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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 | 29 29 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)
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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 | 30 30 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 | 62 62 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 | 73 73 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 | 84 84 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 | 93 93 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 | 147 147 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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Solemn event marks 100th anniversary of tragic fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory incident changed the face of labor
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Plan for new industrial business association takes off in Maspeth
Maspeth is home to many industrial businesses. Sitting next to the old railroad tracks, the industrial sector has been one of the anchors of the town, producing products, providing services and rak...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/21/11-3/27/11)
Monday, Mar. 21 No Arrests Tuesday, Mar. 22 Mensor Kurti was arrested at the intersection of Seneca and Greene avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Zak. Hector Rodriguez was arrested at...
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New financial empowerment center opens in Queens
A new financial empowerment center has opened in Central Queens and Department of Consumer Affairs commissioner Jonathan Mintz, along with the Citi Foundation, Queens Community House and the Financ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/14/11-3/20/11)
Click on the red dot for detailed information. Monday, Mar. 14 Valencia Lowe was arrested at the intersection of 85th Street and Myrtle Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle ...
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City still replanting trees lost in last year’s tornado
Community boards 5 and 7 top priority list
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Woodhaven altercation leaves one teen dead
One teenager is dead after an altercation early Saturday morning following a house party in Woodhaven, which was crashed by a group of teenagers who then beat Anthony Callao, 18, to death. The part...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/7/11-3/13/11)
Click on the red dot on the map to see the crime, location, and date. Monday, Mar. 7 Jaime Suriel was arrested at 89-88 Cooper Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer Mays. Nancy Pasquirre was arre...
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At the Maspeth Senior Center, friendships mean everything
Facility would close under gov.’s budget proposal
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MTA move out of Brooklyn into Maspeth meets contention
Photos by Michael O'Kane The Access-a-Ride fleet at 65 Commercial Street in Greenpoint is on its way to another site in Maspeth, but elected officials and residents are protesting the move, saying ...
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City agrees to smaller school savings take-back
Opponents say new plan isn't enough
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/28/11-3/6/11)
Monday, Feb. 28 Anthony Jackson was arrested at 551 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Caputo. Frank Cruz was arrested at 4562 Fairview Avenue for assault by Officer Melisurgo. Ch...
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Vallone aims to smash FDNY’s “crash tax”
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. is taking on the Fire Department’s proposed “crash tax.” With legislation that will be introduced into the City Council on March 23, the councilman aims to halt any ef...
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Outer borough jobs up, but transit services lag
Study finds commuting up between Brooklyn and Queens
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/21/11-2/27/11)
Monday, Feb. 21 Eddis Rodriguez was arrested at 913 Wyckoff Avenue for assault by Officer Taveras. Robert Schuerdffeger was arrested at 80-77 Cypress Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Leon. I...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 file photo, newly constructed roadways are being built in Fairfax County, Va. President Barack Obama’s budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said. Obama will unveil a $4 trillion budget on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said.


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A Romanian priest prays inside a church built entirely from ice blocks cut from a frozen lake after a blessing religious service at the Balea Lac resort in the Fagaras mountains, Romania, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The blessing was performed jointly by priests from all Christian denominations in Romania and the church, built at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, will host all types of religious events like weddings and baptizing ceremonies as long as the cold weather lasts.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)BALEA LAC, Romania (AP) — High on a remote mountain in Romania, priests have blessed a church made entirely from ice, outstanding both for its architectural style as well as being a place for religious tolerance.


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FILE - In this file photo taken March 11, 2007, Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former top antiquities official, poses in front of the ancient Sphinx in Giza, Egypt. Egypt’s best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer’s fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his patron. Admired or reviled, he is once again a frontman for Egypt, exhorting international audiences to see the heritage of a country where unrest has hit tourism hard. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) — Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his patron. Admired or reviled, he is once again a frontman for Egypt, exhorting international audiences to see the heritage of a country where unrest has hit tourism hard.


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