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Food Industry Labeling: The Nuances of Meeting FDA Standards
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 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 | 396 396 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 | 81 81 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 | 13 13 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 | 207 207 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 | 198 198 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 | 267 267 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 | 278 278 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 | 276 276 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 | 264 264 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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Avella calls for street reconstruction in College Point
Ulmer Street in College Point has a new “Speed Bump” sign, but State Senator Tony Avella is calling the city’s bluff. “It’s not a speed bump,” he said last week, “it’s that the road is collapsing!”...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race in 11th District turns focus to women's rights
State Senate Democratic primary candidate John Liu and other New York leaders and activists came together on August 14 to support his senate candidacy and advocate for the passage of the ten-point ...
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Groups put pressure on Schumer to address plane noise
Say senator has been noticeably silent on the issue
Aug 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside a Comfort Drop at one city homeless shelter
“What makes you feel safe?” This was the question that Nicole Russell, co-founder and president of the Precious Dreams Foundation, posed to a chattering group of foster children at the Salvation Ar...
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Funding awarded for new P.S. 133 reading garden
Space has been closed to public for the last decade
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Still unclear who cut trees at Keil Bros. site
Pol calls for halt to development in light of arborcide
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debate over past fines heats up State Senate race
Avella calls on city to place lien on Liu's warchest
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State Senate candidate unveils transit plan
Proposal expands MTA, benefits more commuters
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Queens Library welcomes back Bellerose branch
The Queens Library welcome a branch back to its system last week, celebrating the reopening of the newly renovated Bellerose branch on Hillside Avenue. There's still a few finishing touches to be p...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Briarwood community advocates for subway station name change
Bill successfully passed in state legislature, awaits signature from Cuomo
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Pols honor Gujarat organization in Queens
Elected officials over the past week honored a Queens organization devoted to preserving the traditions of Gujarat, a state in western India, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. “The wonderful...
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District 11 Senate candidate proposes reform to Common Core
John Liu’s plan to overhaul the education system
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Councilman Paul Vallone allocated $1 million to Bay Terrace Library
Pane discusses the possible future for the Queens branch
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Troop 17 to celebrate 100 years of scouting next week
It was just four years after the inception of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 that Troop 17 was founded in Elmhurst, a community known as Newtown at the time. Ralph de Falco joined the pack on hi...
Aug 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students fight to keep credit checks out of the hiring process
Queens College students held a rally last week on the campus to garner further City Council support for a two-year-old fight to stop credit checks as part of the employment process in New York City...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Monday there were no human trafficking camps left in southern Thailand following a month-long crackdown and the discovery of seven camps in mountainous jungle near the Thai-Malaysian border. The comments came hours after Malaysia's police said they had uncovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh scattered around more than two dozen suspected trafficking camps near the border with Thailand. Earlier this month, 36 bodies believed to be of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar were found in Thailand's southern Songkhla province.
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- FILE PHOTO 12JUN05 - Workers tend to fields of sugar cane at Xinavane, north of Mozambique's capit..By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document. The Lurio River Valley Development Project in the country's northeast aims to produce cotton, corn, sugar, ethanol and livestock, said Clemente Ntauazi, a researcher with advocacy group Academic Action for the Development of Rural Communities. The leaked plan is the latest in a series of major foreign-based agricultural project proposed in Mozambique and other African countries that supporters say will bring jobs and boost land productivity but critics fear will displace local people and rob small-scale farmers of their livelihoods.


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Tunisian anti-terrorism brigade personnel enter a house to take position after a shooting at the Bouchoucha military base in TunisBy Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on Monday, killing an officer and two others and wounding 15 more before being shot dead himself, Tunisian authorities said. It was not immediately clear what had triggered the shooting at the Bouchoucha base in Tunis, but it alarmed a capital city still on edge after an attack in March by Islamist gunmen on the Bardo national museum. Two military helicopters hovered overhead as police searched a nearby mosque and cars travelling on the main road between Bardo and the base.


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