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Could New York City Get Real Casinos Soon?

Is New York City the future hub of real casinos? At least that is what seems to be on the minds of the State officials with the city's upstate gambling places going through their hardest times.
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Fair Wages, New Schedules For Approximately 1,000 NYCHA Maintenance Workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Greg Floyd, President of Teamsters Local 237, announced today that the City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with Teamsters Local 237 that would benefit more than 1,300 maintenance workers citywide – including approximately 1,000 New York City Housing Authority maintenance workers – and nearly 400,000 NYCHA residents....
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Dr. Edward Summers Is The New Executive Director Of The Bronx Private Industry Council

HERE To HERE, a Bronx career pathways nonprofit, today announced the selection of Dr. Edward “Eddie” Summers to head the Bronx Private Industry Council (PIC), an employer-led, student-centered alliance transforming how businesses, schools, and community organizations develop talent pipelines in Bronx....
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DCWP Launches Workers' Rights Public Awareness Campaign

Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers about their workplace rights and to introduce DCWP—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—as NYC’s central resource for workers....
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Largest NYC Woman-Owned Catering & Food Service Company To Relocate From Manhattan To South Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Great Performances – the largest woman-owned catering and food service company in New York City – will relocate from Manhattan to South Bronx....
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City Hosts Immigrant Worker Convening In Bronx

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA, a.k.a. the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection), in partnership with New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), and partner organizations hosted Building Bridges: A Convening for NYC Immigrant Workers last night at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx....
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Tax Season’s Dynamic Duo: E-File & Direct Deposit

New York State Taxpayer Advocate Margaret Neri today encouraged all New York State taxpayers to e-file their tax returns and have any refund directly deposited into their bank account....
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Some Economic Common Sense

As most observers have expected, the US and Chinese stock markets have been rising in anticipation of a US/China deal. Hopefully there will be good news on this front. If there is no agreement or hope for future agreement, the stock markets will head down again....
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NYCHA Offers Free Tax Preparation For Residents And Low-Income New Yorkers

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) – in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and the Food Bank For New York City – announced today the kick-off of free tax preparation services across the five boroughs, ensuring thousands of NYCHA residents and other low-income families receive the tax refunds they deserve....
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Bronx Food Tech Event

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s office, along with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce, and Metropolitan College of New York, will host a Bronx Food Tech event....
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DCA 101: What Start-Up Businesses Need To Know About Consumer Protection Law

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced DCA 101, a new series of informational workshops provided by DCA lawyers to help New York City businesses understand and comply with the law. ...
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Opening A Small Business In New York

Many people consider opening a small business in New York because of the outstanding opportunities for growth available in the state....
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Ways To Manage Debt During The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means most people get to spend more time with loved ones and enjoy some time off from work....
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The Amazon

I am finding out that discussing the Amazon HQ2 project in Long Island City is as treacherous as traveling down the Amazon River on a raft ─ full of wild rapids and deep trenches and home to biting amphibians. And that is just around people I love!...
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My Position On Amazon

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio together have achieved a monumental task of bringing Amazon to New York City....
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On The Amazon HQ2 Agreement

Statement from Borough President Diaz re: Amazon HQ2 Agreement....
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3 Reasons Why Women Should Save More

Finances and savings are favouritetopics among women of all walks of life. This includes full-time moms, housewives, working women and those planning to retire....
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Grassroots Community McDonald’s Owner Tony Rodriguez Reopens Restaurant At 599 E. Tremont Avenue

The McDonald’s restaurant at 599 E. Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 has been relaunched....
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Ralph Lauren Celebrates 50th Anniversary With New Polo App & Yankees Collaboration

Ralph Lauren extends its 50th-anniversary celebrations with a new venture initiated to easily serve up its extensive catalog to avid followers through a newly-hatched app....
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Poor, Unacceptable Customer Service At Bank Of America In Co-op City

This is the complaint we received earlier today from a reader of ours on the quality of service at Bank Of America at 2316 Bartow Avenue, Bronx, NY 10475....
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