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Food Waste Law Tax Incentive for Restaurant Owners
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D Hans & Associates Food waste is a problem that restaurants and other businesses in the food industry have grappled with for years. An article entitled   “It’s Time to Rethink Rest...
Buyers are educated! *Real Estate*
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
After 37 years in the business and appraising over 3,000 homes in writing, I would like to know where agents, Brokers get their asking prices from. How about thin air. Including those in the busine...
How Prevalent Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
Oct 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, being knowledgeable about sexual harassment and the types of challenges you can potentially face is to your advantage. With proper insight, you can take preventative measures agains...
Stanley Law Joins Forces with Fallon, Fallon & Bigsby
Oct 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Stanley Law, which combines the work of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, recently added sixty more years of combined experience by joining forces with the attorneys of Fallon, Fal...
Online Printing Vs. Local Print Shops Comparison
Oct 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
The decision between searching for an online printing service and going downtown to your local print shop can heavily depend on your priorities. It will include considering your resources, time, bu...
Where to find Mansions in Queens NY
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Owner and Listing Specialist of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Queens is huge, both in population and land mass. As one of the absolute largest boroughs in NYC...
Allen School of Health Sciences Celebrates 55th Anniversary
Oct 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
The Allen School of Health Sciences, one of the nation’s most dedicated institutions in training graduates to become successful healthcare professionals, is commemorating its 55th year. “My family ...
Jim Turano-The most informative Real Estate Broker in Queens,NY
Oct 07, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Author of hundreds of articles on Middle Village Topix, Glendale Register,, including Zillow, Trulia, Hot Pads, Daily news, and NY Times. Informative articles for sellers & buyers. A sp...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEP 2016
Sep 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
The housing market spiked in August as demand remains at high levels in many neighborhoods, particularly in the 1-3 Family and Condo categories. Affordability does appear to be impacting prospectiv...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 265 265 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...

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Ila Gross, LeAp Founder
After two years working as a special education teacher, Ila Gross didn’t think she was cut out to be an educator, so she left the teaching field and applied her skills as a fine artist. It wasn’t u...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sajjad Khalfan, Awards & Signs Express
When Sajjad Khalfan’s father was still living in Tanzania, he took up the trade of manufacturing awards and signs, and when he moved to the U.S. with his family in tow, he brought that trade with h...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Landano, TrakBelt 360 Inventor
After a bulky equipment belt led to a near-death experience while working as a photographer for the FDNY 10 years ago, Chris Landano realized he needed a more versatile system for carrying his gear...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jin-Xiang Yu, Queens College Grad
Jin-Xiang Yu recently graduated from Queens College, however that is only the beginning of her educational career. After three years at the Aaron Copland School of music, the soprano became just on...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colvin Grannum, Bed-Stuy Restoration

When Colvin Grannum was a child, he and his brothers took weekly walks through the neighborhood with their parents, who would chat up the neighbors and shopkeepers, all of whom were on a first-name...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elvis Valdez, Master Gardener
For Elvis Valdez landscaping is a lifelong passion, and for the past 14 years he has worked with the Parks Department to beautify and maintain parks around the city. A 2006 graduate of the Master G...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roc Opera, Music Video Producer and Uncle to Avonte Oquendo
When Alonzo Conti, aka Roc Opera, first heard the news that his nephew was missing, he and his brother-in-law, Danny Oquendo sprung into action, forming search parties to find the young, autistic b...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Laura Ward, Choreographer
If you asked Laura Ward's friends about her, they might tell you she's a dancer or they might tell you she is a conceptual artist who uses dance as a tool. That's because while she has been a dance...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristen Titus, Tech Talent Pipeline
In an industry dominated by nerdy guys, Kristen Titus is turning the tide and leading the way in a city-wide effort to promote technology growth. The city's Department of Small Business Services an...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pastor Phil Hardt, Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church
Phil Hardt was raised Methodist in Connecticut, but when he hit high school, the pressures of playing for the varsity hockey team in a hockey town got in the way of his faith for a while. He found ...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brianna Rios, World Salsa Champion
Brianna Rios was first exposed to the world of salsa dancing at a young age, when after a vacation with her grandmother in Puerto Rico she came home to find her parents had started taking classes t...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronnie Minor, Housing Advocate
Ronnie Minor has lived in Astoria since 1967. It's the neighborhood he belongs to, and the place he fights for as a community advocate. So when the city began dumping garbage bags in the middle of ...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Devon O’Connor, Welcome to Whitestone
Devon O’Connor did not intend to start a civic group when he noticed that his neighborhood’s “Welcome to Whitestone” sign was deteriorating. He simply wanted to fix the sign, but as he talked with ...
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Jose Rodriguez, Dean of Students at St. Francis College
St. Francis College has a new Dean of Students at the Brooklyn Heights school. Longtime educator and experienced administrator Dr. Jose Rodriguez said the new position was important to him because ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Barnett, Photographer
From the thousands of photos that 73-year-old Charles “Carl” Barnett has taken over the years, pictures from the 1964 World’s Fair shot with his uncle’s German Voigtlander camera are some of his fa...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George drives as Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade defends during an NBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis. "I don’t want to jump the gun and say this is the best team I’ve played on, but it certainly could be,” George said. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nate McMillan learned a lot the last three seasons as an Indiana Pacers assistant.

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A group of residents and activists stand outside the Hawaii State Capitol ahead of a meeting about labor conditions for foreign fishermen in Hawaii's commercial fleet, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 in Honolulu. A group of Hawaii lawmakers is holding the public meeting to discuss conditions among the Hawaii fleet after an Associated Press investigation found that some foreign fishermen have been confined to vessels for years. A federal loophole allows the foreign men to work but exempts them from most basic labor protections. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a meeting between federal officials and fishing boat owners to discuss conditions among the Hawaii longline fleet (all times local):

2016-10-20 15:23:39 -0400
By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia has told the United Nations it will stop bombing eastern Aleppo for 11 hours a day for four days, but that is not enough to trigger a wider ceasefire deal under which militants would leave the Syrian warzone, the U.N. said on Thursday. The Syrian military said a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. "They (the Russians) have said 11 hours per day and four days from today, Thursday," U.N. Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters.
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