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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 | 19 19 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 | 57 57 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 | 139 139 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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Fire guts a Maspeth landmark
O'Neill's Restaurant catches fire, completely destroyed
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/25/11-5/1/11)
Monday, April 25 Bruce Escalante was arrested at 1872 Starr Street for burglary by Detective Clifford. Fiordaliza Almonte was arrested at 1826 George Street for grand larceny by Detective Houlihan....
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blackouts burden Maspeth industrial businesses
There's a power struggle happening in Maspeth. While many don't think twice about power outages or brownouts, it's a reality that businesses in the industrial section of Maspeth have constantly had...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (4/18/11-4/24/11)
Monday, April 18 Reymin Duranreyes was arrested at the intersection of Vermont Place and Cypress Avenue for driving without a license by Officer Dove. Richard Serrano was arrested at the intersecti...
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Local Maspeth groups deliver on Easter
Each Easter morning, the Maspeth Lions Club and Knights of Columbus gather together to deliver meals to a number of Maspeth residents. This year was no different, and the two groups delivered meals...
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Det. Weber retires
After working more than half his life with the police department’s 104th Precinct, Community Affairs Detective Kevin Weber is ready for retirement. The 50 year-old Long Island native came to work f...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/11/11-4/17/11)
Monday, Apr. 11 Jonathan Infante was arrested at 1721 Grove Street for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Luis Marin was arrested at 513 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Gomez. David Serra...
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Medication cause for crash on Grand Avenue
Car slams into fence at School of Heroes
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek money to be allocated
State puts out list of projects to fund, awaits opinions
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MTA moves one step closer to moving from Greenpoint
Maspeth residents vow to fight relocation
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/4/11-4/10/11)
Monday, April 4 Michael Madden was arrested at 65-19 Perry Avenue for aggravated harassment by Detective Lundy. Juan Mieles was arrested at the intersection of 57th and Nurge avenues for assault by...
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Grand St. Bridge closes Saturdays for repair work
Closures run through mid-May
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Oliva pleads guilty to sex abuse
Former Christ the King coach will avoid prison
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104th Police Precinct Blotter (3/28/11-4/3/11)
Monday, Mar. 2 8 Angel Hernandez was arrested at 587 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Verderber. Wiulliam Perez was arrested at 788 Woodward Avenue for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. R...
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Blockbusted! Video giant closing Queens locations
Queens has approximately eleven Blockbuster stores, but that is about to change. A few of these stores are closing, including the branch on Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth and the branch at...
Mar 31, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in WashingtonA U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches. Final decisions are not imminent in the efforts to find successors to Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, who steps down March 1, and Richard Fisher of the Dallas Fed, who retires on March 19. Matthew Rutherford, whose stint as Treasury's top domestic finance official ended on Friday, was under consideration at least in early stages of the searches, according to three sources. James McAndrews, who heads up research at the neighboring New York Fed, was considered for the job in Philadelphia, where he once worked.


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A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in Warsaw(Reuters) - Some 2.1 million vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co are being recalled to fix a potentially defective chip that could cause air bags to deploy inadvertently, U.S. federal vehicle safety regulators said Saturday.


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New Italian President Sergio Mattarella, left, poses for photographers with Lower Chamber president Laura Boldrini, right at the Constitutional court building near the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, in Rome, Jan. 31, 2015. Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday. Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority. The 73-year-old former minister with center-left political roots went on to garner 665 votes from the 1,009 eligible electors. Known as a man of few words, Mattarella cemented that reputation with his first remarks to the nation. "My thoughts go, above all, to the difficulties and hopes of our fellow citizens. That's enough, he said, referring to the grim economic situation. Italy is mired in recession and unemployment has hovered about 13 percent nationally. Young Italians are increasingly seeking work abroad. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, Ansa) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.


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