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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...

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104th Precinct uses “Eyesore of the Week” to make an arrest
New Conditions Officer nabs graffiti artist on 71st in Maspeth
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Queens board hears about DSNY composting program
Food waste recycling initiative expanding to borough
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is sworn in
Everyone who is anyone in the Queens political realm joined newly elected Borough President Melinda Katz for her official inauguration ceremony last week at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall at ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/6/14-1/12/14)
Monday, Jan. 6 Alan Yensi was arrested at 78-03 69th Road for aggravated harassment by Officer Dagnese. Thomas December was arrested at 52-87 72nd Street for criminal contempt by Officer Eastman. J...
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Mark-Viverito election seen as blow to Queens Dems
Council members buck party, support progressive upstart
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City youth hit the slopes on Snow Day
Capitalizing on the several inches of snow that descended on New York City late last week, the Department of Parks and Recreation hosted a citywide snow day on Saturday, offering outdoor recreation...
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Halfway to Summer Celebration
It was an evening of surf tunes, cheap beers and raffles at O’Neill’s bar and restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Dr. in Maspeth, at their first annual Halfway to Summer Beach Party on Sat., Jan. 4 t...
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Residents ticketed for snow-covered sidewalks
Some Maspeth residents were unexpectedly ticketed for having snow on their sidewalks after it piled high following the winter storm that hit last Thursday night and lasted into Friday morning. John...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/23/13-1/5/14)
Monday, Dec. 23 Ismael Iniguez was arrested at the intersection of Stanhope Street and Fairview Avenue for violation of local law by Officer Defreitas. Maria Soto was arrested at 66-11 Myrtle Avenu...
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Top 10 Queens News Stories of 2013
10. ATU Bus Strike Beginning on Jan. 16, nearly 8,000 Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1181 bus drivers walked off the job to safeguard benefits and ensure job security in new contracts. During the ...
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Queens West Kiwanis supports Ronald McDonald House
It was a Merry Christmas after all for the children at the Ronald McDonald House New York this year. After learning about the support system and programs provided by the group every day to support ...
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Parks employee charged with sexually abusing underage relative
Rene Herrera worked out of Juniper Valley Park
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104th captain praises officers for shutting down Ridgewood pot farm
After the 104th Precinct got a call of an alleged “pot farm” on Oct. 15, officers stepped into action and ultimately shut down the the illicit farming operation. Last week, they were honored by the...
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Kiwanis members new and old recognized at dinner
The Middle Village Kiwanis Club held its annual holiday party last week at La Bella Cucina to not only thank their past president Tina Di Troia, but to also prepare for a new year of fundraising. T...
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Group trying to put the 'fun' in fundraising
Host pub crawl to raise money for families in MidVille fire
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers failed to agree on Thursday on fresh economic sanctions against Russia, diplomats said. Ministers' final statement from their meeting in Brussels made no mention of preparing new measures against Russia, according to people briefed on the issue. An earlier draft of the statement seen by Reuters stated that ministers would ask EU diplomatic services to prepare "further restrictive measures." (Reporting by Robin Emmott, editing by Julia Fioretti)
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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.


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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.


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