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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)
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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 | 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
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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 | 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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Queens Business Expo Smash Success
Citi Field is good for more than just baseball. A welcome distraction from the Mets’ inconsistent play of late, the Queens Business Expo May 21 at Citi Field drew the best of the Queens business wo...
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Maspeth parade celebrating 25 years
Will parade down Grand Avenue again this Sunday, May 24, at 1 p.m.
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Swine flu worsens in New York City
More schools close after first city death from virus
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City to slash CB5's 2010 budget
The city is cutting Community Board 5's budget by approximately $37,000 for fiscal year 2010, CB5's District Manager Gary Giordano announced at the board's May 13th meeting. CB5's Fiscal Year 2009 ...
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Putre advances to Eagle Scout
Fellow scouts, family, and friends joined Matthew Putre on Saturday at Maspeth Town Hall to celebrate his advancement in rank to Eagle Scout. "This is the culminating event of a Boy Scout's career,...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
5/11/09 to 5/17/09
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City refuses to clean contaminated Maspeth school site
Instead, DOE will build barrier system that has many worried
May 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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History comes to life at St. Stan’s
Seventh graders get into character
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CB5 rezone could reach City Council by summer
City planners present plans at formal public hearing
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Mirror Mirror On The Move
Susan Sheane, proprietor of Mirror Mirror Salon on Dry Harbor Road in Middle Village, WASs inducted into membership of the Advantages Chapter of BNI, which features a group of more than a dozen bus...
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Markey to Grand Marshall Memorial Day Parade
Charlie Markey has deep Maspeth roots. From the 1920's on, the Markey family has been an active presence in St. Mary Winfield parish, and Markey himself met his wife Marge at Confraternity of Chris...
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Dog run troubles continue
The executive committee of Community Board 5 weighed in on a possible Juniper Park dog run at their public meeting on Tuesday, May 5, though no date has been set yet for a formal review of the issu...
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Juniper Park Dog Run Location Disputed
Advocates for a dog run at Juniper Valley Park are indicating they might want a decent section of the park, or no dog run at all. Terry Sullivan, the president of Juniper Park Dog Owners Associatio...
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A GRAND Re-Opening
Welcome Back, Maspeth Pizza!
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
04/27/09 - 05/03/09
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PARIS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet with his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris on Sunday, the French finance ministry said on Saturday. Late on Friday, a source close to the French president's office told Reuters that President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel "agreed that it is important to respect the choices of the Greek people and for Greece to respect its commitments" to the holders of its debt. "There is a need for dialogue and exchange to better understand the intentions of the Greek government," the source said after Hollande and Merkel met over dinner in the French city of Strasbourg. The new Greek government wants to renegotiate the country's debt and end the austerity measures that it says its EU partners have imposed on Greece.
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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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Ukrainian police officers stand during a ceremony in Kharkiv on January 30, 2015, before their departure to the east of the country to take part in the "Anti-Terrorist Operation"Kiev's pro-Western leaders and mediators hoped to reach a "binding" truce with pro-Russian separatists Saturday despite Ukraine suffering one of its bloodiest days yet in the nine-month conflict with 15 troops killed. The death toll is the highest one-day loss for Ukraine's military since the signing in September of a nominal ceasefire deal that has collapsed totally in recent weeks. With the civilian death toll also mounting in rebel regions Donetsk and Lugansk, the truce in addition should provide for the "unrestricted supply of basic goods and humanitarian assistance", the OSCE said. Separatist negotiators flew into Minsk on Saturday, as did Kiev's envoy, former president Leonid Kuchma, for the latest talks aimed at defusing fighting that has left at least 5,100 people dead.


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