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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 59 59 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 | 66 66 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 107 107 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 | 104 104 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 | 134 134 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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New York State one step closer to full casino gaming
The odds are looking like they’re in the state’s favor when it comes to legalizing casino gambling. Full-scale casino gaming could come to New York State in the future as both the Senate and Assemb...
Mar 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addabbo pushes for stronger support of libraries
After kicking off the 130th birthday of Ozone Park at the Queens Library Ozone Park branch last month, Senator Joe Addabbo is making his support for libraries a priority for the 2012-2013 final Sta...
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Ulrich announces “Trees and Sidewalks” program for district
Councilman Eric Ulrich and Department of Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced last Thursday, March 15, the implementation of the “Trees and Sidewalks” program to Ulrich's south Queens distric...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Street changes voted down at CB9 meeting
Community Board 9 unanimously voted against the controversial proposed street changes for 84th Street in Ozone Park and 89th Avenue in Woodhaven at March's monthly meeting. The vote comes as a big ...
Mar 16, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A vote of 'yes' for rezoning of Woodhaven, Richmond Hill
Opponents of the plan say they're still not being heard
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Ozone Park man indicted on kidnapping, rape, sex-trafficking charges
A 22-year-old Ozone Park man and five others have been indicted by a Queens grand jury on kidnapping, sex trafficking and other charges for allegedly raping and prostituting a 15-year-old Long Isla...
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Program to stop teen violence faces cuts
When Jackeline Muniz was 16 years old, she sought counseling at Martin Luther King High School, where she was a student, to help her get out of an abusive relationship. The fighting caused her to m...
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Phagwah parade brightens up Richmond Hill
As many as 25,000 people poured through the streets of Richmond Hill on Sunday, March 11 to celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colors in the Hindu religion which marks the start of the s...
Mar 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner's TEACH Act could save parents thousands
A new bill introduced by Congressman Bob Turner could help save families who send their children to non-public schools thousands of dollars each year. On Friday, Turner introduced the Tax and Educa...
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: three shot outside Jamaica Wendy's
Suspected gang dispute
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Block association urges residents to oppose street changes
As Community Board 9 pushed back the vote on the proposed 84th Street and 89th Avenue changes until March 13, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association is urging community residents to come out an...
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Park Carousel could spin by summer
The Forest Park Carousel could be spinning by the summer – and this time, there won’t be any merry-go-round of false hopes for residents who have long dreamed of having it back up and running. Acco...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public review begins for Woodhaven-Richmond Hill rezoning
On Monday, Department of City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden announced the beginning of a public review for the 229-block rezoning of the Woodhaven and Richmond Hill neighborhoods. The public ...
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Queens DA: Aqueduct Racino employees charged with theft
The Queens District Attorney announced last Wednesday that two employees at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park have been charged with theft of fraudulent casino playing cards. The employees w...
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Airport workers demand higher wages
Workers from airports around the city are calling on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to require employment agencies it contracts with to pay higher wages. A coalition of Southeastern ...
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Indonesian rescue personnel load coffins bearing bodies recovered from the underwater wreckage of ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ8501 on a military plane in Pangkalan Bun on January 23, 2015Indonesia's search and rescue agency said Wednesday that 92 victims still missing after an AirAsia plane crash could have been swept away or be lost on the seabed after no more bodies were found in the jet's fuselage. "They could be on the seabed, or have been swept away by waves and currents," S.B. Supriyadi, a search and rescue agency official who has been coordinating the hunt, told AFP. The military, which has provided the bulk of personnel and equipment for the operation, withdrew from the search Tuesday due to the failure to find more victims, and after several failed attempts to lift the damaged fuselage. The civilian search and rescue agency has said it will push on with the hunt for at least a week, with three aircraft, several ships, and divers.


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Jose Castaneda, center, speaks about his cousin who was killed in an incident with Denver Police as activists Rev. Patrick Demmer, left, and Anthony Grimes lsten before heading into a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, with officials from the office of the Denver District Attorney. The activists are calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old girl who allegedly hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle early Monday in a northeast Denver alleyway. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car.


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This still image taken from a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, shows a still photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh. Both are being held hostage by the Islamic State militant group. The still image was overdubbed with audio in which Goto delivers a message from the militants demanding the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for involvement in a 2005 terror attack that killed 60 people. The Arabic subtitle reads "I only have 24 hours left to live." The Associated Press could not independently verify the video. (AP Photo)TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan's leader to save her son after his captors issued what they said was a final death threat.


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