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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
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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)
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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 | 16 16 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 | 55 55 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
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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 | 84 84 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 | 134 134 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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Veterans groups hold town hall on Agent Orange exposure
Believe exposure linked to ongoing health issues in both vets and their kids
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Liu announces bid for State Senate
Will challenge fellow Democrat Tony Avella
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City Council supports 25 mph city speed limit
Advocacy group compromises for sake of efficacy
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Flushing salon owner arrested for dodging court penalty
Bill would prevent similar cases in the future
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Finger-pointing over sinking street in Fresh Meadows
Residents say DOT, DEP at odds over fix
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Pol calls for an end to minimum water charges
A Queens politician says the city is all wet when it comes to charging homeowners a minimum daily water fee. Regardless of how much water a homeowner uses, the Department of Environmental Protectio...
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Big Apple Circus brings Times Square to Cunningham Park
After touring seven cities for the past seven months, the Big Apple Circus is back in Queens for the final showing of Luminocity, its program for the 2013-2014 season. John Kennedy Kane, the ringma...
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Port Authority meets with residents to discuss terminal project
Massive project could get underway at LGA in 2015
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Stump change: Parks tells residents to call 311
Dept. also refuses to take tree complaints from Avella
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Rowing team leads effort to clean Flushing Bay
It’s so common to see a balloon drifting upwards from some celebration around the corner, or to let one fly on romantic notions. But balloons don’t float forever, and at Flushing Bay many such ball...
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Queens Library refuses to hand over records for audit
Comptroller will be taking library to court
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Whitestone Ambulance partners with Baby Safe Haven
Corps HQ will be a drop-off point for unwanted newborns
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To close season, Big Apple Circus brings Luminosity to Queens
Will return to Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows
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90-year-old war vet fights NYCHA downsizing
NYCHA admits “life or death” policy is flawed
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Avella, groups oppose legalized basement apartments
Many frown upon aspect of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan
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People stand beside the body of a man killed after a shell hit a residential area, killing two civilians in Donetsk's Kyibishevsky district, on January 30, 2015Kiev's pro-Western leaders hope to hold truce talks on Saturday with pro-Russian separatists despite the rebels' vow to push their latest offensive in eastern Ukraine if the negotiations should fail. The urgent new round of negotiations in Minsk that had been agreed for Friday under pressure from European envoys was postponed due to disagreements over who should represent the rebel camp. Kiev said it expected to send its envoy, former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma, to Minsk on Saturday for the talks -- formally backed by the Kremlin -- aimed at reinforcing a tattered September truce. Plans for the negotiations in the Belarussian capital Minsk were announced on Thursday, raising hopes of dialogue after the collapse of a September truce in the nine-month war that has killed more than 5,100 people, according to the United Nations.


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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Chinese schoolchildren waves their national flags and the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show their support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chinese authorities are making the final push in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that will make the Chinese capital Beijing the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.


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Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson arrives outside Los Angeles Superior Court to hear opening statements in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray, September 27, 2011The concert promoter AEG was in no way responsible for Michael Jackson's death, a California court ruled as it rejected an appeal brought by the singer's mother. Katherine Jackson had initially sued AEG for negligence in 2013, principally for having hired Conrad Murray, the doctor who looked after the pop star as he prepared for his "This Is It" series of comeback shows that were to have been held in London. Katherine Jackson had contended that AEG was liable for between $900 million and $1.6 billion in damages and lost earnings. "The evidence fails to establish a triable issue that AEG had the right to control the manner and means of Dr Murray's treatment of Michael," the court wrote.


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