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Top 10 Ways To Enjoy A Sales Tax-Free Summer

Summer officially breezes in on June 20, and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is reminding New Yorkers that some of the best warm-weather activities can be enjoyed free of sales tax.
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Judge Offers Solution To Kingsbridge Armory Squabble

A Bronx Supreme Court judge offered a possible compromise in the fight over the Kingsbridge Armory, but the developer doesn’t seem keen on it....
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Investors Poured $1B Into South Bronx property In 2015

South Bronx real estate investment blew up in 2015. Developers and investors spent $1.1 billion there, with a focus on neighborhoods such as Mott Haven and Melrose, according to a new report from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr....
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Financial Empowerment & Free Tax Preparation

On Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., local community-based organizations and New York City agencies will provide information about financial empowerment, IDNYC and access to banking, free tax preparation, and other important resources and services, including employment protections, small business services, and ActionNYC, which provides free legal services for immigrant New Yorkers....
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New Senior Care Business Opens In Bronx

When Michael Adeleke worked in a nursing home, he saw first-hand the negative impact of seniors not having their own caregivers. ...
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Tax Department Extends Hours To Help Sales Tax Filers

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said today it will extend its sales tax call center hours....
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Bronx Unemployment Drops To 6.6%

Bronx job statistics continued to improve this month, according to the latest numbers from the New York State Department of Labor....
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Bronx Small Business Community Unites To Hold Public Forum On The Future Of Small Business

Small Businesses in Bronx are facing a crisis and fighting for their survival. ...
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Baldor Specialty Foods Launches A New Website

On Monday night, Hunt’s Point’s own Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the largest food distributors in the Northeast, celebrated the launch of their new website, which will completely automate the food ordering process, with their customers, farmers, chefs and food industry leaders....
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Trion Real Estate Management Adds 5 Residential Complexes To Its NY Real Estate Management Portfolio

Trion Real Estate ManagemenT, a tri-state area leader in full service property management headquartered in Yonkers, NY, is now managing five new residential complexes in Westchester, bringing its real estate management portfolio to over 1,700 units throughout 28 properties....
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Lowest Water Rate Increase In 10 Year Proposed

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection today proposed a 3.24% increase in the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) water rate to the New York City Water Board....
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Do Not Miss Out: Valuable Income Tax Credits

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the valuable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)....
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Nail & Beauty Salon Grading System

Last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Council Member Rafael Espinal, chair of the City Council's Committee on Consumer Affairs, officially unveiled a legislative package relating to the creation of a letter grading system for cosmetology businesses, including nail salons, spas, barber shops, beauty parlors and other similar establishments throughout the five boroughs....
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Italian Company Plans $15.5M Bronx Facility With City Aid

An Italian company that makes high-end furniture, lighting, home accessories and jewelry would purchase and renovate a 50,000-square-foot vacant building in the Bronx with the help of city tax breaks under a plan officials with the New York City Industrial Development Agency will review next week....
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E&M Sells Bronx-Heavy Portfolio For $54M

E&M Associates sold a 13-building portfolio, comprised of 11 buildings in Bronx and two in Northern Manhattan, for $53.7 million, according to city records....
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FreshDirect Breaks Ground On New South Bronx Facility

FreshDirect, a leading online fresh food grocer, is excited to announce the groundbreaking on its new South Bronx headquarters today....
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Young Woo Reveals Plans For Bronx Post Office Space

Young Woo & Associates has filed permits to convert the recently purchased Bronx General Post Office to a mixed-use building, including space for retail, dining and offices....
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NYS’ Tax Policy Director Named “Person Of The Year”

A national publication has honored the NYS Tax Department’s policy chief with its annual Person of the Year Award for his vital role in the passage of sweeping corporate tax reform....
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FINE Presents Its Summer Collection

FINE will be presenting a summer collection featuring a range of beautiful women representing different backgrounds. FINE will be showing trends for Summer 2018 on June 11 in its presentation fashion show at the Mott Haven Bar & Grill.
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Sell Your House On The Date Of Your Choice For A Fair Price

Do you own an unwanted house, rental property, or land and need to sell now? We work with good folks like you in all types of situations and can provide a solution for you too.
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What’s All This Fuss About Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) Fines?

You should know that on Monday, February 12th, 2018 I convened my first committee hearing for the newly created “For-Hire Vehicle Committee”. The topic of this first hearing was TLC enforcement and the manner in which the inspectors treat drivers.
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Annual Fundraising Event “A Taste of HOPE” To Help Give City Residents A 2nd Chance

The HOPE Program (HOPE), a highly effective workforce development organization empowering New Yorkers to build brighter futures through training, jobs and career advancement, will host its 7th annual “A Taste of HOPE” fundraiser on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at The Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan.
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Bronx Women’s Development Center To Open

The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC) and the Small Business Administration celebrates the opening of the BOC Bronx Women's Business Center.
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Centers Health Care Hires Heidi Hendrix, RN, As New Chief Nursing Officer

Centers Health Care, the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuum in the northeast, announced that Heidi Hendrix, RN, an accomplished post-acute clinical director, has joined the company as its new Chief Nursing Officer.
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Starting The "Uber Of Prison Visits"

At 5:30 a.m. on a Friday in April, Calvin Buari pulls up to a New York City apartment building in Bronx. The back door of his Toyota Sienna slides open. Two women jump in, and Buari drives north to catch the Taconic State Parkway. In less than two hours, the minivan will park in front of the giant concrete walls of Green Haven Correctional Facility, where the women will visit their husbands and sons who are serving time.
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Walmart E-Commerce Site Jet.com Leases Warehouse In Bronx

Walmart’s e-commerce site jet.com is boosting its presence in the city with a new warehouse in Bronx.

PW Launches A New Gathering Place For Booksellers To Connect

Last week, Publishers Weekly launched "BXsellers," a private Facebook group where booksellers from all over can engage in meaningful conversations about the issues affecting the world of bookselling, network with one another, share tips, ideas and have access to PW's editors for book recommendations and more.
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Oppose Internet Sales Tax In New York

The New York State Legislature is once again threatening to impose a new sales tax burden on your favorite Internet marketplaces.

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Ken Towler

Reverend Kenneth L. Towler is a part time protestant minister and automotive inventor. He has a BA in Bible and Pastoral Ministries from Columbia International University and an MDiv. from Southwestern Seminary.