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What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 355 355 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...

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Goldberg Reviews: Django Unchained
By Kenneth b. Goldberg news@queensledger.com Django Unchained is the new film by Quentin Tarantino and his commentary on slavery in America. Tarantino is a victim of the Hollywood bubble he lives i...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ed Burns discusses new film, life in movie industry
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas focuses on an Irish-American Catholic working-class family with seven siblings and two parents struggling through the trials and tribulations of their very different...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crazy in Brooklyn
Neil Young and Crazy Horse bring show to Barclays Center
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens bank to be transformed into exhibit space
A new art exhibit in Queens will confront issues about the value of money during the economic recession while taking over the vacant Bank of Manhattan Building in Queens Plaza at 29-27 41st Ave. Ap...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie Review: Barbara
With Barbara , Christian Petzold directs a subtle but powerful film focusing on Cold War-era East Germany before the Berlin Wall came down. The film’s subject is a Dr. Barbara Wolff, who is forced ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloween Parades in Queens & Brooklyn
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Then make sure to hit up one of the many, many Halloween parades that are taking place across Queens and Brooklyn. The best part is that it is free to participate...
Oct 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writers reunite for Queens’ reading series
Amongst a group of cluttered, oval tables and eager crowd members, a lone microphone bleeds into a brick backdrop. Conversations continue as a woman with a yellow flower in her hair introduces a wr...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer Cinema in the City
Catch a film outdoors
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cunningham Park hosts Big Apple Circus
Expect clowns, jugglers, acrobats, animals and much more
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Voice of her own: Roslyn Kind
Barbra Streisand’s dynamic kid sister talks new album & Brooklyn
May 10, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Street Stories that connect with everyone
The Queens Museum of Art showcases Frank O. Larson's photos
May 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broadway meets Queens in dazzling production
The Jack Cole Project celebrates Golden Age of musicals
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

An elderly man votes at a fire station in Loudon, New Hampshire on February 9, 2016Jamie Labrie says he is a proud Republican who admired former president George W. Bush. This time around, Donald Trump is getting his vote and, like many in New Hampshire, Labrie is keen to have his voice heard. "For lack of a better word, balls," Labrie told AFP outside a church in Concord, on his way to vote Tuesday in New Hampshire's largest city Manchester, when asked about his choice.


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By David Alexander and Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday proposed a $582.7 billion defense budget that emphasizes emerging threats from Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the plan is already under fire from Republican lawmakers who charge it short-changes the U.S. military. President Barack Obama's last budget would boost spending on the war against Islamic State militants to $7.5 billion during the 2017 fiscal year, a 50 percent jump over the $5 billion approved this year. The budget heralds a strategic shift as Washington looks beyond the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that have dominated U.S. foreign policy over the past 15 years and enters a new period of great power competition from Russia and China as well as threats from smaller rivals like Iran and North Korea, officials said.
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President Obama meets with his national security team in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama proposed a $4.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday in a final White House budget that met immediate Republican resistance for its cost and reliance on tax hikes to fund domestic priorities. Obama, a Democrat who leaves office next January, sought to outline his fiscal and political vision for the country with proposed investments in infrastructure, cyber security, education, and job growth. Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, called it a "manual for growing the federal government at the expense of hardworking Americans." The budget envisions a deficit of $503 billion in fiscal 2017 after a $616 billion budget gap in the current fiscal year ending on Sept. 30.


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