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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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Lunar New Year Parade 2011
The annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade was held this past Saturday. The parade began outside the 109th Precinct on Union Street and marched through the streets of Downtown Flushing as thousands ...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Botanical Garden replacing senior garden
Seniors “devastated' over planned change
Feb 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol rallies to make Lunar New Year an official holiday
The Lunar New Year starts out every year with festivities. Children in various schools perform traditional Chinese and Korean songs and dances, and people from different cultures admire the celebra...
Feb 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children usher in new year at Flushing YMCA
Forty 3 and 4-year-olds stomped through the halls of the Flushing YMCA wearing shiny vests and crowns with bunny ears, chanting to the tune of “Frere Jacques,” “Chinese dragon, Chinese dragon. Brea...
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Pol wants employers to pay for hiring sex offenders
Would be fined for putting offenders in contact with kids
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens, Brooklyn could see next round of hospital closures
In Queens and Brooklyn, the possible closure of several hospitals has everyone on edge. If Governor Mario Cuomo goes through with cutting $2 to $3 billion from the state’s Medicaid program, ten New...
Feb 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber hands out building awards
Architects, engineers, and builders of all sort were the toast of Queens last week, as the Queens Chamber of Commerce hosted their 98th Annual Building Awards. The annual event is meant to recogniz...
Jan 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wonder Bread shuts doors for the last time
Historic factory closed its doors last Thursday
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens residents get to sound off on blizzard
Residents of Queens who couldn't make it to the January 10th hearing on the city's response to the blizzard got a chance to sound off at Borough Hall last week. A hearing on the December 26th blizz...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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New bills target city's four-legged residents
Life for our four-legged friends is expected to get better. The City Council last week passed two bills intended to improve the health and well-being of animals across the city. One bill prevents a...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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New plan for RKO Keith's
Finally. The credits may soon be rolling on the horror show that has been the RKO Keith's Theatre in downtown Flushing. A new developer has unveiled plans for the shuttered movie house that would t...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lunar New Year Parade set for 2/12
Flushing to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit
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Parents slam DOE at proposed closure of PS 30
Due to the school's low performance, it is in talks of being phased out
Jan 18, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit finds broken fire hydrants not fixed fast enough
City defends repair work record
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Smith, McCarthy rally to stop gun violence in Queens
State Senator Malcolm Smith and Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy joined forces on Monday to rally against the rampant gun violence in Queens and the shooting in Arizona that left nine dea...
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PHOENIX (AP) — Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks.
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Candles burn in front of participants at a vigil near the scene of the early morning fatal shooting of a young woman who hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in northeast Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle.


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People walk past a display of a currency exchange office in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A day after a top ratings agency cut Russia’s rating to junk level, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017. Standard & Poor’s downgraded Russia’s rating to BB-plus late on Monday, a non-investment grade, for the first time since 2004, citing a slide in the ruble and weakening revenue from oil exports. The agency said Russia's financial system is weakening, limiting room for maneuver for Russia's Central Bank. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has proposed cutting planned spending by 10 percent this year and 5 percent in all categories except military and social expenditures.


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