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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)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 20 20 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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 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 | 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
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 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 | 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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Salvatore LaRussa dances back to MidVille
Opens new dance theater
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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“The Lacey Study,” Brooklyn’s new sound comedy
Radio Serial Debut
Sep 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: Off The Vine brings bold flavor to Astoria, one bottle at a time
Wine tastings all weekend to celebrate first year
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Book Festival biggest ever
Great weather and great books draw large turnout
Sep 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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WLIW chefs come together for an evening of fine food and wine
New York City foodies got the chance to mingle with some of public television's biggest cooking celebrities at WLIW 21's Autumn Gourmet Classic at The Astor Center in Manhattan last week. Jacques P...
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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WLIW's chefs come together for one evening
Event celebrates great food, wine and, of course, public television
Sep 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Pacino on Location
Star to play Kevorkian
Aug 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art world battles it out in water fight
Fair reflecting pool becomes the high seas
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relive 1989 at popular Astoria restaurant
Both your stomach and wallet will be full
Aug 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broadway coming to Flushing Town Hall
Group hopes to tap local creative talent
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Maspeth's New Sound Studio keeps the hits coming
What makes a hit song? While great lyrics are important for a chart-topping ditty, they’re not the only thing that needs to enter to mix. The instruments, voice, and production are all important fa...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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They came, they sawed, they conquered!
The 7th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival attracted 55 musical saw players to Astoria on Saturday, July 18. Of those, 53 played together, attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest...
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a bazaar at Bizaare Ave Cafe
Everything is for sale at new Astoria eatery
Jul 28, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touristy Fulton Ferry becoming food haven for locals, too
New restaurants geared to locals challenge Grimaldi's
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Pizza & Beer & Video Games - Oh My
Williamsburg is stepping it up with these bars you must see to believe. The Lazy Catfish is on Lorimer Street. Cool name, huh? When we asked the owner how he picked the name, he answered "Well, I l...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kurdish ground forces, helped by U.S. and allied air support, have retaken the Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants, U.S. Lieutenant-General James Terry said on Saturday. Supporting what Kurdish forces said earlier this week, Terry, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force that has been leading air strikes against Islamic State, said in a statement: "Kurdish ground forces, supported by our air component, were successful in retaking the town of Kobani." (Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Frances Kerry)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 file photo, British actress Geraldine McEwan is seen in London. The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV movies. Her son and daughter said in a statement that she died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 after suffering a severe stroke at the end of October. She had been hospitalized extensively since then. (AP Photo/Ian West, PA Wire, file) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82.


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Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk arrives to take part in peace talks in MinskBy Andrei Makhovsky and Richard Balmforth MINSK/KIEV (Reuters) - Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine's representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. Ukraine's representative, former president Leonid Kuchma, left the talks in Minsk, Belarus, telling Interfax news agency that separatist officials had undermined the meeting by making ultimatums and refusing "to discuss a plan of measures for a quick ceasefire and a pull-back of heavy weapons". Denis Pushilin, one of the separatist officials, told the Russian news agency RIA that they were ready for dialogue "but not ready for ultimatums from Kiev while shelling by their forces is going on in the background of towns in the Donbass (industrialised eastern Ukraine)". The meeting of the "contact group", which also involves a Russian envoy and an official from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, took place in the Belarussian capital even as fighting between Kiev's forces and the Russian-backed rebels raged on in Ukraine's east, claiming more civilian and military lives.


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