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Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
At the end of November, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring restaurants and vending machine companies to label foods for nutritional value. At first glance, this requiremen...
More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees!
May 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 438 438 recommendations | email to a friend
  "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir If you'd like to request a tree p...
JUST LISTED: 1BR Coop at the Greenbriar (85-15 Main St Briarwood, NY 11435)
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another One Bedroom Coop for Sale in Briarwood NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Briarwood Coop for Sale. Offered for sale b...
“The Worker’s Art Coalition of New York City” Documentary Screening
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Come to Queens Council on the Art’s 3rd Space program which will feature “The Worker’s Art Coalition of New York City,” as part of the LIC Arts Open. A documentary by Astoria filmmaker Setare Arash...
Just Listed' 1 Bedroom Coop at 218-10 43rd Avenue in Bayside, NY 11361
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 252 252 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered for sale by George Her...
EEOC Files Its First of Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 241 241 recommendations | email to a friend
New York employers should take note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed and settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit. In April 2015, the EEOC brought the suit ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: APRIL 2015
Apr 20, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 309 309 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update Homes sales increased in March while inventory levels remained tight. Inventory typically reaches its low point during the winter months, but the current...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 321 321 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at The New Hampshire House in Forest Hills, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop fo...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at the Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY 11105
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 321 321 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Astoria Coop for Sale. Offered ...
Just Listed: 2 Bedroom Coop at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside, NY 11360
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Bay Terrace Garden in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered ...

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Queens police officer releases book about NYPD’s history
Timely book documents relations between mayors and NYPD
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City bans single-use foam products starting in July
Restaurants say new law will cause economic hardship
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Following complaints, new signs warn motorists of speed camera
Reduced speed zone lacked proper signage, created ‘speed trap’
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Pol says man’s death at Spa Castle is the ‘final straw’
Forest Hills resident drowns, Avella calls for site closure
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City announces $19.7 million upgrade to Bayside water system
New water mains and sewers will be installed by summer 2016
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Cuomo, 82, passes just hours after son's inauguration
SLIDESHOW: Photos from Mario Cuomo's time in office
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Top 10 Stories of Queens for 2014
The events and news that shaped the borough last year
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hollis Hills menorah on Union Turnpike is vandalized
NYPD Hate Crime Task Force opens investigation
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers educated at York get failing grades
Low literacy grades have admin, staff rushing to fix numbers
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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NTC Pro Shop celebrates ten years in business
Nine years ago, when the National Tennis Center gave Woody Schneider and his associates at the Grand Central Racquet Shop the chance to take over the NTC pro shop, they jumped at the opportunity. S...
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor vetoes bill to protect the state’s mute swan population
Advocates enraged over DEC’s reasoning behind their eradication
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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JROTC in Fresh Meadows received the first perfect score in history
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recognized their hard work
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lunar New Year, Diwali now official school holidays
Governor signs bill to give some kids the day off
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Pan Am shelter not fit to become permanent
Local Elmhurst residents joined State Senator Tony Avella last week to contest the conversion of the Pan Am homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard into a permanent facility. The shelter just underwen...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Flushing chamber begins membership drive
The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce officially opened for business last week during an event at Flushing Town Hall. The new Greater Flushing Chamber has pledged to not only become a strong sup...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Antoni Slodkowski YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's navy seized a boat packed with 727 people off the country's southern coast on Friday, the government said, about a week after it found a similar boat it said carried around 200 Bangladeshi migrants. Myanmar's Ministry of Information described them as "Bengalis", using the term the government uses to describe the country's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority as well as immigrants from Bangladesh. Myanmar insisted it was not to blame for Southeast Asia's latest influx of "boat people" at a regional crisis meeting in Thailand on Friday, as the United States said thousands of vulnerable migrants remained adrift at sea and needed urgent rescue.
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Myanmar agrees with a wide-ranging plan to deal with the root causes of Southeast Asia's migrant crisis, a Thai Foreign Ministry official said on Friday at the conclusion of an international meeting on migration. "Myanmar agreed to this paper," Norachit Sinhaseni, permanent secretary of Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told reporters. While some of the migrants are Bangladeshis escaping poverty at home, many are members of Myanmar's 1.1 million Rohingya Muslim minority who live in apartheid-like conditions in the country's Rakhine state.
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In this image taken from a surveillance camera observed from Yakushima Nagata on Kuchinoerabu island, a column of smoke rises from Mount Shindake on the island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted on the small island about 10 a.m. local time Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island. (Japan Meteorological Agency via AP) CREDIT MANDATORYTOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate.


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