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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 49 49 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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 60 60 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 | 67 67 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 | 78 78 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 | 128 128 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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Rezoning hearings continue
City Planning visits WRBA
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richmond Hill man and family sentenced for fraud
Will collectively spend hundreds of years in jail
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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102 Precinct cop of the month
Two specialized-unit, undercover police officers were honored at the 102nd Precinct's Community Affairs meeting last Tuesday, January 19 – the first of the year. Officers Kevin Warmhold and Kenneth...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The man who built Woodhaven
It was John Pitkin who bought the land that was eventually christened Woodhaven and for that he is generally regarded as its' founder. But it was a man who came here from Switzerland (via France) w...
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Carbon Monoxide causes Ozone Park deaths
Investigators have ruled carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of death of a father and son in their Ozone Park home on Saturday, January 14. The victims, 29-year-old Aaron Chen and 66-year-old Ku...
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents speak out against street conversions
Some Woodhaven residents vehemently voiced concern at last week's Community Board 9 meeting over the conversion of two streets in the neighborhood – 84th Street and 91st Avenue. CB9 was scheduled t...
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan for Queens high line faces opposition
Transit advocates push for new train line to the Rockaways
Jan 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two arguments for the rezoning proposal
The Richmond Hill-Woodhaven rezoning plans are drawing supporters and opponents as public hearings on the plans continue to be held. While some, like Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Resident...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Ozone Park man sentenced for brutal killing of girlfriend
A South Ozone Park man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2008 stabbing death of his girlfriend, who was nine months pregnant with his child. In November 2011, Derrick Redd, a...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Birthday, Ozone Park
Town turns 130 in 2012
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Lefferts A Train station to get ADA elevator
The A train Lefferts Boulevard station will soon be receiving a makeover in the form of an elevator compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, as well as renovations. MTA re...
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Talk of convention center spurs excitement and caution
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct in South Ozone Park has everyone’s eyes turned to the borough, and the move could possibly put Queens on the...
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Howard Beach senior center housing moves forward
Howard Beach will soon see a new housing development. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced that it has closed on $31 million in financing to develop Howard Beach Senior Apartm...
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Group envisions a high line for Queens
Residents in Southern Queens are putting together a vision to transform the abandoned Rockaway Beach line railroad tracks into the borough's own version of the High Line - to be called The QueensWa...
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Search is on for hit-and-run driver in Woodhaven
The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association is hoping that someone can help identify the driver of a Black SUV who hit a Woodhaven resident and sped away on Friday, December 16, at approximately 1:1...
Dec 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health workers push a wheeled stretcher holding a newly admitted Ebola patient, 16-year-old Amadou, in to the Save the Children Kerry town Ebola treatment centre outside Freetown, Sierra LeoneGENEVA (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the first time the weekly total has fallen below 100 since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic," the WHO said.


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Facebook said that revenue in the final quarter of last year hit $3.85 billion as the number of active monthly users increased 13 percent to 1.39 billionFacebook said profit soared in the fourth quarter on the wings of mobile ad revenue but stressed it is more concerned with investing in the future than making quick cash. While earnings figures surpassed market forecasts, Facebook executives strived to temper expectations, while stressing they plan to continue aggressively investing to achieve long-range goals. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg described 2014 as a year of heavy investments, with "big bets" placed on mobile communication and next-generation computing with multibillion-dollar buys of WhatsApp and the Oculus virtual reality startup. A strong showing in ads served up on smartphones or tablet computers helped Facebook earnings beat analyst forecasts: profit in the final three months of last year jumped to $696 million as revenue surged to $3.85 billion.


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Israeli soldiers carry an injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon, on January 28, 2015Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war. A Spanish UN peacekeeper was killed as Israel and Hezbollah exchanged artillery fire -- the most serious clashes between the bitter enemies in years -- following the attack by the Shiite militant group. The two soldiers were killed when Hezbollah fired an anti-tank missile at a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area, the army said. Israel responded to the Hezbollah shelling with "combined aerial and ground strikes" on southern Lebanon.


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