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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 | 24 24 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 | 27 27 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 | 25 25 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?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 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 | 59 59 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 | 61 61 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 | 70 70 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 | 79 79 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 | 89 89 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 | 143 143 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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Maspeth has something to celebrate
Celebration Café opens
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/23/11-5/29/11)
Monday, May 23 Luis Gomez was arrested at the intersection of Decatur Street and Cypress Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Skovezewski. Stanislzw Glazny was arrested at the inter...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patriotism on full display at Memorial Day parade
Photos:Michael O'Kane Patriotism, sun and smiles were all on display at the Maspeth Memorial Day parade. The parade began at 72nd Street and Grand Avenue and marched several blocks to Maspeth Memor...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martial Arts expert gets kick out of teaching
What started out as a hobby in martial arts and jiu-jitsu fighting turned into a career for black belt Carmine Zocchi. He gave up fighting professionally to become a trainer, and now owns his own j...
May 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth street changes stir debate
Rez have mixed feelings on plan
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Msgr. McClancy H.S. will go co-ed next year
School plans a 25% enrollment increase over four years
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/16/11-5/22/11)
Monday, May 16 Richard Candeloro was arrested at 67-05 Myrtle Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Bianchini. Victor Ramirez was arrested at 703 Fairview Avenue for criminal contempt by Offic...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small biz block board vote on Maspeth street change
Say “normalization” of five-leg intersection would kill business
May 17, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two to be honored at annual parade
Two Purple Heart Medal recipients, Arigo Fruner and Robert M. Reilly, will be recognized on Sunday, May 29, at a ceremony after the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The 2 p.m. ceremony will take place ...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/10/11-5/15/11
Monday, May 10 Anthony Rattoballi was arrested at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and Cypress Hills Street for making graffiti by Officer Dambinskas. Serrad Krcio was arrested at the intersection...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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2011 grand marshals revealed
Virginia and Andrew Frazier have been named the grand marshals of the 2011 Maspeth Memorial Day Parade, which will take place on Sunday, May 29. Andrew is a WWII veteran and was part of the U.S. Mi...
May 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst Park gets thumb's up
Parents, kids flock to new open space
May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille rail operation could be moved to cut noise
Deal being finalized to relocate transfer site
May 10, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (5/2/11-5/8/11)
Monday, May 2 Carlos Borja was arrested at 46-25 Metropolitan Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer McCarren. Mariusz Sulowski was arrested at 1913 Bleecker Street for criminal contempt b...
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Bin Laden's death greeted with a mixture of relief, frustration
Osama bin Laden's death won't bring back Paula Guido's cousin, who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It won't replace Anthony Lahey's friend, either. But for many city residents...
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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People take photos of an installation of paper umbrellas -- symbols of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong -- in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on December 14, 2014Thousands of pro-democracy protesters will rally on Hong Kong's streets Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months. The afternoon march through central Hong Kong is expected to draw 50,000 people with police warning that attempts to reoccupy key roads cleared of a sea of tented protest camps in December "are likely". "The rally continues to call out to people to join the democracy movement," organiser Daisy Chan told AFP. Officials in December cleared the final protest camps, which brought roads to a standstill with rallies that drew around 100,000 at their peak and saw violent clashes with police.


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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks off the dais after an event to sign a higher education agreement between New Jersey and Mexico, at the Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico City. On Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, Christie is scheduled to arrive in the United Kingdom on his third recent foreign trip. His itinerary includes meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron, an Arsenal soccer match, a performance of Henry V and a visit to Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world stage.


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A man walks past closed businesses in central Athens on January 29, 2015Greece's anti-austerity government was to begin a European charm offensive Sunday aimed at building consensus on renegotiating its 240-billion-euro ($270 billion) bailout, even as Germany insisted it would not support any debt relief. Just hours before Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis headed to Paris to seek support for a renegotiation of the bailout, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he believed a deal could be reached with the EU and IMF. Varoufakis has talks scheduled with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, before heading to London and Rome. Sapin has already said the EU should be open to discussions with the new Greek government on restructuring its debt or extending the bailout terms.


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