, you must now pay your salaried w...
Exclusive interview to Michael Bacarella, author of “Lincoln’s Foreign Legion: The 39th New York Infantry, the Garibaldi Guard”
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
      Your book “Lincoln’s Foreign Legion: The 39th New York Infantry, the Garibaldi Guard” is now available on Kindle. What brought you to investigate this type of topic? From my earliest memories...
Estate Planning Checklist For Wills
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Estate planning is an intimidating task that some people prefer to avoid. Except Everybody needs to prepare for estate planning sooner rather than later. To help get the ball rolling, here is a che...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: July 2016
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . July 2016 Queens Real Estate Market Update  Queens home sales in June decelerated for the fourth consecuti...
New York City, Queens, Employment Defense Lawyers
Jul 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Salient Points about the Carlson-Ailes Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit The media is full of reports about the lawsuit Gretchen Carlson, former Fox anchor woman and television host brought against Fox...
Buying a Home in Queens vs Long Island
Jul 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
REAL ESTATE***Big difference that can put you at risk with your health and cause financial problems. That's right. Everybody wants land and a big detached home. However, if your family lives in Que...
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 622 622 recommendations | email to a friend
A good roof is perhaps one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. Any good investment requires good maintenance. One of the most crucial factors in upholding a roofing system is th...
How to Throw a Block Party in Queens
Jun 16, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 257 257 recommendations | email to a friend
By George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . A Block Party is defined as a community sponsored, public event where there are no sales of goods or servi...
Camping Safety Guidelines
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 254 254 recommendations | email to a friend
Schools are letting out and summer vacations begin. Many children will be heading off to summer camps as part of their vacation recreation and many families plan their own camping trips, some for f...
Is My Job Protected While I Pursue a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
Workers Compensation Attorneys Queens & New York If you have been injured on the job and need to seek compensation under New York’s workers’ compensation laws, you may have some concerns about whet...

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New Investors Bank opens its doors in Greenpoint
Looks to work with local community groups
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bushwick Inlet Park advocates try to dissuade potential buyers
Urge current owner to accept city’s $1 million offer for site
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transit advocates begin campaign to turn around declining bus ridership
Coalition releases report highlighting possible solutions
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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String of K2 overdoses alarms city officials, residents
Reignites push to crack down on synthetic marijuana
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Lack of good faith
Good faith is so ingrained in me that it has always seemed a given. The concept that one is making choices, policies, or actions with the best of intentions, to do no harm, to be thoughtful and mak...
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor announces plan for East New York business zone
City to invest $16 million to create jobs, industrial space
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Select Bus Service makes its way to Brooklyn
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) have begun operating the B46 Select Bus Service line in Brooklyn, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced la...
Jul 14, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Giglio festival links Italian history with Williamsburg streets
For the Italian community in Williamsburg, it’s a tradition that has been passed down through generations for nearly 130 years. The Giglio festival, now in its 129th year, kicked off on July 6 to m...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Phase two of Heckscher Playground completed in record time
Elected officials and community members gathered on Monday to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the second phase of Heckscher Playground in Bushwick. The $2.25 million project was funded in a joint e...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Admitting our ignorance
In my first days that I taught at an after school program, I would dread going to work. I was 23 and had a lot of ideas about how helpful I was going to be, what a powerful educator I could be. I w...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't develop, preserve
Last year, I went to a dinner to celebrate St Nick's Alliance and was seated next to an affordable housing developer. I was very excited to sit with her because, as you know, housing happens to be ...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Italian festival returns to Williamsburg
Giglio FeFor the next two weeks, the streets of Williamsburg will be filled with shouts of “Uaglio, Aizati i spalli!” (Boys, lift your shoulders!) as a popular religious festival returns. The Feast...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCarren Park Pool opens for the summer
With the sun shining through thick clouds and overbearing humidity filling the air, hundreds of local residents couldn’t wait to take a dip in the pool. Teens, parents and young children lined up a...
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East River State Park features new dog run
The dogs of north Brooklyn now have a new place to play and exercise. Officials cut the ribbon on a new dog run at East River State Park last Thursday morning. Surrounded by dogs and dog owners, of...
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On critical thinking
My senior year of college I had a required course called Critical Thinking. We privately laughed at this class – we knew how to think. To even say that seemed ludicrous. To be required to take a cl...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A policeman secures the area around a shopping mall in Munich on July 22, 2016 after a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage killing at least nine peopleGermany is reeling after a teenager went on a shooting spree at a Munich shopping mall, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before turning the gun on himself. The gunman, a German-Iranian named David Ali Sonboly, suffered depression and was obsessed with shooting sprees like the 2011 massacre by Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik. Officials stressed that Sonboly, 18, had no links with the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.


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An Afghan man weeps outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, AfghanistanBy Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State. Graphic television footage from the site of the attack showed many dead bodies lying on the bloodied road, close to where thousands of Hazara had been demonstrating over the route of a planned multimillion dollar power line. "Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shi'ites in the city of Kabul in Afghanistan," said a brief statement on the group's Amaq news agency.


2016-07-23 12:43:14 -0400

A portrait is displayed as colleagues and people gather at the coffin of Pavel Sheremet to pay their respects at his memorial ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, July 22, 2016. Hundreds of local residents and journalists have come to pay their respects to a prominent journalist who died in a car bombing in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev earlier this week. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died when his car was bombed in Ukraine, has been buried in his hometown of Minsk, Belarus.


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