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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 49 49 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 | 60 60 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 | 78 78 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 | 127 127 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 | 108 108 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 | 105 105 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 | 135 135 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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Fire guts a Maspeth landmark
O'Neill's Restaurant catches fire, completely destroyed
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/25/11-5/1/11)
Monday, April 25 Bruce Escalante was arrested at 1872 Starr Street for burglary by Detective Clifford. Fiordaliza Almonte was arrested at 1826 George Street for grand larceny by Detective Houlihan....
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Blackouts burden Maspeth industrial businesses
There's a power struggle happening in Maspeth. While many don't think twice about power outages or brownouts, it's a reality that businesses in the industrial section of Maspeth have constantly had...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (4/18/11-4/24/11)
Monday, April 18 Reymin Duranreyes was arrested at the intersection of Vermont Place and Cypress Avenue for driving without a license by Officer Dove. Richard Serrano was arrested at the intersecti...
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Local Maspeth groups deliver on Easter
Each Easter morning, the Maspeth Lions Club and Knights of Columbus gather together to deliver meals to a number of Maspeth residents. This year was no different, and the two groups delivered meals...
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Det. Weber retires
After working more than half his life with the police department’s 104th Precinct, Community Affairs Detective Kevin Weber is ready for retirement. The 50 year-old Long Island native came to work f...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/11/11-4/17/11)
Monday, Apr. 11 Jonathan Infante was arrested at 1721 Grove Street for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Luis Marin was arrested at 513 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Gomez. David Serra...
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Medication cause for crash on Grand Avenue
Car slams into fence at School of Heroes
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Newtown Creek money to be allocated
State puts out list of projects to fund, awaits opinions
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MTA moves one step closer to moving from Greenpoint
Maspeth residents vow to fight relocation
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/4/11-4/10/11)
Monday, April 4 Michael Madden was arrested at 65-19 Perry Avenue for aggravated harassment by Detective Lundy. Juan Mieles was arrested at the intersection of 57th and Nurge avenues for assault by...
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Grand St. Bridge closes Saturdays for repair work
Closures run through mid-May
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Oliva pleads guilty to sex abuse
Former Christ the King coach will avoid prison
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104th Police Precinct Blotter (3/28/11-4/3/11)
Monday, Mar. 2 8 Angel Hernandez was arrested at 587 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Verderber. Wiulliam Perez was arrested at 788 Woodward Avenue for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. R...
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Blockbusted! Video giant closing Queens locations
Queens has approximately eleven Blockbuster stores, but that is about to change. A few of these stores are closing, including the branch on Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth and the branch at...
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A medical staff attends to a malnourished child at a MSF hospital in an IDP camp inside the U.N. base in MalakalKHARTOUM (Reuters) - The Brussels-based section of Medecins Sans Frontieres will pull out of war-torn parts of Sudan due to a lack of cooperation from authorities, the medical charity said in a statement on Thursday. It will stop operations in South and East Darfur and Blue Nile State, where violence has been increasing since the government asked a UN-African Union peacekeeping mission to leave and ceasefire talks with rebels collapsed in December. The Sudanese government could not be immediately reached for comment.


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In a photo from, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, a crew from Adamo Demolition preps the site of a former vacant home for backfill in southwest Detroit. The actual number of Detroit squatters is unknown, but a real estate agent told the AP that about 30 percent of more than 100 empty homes she has shown to prospective buyers have had evidence that someone was _ or recently had been _ living inside. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there.


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In this Monday Jan. 26, 2015 video frame grab released by New York City Office of The Mayor, Sign-language Interpreter Jonathan Lamberton, left, translates during a news conference by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (AP Photo/ New York City Office of The Mayor)NEW YORK (AP) — They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions.


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