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DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 60 60 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 | 63 63 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 | 61 61 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...
Finding an apartment today, July 2016
Jul 09, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The real deal..... 1) Whether you know it or not, about 10% of Landlords accept Senior citizens. The reason is they do not want people home all day, going in and out, having company,etc. 2) Whether...
New York City, Queens, Employment Defense Lawyers
Jul 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 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...
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Jun 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 636 636 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...
Landlords collecting higher rents now!
Jun 23, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Yes higher rents are the norm these days. And here is an example of what I experience when renting an apartment. I advertise, and have them fill out an application, get copies of W2's, copy of driv...
How to Throw a Block Party in Queens
Jun 16, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 272 272 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 | 270 270 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...

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But what's on the piece of paper?
We ran this undated file photo from our archives here a couple of weeks ago, and oft-contributor Larry Penner and Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Association sent in information on t...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the road, assemblyman!
Here's a photo that showed up in our inbox about a month ago that we forgot to share with you, but seeing as how Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder will be leaving his post this year for a job in governmen...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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That looks like an important piece of paper!
We came across this photo if our archives recently of some very important people looking at what appears to be a very important piece of paper. Beyond a date of March 18, 1988, stamped on the back ...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suozzi tops for Democratic challengers
After failing to win an election that last three times he ran, Tom Suozzi finally came out on top. The former Nassau County executive bested four other candidates to win the Democratic Primary in t...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Declaring you won is just as effective
To be a winner, you have to believe you're a winner. Take the strange case of Jack Martins, Philip “Flip” Pidot and the Republican Primary in the 3rd Congressional District that never was. Much has...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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But who is the mystery lady on the wall?
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week looking for some clues and information, and perennial reader Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical Association, contacted u...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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How many more bribes?
Assemblywoman Marge Markey has been in the news a lot recently, as her bill to lift the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases, allowing victims to sue their attackers, has gained a lot of tract...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vietnam veterans get their due
We ran this photo from our archives last week in honor of Memorial Day, and asked our readers to help us provide some background information, and two former presidents of the Vietnam Veterans of Am...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenfield gets fake Twitter treatment
UPDATE: On Tuesday, Twitter removed @DavidGreenfieId. Who doesn't love a good fake Twitter account? Nothing like bringing a little (read “a lot”) of sarcasm to an issue, it really lightens everyone...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Squadron - the hottest ticket in Albany!
Can’t get tickets to see the hottest show on Broadway in pretty much forever? No worries, just check out the next best thing: State Senate oversight hearings. That’s right, it’s the testimony that ...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some things you just never forget, or...
When the new bike lanes on the Pulaski Bridge officially opened last Friday morning, leading a contingent of elected and city officials on an inaugural Citi Bike excursion was none other than State...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another from the archives
We were rooting our archives again this week and came across this photo of what appears to be a check presentation. The man second from the left is, of course, former Queens Borough President Donal...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spotting faces in the crowd
We ran this photo a couple of weeks back. It was sent to us by State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., and it is a picture from the day his father, Congressman Joseph Addabbo, Sr., was endorsed for his ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate in the pocket of Big Pizza?
Ohio Governor John Kasich – who wants to remind you he's still running for president – committed a cardinal sin that any New York City resident could have have helped him avoid on his recent trip t...
Apr 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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An endorsement & an announcement
We were lucky enough to receive this in our inbox recently, the mother of all who's who political pictures! Sure, we've been digging through our archives and sharing photos of a handful of elected ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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A shooting broke out early Monday in the parking lot of a Florida nightclub that was hosting a party for young teenagersTwo youths were killed and as many as 16 other people injured early Monday in a shooting outside a Florida nightclub as parents were picking up their children from a "teen night" event. Police in Fort Myers, Florida identified the dead as 14-year-old Sean Archilles and 18-year-old Stefan Strawder, described by local media as a star high school basketball player. It came just six weeks after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, the worst massacre on US soil since 9/11.


2016-07-25 13:43:38 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will not speculate on who might be behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, a spokesman said on Monday amid concerns hackers working for Russia may be attempting to influence the U.S. presidential election. "We know that there are a variety of actors, both state and criminal, who are looking for vulnerabilities in the cyber security of the United States and that includes Russia," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. The administration would let law enforcement take the lead on releasing findings about the cyber intrusion, he said. ...
2016-07-25 13:39:10 -0400

Police investigators work at the site of a suicide bombing in Ansbach, southern Germany, on July 25, 2016 in which a 27-year-old assailant killed himself and wounded 15 peopleA Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a German music festival had made a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, authorities said Monday, in the second attack claimed by the jihadists in Germany in a week. The 27-year-old assailant wounded 15 people, four of them seriously, near a cafe in the southern city of Ansbach on Sunday night when he set off a bomb in his rucksack, killing himself. "A video made by the assailant was found on his mobile phone in which he threatened an attack," Bavarian state interior minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters.


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