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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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 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 | 27 27 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 | 59 59 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 | 72 72 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 | 90 90 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 | 144 144 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
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Dec 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Seattle Seahawks fan visits the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 31, 2015 in Phoenix, ArizonaSunday's Super Bowl 49 caps a National Football League season marred by scandal with a compelling clash between Seattle and New England that promises to clear away the clouds. Each team can cement a place in Super Bowl lore with a victory. Fans partied Saturday night around Phoenix and at the NFL Experience gridiron theme park near the University of Phoenix Stadium in suburban Glendale, Arizona where the game was scheduled to kick off at 4:30 pm (23:30 GMT). "Everything is done," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.


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North Korea said on Sunday the United States had rejected an invitation to send one of its top diplomats to Pyongyang, accusing Washington of trying to shift the blame for the deadlock in denuclearisation talks on the North. Sung Kim has been meeting with officials of the countries that had been part of the so-called six-party talks in the past week in Tokyo and Beijing, where he said it was up to the North to show it was serious about ending its nuclear programme. "(We) invited Kim Sung to visit Pyongyang as he expressed his willingness to meet with his counterpart of the (North) during his visit to Asia this time," the North's KCNA news agency quoted an unnamed foreign ministry spokesman as saying. "However, the U.S., in disregard of this, is working hard to shift the blame onto the (North), misleading public opinion by creating impression that dialogue and contacts are not realized due to the latter's insincere attitude." Kim said in Beijing on Friday that Washington was "open to engagement, substantive dialogue with North Korea about the issue of denuclearisation".
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Palestinian youths stand under a large Palestinian flag during a military-style graduation ceremony after being trained at one of the Hamas-run Liberation Camps, in Gaza CityBy Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organisation, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on Islamists by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Sisi said on Saturday Egypt faces a tough, prolonged campaign against militancy. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group and repressed thoroughly since the army ousted one of its leaders, Mohamed Mursi, from the presidency in 2013. "We reject the Egyptian court's decision against Qassam Brigades.


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