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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 | 18 18 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 | 19 19 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 | 19 19 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 | 56 56 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 | 67 67 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 | 75 75 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 | 85 85 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 | 138 138 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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Verizon and the unions get a bad connection
Union workers on strike
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/1/11-8/7/11)
Monday, August 1 Carlo Castillo was arrested at 811 Seneca Avenue for assault by Officer Winter. Glenn Burton was arrested at 63-30 75th Place for assault by Detective Spagnola. Melvin Gomez was ar...
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104th Precinct takes back the streets at Night Out
In an effort to increase crime prevention awareness, especially of drugs and domestic violence, and encourage participation in local anti-crime programs, precincts across Queens hosted the 28th ann...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lions club donates to 9/11 garden
The Maspeth Lions Club recently welcomed 9/11 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens member Evelyn Maniscalco and President Linda Metzger. In response, the Maspeth Lions donated $200 of the proceeds...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council passes rezoning for Sunnyside, Woodside
Residents of Sunnyside and Woodside will no longer have to worry about large housing complexes being built in their neighborhoods. On Thursday, July 28, new zoning laws for the two communities were...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/25/11-7/31/11)
Monday, July 25 Rosemarie Galfano was arrested at 69-15 Juniper Boulevard South for menacing by Officer Bianchini. Marcelo Nauro was arrested at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Linden Street ...
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Comptrollers: transit projects cost taxpayers millions
According to findings from an audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, subway diversions, in addition to being an inconvenience for riders across the city, cost taxpayers millions of was...
Aug 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more free pass for healthy raccoons
According to a new law, raccoons will no longer run rampant in the streets of Queens. Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Senator Mark Grisanti, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo ...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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City’s parking rate increase brings mixed reactions
Last Monday, July 18, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) increased hourly and daily parking meter rates in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan, north of 96th Street. The changes, which w...
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Take this note, and give me all your money
Modern-day bank bandits have a new weapon: a pad and paper
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/11/11-7/17/11)
Monday, July 11 Evangelina Papvero was arrested at 53-41 73rd Street for assault by Officer Murtha. Teri Marsenison was arrested at 53-41 73rd Street for assault by Officer Murtha. Ryszaro Gubernat...
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City fleet gets even more electric
Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced that 70 electric vehicles will be added to the municipal fleet as part of New York City’s effort to go green. Bloomberg made the announcement on July 12 i...
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Maspeth truck bypass approved
CB5 approves plan and asks Liquor Authority to tell local bar to 'Hush'
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/4/11-7/10/11)
Monday, July 4 Daniel Torres was arrested at 62nd Street and 75th Avenue for assault by Officer Conde. Maligue Waller was arrested at 62nd Street and 75th Avenue for assault by Officer Conde. Tyler...
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FDNY video, destroying fireworks
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City police officials released a video last week of law enforcement destroying confiscated fireworks. All involvement with fireworks is illegal in New York City...
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Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk arrives to take part in peace talks in MinskBy Andrei Makhovsky and Richard Balmforth MINSK/KIEV (Reuters) - A new round of peace talks got under way involving Ukraine and separatists on Saturday, even as fighting between Kiev government forces and the Russian-backed rebels raged in Ukraine's east, claiming civilian and military lives. The main members of the so-called contact group - Ukrainian former president Leonid Kuchma, a Russian diplomat and an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe official - met at a state residence in the Belarussian capital Minsk, where they were joined by two separatist officials. Both sides have accused each other of deadly artillery and mortar strikes on civilian targets in the past two weeks, including on a cultural center in the main regional city of Donetsk on Friday which killed at least five people waiting for humanitarian hand-outs. The September Minsk peace plan also called for tighter control of the joint Russia-Ukraine border, through which Kiev says Moscow is funneling fighters and equipment, and the freeing of prisoners held by the sides.


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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis brought forward a planned meeting with his French counterpart to Sunday, amid signs of widening differences between the new leftwing government in Athens and its international creditors. A week after Alexis Tsipras swept into office as Greece's youngest prime minister, his government faces growing resistance to its demands to renegotiate bailout arrangements with the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Finance Ministry said on Saturday that it had hired financial advisors Lazard to consult on issues of public debt and fiscal management, as the new leftist government enters talks to renegotiate a bailout accord with creditors. Greece used Lazard during talks in 2012 over private sector involvement (PSI) as it sought to write down billions of euros of debt in a major sovereign restructuring. Europe's bailout program for Greece, part of a 240-billion-euro ($270 billion) rescue package along with the International Monetary Fund, expires on Feb. ...
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