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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
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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 | 12 12 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 | 53 53 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 | 63 63 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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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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Legislature passes Queens Library Reform Bill
Awaits signature from Governor Cuomo to become law
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/16/14-6/22/14)
Monday, June 16 Eniel Mezura was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for unlicensed operation of a vehicle by Officer Coronado. Vanessa Acevedo was arrested at Woodbine Street and Woodward...
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Community upset as hotel becomes homeless shelter
Local leaders and residents feel blindsided by DHS
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Thousands of households added to city composting initiative
Council District 30 included in the rollout
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Two bills seek to reform Queens Library system
Gridlock in Albany over best way to address issue
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/9/14-6/15/14)
Monday, June 9 Andres Escobar was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Linden Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Jonas. Danielle Aquaviva was arrested at the intersection...
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Knockdown Center hosts benefit for Ohio festival
Although the local community board has been thwarting the Knockdown Center’s efforts to push through assembly and alcohol permits, inside the old factory, the show goes on. On Friday night, several...
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4,500 letters of pre-K acceptance sent to families
Rejects encouraged to apply for community options
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/2/14-6/8/14)
Monday, June 2 Edward Luna was arrested at 1820 Flushing Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle by Officer Frevola. Peter Tufano was arrested at 75-13 67 Road for stalking by Offic...
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Our Lady of Hope awarded for Project Eliminate fundraising
Top honor goes to mother-daughter team for raising thousands
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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Annual Grand Avenue Festival comes to Maspeth
Hundreds flocked to the annual Grand Avenue Festival on Sunday afternoon. Under clear skies, festival-goers sampled food from the street vendors, played games, and shopped at the numerous booths ho...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/26/14-6/1/14)
Monday, May 26 Stephanie Vasquez was arrested at the intersection of Stanhope Street and Fairview Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Hili. Maricela Pavon-Valle was arrested at 1816 Gro...
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Community Board 5 to Meet June 11
The next meeting of Community Board 5 will be Wednesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda includes a visit by Queens Bo...
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Indicted Ruben Wills denies accusations of wearing a wire
Claims posters from events proves he wasn't stealing money from nonprofit
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Veterans groups hold town hall on Agent Orange exposure
Believe exposure linked to ongoing health issues in both vets and their kids
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In this Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 photo, a Kurdish peshmerga fighter fires a weapon towards positions of the Islamic State group who are 500 meters or half a mile away, overlooking the strategic town of Sinjar, northern Iraq. Peshmerga fighters representing the lawful authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan fume against what they see as the recklessness of their allies in militias drawn from neighboring Syria and Turkey making progress painful and raising doubts about whether these groups can work together. At stake is ownership of Sinjar, the town that once was home to many of Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces in recent weeks have retaken parts of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar, whose Yazidi population was driven out in a humanitarian disaster last year that triggered U.S. intervention. But sniping among Kurdish factions makes the hold on the town seem shaky and is threatening the wider fight against Islamic state militants.


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A pumpjack brings oil to the surface in the Monterey ShaleBy Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rocketed more than 8 percent higher on Friday, their biggest one-day gain in two and a half years, after data showed U.S. drillers were slamming the brakes on the shale drilling boom. In a rally that may spur speculation that a seven-month price collapse has ended, global benchmark Brent crude shot up to more than $53 per barrel, its highest in more than three weeks, after Baker Hughes data showed the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States fell by 94 - or 7 percent - this week. Two weeks of relatively stable oil prices have helped shift sentiment after months of decline, setting the stage for the violent rebound on Friday afternoon. With drillers having idled about 24 percent of their oil drilling rigs since the summer, some traders may be betting that an anticipated slowdown in U.S. oil production is nearer than expected.


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A banner with a picture of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, is being raised by workers near a tent prepared for receiving supporters, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.


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