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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 | 2 2 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)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 10 10 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?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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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Beer Here! (And Here, And Here, And Here…)
RED STAR BAR Launches 1st GREENPOINT BEER FESTIVAL
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Sound of Success
Jazz musician Najee reflects on his career
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where are the Jews?
A Jewish-American Explores the Lack of a Jewish-European Identity
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasabassco Burlesque still going strong after five years
Rumors of the demise of burlesque have been greatly exaggerated.
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book Review: Its road trip time for an American Moses
Huckleberry Finn didn’t invent lighting out for the territories, he just popularized the concept. Since Twain’s masterpiece, go-for-broke journeys of self-discovery (usually westward) have become a...
Nov 04, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: 303 Grand
Williamsburg’s pop-up perfection At 303Grand, an ever-changing scene
Nov 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Film Review: The Promise of New York
Bloomberg and Thompson may be getting all of the limelight in this year’s Mayoral race, but for disaffected New Yorkers, a new film shows that there is always a little guy. “The Promise of New York...
Oct 28, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Place’ To Be: ‘BOB’S PLACE’ in Floral Park
As the weather gets inevitably colder and colder, we tend to seek heartier and heartier food to warm us up and keep us cozy. Can’t think of a more inviting place to do so than at BOB’S PLACE.
Oct 27, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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New O’Neill’s Chef Already Aging Well
Folks, there’s something going on in the basement of O’NEILL’S you really should know about, and we’re here to tell you about it! In an effort to continue to provide their loyal patrons with the ul...
Oct 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed Martial Arts Hits Queens
Sport growing in popularity
Oct 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Restaurant Week Preview: Deluge
Classy Flushing restaurant delivers
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Symphony announces plans for upcoming season
57th season begins this fall
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Joe Catanello is a man with a plan
Brooklyn/Queens CYO director taking program on a new turn
Oct 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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London Lennies, Peter Franus team up for wine tasting
Subtlety, nuance, intrigue - these words aren’t ripped from the pages of a mystery novel. They’re about the taste of wine. Brad Haskel, wine director of London Lennies Seafood Restaurant in Rego Pa...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: Sweet Afton, a break from the norm
Sweet Afton isn’t a typical Irish pub. You won’t find gimmicky shamrocks in the windows, antique shillelaghs on the walls, or obtrusive TV screens showing the big game. It’s a cozy, sophisticated g...
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A Minnesota man pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges in connection with a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation of Gambia in late December. Papa Faal, 46, a former U.S. Army sergeant with ties to Gambia, was charged with conspiring to carry out a coup and a weapons violation. Faal, from the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park, was accused in federal court in Minnesota of conspiring with Texas businessman Cherno Njie and others of trying to carry out a coup to make Njie interim leader of Gambia, a nation of about 1.8 million people surrounded on three sides by Senegal. Faal has not lived in Gambia for 23 years.
2015-01-30 01:49:19 -0500

Nigerian refugee children pose for a photograph at a UNHCR camp in Baga Sola on January 26, 2015, fleeing a recent attack by Boko Haram millitants in the Nigerian town of BagaAfrican leaders meet Friday for their annual summit with conflict topping the agenda, especially Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, as well as efforts to stem Ebola. While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women's empowerment, leaders from the 54-member bloc will once again be beset by a string of crises across the continent. Preparatory talks this week ahead of the two-day meeting at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital have seen promises by AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to drum up "collective African efforts" to tackle the Islamists. Late Thursday, the AU Peace and Security Council called for regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to deploy to stop the "horrendous" rise of the insurgents.


2015-01-30 01:40:17 -0500
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers.
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