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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 | 27 27 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 | 25 25 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 | 70 70 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 | 79 79 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 | 89 89 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 | 143 143 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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Midway Nursing Home subject of state investigation
Death at Maspeth facility raises suspicion
Jan 26, 2010 | 7 7 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Bypass project on the move
The long-awaited Maspeth Bypass project could become reality by year’s end, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey announced. Markey said in meetings the Department of Transportation (DOT) has indicated it ...
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Queens Metro HS will open to more students
DOE also considering incubating school with Maspeth class
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
01-18-2010 to 01-24-2010
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Haitians find comfort in routine
To cope, continue working together at Queens chocolate factory
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Bravest, Finest assist in Haiti relief efforts
Have already pulled four alive from devastation
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Maspeth traffic study forum upcoming
DOT will host public discussion
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
1/11/10 - 1/17/10
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Not so fast on cuts to mass transit
Albany politicians vow to stop service cuts
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St. Stanislaus in Maspeth Inducts Hall of Fame Members At Gala
Today, there are nearly 250 students enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade and the legacy of St. Stanislaus lives through the spirit of its volunteers and dedicated staff of educators. Thos...
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Last year one of the safest for Queens residents
Serious crime decreased across board
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Queens woman found brutally murdered
Cops suspect boyfriend, who has since fled US
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Community boards not happy with Ridgewood Reservoir plans
Lighting, ped bridge among sticking points
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Finding a solution to graffiti near Atlas Park
Despite community efforts, vandalism still an issue
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...And To All "A Good KNIGHT"!
A couple of our favorite local heroes were at it again this Christmas Eve, as Maspeth's KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (Francis Cardinal Spellman Council 6014) made the rounds of the neighborhood Thursday nig...
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PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — "Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million.
2015-01-31 23:41:24 -0500

Japanese women react as they read extra newspapers in Tokyo reporting about an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, Sunday morning, Feb. 1, 2015. Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday after the video was posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time. The headline reads: "A video on killing of Goto." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis, especially one that involved a reporter known for his coverage of children and the poor:


2015-01-31 23:38:06 -0500

A homeless man sleeps on the sidewalk across from the LA Mission, on January 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaNotebook in hand, Ana Alvarez walked along the streets of Skid Row, the downtown Los Angeles district that's sometimes called the homeless capital of America. At the last count in 2013, Los Angeles had some 39,500 homeless people. According to current estimates, some 3,000 people sleep on Skid Row's urine- and garbage-strewn streets, their shelters made of cardboard, fabric or plastic and squeezed right next to each other. A few blocks away, US Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald walked briskly, adding a mark on his notebook every time he sees a homeless person or a tent.


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