blog roll
our featured bloggers
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 110 110 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 | 107 107 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 | 137 137 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...

more blogs

news
Students plant trees in Kissena Park to learn preservation
With Video
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
State senator takes stock at century mark
Avella discusses his first 100 days in Albany
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Audit finds carousel operator owes city money
On top of abandoning the Forest Park carousel, vendor New York One has also taken the city round and round when it comes to paying money it owes. An audit by City Comptroller John Liu found that th...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fighting City Hall just got more convenient
New system allows NYers to fight tickets online
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Walcott crisscrosses city on campaign to win over parents
Dennis Walcott has not stopped moving since he was named as Cathie Black's replacement. The deputy mayor spent his first week as Schools Chancellor-designee crisscrossing the city. A man on a missi...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NYers sleeping on new bedding regs
Apparently New Yorkers didn't get the message about mattresses. In the first three months since the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) began enforcing new rules for the disposal of mattresses and box ...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens parks will get “spring greening”
City seeks volunteers for one-day cleanup
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City aims to help immigrant biz succeed
Several new programs aim to aid small business
Apr 05, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens College students leave classrooms, hit the streets
Some 100 Queens College students and professors blocked traffic on the Horace Harding Expressway Thursday in protest of state budget cuts. The blockade came on the heels of an overnight union occup...
Apr 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
State performs random bus safety checks
Focus on charter buses leaving from Flushing
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Census findings only find massive criticism
The United States Census Bureau's recently released figures for New York City are embroiled in a heat wave of criticism by many pols around the five boroughs, particularly Brooklyn and Queens. The ...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Community board says statue doesn't lack “Civic Virtue”
The Triumph of Civic Virtue statue which stands prominently at Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens caused an uproar last month when Congressman Anthony Weiner and Councilwoman Juliss...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Avella takes 'cut' at parking privileges
Thanks, but no thanks. State Senator Tony Avella cut his State of New York Executive Branch citywide parking placard into pieces last Friday, destroying the privilege to park in numerous “no-parkin...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Some signs of better safety
A Whitestone intersection just got a little bit safer. According to neighborhood residents, traffic speeding down 15th Avenue and 147th Street past Public School 79 has long been a nuisance and a d...
Mar 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A taste of Broadway in Queens public schools
As the curtains open, a sign of Irving Berlin sits in the background in a brightly colored, New York-themed design. The show begins with its stars Carina Morales and James LaRosa singing Berlin’s c...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Afghan National Army soldiers in Kandahar province on January 11, 2015The US military has decided it will no longer release facts and figures about its costly effort to assist Afghan security forces, declaring the information top secret, officials said Thursday. The move marks an about-face for the Pentagon, which for the past six years has proudly reported a range of data about the $65 billion program to build up the Afghan National Security Forces. "After six years of being publicly reported, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) data is now classified," said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction or SIGAR. "The decision leaves SIGAR unable to publicly report on most of the $65 billion US-taxpayer-funded efforts to build, train, equip and sustain the ANSF," Sopko's report said.


2015-01-29 13:09:56 -0500

A man walks past a shop which was recently damaged by shelling, at a local market in DonetskBy Robin Emmott and Pavel Polityuk BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers agreed on Thursday to extend existing sanctions against Russia by six months but were still debating whether to impose new measures, with the new government in Greece sowing uncertainty that exasperated its allies. The worst fighting for five months raged on in eastern Ukraine, with pro-Russian rebels who have disavowed a ceasefire pressing to encircle a government-held garrison town. Britain said it scrambled fighters after Russia flew long-range bombers near its air space, disrupting civilian aviation. It summoned the Russian ambassador for an explanation.


2015-01-29 13:06:50 -0500

This still image taken from a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, purports to show a still photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh. Both are being held hostage by the Islamic State militant group. The still image was overdubbed with audio which condemns Jordan for not releasing Sajida al-Rishawi, saying that unless she is freed within 24 hours both will be killed. The Arabic subtitle reads "I only have 24 hours left to live." The Associated Press could not independently verify the video. (AP Photo)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.


2015-01-29 13:03:42 -0500