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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)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 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 | 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...
← 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 | 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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 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 | 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
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 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 | 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 | 149 149 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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City resources can help launch your new career
Centers provide not only training, but job placement
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator Gillibrand pushes jobs bill for at-risk youth
In a sluggish economy when budgets cuts are common, a few are ardently proposing funds for job training. In May, Senator Kristen Gillibrand introduced the Urban Jobs Act, a bill that would provide ...
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Funding for additional day of litter collection on Jamaica Ave.
Woodhaven residents can now get some relief from overflowing trash at corner wastebaskets along Jamaica Avenue. Thanks to a contribution of $6,000 each in discretionary funds from council members E...
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311 online complaint survey increases effort to curb noise
South Queens residents say its a much needed tool that could help
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In first public poll, Weprin leads Turner by six points
The results of a Siena College poll released last Wednesday show that David Weprin, the Democratic candidate for the 9th Congressional seat, is leading Republican Bob Turner by six points. The poll...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens comic book creator lives dream
How many people turn their lifelong passion into their career? Local comic creator Raphael Moran is one of that select group, and he is getting ready for the release of his first full-length comic ...
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Online complaint survey increases effort to curb noise
The noise from parties often drag on into the night and residents in Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven have made their own noise in efforts to decrease the chronic problem, ...
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Senior center's new exec director aims to make his mark
Howard Beach Senior Center’s new executive director Mark Frey, who took the helm on Monday, August 1, is calling his new position a “great opportunity.” The new director, who took the reins after f...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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102/106 precincts take back the night at annual event
In an effort to increase crime prevention awareness, especially of drugs and domestic violence, and encourage participation in local anti-crime programs, precincts across Queens hosted the 28th ann...
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New law bites back
Under a new law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, as of September it will be a crime to attend an animal fighting event, even as a spectator. According to the law, introduced by Assemblyman Joseph L...
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South Queens Boys and Girls Club benefits from LeBron's “decision”
The South Queens Boys and Girls Club has received a brand-new looking gym, thanks to a generous donation by the LeBron James Family Foundation, Nike and HP. An amount of $27,000 allowed the club to...
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Woodhaven residents pleased with 102nd Precinct response
Woodhaven residents, at the special 102 Precinct Community Council meeting held in July, had nothing but good things to say when it came to the officers in the 102nd Precinct working to resolve the...
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Assault in Woodhaven highlights need for more surveillance cameras
A surveillance camera played a huge role in catching a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman in Woodhaven last Tuesday. And now, Woodhavenites are calling for more surveillance in the neighborhood...
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Genting Looks Forward To Table Games At Aqueduct Casino
When it opens at the end of summer, the Resorts World New York casino in South Ozone Park will have only video lottery terminals (VLTs) for its patrons to play. However, Genting, the casino’s owner...
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Woodhaven assault suspect arrested
The search by the NYPD for a man who was allegedly involved in an attack and sexual assault that took place in Woodhaven early Tuesday morning, is over. Video surveillance, which caught the suspect...
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Lisa Snow shovels the sidewalk outside of her north side home in Chicago Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.A heavy snowfall left Chicago covered for the first large storm of the year on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Nancy Stone) MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; JOLIET HERALD OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; NEW YORK TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; DAILY CHRONICLE OUTMERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.


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Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste listens to the verdict in Cairo on June 23, 2014 inside the defendants cage during his trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim BrotherhoodEgypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention, following global condemnation of his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Greste, an award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English, departed on a flight to Larnaca in Cyprus soon after his release from Cairo's Tora prison, interior ministry and airport officials told AFP. The reporter was detained along with two colleagues, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and an Egyptian producer, Baher Mohamed, in December 2013 and charged with aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood movement. Qatar-based Al-Jazeera welcomed Cairo's decision and expressed hope its other two journalists would soon also be released.


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By Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - Greece's new government on Sunday offered to produce proposals within a month for a revised debt agreement with its skeptical international partners, insisting it would not take on any more loan tranches in the meantime. The proposal came after talks in Paris where French Finance Minister Michel Sapin offered his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis backing to craft a deal possibly including some alleviation of its debt load but no outright cancellation. Varoufakis, in Paris as part of a diplomatic offensive by Greece's leftist leaders to win changes to terms on debt as they roll back on austerity measures, said Athens had allowed itself to become addicted to debt, now at 175 percent of output. Setting out a possible timetable to renegotiate its 240 billion euro ($270 billion) bailout, Varoufakis said that if Athens was given till the end of the month to prepare proposals, it could aim to hammer out a realistic agreement with partners six weeks later.
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