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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
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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 | 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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Queens Library welcomes back Bellerose branch
The Queens Library welcome a branch back to its system last week, celebrating the reopening of the newly renovated Bellerose branch on Hillside Avenue. There's still a few finishing touches to be p...
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Briarwood community advocates for subway station name change
Bill successfully passed in state legislature, awaits signature from Cuomo
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Pols honor Gujarat organization in Queens
Elected officials over the past week honored a Queens organization devoted to preserving the traditions of Gujarat, a state in western India, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. “The wonderful...
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District 11 Senate candidate proposes reform to Common Core
John Liu’s plan to overhaul the education system
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Councilman Paul Vallone allocated $1 million to Bay Terrace Library
Pane discusses the possible future for the Queens branch
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Troop 17 to celebrate 100 years of scouting next week
It was just four years after the inception of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 that Troop 17 was founded in Elmhurst, a community known as Newtown at the time. Ralph de Falco joined the pack on hi...
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Students fight to keep credit checks out of the hiring process
Queens College students held a rally last week on the campus to garner further City Council support for a two-year-old fight to stop credit checks as part of the employment process in New York City...
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Nabes: new row houses are out of line
Say bigger homes are destroying character
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DEC: Mr. Risi, tear down this wall!
But homeowner says it's the only thing protecting his home
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Amerivents looking for staff
Will hire 1,200 to work the three-week U.S. Open
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Avella secures $2 million for Queens College lab restorations
Chemistry labs operating on equipment from 1949
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Queens leads the way in helping victims of sex trafficking
Victim shares her story and how she was saved
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Nabes shed some light on conditions of tunnel
Say city has neglected ped passageway for too long
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Senator seeks support to pass “comfort women” education bill
Legislation to require curriculum in state schools
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Farmers Market promotes community and healthy living
The annual Pomonok Community Farmers Market kicked off their summer season last week. Every Wednesday from July 9 through November 26, the Queens Community House (QCH) will host the health-consciou...
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Survivors walk past a watch tower after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the "death wall" execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration campOswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 15:03 GMT - Escape - Former Polish political prisoner Kazmierz Albin, born in Kracow in 1922, is the second Auschwitz survivor to speak at the ceremony. 14:59 GMT - Holocaust lessons - Survivor Birenbaum condemns attempts to deny the holocaust, and laments that not enough has been learned from it, citing continuing anti-semitism, xenophobia and extremism. 14:53 GMT - Survivor speaks - Halina Birenbaum, born in 1929 in Warsaw, is the first of three survivors to recount their experiences at the anniversary ceremony. As a child she survived the nightmare of the Warsaw Ghetto and camps at Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck and Neustadt-Glewe, where she was liberated in 1945.


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Traders at the New York Stock Exchange where the the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,408.69, down 270.01 points (1.53 percent)New York (AFP) - The Dow opened 270 points lower Tuesday following several disappointing earnings reports from big companies and a surprising drop in durable goods orders.


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In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo, Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama, left, answers to a reporter's question in Amman, Jordan. Nakayama expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITCAIRO (AP) — An online message purportedly from Islamic State group says a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot it holds have less than 24 hours left to live.


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