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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...
Dirty Little Secrets Your Landscaper Won't Tell You
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
If you hire a landscaping company to maintain your lawn, there are a few things you REALLY ought to know.  1) Less mowing is BETTER for your lawn and saves you $$$. Multiple academic studies have p...
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
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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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Pols propose legislation to engage pre-K parents
Would allow them to serve on Community Education Councils
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adams unveils lactation room at Borough Hall
Part of family friend initiative
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Participatory budgeting gives residents a voice
Community gets a say in spending $1 million
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Brooklyn landlords arrested for forcing out tenants
Brothers allegedly tried to force out rent-controlled tenants to bring in market-rate renters
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South Brooklyn gets chance to spend $2M
Participatory budgeting gets underway this week
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BP, civil rights lawyer discuss police/civilian relations
Residents offer ideas for improving relationship with NYPD
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Major energy initiative announced in Canarsie
HUD, NYCHA working on greener public housing
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Anonymous artists erect Snowden bust in Ft. Greene park
Parks Department swiftly removes NSA whistleblower monument
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New food co-op opens in Windsor Terrace
Supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to the community
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Clinton to call Brooklyn Heights campaign home?
According to reports, she’s leasing two floors in building.
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Beep holds expo featuring women-owned businesses
Honors 16 business leaders from around the borough
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Masbia Soup Kitchen to distribute 25,000 Passover meals
Pols gather at kitchen in anticipation of Jewish holidays
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Library holds workshop on controversial construction plans
Brooklyn Heights residents offer input on overhaul
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Scarves, hats and gloves for autistic Brooklynites
Borough President’s office makes huge donation
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Alleging years of neglect, Flatbush residents form tenant coalition
Landlord says ‘repairs that need to be made will be made’
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A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on Monday, killing a colonel and wounding eight other soldiers before he was shot dead himself, an army spokesman and a security source said. It was not immediately clear what had triggered the shooting at the Bouchoucha base in Tunis, but it caused alarm in a capital city still on edge after an attack in March by Islamist gunmen on the Bardo national museum.
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hugs a friend during his trial on May 25, 2015 at Jerusalem's District CourtFormer Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption on Monday, the latest legal blow in a spectacular fall from grace. Lawyers for Olmert, who served as premier from 2006 to 2009, crowning a political career spanning decades, immediately announced they would appeal. The Jerusalem district court convicted Olmert of fraud and corruption in March following a retrial over allegations that he had received envelopes of cash from a US businessman while trade and industry minister in the early 2000s.


2015-05-25 05:01:28 -0400

CORRECTS FROM CHIARA ROSE TO CHIARA D’ANGELO- In this Friday, May 22, 2015 photo provided by Reese Semanko, a woman identified as Chiara D’Angelo has suspended herself in a climbing harness from the anchor chain of the Royal Dutch Shell support ship Arctic Challenger in the harbor at Bellingham, Wash. Rob Lewis, spokesman for protest organizers Rising Tide Bellingham, said she was protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard said it has no plans to remove her but has impounded the activists' support vessels. The ship isn't scheduled to leave the port for several days. (Reese Semanko via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.


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