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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 | 35 35 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)
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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 | 31 31 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...
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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 | 63 63 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 | 74 74 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
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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 | 94 94 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 | 148 148 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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Bank of America gives funds to Food Bank
The New York City Food Bank announced in December a new program through Bank of America that will allocate $5,000 each to the city's food pantries experiencing the highest demand. The Five Borough ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howard Beacher designs Costa Rican recycle center
Vincenzo Ciaramella, Howard Beach resident and senior architecture major at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), will travel to Nosara, Costa Rica, in January 2012 for the beginning stages ...
Dec 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks Department issues fourth RFP for Forest Park Carousel
It's round four for the Forest Park Carousel as the Department of Parks and Recreation announced last Tuesday that they have issued another Request for Proposals for the renovation, operation and m...
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Safety talk is top at last WRBA meeting of the year
At the Woodhaven Residents Block Association’s last meeting of the year, preparation for the coming winter was top talk. The civic association hosted a presentation by the American Red Cross, entit...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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RWNY unveils last two casinos
On Friday December 16, four months ahead of schedule, Resorts World New York unveiled its additional two floors to the public. The Fifth Avenue Casino and the Crockfords Casino fill the second floo...
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Second phase of Aqueduct casino opens this Friday
Less than two months after the official opening of the first stage of the Resorts World New York Casino in South Ozone Park, which brought in over 65,000 patrons, the second and third stages are fi...
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Lefferts Library gets special Indo-Caribbean collection
A special collection of books and other media devoted to Indo-Caribbean literature, history and culture, was unveiled last Saturday, December 10, at the Queens Library Lefferts branch. The collecti...
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Queens Chimney scammers sentenced
Queens residents won't have to worry about anyone other than Santa Claus getting in their chimney this holiday season. On December 7, two Long Island brothers were sentenced to jail for repeatedly ...
Dec 14, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven loses beloved teacher
By Ed Wendell President of the Woodhaven Residents Block Association As children, we were taught that we were like seeds that need to be nurtured and that, in time, we would grow up into mighty oak...
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Woodhaven Santa Parade rolls down Jamaica Avenue
It was all smiles and cheers last Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 as Woodhavenites celebrated another end-of-year holiday season. On Saturday, Santa paraded down Jamaica Avenue from 96t...
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A top honor for the Woodhaven Christmas Tree
As tree is lit, ranks #4 in City
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Cuomo urges New Yorkers to "Help Your Neighbor"
By Richard J. Bocklet news@queensledger.com Governor Andrew Cuomo last week launched "Help Your Neighbor," a statewide initiative urging businesses and New Yorkers to give to food banks this holida...
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Groups remove illegal signs in S. Queens
On November 21, approximately 30 illegal signs were removed from thoroughfares in south Queens, including Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven Boulevard, 101st Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard. It was part of Op...
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New bill fights obstructed license plates
Assemblyman Michael Miller is leading the fight against vehicles with obstructed plates in Queens, and recently introduced a bill aimed at getting the cars off the streets for good. “We've received...
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Mammography event draws 35 for cancer screenings
The Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps was buzzing with a great turnout of women that took advantage of free mammography screenings at the American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF) v...
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Maximiano Vazquez-Guevara, left, his wife Ashley Bowen, and their 6-year-old daughter, Nevaeh Vazquez, pose for a photo in their home Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in the northeast Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colo. The presidential executive order that fast-tracked immigration hearings for last summer's flood of Central American migrants may have had unintended consequences in canceling hearings for non-detained immigrants with longstanding cases such as Vazquez-Guevara. Vazquez-Guevarra, 34, recently won his appeal to become a legal permanent resident. But his case still needs to go in front of an immigration judge one last time, and it has been pulled from the docket. Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.


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A woman places flowers on one of 30 crosses placed by activists bearing the names of people who died in shelling in Mariupol on Jan, 24, outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on a railway hub in eastern Ukraine, the fiercest battle in fighting that the government said has killed 13 of its troops and wounded 20 others over the last day.


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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 file photo, newly constructed roadways are being built in Fairfax County, Va. President Barack Obama’s budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said. Obama will unveil a $4 trillion budget on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said.


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