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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
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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 | 20 20 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
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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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Tornado Hits Queens and Brooklyn
Traffic Snarled, Airport Delays, LIRR Stops
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9/11 memorial in Juniper Park somber, yet hopeful
Local residents gathered in Juniper Valley Park to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The feeling in the air was one of sadness and great respect for those who gave their lives on t...
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Nine years after the tragedy
Maspeth remembers firefighters, residents who died on 9/11
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/06/2010 - 09/12/2010
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'Sew' thoughtful: seniors/students donate handmade dolls to hospital
At a time when many healthcare facilities are strapped for resources, every little bit counts. Olga Demko gives back the best way she knows how; for the last five years, she has sewn and stuffed fa...
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104th Precinct Police blotter
08/30/2010 - 09/05/2010
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Mural brings Tuscany to a Maspeth alley
When Paola Belotti attended a barbecue that was hosted in the alleyway behind Maspeth Discount Liquors some years back, she was distracted by the graffiti covering the surrounding walls, particular...
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Maspeth man's death ruled an accident
Family member speaks: Jaffe wasn't one for suicide
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
08/24/2010 - 08/29/2010
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Queens, Brooklyn residents voice opinion on Islamic Cultural Center
Voices supporting and opposing construction of an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero made headlines this month. On Sunday morning, thousands of protesters from both side...
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LIRR lines paralyzed by signal damage
Ten out of 11 of railroad branches were suspended on Monday
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MTA opens $10M Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
Will improve subway and bus transfers at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
08/16/2010 - 08/23/2010
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Crossing busy streets will no longer be guesswork
City to install countdown signals on dangerous streets
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The late Bill DeCota honored with memorial tree
Port Authority director of Aviation lives on at the Queens Botanical Garden
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MINSK (Reuters) - Peace talks on the Ukraine crisis, involving Ukrainian and Russian representatives and separatist envoys, broke up on Saturday after more than four hours with key players leaving the venue by different cars, a Reuters witness said. There was no announcement by those leaving the state residence and it was not known what the outcome of the talks was. (Writing by Richard Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)
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People arrive to the main square of Madrid during a Podemos (We Can) party march in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Tens of thousands of people, possibly more, are marching through Madrid’s streets in a powerful show of strength by Spain’s fledgling radical leftist party Podemos (We Can) which hopes to emulate the electoral success of Greece’s Syriza party in elections later this year. Supporters from across Spain converged onto Cibeles fountain before packing the avenue leading to Puerta del Sol square. Podemos aims to shatter the country’s predominantly two-party system and the “March for Change” gathered crowds in the same place where sit-in protests against political and financial corruption laid the party’s foundations in 2011. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)MADRID (AP) — At least 100,000 people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.


2015-01-31 13:07:43 -0500

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo, some police officers, left, turn their backs in a sign of disapproval as Mayor Bill de Blasio remaks are transmitted on a large video screen during the funeral of New York Police Department Officer Wenjian Liu outside of a funeral home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio declares he has moved past the crisis with police that threatened to derail his administration. He says in an interview with The Associated Press that he was able to pull off the feat sticking to a strategy to maintain the moral high ground and avoid confrontation with police unions. At the same time, public opinion turned against police for their behavior in the feud, including turning their backs on the mayor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior.


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