blog roll
our featured bloggers
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 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...

more blogs

news
104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/4/14-8/10/14)
Monday, Aug. 4 Blas A. Fabian was arrested at 57-47 Cooper Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Cumur. Kevin J. Houlihan was arrested at 52-60 65th Place for criminal contempt by O...
Aug 12, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
State issues $11.5 million grant for QCC
School plans for expansion and 3-D printing program
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens Library board members sue BP Katz, Attorney General
Fired trustees say borough president has no right to oust them
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A busy week for the 104th Precinct
Drug and auto related arrests made
Aug 06, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/28/14-8/3/14)
Monday July 28 Danny Wright was arrested at 1815 Gates Ave. for third degree assault by Officer Anderson. Adam Tamaszuk was arrested at 1933 Putnam Ave. for criminal trespass by Officer Sciame. Lio...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens girls close gender gap through coding program
AT&T sponsored program boosts women in tech fields
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City and pols address Juniper Valley bocce court renovations
Some players have issues with a few of the design features
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
BP and mayor remove eight Queens Library board members
Removed members say they reached out to Katz, BP disagrees
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pan Am kids get a night out on the town
DHS commissioner says it was to spare them from another protest rally
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/18/14-7/27/14)
Friday, July 18 Evelyn Soto was arrested at 57-26 61st Street for third-degree assault by Officer Caruso. Jose Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of Centre Street and Cypress Avenue for cri...
Jul 30, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Garbage piles up on Grand Avenue where bins once stood
DSNY says can illegally used, looks for solutions
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fundraising efforts lead to scholarships for two students
As Michael Urbano and Vivienne Crowe both prepare to head to school at Archbishop Malloy in the fall, the two accepted $500 scholarships from the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth last week for their fundrai...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Community plans to sue over proposed Glendale homeless shelter
DHS stands behind plan to house 125 families on Cooper Ave.
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Doe Fund brings cleaning services back to neighborhood
Following the recently passed $75 billion city budget, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced that funding had been set aside to bring back the “boys in blue” to the 30th District. With $61,800 i...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/11/14-7/18/14)
Friday, July 11 Samuel Santana was arrested at 78-38 83rd Street for menacing by Detective Moon. Jarett Karkosza was arrested at 61-40 56th Road for third-degree assault by Officer Mays. Sanel Vuka...
Jul 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

IMF Managing Director Lagarde points to a button as she speaks during the IMFC news conference during the World Bank/IMF Annual MeetingAn agreement to forgive some of the debt of Ebola-hit West African nations may be reached soon in talks between the International Monetary Fund and donor countries, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said. Lagarde, on a three-day visit to Senegal, said that the IMF board was also due to approve in early February a zero-percent- interest loan of $160 million for the three countries worst-affected by Ebola - Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. "We are exploring the means of easing the debt of these three countries in concertation with a number of donor countries," Lagarde told a news conference with Senegalese President Macky Sall. An academic study in December said the IMF was partly responsible for the scale of the Ebola crisis in three West African countries, because its policies hampered healthcare spending in these post-conflict states.


2015-01-30 07:21:05 -0500

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters at the on going elective congress in HarareThe only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980 assumed the largely ceremonial role when he was handed the AU flag and gavel at a summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. In his acceptance speech, Africa's oldest head of state spoke of the need to guard against foreigners exploiting the continent's mineral wealth and called for more assistance for African farmers. "African resources should belong to Africa and to no one else, except to those we invite as friends. "Zimbabwe is an important member state, a very committed country," Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra told Reuters on the sidelines of the summit.


2015-01-30 07:18:46 -0500

A sign at an exchange office with headquarters building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with the Soviet Sign in the background in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The Russian ruble extended its losses on Thursday, declining by 1.5 percent to 69 rubles against the dollar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fading economy.


2015-01-30 07:15:49 -0500