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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 10 10 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 | 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 | 111 111 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 ...

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Queens residents get to sound off on blizzard
Residents of Queens who couldn't make it to the January 10th hearing on the city's response to the blizzard got a chance to sound off at Borough Hall last week. A hearing on the December 26th blizz...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/17/11-1/23/11)
Monday, Jan. 17 Ariel Tejada was arrested at the intersection of Cypress and St. Felix avenues for assault by Detective Ebron. Jimmy Fiestas was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for filing a false ...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Graffiti vandals busted
Police catch notorious taggers
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOB developing system to challenge shoddy developers
Investigation into Elmhurst construction death ongoing
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/8/11-1/16/11)
Saturday, Jan. 8 Daniel Abranico was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and 61st Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Sciame. Amanda Seano was arrested at 66-26 Metrop...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek voting results are in
It’s a little over a month later, and the results are finally in. After a tallying of votes on how to spend $7 million of money allotted by the state after a botched Newtown Creek renovation, resid...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit finds broken fire hydrants not fixed fast enough
City defends repair work record
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/3/11-1/8/11)
Monday, Jan. 3 Edgar Valbuena was arrested at 52-18 Flushing Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Bublin. Omar Benitez was arrested at 59-20 Maspeth Avenue for assault by Detective Spagnola. Fai...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walmart takes to the web to build support
Hopes new site will show that New Yorkers want a store
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlas Park goes on sale this month
Sale date set for Jan. 28
Jan 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/27/10-1/2/11)
Monday, Dec. 27 Franklin Bermeo was arrested at 578 Woodward Avenue for assault by Officer Eastman. Jose Delacruz was arrested at 68-25 Cooper Avenue for menacing by Officer Lovallo. Wednesday, Dec...
Jan 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/20/10-12/26/10)
Monday, Dec. 20 Kevin Darnegie was arrested at 55-90 47th Street for petit larceny by Officer Distler. Anamaria Gheorghiu was arrested at 74-17 Grand Avenue for criminal possession of stolen proper...
Dec 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Sanitation supervisors stalled plows to protest budget cuts
The Sanitation Department (DSNY) took days to plow all the streets in the outer boroughs and the department is causing a heap of stink as reports surfaced of DSNY bosses' orders that workers not cl...
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDITORIAL: Blame game doesn’t work on snow cleanup bumble
Memories of Queens/Brooklyn shun of 1969
Dec 28, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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WATCH Video: ATVs With Plows Save the Day in Middle Village & Maspeth
Anthony, from Maspeth and Eugene From Middle Village Pull Triple Shift Plowing Snow in Queens
Dec 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, listens during his murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass., as defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, looks on while an image of Odin Lloyd is displayed on a monitor, right. Hernandez is charged with killing Lloyd, 27, a semiprofessional football player, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime.


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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, flowers and photos are on display during a vigil for the Strack family at Pioneer Park in Provo, Utah. Police say five members of the Utah family found dead last fall died from methadone and other drugs, and interviews with people who knew them revealed the parents worried about a "pending apocalypse." Springville Police Chief J. Scott Finlayson said Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, authorities have concluded their investigation into the September deaths of Benjamin and Kristi Strack and three of their children, ages 11, 12 and 14. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Grant Hindsley, File) MANDATORY CREDITDRAPER, Utah (AP) — Dan Lafferty sees himself as a prophet who will prepare the world for the second coming and has little following, but 10 years ago he started a relationship with a young woman who was drawn to him after reading a book chronicling the slayings that put him in prison.


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FILE -In this November 1989 file photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. According to the US Marshals Service, Thompson, a fugitive treasure hunter wanted for more than 2 years was arrested in Florida. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.


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