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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 43 43 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 | 55 55 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 | 71 71 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 | 122 122 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 | 102 102 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 | 99 99 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 | 129 129 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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Festival of Flowers promises to wow
When the 10-day Festival of Flowers comes to Queens on August 19, it might look like Columbia’s tradition of flower fairs, which combine floral pageantry with cultural activities. But that’s only b...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bus riders: there’s an app for you
Initiatives make it easier to travel the city
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New York, a hungry city
New York ranks fourth in the nation for hungriest city, according to data provided by the Food Research Action Center (FRAC), with 23.1 percent of households with and without children unable to aff...
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Weprin gets femme endorsements
Nearly a dozen female elected officials announced their official endorsement of Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin on the steps of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Thursday, August 4. The new...
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Advocates say more bike lanes needed
Due to three recent bicyclist deaths from clashes with motor vehicles on streets without bike lanes, bicycle advocacy group Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt) is calling for stricter enforcemen...
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All eyes on Pomonok
In response to a horrific shooting at the Pomonok houses in South Flushing, Councilman Jim Gennaro pledged to designate $750,000 to install security cameras around the development. On Saturday, Jul...
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Couples celebrate first day of marriage equality with vows
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples made their way into Brooklyn and Queens Borough Hall on Sunday, July 24, as each opened their doors to recognize the first official day that same sex marriage be...
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Sky Foods is open for business
A new Asian grocery store opened in Sky View Center this past weekend, adding to the ever-expanding roster of retail stores at the Flushing shopping center. The 36,000-square-foot Sky Foods opened ...
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Cross Island Y chair lives up to his name
Mel Walker, chair of the Cross Island YMCA, walked 50,000 steps from Battery Park in Manhattan to the Cross Island YMCA Branch in Bellerose to raise money for the Y. Walker arrived at the Cross Isl...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bi-borough organization in need of volunteer teachers
A Williamsburg-based organization which recently branched off into Queens is currently in need of volunteers in the Jamaica area. Teachers of Light, a nonprofit Catholic organization whose aim is t...
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800 Children gather for a fun-filled day at Flushing Meadows Park
Eight-hundred children from summer day camps across the five boroughs gathered together last Friday to celebrate the Police Athletic League’s third annual Summer Day Camp Carnival. Held at Flushing...
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Dougalston Village revitalization in the works
Consulting team hired to study retail nabe
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Social media platform invites New Yorkers to make a change
All New Yorkers can now try their hands at crowd-sourcing. On Thursday, July 7, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith announced the official launch of Change By Us NYC, a social media platf...
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Get the frack out!
State to recommend ban on hydrofracking in NYC watershed
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State Legislature passes Mayor’s 5-Boro Taxi Plan
Can’t find a taxi in Queens or Brooklyn? That won’t be a problem any longer. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to create a new class of livery cabs - or “borough taxis” - that would be allowed to ...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in GenevaIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to appear before parliament following controversy over a promenade with his American counterpart during intense nuclear negotiations in Geneva, state media reported on Sunday. Zarif, who leads Tehran's talks with "P5+1" - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - had a 15-minute walk down Geneva sidewalks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during discussions on Jan. 14 aimed at reaching a settlement of the 12-year nuclear dispute between Iran and the West. On Friday, conservative-leaning prayer leaders heaped scorn on Zarif and President Hassan Rouhani for the "diplomatic slip-up" and newspapers said 21 members of parliament had signed a petition to call in the moderate minister to provide an explanation. "Given the Great Satan's endless demands and sabotage during the course of the nuclear negotiations, there is no conceivable ground for intimacy between the foreign ministers of Iran and America," said the petition published in hard-line Fars News.


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SPAP activists chant slogans during a protest in CairoBy Maggie Fick and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Two protesters were killed in Egypt and a bomb wounded two policemen on Sunday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. The anniversary is a test of whether Islamists and liberal activists facing one of Egypt's toughest security crackdowns have the resolve to challenge the U.S.-backed government once again. Security forces have been stamping out dissent in Egypt since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted elected president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule.


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Colored balloons released by children fly next to a statue, at the end of the noon Angelus prayer recited by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dove lovers, rejoice.


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