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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 59 59 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
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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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 107 107 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 | 104 104 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 | 134 134 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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15th State Senatorial District: Vote Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
In his first term in office Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. has proved that conscientious, hard-working lawmakers can turn this state around, if we give them the chance. Addabbo deserves another two years ...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kane, dedicated to youth baseball, passes away
Bob Kane, a Maspeth icon for eight decades, passed away Saturday at the age of 90. A lifelong Maspethite and sports legend, Kane spent most of his adult time making sure youngsters in Queens were i...
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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new president
As one era ends, another begins for the Maspeth Kiwanis, which will continue to do good in the neighborhood as the club welcomes a new president. Though Lou Bekios was just inducted on October 21, ...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/18/10-10/24/10)
Monday, Oct. 18 Fanny Jimenez was arrested at 80-12 Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Paiyear. Ludwik Kisner was arrested at 60-84 Myrtle Avenue for robbery by Officer H...
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30th Assembly District: Vote Marge Markey
ENDORSEMENT 2010
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Juniper Valley Park playground remodel continues
Parks unveils phase two plans
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Get crafty at Purple Petals Studio
See what's in store for Halloween
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Asphalt plant to open on LIC/Maspeth border
Will be next to Waste Management on Newtown Creek
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Monuments find a new home in cemetery
Though V.F.W. Post 123 was recently forced to sell its building in Ridgewood and relocate to a smaller storefront due to dwindling membership, its aging members gathered on Friday for a joyous occa...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/11/10-10/17/10)
Monday, Oct. 11 Eva Liu was arrested at 1921 Menahan Street for assault by Officer Hopson. Tonilynn Sarrica was arrested at the intersection of Shaler and Catalpa Avenues for criminal contempt by D...
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Ragamuffins to hit the streets on Halloween
Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, some princesses and pirates too, will march their way down Grand Avenue Halloween night at the annual Maspeth Lions Ragamuffin Parade. The parade begins at 7 p.m. outsid...
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State proposes banning soda purchases with food stamps
If the state and city get their way, food stamp recipients would be barred from using government subsidies to purchase sugary drinks that studies show lead to obesity and diabetes. The controversia...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/27/10-10/10/10)
Monday, Sept. 27 Galo Montenegro was arrested at the intersection of the Jackie Robinson Parkway and Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Harge. Kevin Velsquez was arrested...
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Dead man found in Maspeth playground
A dead man was discovered inside Maspeth's Reiff Playground Thursday morning in an apparent suicide. The body was found dangling from a set of monkey bars in the playground at approximately 8 a.m. ...
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A Review Of The Top High Schools in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan
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Greece's newly-appointed PM Tsipras places his hand on his heart during a ceremony at the Kessariani shooting range site where hundreds of members of the Greek Resistance were executed by Nazi occupation forces during World War II in AthensBy Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatization plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets. A swift series of announcements signaled the newly installed government would stand by its anti-austerity pledges, setting it on course for a clash with European partners, led by Germany, which has said it will not renegotiate the aid package needed to help Greece pay its debts. After announcing a halt to the privatization of the port of Piraeus on Tuesday, for which China's Cosco Group [COSCO.UL] and four others had been short-listed, the government indicated it would put the whole program on hold. Uncertainty over the new government's relations with the European Union went beyond economic policy.


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By Noah Barkin and Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) - In his first act as prime minister on Monday, Alexis Tsipras visited the war memorial in Kaisariani where 200 Greek resistance fighters were slaughtered by the Nazis in 1944. The move did not go unnoticed in Berlin. Then came the announcement that radical academic Yanis Varoufakis, who once likened German austerity policies to "fiscal waterboarding", would be taking over as Greek finance minister. The assumption in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's entourage before Sunday's Greek election was that Tsipras, the charismatic leader of the far-left Syriza party, would eke out a narrow victory, struggle to form a coalition, and if he managed to do so, shift quickly from confrontation to compromise mode.
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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Wednesday France wanted to facilitate talks between Greece's new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the rest of the euro zone, and would meet his Greek counterpart in Paris on Monday. France's Socialist government "is well placed to be the link between the Europe we belong to, the Europe of budgetary seriousness, which wants to see commitments enforced, and the south of Europe, and in particular Greece, which suffers today and needs to find a different path from the one it has had to go back to growth and hope," Sapin said.
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