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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 | 19 19 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 | 56 56 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 | 67 67 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 | 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 | 138 138 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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Public gets peek at new Bushwick performance space
A performance by Cam'ron brought New Yorkers to a former brewery at 260 Meserole Street in Bushwick now known as The Well, a new outside venue designed for music performances. Co-owner Joshua Richh...
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Writers share stories through Queens journal
For some, writing is a way to connect with people we may never meet. This is the hope behind Newtown Literary, a new literary journal in Queens featuring the work of local authors, essayists and po...
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Summer Cinema in the City
Catch a film outdoors
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Movie Review: The Runway
When director Ian Power was six years old, he moved to Wexler, a rural town in the south of Ireland that had a 70 percent unemployment rate, and this period of his life is the inspiration for The R...
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Cunningham Park hosts Big Apple Circus
Expect clowns, jugglers, acrobats, animals and much more
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A Voice of her own: Roslyn Kind
Barbra Streisand’s dynamic kid sister talks new album & Brooklyn
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Street Stories that connect with everyone
The Queens Museum of Art showcases Frank O. Larson's photos
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Broadway meets Queens in dazzling production
The Jack Cole Project celebrates Golden Age of musicals
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Forest Hills parents teach empathy through their story
The Starabella book series ventures into a bright new world of a child misunderstood
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A place to dish, discuss, and keep a diary
Queens resident creates online forum, Diary Discussions
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Willy Wonka comes to St. Mary's Drama Guild
The St. Mary's Drama Guild is gearing up for its 63rd anniversary year with a blockbuster live musical production of "WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY," directed by Ms. Ann Smith.  Ms. Smith s...
Apr 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nashville by way of Brooklyn
Brooklyn-based singer Risa Binder on love, Cobble Hill & kindness
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A "charming" fashion trend
Classic charm bracelets make for a unique, timeless gift
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Interstate Projects showcases "Bad Girls"
In 1994 Marcia Tucker, the founder and director of the New Museum, organized an exhibition entitled Bad Girls that included works by more than 60 artists who were creating art that resonated with h...
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Spooky stories of horror fill pages of "Night Shivers"
Brooklyn author aims to scare, entertain, and even inspire with first book
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FILE - This Nov. 20, 2014 file photo shows an area controlled by the Islamic State group, past the Qada Azadi roundabout, foreground, in Kobani, Syria. Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat. (AP Photo/Jake Simkin, File)BEIRUT (AP) — Members of the Islamic State group have acknowledged for the first time that they were defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani.


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Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (2nd R) after arriving at Minsk's International AirportBy Andrei Makhovsky and Richard Balmforth MINSK/KIEV (Reuters) - A new round of peace talks were about to start on the Ukraine crisis on Saturday, even as fighting between Kiev government forces and pro-Russian separatists raged in the east, claiming civilian and military lives. A Reuters reporter in the Belarussian capital saw the main participants in the so-called 'contact group' -- including Ukrainian former president Leonid Kuchma, a Russian diplomat and rebel officials -- arrive at Minsk airport and then drive off towards the city. Heavy shelling continued in Ukraine's eastern regions as the separatists sought to tighten a circle around government forces clinging on to control of the strategic rail and road junction of Debaltseve. Regional police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin, in a Facebook post, said 12 civilians had been killed on Saturday by separatist artillery shelling of the town, which lies to the north-east of the big city of Donetsk.


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Representatives from Ukraine, Russia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and pro-Russian separatists gathered in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday in a fresh attempt to reopen peace talks on the Ukraine crisis. A Reuters reporter saw former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, and representatives from Russia and the OSCE, drive away towards Minsk after their arrival at the airport.
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