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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
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Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
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January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...

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311 town hall addresses noise concerns
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley held a Town Hall meeting last Tuesday, October 25 in order to have residents learn more about how various city agencies and the government service, 311, can help, and...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resorts World New York casino opens its doors
After much talk and anticipation, completion of the Resorts World New York City casino has finally reached the finish line. The first stage – the Times Square Casino – opened on Friday, October 28 ...
Oct 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long lines, two-hour wait as Aqueduct casino opens
Build it and they will come. And many from near and far came to experience the new Aqueduct racino on Friday, October 28. Four lines of between 5,000 to 10,000 people wrapped around parts of the Re...
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Woodhaven woman found dead in home
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 54-year-old Woodhaven woman, who was found dead in her home on Sunday, October 23, with three puncture wounds to her neck...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mini-documentary reveals “End of an American Dream”
Tells stories of displaced Aqueduct Flea Market vendors
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Police searching for two elderly missing men
The NYPD is asking the public's assistance for help locating two missing individuals in Queens. The 106th Precinct has issued a Silver Alert for the two, unrelated individuals who are both from Sou...
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Aqueduct casino opens doors on October 28
Construction of the first phase of the new Aqueduct casino has crossed the finish line. The highly anticipated Resorts World New York casino will open its doors this Friday, October 28, at 1 p.m., ...
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Community Board 9 approves 7-Eleven
Community Board 9 approved the change of Richmond Hill’s automotive repair shop, part of the Shell gas station at 108th Street and Atlantic Avenue, to a 24-hour 7-Eleven last Tuesday at their month...
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhavenites concerned about raccoons
Raccoons could be slowly taking over Woodhaven. Many Woodhaven residents expressed concern about the furry nuisances at the Woodhaven Residents Block Association monthly meeting last Saturday, Octo...
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Forest Park Carousel still stalled on spinning
Parks Department says no “viable” operator found
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Woodhaven Street Fair is “wonderful” indeed
There were ponies. There was a train. There was a country and western band. And some were dancing in the streets. While it may sound like a Midwestern affair, it all went down in Woodhaven this pas...
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111 indicted in international identity theft ring
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, together with Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, indicted 111 suspects in the largest identity theft scheme in United States history on Friday, October 10. T...
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Addabbo puts money on full-fledged casinos in NYS
State Senator Joseph Addabbo is calling for full-fledged casinos in New York state after a recent poll from Siena College revealed that fifty-seven percent of New Yorkers support a constitutional a...
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Forest Park gets new tennis courts
Tennis enthusiasts have seven new courts to play on in Forest Park, thanks to money secured by council members Elizabeth Crowley and Eric Ulrich. Crowley held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city an...
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New York City poverty rate rises
The poverty rate citywide has risen in the last year, reports the United States Census Bureau, with one in five New Yorkers now living below the poverty line. According to the Census, the one in fi...
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PARIS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet with his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris on Sunday, the French finance ministry said on Saturday. Late on Friday, a source close to the French president's office told Reuters that President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel "agreed that it is important to respect the choices of the Greek people and for Greece to respect its commitments" to the holders of its debt. "There is a need for dialogue and exchange to better understand the intentions of the Greek government," the source said after Hollande and Merkel met over dinner in the French city of Strasbourg. The new Greek government wants to renegotiate the country's debt and end the austerity measures that it says its EU partners have imposed on Greece.
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Serena Williams of the US has beaten Russia's Maria Sharapova to win the Australian Open women's singles title, her 19th Grand Slam successAmerican top seed Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam title on Saturday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Russia's Maria Sharapova. The triumph means the world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to go a clear second on the all-time Open-era winners' list, three behind Steffi Graf on 22. It also extends her staggering decade-long dominance of arch rival Sharapova, with the world number one posting her 16th straight victory over the Russian. The first Australian final in a decade to feature the tournament's top two seeds was a one-sided affair in the first set although Sharapova rallied to make a contest of it in the second.


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Greece will look after investors' interests and wants to bring in new foreign investment, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told a newspaper on Saturday after a turbulent week in which the new government halted a series of privatisations. "Our commitment to investors who have invested in the country's productive network will remain untouched and not only that, but we also aim to attract new, immediate investment from abroad through transparent procedures which will safeguard our mutual interests," he told the weekly Agora newspaper. Doubts about foreign investment in Greece were fuelled by the new leftwing government's decision to halt privatisation projects including the sale of the country's biggest port and to review its options on a Canadian-run goldmine, one of Greece's biggest foreign investments.
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