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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 49 49 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 | 50 50 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 | 60 60 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 | 67 67 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 | 78 78 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 | 127 127 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 | 108 108 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 | 105 105 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 | 135 135 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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Summer fun in the city
Warmer weather is around the corner and camps are calling
Apr 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s The Bright Smoke
Mia Wilson, front woman of The Bright Smoke, left the world of music after her last band broke up, however her drive and passion for creating new sounds has since rocketed her back into the Brookly...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens writer explores literary purgatory in new book
Planned book signing and film screening this month
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Q&A with members of Brooklyn’s All Forces
Following years of side projects and at-home recordings, the driving drums, heavy bass lines and winding melodies from the Brooklyn-based rock band All Forces began in earnest two years ago, and al...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockapella to perform at Kingsborough
Nationally renowned a capella legends Rockapella hit the Kingsborough Community College stage this April. On Saturday, April 5, the NYC-based vocal group is giving its Motown & More! performance at...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s getting hot in here! Creating your own buzz
After working as an actor, director and university instructor for several years, Kathy Kelly’s latest venture is focused on helping Queens residents learn how to “be unforgettable, for the right re...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harry Stucke Memorial Concert
Musica Reginae performs at Church in the Gardens
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Hip-hop legends turn new casino old school
Resorts World hosts Legends of Hip Hop show
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Q&A with Brooklyn rock band The LoveHowl
Amy Sheehan first came to New York City from Rhode Island in 2004 to study theater at NYU, however year after year of pursuing a career in acting, she decided to reconnect with her musical roots an...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baker turns passion into a profession with cheesecake balls
For New Hyde Park resident Pat Pilla, baking has always been her passion, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that she pursued it professionally and started Cheebonnet. She set out to make a delici...
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Louis Armstrong Museum prepares for new facility
In 2013, the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona reached a decade of celebrating the legendary jazz musician's career and life in Queens. To further enhance the legacy of Armstrong, the museum i...
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Q&A with Brooklyn band WORKOUT
In Brooklyn, the sounds of rock and roll in its purest form is often lost in the over-saturation of synthesized and electronic beats and club music in night clubs and concert venues. Jack Killen, o...
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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Close to “home”: Queens Singer-Songwriter T.J. Fox
Faithful readers of our papers may have first heard the name TJ Fox within our sports pages a few years back. The Glendale native was once one of the aces of the Monsignor McClancy pitching staff. ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn singer/songwriter Aisha Eustache
Oklahoma City native Aisha Eustache moved to NYC chasing the lights of Broadway. After finding success playing a major role the Broadway National tour of Aida from 2000 to 2004, Eustache later left...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn rapper Silent Knight about new band
Brooklyn-born rapper Jason Fraticelli, better known by his stage name Silent Knight, joined The Band Called Fuse as their lead M.C. a little over a year ago, and ever since he has helped grow and d...
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Prominent Egyptian poet Fatima Naoot is pictured in CairoBy Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - A prominent Egyptian poet could face up to three years in jail over a Facebook post in which she criticised the slaughter of animals at a Muslim festival, a case which rights activists say shows how the government is muzzling free speech. Fatima Naoot described the Prophet Abraham's dream - in which, according to Islamic belief, God tells him to sacrifice his son as a test of his faith - as a "nightmare". "A massacre which is repeated every year because of the nightmare of a righteous man about his good son." The poet - whose trial began on Wednesday - has been charged with contempt of Islam, spreading sectarian strife and disturbing public peace, judicial sources and Naoot said. "The loser will be the cultural movement." Rights groups say a crackdown launched by the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, following the toppling of Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, has muzzled freedom of expression.


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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, Israeli politicians Isaac Herzog, right, and Tzipi Livni listen during a tour along the Israel and Gaza Strip border. When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared to be a lock to return to office. But a new center-left alliance has suddenly surged in the polls past his ruling Likud party to become the largest parliamentary faction and turned the March 17 vote into a toss-up. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File )JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into a toss-up.


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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, accompanied by government spokesman Yoshihide Suga, speaks during a hurriedly held ministerial meeting on Japanese hostage Kenji Goto taken by the Islamic State group, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The extremist group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. The message, read by a voice claiming to be Goto, was released online after Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group, desperately seeking to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with Goto. Suga said on Thursday the government was analyzing the latest message and Japan was doing its utmost for the release of Goto, working with nations in the region, including Turkey, Jordan and Israel. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)TOKYO (AP) — Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant group.


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