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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 110 110 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 | 107 107 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 | 137 137 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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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
Aug 17, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jul 29, 2011 | 10 10 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers failed to agree on Thursday on fresh economic sanctions against Russia, diplomats said. Ministers' final statement from their meeting in Brussels made no mention of preparing new measures against Russia, according to people briefed on the issue. An earlier draft of the statement seen by Reuters stated that ministers would ask EU diplomatic services to prepare "further restrictive measures." (Reporting by Robin Emmott, editing by Julia Fioretti)
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Afghan National Army soldiers in Kandahar province on January 11, 2015The US military has decided it will no longer release facts and figures about its costly effort to assist Afghan security forces, declaring the information top secret, officials said Thursday. The move marks an about-face for the Pentagon, which for the past six years has proudly reported a range of data about the $65 billion program to build up the Afghan National Security Forces. "After six years of being publicly reported, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) data is now classified," said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction or SIGAR. "The decision leaves SIGAR unable to publicly report on most of the $65 billion US-taxpayer-funded efforts to build, train, equip and sustain the ANSF," Sopko's report said.


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A man walks past a shop which was recently damaged by shelling, at a local market in DonetskBy Robin Emmott and Pavel Polityuk BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers agreed on Thursday to extend existing sanctions against Russia by six months but were still debating whether to impose new measures, with the new government in Greece sowing uncertainty that exasperated its allies. The worst fighting for five months raged on in eastern Ukraine, with pro-Russian rebels who have disavowed a ceasefire pressing to encircle a government-held garrison town. Britain said it scrambled fighters after Russia flew long-range bombers near its air space, disrupting civilian aviation. It summoned the Russian ambassador for an explanation.


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