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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 | 10 10 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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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 | 52 52 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 | 63 63 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 | 70 70 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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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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Another crash on Mazeau
Residents continue push to make street one-way
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/11/11-12/18/11)
Sunday, Dec. 11 Robert Weternburger was arrested at 60-16 Myrtle Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Vazquez. Monday, Dec. 12 Evyn Edwards was arrested at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Fr...
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Maspeth Lions host Children's Christmas party
On Saturday, December 3, the Maspeth Lions club held its annual Children’s Christmas party at St. Stanislaus Parish Hall. The party catered to over 100 children from St. Mary’s Children's Hopsital ...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/5/11-12/11/11)
Monday, Dec. 5 Luis Rodriguez was arrested at Palmetto Street and Myrtle Avenue for possession of stolen property by Officer Sciame. Rovan Calle was arrested at 60-25 67th Avenue for petit larceny ...
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Bill says no more to unannounced “no standing” signs
The Department of Transportation may soon have to give communities a heads-up before installing new “no standing” signs on New York City streets, under a bill introduced recently by Councilwoman El...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/27/11-12/4/11)
Monday, Nov. 28 Charles Linic was arrested at 58-02 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Lodato. Isidro Andrade was arrested at 60-64 69th Avenue for assault by Officer Alvarez. Milan D...
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Juniper Valley Park second phase complete
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley gathered last Thursday, December 1 to cut the green ribbon on the second phase of impr...
Dec 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Hollywood Blood Drive
The Maspeth Knights of Columbus will host a Hollywood Movie Blood Drive on Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors will receive two complimentary movie tickets when they give blood at t...
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Maspeth ready for the holidays
The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce held its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Memorial Square on Friday, December 2. More than 100 residents enjoyed holiday entertainment provided by Song-and-A-Dance o...
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30 Turkeys
On Tuesday, November 22, the Middle Village Kiwanis Club gave out 30 turkey dinners to families in need. Pictured from left to right are Kiwanis members Anthony De Angelo, J.P. Di Troia, Al Gentile...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/14/11-11/27/11)
Monday, Nov. 14 Lauro Jara was arrested at on Onderonk Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Capace. Martin Nunez was arrested at 17-37 Decatur Street for aggravated harrasment by Officer...
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118 stores caught selling alcohol to minors
The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) announced on Tuesday, November 22, that 75 liquor and grocery stores were caught selling alcohol to minors in Brooklyn and Queens during a three-day underc...
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Activist Pat Dolan killed in car accident
Pat Dolan, a longtime civic activist and current president of the Queens Civic Congress (QCC), was killed in a car accident Tuesday night.
Dolan was crossing Hillside Avenue near 198th Street at ap...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants return home after devastating fire
Displaced tenants finally returned to a newly renovated apartment complex at 41-72 Judge Street in Elmhurst that was ravaged by a fire on December 27th of last year. The Department of Buildings (DO...
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Addabbo urges more street safety
Senator Joseph Addabbo is urging residents and city agencies to be more aware of dangerous conditions on the streets before more fatalities or life-altering injuries occur, according to a statement...
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IMF Managing Director Lagarde points to a button as she speaks during the IMFC news conference during the World Bank/IMF Annual MeetingAn agreement to forgive some of the debt of Ebola-hit West African nations may be reached soon in talks between the International Monetary Fund and donor countries, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said. Lagarde, on a three-day visit to Senegal, said that the IMF board was also due to approve in early February a zero-percent- interest loan of $160 million for the three countries worst-affected by Ebola - Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. "We are exploring the means of easing the debt of these three countries in concertation with a number of donor countries," Lagarde told a news conference with Senegalese President Macky Sall. An academic study in December said the IMF was partly responsible for the scale of the Ebola crisis in three West African countries, because its policies hampered healthcare spending in these post-conflict states.


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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters at the on going elective congress in HarareThe only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980 assumed the largely ceremonial role when he was handed the AU flag and gavel at a summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. In his acceptance speech, Africa's oldest head of state spoke of the need to guard against foreigners exploiting the continent's mineral wealth and called for more assistance for African farmers. "African resources should belong to Africa and to no one else, except to those we invite as friends. "Zimbabwe is an important member state, a very committed country," Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra told Reuters on the sidelines of the summit.


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A sign at an exchange office with headquarters building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with the Soviet Sign in the background in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The Russian ruble extended its losses on Thursday, declining by 1.5 percent to 69 rubles against the dollar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fading economy.


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