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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 19 19 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 | 57 57 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 | 58 58 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 | 67 67 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 | 75 75 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 | 85 85 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 | 139 139 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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8TDR_Anniversary.jpg Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente! by Queens Council
December 17, 2014 11:37 AM | 515 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana,Cuba right here in L...
L719_Katha_Kooky_at_the_Step_and_Repeat_682x1024___Copy.jpg Improv: Friend or Foe? by Queens Council
October 07, 2014 10:00 AM | 771 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether you are an experienced, fearless improviser or someone who shudders at the thought of being asked to improvise at an audition, this session is for you. Join Queens Council on the Arts at 3 ...
9988_block_party_2014_small.jpg QCA Block Party in the Kaufman Arts District! by Queens Council
May 07, 2014 12:22 PM | 1837 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 21st, 2014 Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is thrilled to open the gates of the newly designated Kaufman Arts District and invite all to the QCA Block Party. This will be an Astoriastyle b...
Braata Productions ARTIST ALERT: Watch Local Creatives at work at Queens Council on the Arts! by Queens Council
April 30, 2014 12:51 PM | 1874 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, May 16th, Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space presents an evening with theater ensembles performing selections from their latest works and works-in-progress. Join us for a rare opportu...
D1Q5_Lauren_Nickou__Grace_Miceli_and_Ingrid_Jacobsen___Copy.jpg Queens Artists Slam at 3rd Space! by Queens Council
March 19, 2014 01:05 PM | 1437 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space presents a Queens Artists Slam . Come join us as young emergingQueens artists across a range of disciplines come together to share new work and works-in-progre...
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A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in Warsaw(Reuters) - Some 2.1 million vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co are being recalled to fix a potentially defective chip that could cause air bags to deploy inadvertently, U.S. federal vehicle safety regulators said Saturday.


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New Italian President Sergio Mattarella, left, poses for photographers with Lower Chamber president Laura Boldrini, right at the Constitutional court building near the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, in Rome, Jan. 31, 2015. Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday. Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority. The 73-year-old former minister with center-left political roots went on to garner 665 votes from the 1,009 eligible electors. Known as a man of few words, Mattarella cemented that reputation with his first remarks to the nation. "My thoughts go, above all, to the difficulties and hopes of our fellow citizens. That's enough, he said, referring to the grim economic situation. Italy is mired in recession and unemployment has hovered about 13 percent nationally. Young Italians are increasingly seeking work abroad. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, Ansa) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.


2015-01-31 10:56:11 -0500

A sign for the Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine distillery is shown Jan. 22, 2015, in Gilbert, W.Va. Direct descendants of the Hatfields and McCoys have teamed up to produce and sell legal moonshine, the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud. (AP Photo/John Raby)GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing — the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.


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