blog roll
our featured bloggers
← 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 | 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 | 72 72 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 | 103 103 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 | 130 130 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...

more blogs

arts and entertainmemt
Happy Birthday, Kids Fun House!
Ridgewood venue celebrates 1st anniversary in style
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Creative Metamorphosis
Leontine Greenberg discusses her growth as an artist
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sunnyside Up: Queens eatery does diner, but better
If you’ve looked forever for a restaurant that’s versatile enough to enjoy a meal alone, catch up with old friends or take your love interest out on a casual date, you don’t have to look very far; ...
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Saint John of Las Vegas hits the jackpot
MOVIE REVIEW
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Being For The Benefit of St. Margaret's
Beatles Tribute Band To Rock Middle Village
Jan 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Wunderbar: LIC’s Wunderful Winter Retreat
The Culture Spot
Jan 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Calling all Queens beauties
Looking for the faces of Queens Fashion Week
Jan 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Review: BAM's production of "As You Like It"
Just as you like Shakespeare
Jan 19, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Giving back has never looked so good
Brooklyn's RoseMarie Reyes has dreams of helping close to home
Jan 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Review: Edible Queens
New mag takes bite out of the Big Apple’s outer-borough eats
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Overlooked New Yorkers: Zina Saunders Takes a Closer Look
Passionate People
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn’s Best: 4 Restaurants Worth Trekking To
The Culture Spot
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Heavy Metal
Bold Jewelry For Fearless Women
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Have a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn and Queens
Don’t have New Year’s Eve plans yet? Forget standing out in the frigid weather waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square unless you want to go into 2010 as an ice cube. There’s a lot going on in...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Austin's Ale House fetes local art school
For Kew Gardens resident Liana Shemper, it’s very much a labor of love, the top notch art school she’s been running out of a private studio for twenty years now. For the students fortunate enough t...
Dec 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

FILE - This Sept. 7, 2011, file photo, shows the exterior of MeadWestvaco's corporate headquarters in downtown Richmond, Va. Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco are joining to form a $16 billion packaging company. The company, which has not been named as of Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, will have combined sales of $15.7 billion and its board will include eight directors from Rock-Tenn and six directors from MeadWestvaco. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will join forces to create a $16 billion packaging company, driving down its own costs and possibly gaining the scale to better dictate prices.


2015-01-26 07:26:13 -0500

FILE - This combination Jan. 6, 2011 file images show Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attending a Christmas Eve Mass at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security officials said the two sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father. (AP Photo/File)CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said.


2015-01-26 07:24:20 -0500
Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Monday the German chancellor had urged pro-Russian separatists to halt their offensive on the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, and asked Russia's Vladimir Putin in a call on Sunday to use his influence over them. "If we want to get out of this spiral of escalation and give diplomacy a chance, then it is absolutely crucial that above all the pro-Russian separatists finally respect the cease fire," Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert told a press conference. Germany reiterated there was a real threat of an escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine without the implementation of the Minsk peace accord, and urged Russia to ensure separatists withdraw heavy weapons as previously agreed. Asked about possible further sanctions against Moscow, a foreign ministry spokesman said European foreign ministers would meet on Thursday and decide how to react.
2015-01-26 07:23:38 -0500