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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 44 44 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 | 46 46 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Melinda Katz delivers first State of the Borough Address
Focuses on education, affordable housing and families
Jan 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s and sports legends to host St. Jude’s fundraiser
To start the new year off right, O’Neill’s is hosting a fundraiser to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in cooperation with several local sports legends. Headed up by 1994 Stanley Cup...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cinemart Cinemas is saved (for now)
Residents pack local theater to keep it from closing
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cooper Avenue shelter requests waiver from LIRR
Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano announced last week that the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue will need a waiver from the Long Island Railroad in order to continue ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Blotter Precint Police Blotter (1/12/15-1/18/15)
Monday, Jan. 12 Yenko G. Liza was arrested at the intersection of Doran Avenue and 84th Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Hili. Michael Colon was arrested at 89-39 Rutledge Aven...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens residents rally in support of police
A crowd of just over 100 people gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday in a show of support for the NYPD. They included religious and minority groups, as well as auxiliary officers...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deception criminals steal $1,450 from Maspeth resident
An elderly woman in Maspeth learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. On January 6, two men posing as workers from the Department of Environmental Protection came to the door of the 8...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis raises over $2,000 for Lyme disease
Kiwanis members representing three boroughs and upstate New York traveled to Maspeth last week to raise money to support children struggling with pediatric Lyme disease. Lieutenant Governor of Kiwa...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/5/15-1/11/15)
Monday, Jan. 5 Samantha Barrow was arrested at 1707 Putnam Avenue for third-degree assault by Detective Caruso. Marcos Julio was arrested at 58-32 61st Street for possession of burglary tools by Of...
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Former Middle Village principal named one of America’s worst bosses
Old PS 49 head calls inclusion on list 'craziness'
Jan 07, 2015 | 12 12 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/22/14-1/4/14)
Monday, Dec. 22 Jesenia R. Suarez was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Krokondelas. Edwin Guzman was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues for...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo, 82, passes just hours after son's inauguration
SLIDESHOW: Photos from Mario Cuomo's time in office
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Fidelis Ad Mortem: Faithful Unto Death
Thousands gather to pay respects to slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial wake for slain officer draws thousands
Friends, family, fellow officers come to pay respect
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/5/14-12/21/14)
Monday, Dec. 15 Chayanne Rosario was arrested at 66-40 Grand Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Ziman. Waclaw Swiech was arrested at the intersection of 62nd Street and 80th Road for criminal cont...
Dec 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said all of Europe is watching the new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was sworn in earlier on Monday. "An entire continent is following the Greek political developments." Renzi has often called on the European Union to focus more on growth than austerity as he struggles to cut Italy's 2-trillion-euro debt pile amid the third recession in six years. All that makes Renzi a possible ally of the new Greek prime minister who won office pledging to renegotiate a 240-billion-euro bailout deal with creditors.
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By John McCrank and Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street traders scrambled to get home or booked hotel rooms on Monday as a potentially historic blizzard bore down on the U.S. northeast, prompting some banks to close branches in the region, though major exchanges said they would remain open as usual. "No one will give me a medal for making it to work after a five-hour commute," said Anurag Bhardwaj, a managing director who works with hedge funds at Barclays Capital in Manhattan, who expected to work from home on Tuesday. Stock exchanges including Intercontinental Exchange Inc's New York Stock Exchange unit, Nasdaq OMX Group , and BATS Global Markets said their exchanges were expected to stay open for normal operating hours Monday and Tuesday. NYSE and BATS have backup data centers in Chicago, while Nasdaq's backup is in Ashburn, Virginia.
2015-01-26 15:23:05 -0500

Syriza's leader Alexis Tsipras poses for a photograph as he is sworn in as Greek Prime Minister at the Presidential Palace in Athens on January 26, 2015Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's youngest prime minister in 150 years on Monday and is set to lead an anti-austerity coalition after a stunning election win that has sent shockwaves through Europe. Tsipras's decisive victory in Sunday's vote set the country on a collision course with international creditors over plans to renegotiate its massive bailout deal. His radical leftwing Syriza took 149 out of the 300 seats in parliament, becoming the first party to take power in Europe that openly rejects spending cuts and austerity measures. Having fallen two seats short of an absolute majority, the leftists quickly forged a coalition with the small right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) party.


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