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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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Drive Angry revs up disappointment
This past weekend hosted the Oscars. The best of the best movies and actors, competed against each other for the little golden trophies. Is it a coincidence that on this Oscar weekend Nicolas Cage’...
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reeling in the world at the Queens World Film Festival
The Queens World Festival showcases a world of films
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take time off: Spice up your weekends
Day-to-day schedules can get tedious. Bouncing between work, home and family obligations, it’s often hard to muster the energy and enthusiasm for making time for yourself. But weekends are two-day ...
Feb 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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I am Number Four gets three stars
“I am number four” is exactly what its previews make it out to be. It isn’t ground breaking but there are some cool action scenes. The dialogue is stilted and drags at times but it doesn’t make you...
Feb 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens hosts its own Fashion Week
Local designers showcase their creations at York
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What If? Play examines fictional King-X meeting
You don’t have to leave Queens for great theater. Shades of Truth Theater has been touring for eight years with Jeff Stetson’s play “The Meeting,” and will return to York College on February 19. Th...
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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You might not want to Just go with it
Let’s take a moment to sit back and really appreciate Adam Sandler’s amazing career. He has been acting since his break out role as Smitty in The Cosby show in 1987. Aside from two years - 1992 and...
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall into style with Fashion Week
From Betsey to Wu, it's all the fall styles you can't miss
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists to Audience: Express+Local puts 15 city artists in Queens
For one month artists will reside at Queens College, letting audiences in on their process
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roommate: Not Wanted!
I remember my first roommate. He was awful. He stole my records, took my food and smelled. He didn’t smell as bad as my friend’s roommate who had to be Febreezed once a week while he slept. I thoug...
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Local Designer Spotlight: Tina Tang
Venture into her affordable, stylish world of jewelry
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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What fashion rules rule your house?
When we become teenagers that then become parents, where do we draw the imaginary fashion line in the sand that says, “You’re NOT going in public in THAT….?” It seems that both boys and girls are h...
Feb 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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A long 127 hours, if you could handle it
An actor being able to carry an entire scene without the help of a supporting cast is rare. If an actor can single handedly deliver an entire film without any aid it’s more than impressive – it’s a...
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The Year of the Rabbit brings luck, peace
See what the Chinese New Year has in store for you and ways to celebrate it
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Music therapy for a "wellthy" 2011
Long Island City-based music therapist, Candace Crawford, helps New Yorkers reach their height of wellness and happiness
Jan 26, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cars wait at a traffic light as the sun rises over the U.S. Capitol dome in WashingtonThe Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The newspaper said the main aim of the license plate tracking program run by the Drug Enforcement Administration was to seize automobiles, money and other assets to fight drug trafficking, according to one government document. While U.S. officials have said they track vehicles near the Mexican border to combat drug cartels, it had not been previously revealed the DEA had been working to expand the database "throughout the United States," the Journal said, citing an email. The Journal quoted Senator Patrick Leahy, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as saying the use of license plate readers "raises significant privacy concerns." A spokesman for the Justice Department, which oversees the DEA, told the paper the program complied with federal law.


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(Reuters) - As a powerful blizzard bears down on the northeastern United States, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways have responded with travel delays and cancellations. * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY will be suspending service on all bus, commuter rail and subway service at 11 p.m. It added 26 extra trains to the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules through 4 p.m. ET to help commuters but the LIRR may need to suspend service as of 11 p.m., subject to further evaluation of the severity of the storm, according to the MTA website. NYC Transit and MTA buses are planning to operate normal bus service for the evening's rush hour, but all service will be suspended at 11 p.m. Staten Island Railway service is currently running on or close to schedule, but service will be suspended at 11 p.m. The public can check http://alert.mta.info/ for updates. * NEW JERSEY TRANSIT said on its Twitter page that it will close down at 10 p.m. ET Monday, with the last trains leaving major stations at 8 p.m. ET and making all local stops.
2015-01-26 19:53:07 -0500

Mid-town Manhattan is pictured from the top of the United Nations building in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Reuters) - A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. States of emergency were declared in at least six states - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire - as people were urged to stay home with transit systems, including the New York City subway, suspending services and roadways closed amid white-out conditions. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a travel ban for all but emergency vehicles on every road in 13 counties in southern New York state, including New York City, suburban Westchester and Long Island, with the threat of a $300 fine for violators. His peers in Connecticut and Massachusetts imposed similar bans on driving.


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