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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 | 24 24 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 | 27 27 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 | 25 25 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 | 59 59 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 | 70 70 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 | 79 79 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 | 89 89 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 | 143 143 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 looking to create a bike sharing program
Would mirror similar efforts in cities across Europe
Nov 30, 2010 | 6 6 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toys, coats & food all in high demand this holiday season
There’s nothing quite like the warmth of giving hearts to get people through the cold weather of the holiday season. On Monday, joined by representatives from New York Cares and Toys For Tots, Coun...
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Former prisoners get a little more help this Thanksgiving
The holidays are all about creating and keeping traditions, and that is especially important for people readjusting to life after incarceration. To ensure they had the opportunity to have a traditi...
Nov 30, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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History is in the making
Queens prides itself on being one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, but in a borough of over two million residents, individual stories often get lost in the shuffle. Queens Col...
Nov 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing girl returns to the small screen
The Flashy Girl from Flushing is back! This Thanksgiving weekend, be sure to catch the premiere of The Fran Drescher Show to get up-close-and-personal with the Queens native, best known for her rol...
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When the disabled become senior citizens
New center would cater to the elderly
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants protest paying more for less
Home, sweet home? Not so for tenants who are paying more for less, anyway. Dozens of Queens Housing Coalition members rallied outside a rent-stabilized building in Jamaica last Wednesday, calling f...
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Nearly extinct parrots thrive in Queens
Five chicks newest addition to zoo exhibit
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Shop and eat to support the YWCA of Queens
Flushing-based organization to hold annual bazaar
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35 races at 35 for St. Mary's
When Michael Rodgers turned 35, he planned to celebrate the landmark year in a big way, and that's exactly what he is doing - the avid runner vowed to run 35 races by the end of 2010. The going has...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman charged in death of toddler
A Queens woman was arraigned at her bedside in Elmhurst Hospital Center on charges of murdering a two-year-old boy last week. Xiao Qui Cai, 53, was charged with murder, reckless assault, and endang...
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Decision 2010
STATEWIDE/STATE SENATE RACES
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Decision 2010
ASSEMBLY RACES
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Campaign cash, the union factor, and the diversity vote
Dispatches from the Avella/Padavan State Senate contest
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Silencing the catcalls
Hearing sheds light on street harassment problem
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Chief EU negotiator Ignacio Garcia-Bercero (R) and chief US negotiator Dan Mullaney shake hands after holding a press conference in Washington,DC on May 23, 2014 following a new round of talks on creating a transatlantic free trade zoneUS negotiators travel to EU headquarters in Brussels Monday to jumpstart talks on the world's biggest-ever free trade deal, which after nearly two years remain bogged down by public opposition. The future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact, or TTIP, is in doubt in the face of bitter opposition by activists and mixed signals from key governments, including Europe's biggest economy Germany. "This is the dirtiest trade deal in Europe's history," a new video posted by the anti-TTIP group Corporate Europe said. The historic drive to create a market of 850 million people, linking the 28-nation European Union and the United States, began 20 months ago and on the eve of the eighth round of talks many believe the process is at a make-or-break stage.


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In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Val Kilmer poses for a portrait in Nashville, Tenn. Kilmer is undergoing tests for a possible tumor, according to his representative. Liz Rosenberg confirmed Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 that the 55-year-old actor is at a Los Angeles hospital and that doctors are “encouraged by his progress” and hopeful he will make a full recovery. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Val Kilmer confirmed Saturday that he is hospitalized and awaiting medical results, but said he has no tumor and hasn't had surgery.


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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 file photo, a protester holding a photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto who was taken hostage by the Islamic State group appeals to the government to save Goto during a rally in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic State militants sent Japan into shock and mourning Sunday, Feb. 1, days after his plight as a hostage in Syria united many people in praying for his release. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.


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