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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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)
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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 | 57 57 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 | 139 139 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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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
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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
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Band of Businesses
In Astoria, biz owners weather the recession together
Dec 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guilt-Free Shopping
Gifts everyone (including the giver) can feel good about
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An Atlas for Smart Shopping at Atlas Park
BY HOLLY TSANG htsang@queensledger.com Avoid the typical mall crowds this holiday season by heading over to the The Shops at Atlas Park, Glendale’s spacious outdoor shopping center. Between shoppin...
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The Culture Spot: Red Hook’s Fort Defiance
Newcomer Fort Defiance is certainly filling a niche in the burgeoning, albeit isolated, Red Hook bar scene. Owned by St. John Frizell, a former Pegu Club bartender, the café-bar’s focus is clearly ...
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Play'-ing By My Own Rules
Playwright Takes On Asian Stereotypes
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Call of the Wild
Joel Meyerowitz creates a ‘Legacy’ for NY Nature Lovers
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Work Wardrobe a Mess? Ben Wolff shows you how to 're-dress'
When Ben Wolff graduated from college with a degree in theater, he took a job in retail as a temporary means of supporting himself while he looked for acting gigs. He ended up keeping the retail jo...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through the view-finder: A glimpse at my future
Brian Chan was in high school when he went to Hong Kong on vacation. Figuring he might as well capture some of the memories from his trip, he purchased a simple point-and-shoot camera. Before he kn...
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Rooftop Winter Wonderland
A second ice skating rink comes to Queens
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The ‘Write’ Move
Playwright/novelist is far from struggling
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The Culture Spot: The Secret Is Out
LIC’s The Secret Theatre Thinks Outside The Little Black Box
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East meets West
Film explores Christianity in India
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A change of scene at Queens Theatre
In the past, New York City's art scene has flourished almost exclusively in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but it seems that's about to change with the recent opening of 109 Square, Queens Theatre in the ...
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Detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in WashingtonA U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches. Final decisions are not imminent in the efforts to find successors to Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, who steps down March 1, and Richard Fisher of the Dallas Fed, who retires on March 19. Matthew Rutherford, whose stint as Treasury's top domestic finance official ended on Friday, was under consideration at least in early stages of the searches, according to three sources. James McAndrews, who heads up research at the neighboring New York Fed, was considered for the job in Philadelphia, where he once worked.


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A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in Warsaw(Reuters) - Some 2.1 million vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co are being recalled to fix a potentially defective chip that could cause air bags to deploy inadvertently, U.S. federal vehicle safety regulators said Saturday.


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New Italian President Sergio Mattarella, left, poses for photographers with Lower Chamber president Laura Boldrini, right at the Constitutional court building near the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, in Rome, Jan. 31, 2015. Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday. Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority. The 73-year-old former minister with center-left political roots went on to garner 665 votes from the 1,009 eligible electors. Known as a man of few words, Mattarella cemented that reputation with his first remarks to the nation. "My thoughts go, above all, to the difficulties and hopes of our fellow citizens. That's enough, he said, referring to the grim economic situation. Italy is mired in recession and unemployment has hovered about 13 percent nationally. Young Italians are increasingly seeking work abroad. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, Ansa) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.


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