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Senior citizens finding it hard to locate an apartment
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The real deal. It has been this way for years. Since there are more Senior today than 10 years ago, here are true circumstances that exist today. First off, whether you are financially comfortable,...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Selling a home in 2016-A must read
Jan 04, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Homeowners-Yes 2015 selling prices have reached record highs, no doubt. And with mortgage rates still at levels of an average of 4% for 30 years, this is a benefit for you when selling. Every home ...
Apartment hunting-The Real Deal! January 4th,2016
Jan 04, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Pertaining to the areas of Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale, and Middle Village, New York.   First, the average studio apartment is between $850-$1,000 dollars. Usually apartments over a store are less...

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Pothead drivers?
Dear Editor, With respect to any bills that would legalize recreational marijuana similar to alcohol with state regulation and sales taxes, I believe is the most stupid policy ever proposed in ligh...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No mercy
Dear Editor, Euric Cain was arrested for raping a woman then making her companion perform oral sex on him. Two days prior to his arrest he attempted to kidnap a young woman, but 25-year-old Peter G...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go GOP
Dear Editor, The debate between the Republican candidates for president was very lively but also very serious, with all of them speaking very bluntly as to how they would deal with ISIS, Russia, an...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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End immigration
Dear Editor, Regarding Phil Orenstein's 12/10 letter, Congressman Gregory Meeks' claim that we "have the strongest refugee vetting program in the world" is insane. If our screening is so tough, why...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fitting honor
Dear Editor, Last Friday, the corner of 222th Street and 92nd Avenue was renamed “Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way.” Here is an officer who gave his life for the City of New York. By the age of ...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nowhere train
Dear Editor, "Scoping new airtrain route" (Photo - December 10th edition) was little more than a great photo op for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Jeffrion Jeffrion Aubry. Pr...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No progress
Dear Editor, It is now three years since deranged gunman Adam Lanza invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 26 innocent children and adults. This horrendous tragedy sparked an en...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to Koo
Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident of Flushing, I would like to commend my Councilman Peter Koo. In his official response to the city's draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed rezonin...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out of touch
Dear Editor, Our Queens representatives oppose the refugee bill, aka the America SAFE Act, which puts additional safeguards into place for screening Syrian refugees in order to prevent the threat o...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reopen Woodhaven
Dear Editor, The ongoing debate between bringing Select Bus Service (SBS) to Woodhaven Boulevard, reintroduction of Long Island Rail Road service on the abandoned Rockaway line, or most recently ex...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pure gold
Dear Editor, Middle Village’s Linda Czerwinski always put her best foot forward in giving a helpful hand at the Queens Borough Public Library’s Maspeth branch. Daniel Finger, her replacement, has i...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep ban on oil
Dear Editor, On Wednesday, House lawmakers approved an amendment to the House energy package that will lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. I am disappointed, yet again, to see the House vote...
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Zero Vision
Dear Editor, It seems the Mayor has an ambitious Vision Zero plan where the Department of Transportation is constructing pedestrian plazas, traffic-calming measures and bike lanes, but forgot a ver...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bikers beware
Dear Editor: I am writing to alert bikers of the deadly danger upon approaching the Briarwood boondoggle of the Kew Gardens Interchange Project on Queens Boulevard, either going east towards the so...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Write a letter
Dear Editor, December 7 is National Letter Writing Day. Surveys reveal that the letters to the editor is one of the most widely read and popular sections of any newspaper. Weekly newspapers offer r...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives at a hotel for interviews, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the race for president as Tuesday's New Hampshire primary nears (all times local):


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The Vai-Vai samba school honour France with their performance "Je suis Vai-Vai. Bem-Vindos a França!" at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 7, 2016Swatting aside fears over the Zika virus, the glittering dancers of the Rio Carnival samba championship and their adoring fans were primed Sunday for their first all-night parade. After a fortnight of street parties, thousands of gallons of beer, and the day and night sound of drumming and singing throughout Brazil's most iconic city, the really serious Carnival fun was set to begin at 23:30 GMT. Kicking off after sunset and going all through the night to dawn on Monday, the 12 best samba ensembles, known as schools, were to strut their stuff in front of some 70,000 people in Rio's specially built stadium, the Sambadrome.


2016-02-07 09:49:20 -0500
LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had spoken with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and both had agreed the U.N. Security Council should take strong action against North Korea for launching a long-range rocket. North Korea said the rocket was carrying a satellite, but its neighbors and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Mark Potter)
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