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One man can move legislative mountains | LIHerald.com

One man can move legislative mountains | LIHerald.com

It’s been 24 years since I left state government, and the one thing that still holds true is that the legislative leaders make the biggest decisions, from the beginning of the session to its very end. Yes, there is consultation with the committee chairs, but it’s pretty much like they say: The three men in the room (this year it’s four) have the final word.
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Hostels could flourish in NYC if City Council takes action | NY Daily News

Hostels could flourish in NYC if City Council takes action | NY Daily News

Jerry Kremer’s interview with the Daily News about his mission to bring hostels to New York on behalf of the industry.

Inexpensive lodgings could draw young travelers to Long Island City, Harlem, Williamsburg and Greenpoint if City Council acts on a new bill legalizing for-profit hostels
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A Republican greens can support | Philadelphia Inquirer

A Republican greens can support | Philadelphia Inquirer

New Jersey Gov. Christie has come under intense criticism for his agnosticism on climate change. However, it’s important to note that he is a national leader on other environmental causes.

In 2009, leading environmental groups in New Jersey backed Christie over incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine. The New Jersey Environmental Federation noted that “Christie has laid out by far the most impressive green agenda,” and that “he consistently expressed a strong commitment to the environment.”
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Hostel Takeover: The Return of the Backpacker Crash Pad | The Commercial Observer

Hostel Takeover: The Return of the Backpacker Crash Pad | The Commercial Observer

Legislation currently coursing through City Council that would allow dozens of hostels to set up shop could affect the hospitality industry in the Big Apple as you know it. So what’s the holdup?

Jerry Kremer wouldn’t back down on the matter of bunk beds.
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Our traditions are slowly fading away | LIHerald

Our traditions are slowly fading away | LIHerald

There is no doubt that we are living in a fast-paced world. We’re surrounded by people using all kinds of electronic equipment, oblivious to the outside world. People are busy texting as they cross the street, drive their cars, eat and interact with family and friends.
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