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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 | 5 5 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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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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Snowed in!
Major snowstorm disrupts travel, mass transit
Dec 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico passes away
Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico passed away on Tuesday, December 21, after a long battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer in September 2009, and suffered a relapse in April 2010. Despi...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wal-Mart aims to enter NYC
Polls show that the retailer is favored
Dec 21, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speeding is a cause for concern on Mt. Olivet Crescent
MidVille shortcut eyed for one-way
Dec 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 collection to be showcased on Fox, at 9/11 memorial
Michael Ragsdale is just “a guy from Maspeth,” but this guy has managed to make a name for himself in the last few years as an avid collector of 9/11 memorabilia. While working as a videographer at...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan’s Hall of Fame inductees
Group will be honored at January gala
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Amalgamated Bank opens fourth branch in Maspeth
Amalgamated Bank is spreading its working class philosophy throughout the borough. The bank's newest branch at 69-73 Grand Avenue in Maspeth held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 14 where...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/6/10-12/12/10)
Monday, Dec. 6 Lisa Lester was arrested at the intersection of 69th Place and Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Puryear. Daniel Smith was arrested at 70-20 88th Street for aggravated haras...
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MidVille crematory holds annual memorial service
On Saturday, December 4, the U.S. Columbarium held its 10th annual memorial service at the Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village. The event ushered in over 50 families as they paid tribute to love...
Dec 07, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents vote on Newtown Creek projects
Get say on how to spend $7 million in funding
Dec 07, 2010 | 55 55 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amtrak replants Woodside land it clear-cut last May
Community hails victory over railroad
Nov 30, 2010 | 36 36 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Put the brakes on Maspeth drag racing
Residents call for cops, DOT to work together
Nov 30, 2010 | 105 105 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/15/10-11/29/10)
Monday, Nov. 15 Antonio Gonalez was arrested at the intersection of 75th Avenue and 61st Street for driving without a license by Officer Hwong. Tyler Pizzaro was arrested at 452 Seneca Avenue for r...
Nov 30, 2010 | 92 92 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dude, where's my tax refund?
Routine address errors has Queens rez short $2M
Nov 22, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob’s Discount Furniture now open!
The eyesore that was Woodhaven Lanes is no more - in its place now is a Bob’s Discount Furniture store. On Saturday, the popular furniture company opened the doors of its 40th store, located in Gle...
Nov 22, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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A worker fills up a car with fuel at a gas station in CaracasBy Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices were steady near $49 a barrel early on Friday with some support from new Chinese reserve regulations yet remained on track for a seventh monthly fall weighed by a global supply glut. Data this week showed U.S. crude oil inventories had reached their highest levels since the 1930s. Brent crude oil futures were down 4 cents at $49.09 per barrel at 0839 GMT, while benchmark U.S. WTI futures were up 25 cents at $44.78 a barrel. Although Brent prices have kept within a band of $45-$50 a barrel for most of the month, high global stock levels threaten further declines, said Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at London-based Energy Aspects.


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A traveler checks out the departure board at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Malaysia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority officially declared the MH370 crash an accident on Thursday, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)BEIJING (AP) — Many Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner demanded Friday that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died, saying that without hard evidence they don't want to start compensation claims.


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Tarawneh, wife of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Kasaesbeh, and his sister weep after listening to a statement released by Islamic State in AmmanBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Elaine Lies AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan were working closely on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said every effort was being made to secure the release of journalist Kenji Goto. "We are gathering and analyzing information while asking for cooperation from Jordan and other countries, making every effort to free Kenji Goto," he told a parliamentary panel. Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding the Iraqi woman prisoner as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants, who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.


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