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DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 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 | 56 56 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 | 57 57 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 | 55 55 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 | 122 122 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 | 631 631 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 | 266 266 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 | 263 263 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 | 262 262 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...
Dominoes Pizza Sued for Wage and Hour Violations
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 266 266 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza for underpaying staff. According to Legal Reader , last year the Attorney General’s Office settled for $1...

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Work underway on $67M Sandy recovery project
Far Rockaway first of 33 NYCHA sites slated for upgrades
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols urge Army Corps to release Rockaway study
Rockaway residents are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release details regarding the long-awaited Rockaway Reformulation Study and Project. “The Army Corps should release the draft plan ...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ride history, support a worthy Woodhaven cause
For over a century, the carousel in Forest Park has been part of the tradition of growing up in Woodhaven. In many families, several generations have fond memories of riding on the carousel as chil...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rockaway, year of anti-violence initiatives pays dividends
Last year, Councilman Donovan Richards announced an aggressive three-point plan to reduce violence on the Rockaway peninsula. On Friday, he celebrated the initiative's progress and pointed to all t...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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22 arrested on drug charges in Far Rockaway
Authorities arrested 22 residents of Far Rockaway's Redfern Houses last week as part of a seven-month undercover narcotic investigation. The arrests come as local leaders are celebrating the commun...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor visits SE Queens for town hall
Councilman Donovan Richards hosted Mayor Bill de Blasio in Springfield Gardens last week for a special town hall meeting that gave residents of southeast Queens a chance to get some face time with ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some thoughts on Father's Day
I hope that you had a very wonderful Father’s Day with your father and family. This is a very special day for this very special person. I remember when I was young how on “his” day we went to churc...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did we party? Yes we did!
On Friday night, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation held its annual dinner dance. The evening was spring-like and clear, and many walked to the catering hall from their homes. The ladies...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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SE Queens leaders declare opposition to Move NY plan
Pol calls for commuter rail fare equity as alternative
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Former Knicks player honored with street renaming
Hundreds of family and friends of former NBA player Anthony Mason gathered at the corner of Rockaway Boulevard and 147th Street last Saturday as the athlete was honored with a street co-naming. “An...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A walk through Woodhaven history
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of leading a walking tour of Woodhaven, sponsored by the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society. It was a nice day for a walk and we had a great time as we ma...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longtime Rosedale civic leader honored
Portion of 242nd Street renamed for James English
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Just who exactly was John Lott?
In our Woodhaven Founders Cemetery there is a gravestone marking the final resting place of John Lott, the son of Hendrick and Sarah Lott. John Lott died on September 13, 1793, and his is one of th...
Jun 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restoration of Mary Whelan Playground complete
With summer rapidly approaching, kids in Woodhaven will have a new place to play. Elected and city officials cut the ribbon on a newly renovated Mary Whelan playground that will both honor the lega...
Jun 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last call for the social event of the year
This is the last call for the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation “Spring Into Woodhaven” Dinner Dance on Friday June 10, at Woodhaven Manor, 96-01 Jamaica Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. In line with t...
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More lasting legacy of Michael Phelps (pictured) is found in the swimmers he inspired - some of whom, like Chad le Clos, he will race in Rio and some of whom have yet to reach the international stageMichael Phelps is giving himself one last chance to get his Olympic farewell right having fallen in love with swimming again. It seems an odd aim for the owner of a record 22 Olympic medals, 18 of them gold. Four gold medals and two silver in London in 2012 seemed a fitting enough finale to a career that peaked with Phelps's stunning eight-gold performance in Beijing.


2016-07-24 22:03:36 -0400

Athletes, including Brazilians, are staying in hotels rather than the Olympic and Paralympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, because of problems such as blocked toilets and leaky pipesBritain's delegation said it, too, had encountered some "maintenance difficulties," but added it was staying in the Village as planned. Rio's Olympic organizers said such teething problems plagued all Olympic Games. The Olympic Games -- the first to be held in South America -- are to open on August 5, less than two weeks away.


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The scene of a bus crash is surveyed Sunday, July 24, 2016, on a highway in northwestern Arizona, about 30 miles north of Kingman. A Dallas Cowboys bus collided with another vehicle and authorities say at least one person was killed. Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple confirmed a Cowboys bus was one of two vehicles involved in the crash Sunday on U.S. 93. (Cody Davis/Kingman Daily Miner via AP)KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal traffic crash in Arizona involving a Dallas Cowboys bus (all times local):


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