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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 | 35 35 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 | 38 38 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 | 31 31 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 | 63 63 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 | 67 67 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 | 74 74 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 | 85 85 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 | 94 94 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 | 148 148 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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Snowed in!
Major snowstorm disrupts travel, mass transit
Dec 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico passes away
Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico passed away on Tuesday, December 21, after a long battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer in September 2009, and suffered a relapse in April 2010. Despi...
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Wal-Mart aims to enter NYC
Polls show that the retailer is favored
Dec 21, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speeding is a cause for concern on Mt. Olivet Crescent
MidVille shortcut eyed for one-way
Dec 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 collection to be showcased on Fox, at 9/11 memorial
Michael Ragsdale is just “a guy from Maspeth,” but this guy has managed to make a name for himself in the last few years as an avid collector of 9/11 memorabilia. While working as a videographer at...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan’s Hall of Fame inductees
Group will be honored at January gala
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Amalgamated Bank opens fourth branch in Maspeth
Amalgamated Bank is spreading its working class philosophy throughout the borough. The bank's newest branch at 69-73 Grand Avenue in Maspeth held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 14 where...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/6/10-12/12/10)
Monday, Dec. 6 Lisa Lester was arrested at the intersection of 69th Place and Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Puryear. Daniel Smith was arrested at 70-20 88th Street for aggravated haras...
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MidVille crematory holds annual memorial service
On Saturday, December 4, the U.S. Columbarium held its 10th annual memorial service at the Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village. The event ushered in over 50 families as they paid tribute to love...
Dec 07, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents vote on Newtown Creek projects
Get say on how to spend $7 million in funding
Dec 07, 2010 | 55 55 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amtrak replants Woodside land it clear-cut last May
Community hails victory over railroad
Nov 30, 2010 | 36 36 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Put the brakes on Maspeth drag racing
Residents call for cops, DOT to work together
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/15/10-11/29/10)
Monday, Nov. 15 Antonio Gonalez was arrested at the intersection of 75th Avenue and 61st Street for driving without a license by Officer Hwong. Tyler Pizzaro was arrested at 452 Seneca Avenue for r...
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Dude, where's my tax refund?
Routine address errors has Queens rez short $2M
Nov 22, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob’s Discount Furniture now open!
The eyesore that was Woodhaven Lanes is no more - in its place now is a Bob’s Discount Furniture store. On Saturday, the popular furniture company opened the doors of its 40th store, located in Gle...
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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Pregnant smokers in one northeast Ohio county can get free diapers in exchange for permanently kicking the habit through a new health program.
2015-02-01 12:27:04 -0500

File photo of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste of Australia standing in a metal cage during his trial in a court in CairoBy Michael Georgy and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt for his native Australia after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. There was no official word on the fate of his two Al Jazeera colleagues - Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed - who were also jailed in the case that provoked an international outcry. The three were sentenced to seven to 10 years on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organization - a reference to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Many Egyptians see Qatar-based Al Jazeera as a force set on destabilizing the country, a view that has been encouraged in the local media which has labeled the journalists "The Marriott Cell", because they worked from a hotel of the U.S.-based chain.


2015-02-01 12:23:31 -0500

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste listens to the verdict in Cairo on June 23, 2014 inside the defendants cage during his trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim BrotherhoodEgypt deported Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste to Australia Sunday after holding him for more than 400 days despite global condemnation of his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Greste departed on a flight to Larnaca in Cyprus soon after his release from Cairo's Tora prison, interior ministry and airport officials told AFP. The Al-Jazeera English reporter was detained along with two colleagues, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and an Egyptian producer, Baher Mohamed, in December 2013 and charged with aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood movement. The Qatar-based channel welcomed Cairo's decision and expressed the hope that its other two journalists would also be released.


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