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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Attention Homeowner's! Free Giveaways
Apr 07, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Besides being a Broker for the past 37 years, I have also been active in the Community Organizations and events. Our great Senator Addabbo is doing us all a favor by saving us $100 dollars to buy a...
Free $100 dollar Visa Gift card for Landlords
Mar 31, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Landlords-Homeowner's ///////Be a part of the Celebration in April 2016. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Landlords and Owners-April 2016 is a Celebration Month. To Ce...
Real Estate Investing-Better then collecting 1% from a savings bank.
Mar 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Imagine .75% -1% interest you get on a savings account. Thats okay if you have less than $10,000 dollars  in the bank. On the other hand, if you are selling a building, you can do a 1031 exchange a...
What it was Like to Buy a Home, after Selling Over 150...
Mar 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 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...
Real Estate-It;s now or never! A must Read.
Mar 17, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
03/17/16 Mortgage rates dropped................. info from lending tree 2016 Mortgage Rates Take Huge Dip - 3.11% APR Rates now at 3.11% APR - $250K mortgage for $972/mo.                      (3.11...
How Does a Prior Injury Affect Your Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 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 | 250 250 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 | 245 245 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 ...

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Youth basketball titan, O'Connell, leaves an indelible mark
As appeared in the Queens Ledger / Brooklyn Star Weekly newspapers the week of February 18, 2016
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Simple Phil: Go Get Thibs!
I woke up on Monday morning to the news that Derek Fisher had been fired as coach of the New York Knicks. Considering it was the Monday after the Super Bowl, it certainly took me by surprise. Howev...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kew-Forest headed to playoffs
The Kew-Forest School’s junior varsity team won the PSAA Eastern Division Championship for the 2015-16 season, going 10-1 in the conference with an overall record of 15-3. Playoffs for the team sta...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Bears have eyes on playoff spot
A couple of Christ the Kings alums helped St. Joseph’s top Yeshiva over the weekend. Senior Erica Eddy and sophomore Destiny Marino each dropped 18 points and the St. Joseph’s team made 27 free-thr...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Standout senior forward reflects on career at St. Joe’s
Megafu on cusp of ending college career with over 1,500 points
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cam Newton: Don’t Hate, Just Appreciate
I hate the bye week between the AFC/NFC Championship games and the Super Bowl for two main reasons. First, it’s the first Sunday since Labor Day weekend when I don’t have football to watch. (Yes, I...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s explodes for 95
Lady Bears fall despite big game from Marino, Porcasi
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St. John’s still looking for first win the Big East
St. John’s trailed by just one at the break, but sixth-ranked Villanova opened the second half on a 22-7 run and defeated the Red Storm, 68-53, Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Durand Joh...
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s a Cespedes Miracle!
It may be about a month late, but Mets fans received one of the best belated Christmas presents you’ll ever get. After much posturing, the Mets surprised the baseball world on Friday and agreed to ...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Play 4Kay at St. Joe’s this Saturday
The St. Joseph’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams will play host to the first ever Play 4Kay game on Saturday, January 30, when Purchase College visits The Hill Center for a Skyline Confe...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis gets better of LIU in Battle of Brooklyn
St. Francis Brooklyn forward Amdy Fall had 11 points, 13 rebounds and added four blocked shots to spearhead a defense that held the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team to just 21.7 percent shooting,...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn College holds on against St. Joe’s women
The St. Joseph’s College women assembled an 11-0 third-quarter run to erase an 11-point deficit, but couldn’t corral borough rivals Brooklyn College, falling 55-45 on Saturday afternoon in their fi...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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One last time in Brady-Manning rivalry
Throughout the course of this NFL season, and especially over the final two months of this year, I wondered if somehow, someway we could get the dream matchup in the AFC Championship game coming up...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s men top Medgar Evers in MLK Day matchup
Megafu pulls down 1,000th rebound of his career
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Kearney track record falls
Belle Harbor residents Therese, Jacqueline and Colleen Gallagher ran extremely well in both the New York City and New York State Cross Country Championship events. In the city championship, Tessy w...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traditional cigarette smoking has declined in recent decades, but youths are increasingly turning to e-cigarettes, which are battery powered devices that heat a nicotine liquid -- and flavored cigarsThe United States Thursday issued a sweeping ban on sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs to those under 18, marking the first time these products have been federally regulated. The ban will go into effect in 90 days, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, which issued the final rule after several years of study and debate. Until now, the marketplace for tobacco products outside of traditional cigarettes has been like "the wild, wild west," said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.


2016-05-05 15:51:32 -0400

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens and firefighters gather at the scene where one of rockets hit the Dubeet hospital in the central neighborhood of Muhafaza in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Shells and mortar rounds are raining down on every neighborhood Aleppo," said Aleppo-based health official Mohammad Hazouri, speaking from Al-Razi hospital. (SANA via AP)DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. Images posted on social media said to be of the aftermath of the strike showed at least a dozen tents burned to the ground and bloodied women and children being loaded onto a pickup truck.


2016-05-05 15:51:19 -0400
A wildfire in the Alberta city of Fort McMurray could cost insurers as much as C$9 billion, making it by far the costliest ever Canadian natural disaster, according to research by Bank of Montreal Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets analyst Tom MacKinnon said that figure was a worst-case scenario based on a comparison to a wildfire in Slave Lake, Alberta in 2011. The bill for insurers was C$700 million in that fire, and the Fort McMurray fire is bigger and the properties more valuable.
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