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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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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 | 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 | 52 52 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
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 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 | 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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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...
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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 ...
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Graffiti vandals busted
Police catch notorious taggers
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DOB developing system to challenge shoddy developers
Investigation into Elmhurst construction death ongoing
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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...
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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
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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...
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Walmart takes to the web to build support
Hopes new site will show that New Yorkers want a store
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Atlas Park goes on sale this month
Sale date set for Jan. 28
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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...
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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...
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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
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An Indian rock python drinks water inside its enclosure in a zoo during a hot day in the northern ...JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday. Archwell Maramba said he had been eating the snakemeat for its medicinal value. "I wanted to eat the python to cure my spine and since I ate my first python I have seen remarkable improvement," NewsDay quoted Maramba as saying during his court case. Acting on a tipoff, police found the 58-year-old drying snakeskin and python meat stashed in his house.


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A woman pulls shopping carts through the aisle of a Target store on the shopping day dubbed "Black Friday" in TorringtonU.S. consumer sentiment rose in January to its highest level in 11 years on better job and wage prospects, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final January reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 98.1, its best showing on a final basis since January 2004 and the latest in a string of increases since August. "Consumers judged prospects for the national economy as the best in a decade, with half of all consumers expecting the economic expansion will continue for another five years," said Richard Curtin, the survey's director. "While renewed strength in consumer spending will boost the pace of economic growth in 2015, most consumers are counting only on modest income gains during the years ahead.


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By Maggie Fick and Yusri Mohamed CAIRO/ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday after Islamic State's Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 soldiers and police officers in the Sinai Peninsula. The four separate attacks on security forces in North Sinai on Thursday night were among the bloodiest in years and the first significant assault in the region since the most active Sinai militant group swore allegiance to IS in November. Militant attacks in Sinai, while far from Cairo and tourist attractions, has crimped government efforts to project an image of stability to woo back foreign investors and tourists driven away by frequent political violence since a popular uprising four years ago that overthrew veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Sisi left Addis Ababa after meeting with the Ethiopian premier following the AU summit's opening session, an Egyptian official there told Reuters.
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