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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 46 46 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 | 48 48 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 | 58 58 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 | 65 65 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 | 75 75 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 | 125 125 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 | 106 106 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 | 103 103 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 | 133 133 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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Pol, attorney warn immigrants about reform scams
Note protections under executive action not in effect yet
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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7 train will run for Lunar New Year
Revelers looking to celebrate the Lunar New Year next month will find it a little easier to get to Flushing. Not only will the MTA suspend construction work on the 7 line the weekend of the annual ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens homeowner wants city to 'make like a tree and leave'
Despite objections, Parks will plant tree in front of home
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City announces launch of municipal ID program
Due to overwhelming demand, applicants must make an appointment
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Queens police officer releases book about NYPD’s history
Timely book documents relations between mayors and NYPD
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City bans single-use foam products starting in July
Restaurants say new law will cause economic hardship
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Following complaints, new signs warn motorists of speed camera
Reduced speed zone lacked proper signage, created ‘speed trap’
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Pol says man’s death at Spa Castle is the ‘final straw’
Forest Hills resident drowns, Avella calls for site closure
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City announces $19.7 million upgrade to Bayside water system
New water mains and sewers will be installed by summer 2016
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Cuomo, 82, passes just hours after son's inauguration
SLIDESHOW: Photos from Mario Cuomo's time in office
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Top 10 Stories of Queens for 2014
The events and news that shaped the borough last year
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hollis Hills menorah on Union Turnpike is vandalized
NYPD Hate Crime Task Force opens investigation
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers educated at York get failing grades
Low literacy grades have admin, staff rushing to fix numbers
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NTC Pro Shop celebrates ten years in business
Nine years ago, when the National Tennis Center gave Woody Schneider and his associates at the Grand Central Racquet Shop the chance to take over the NTC pro shop, they jumped at the opportunity. S...
Dec 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor vetoes bill to protect the state’s mute swan population
Advocates enraged over DEC’s reasoning behind their eradication
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A man fills up his car at a petrol station in RomeBy Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped as much 3 percent on Tuesday as a weaker dollar propped up commodities priced in the currency, prompting short-covering in a market that has sold off with little pause over the past seven months. An updated Reuters poll showed U.S. crude inventories rose 4.1 million barrels, on average, in the week to Jan. 23. The American Petroleum Institute (API), an industry group, will release its weekly inventory report at 2130 GMT. "Given the expectations in supply, it's kind of surprising to see the market pop this much today," said Andrew Lipow, president at Lipow Oil Associates in Texas.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
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Pedestrians and cars cross the Brooklyn Bridge, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a snowstorm-related New York City area travel ban is lifted, except for Suffolk County on Long Island. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)The director of the National Weather Service says his agency should have done a better job of communicating the uncertainty about its forecast for a storm that hit the Northeast but did not hit the New York City area nearly as hard as predicted.


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