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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 | 73 73 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 | 104 104 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 | 131 131 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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Where to party for Super Bowl XLVII
It is not just sports bars and pubs in on the action
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Supporting Characters
Supporting Characters focuses on two film editors balancing their personal relationships while trying to rework a movie. It stars Alex Karpovsky, who is the best known for his role as Ray Ploshansk...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Innovative art studio aimed at the young
In 2010, Valerie Plasmati was a mother living in Queens who had a daughter enrolled in fourth grade at a local elementary school, PS 32, the State Street School, in Flushing. Her daughter participa...
Jan 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Cupcake expands to Queens
LIC gets a taste of the fast-growing sensation
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Tabu
Tabu by Miguel Gomes, a Portuguese filmmaker and former film critic, is a film devoted to the past. The film, which is shot in black-and-white, focuses on two women, Pilar played by Theresa Madruga...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at the year in music
Buying gifts for the holiday season? There's no need to rack up debt buying that $500 phone that will be replaced by a new model in six months. Instead, consider music downloads – they don't cost a...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Django Unchained
By Kenneth b. Goldberg news@queensledger.com Django Unchained is the new film by Quentin Tarantino and his commentary on slavery in America. Tarantino is a victim of the Hollywood bubble he lives i...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ed Burns discusses new film, life in movie industry
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas focuses on an Irish-American Catholic working-class family with seven siblings and two parents struggling through the trials and tribulations of their very different...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crazy in Brooklyn
Neil Young and Crazy Horse bring show to Barclays Center
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens bank to be transformed into exhibit space
A new art exhibit in Queens will confront issues about the value of money during the economic recession while taking over the vacant Bank of Manhattan Building in Queens Plaza at 29-27 41st Ave. Ap...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movie Review: Barbara
With Barbara , Christian Petzold directs a subtle but powerful film focusing on Cold War-era East Germany before the Berlin Wall came down. The film’s subject is a Dr. Barbara Wolff, who is forced ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloween Parades in Queens & Brooklyn
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Then make sure to hit up one of the many, many Halloween parades that are taking place across Queens and Brooklyn. The best part is that it is free to participate...
Oct 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writers reunite for Queens’ reading series
Amongst a group of cluttered, oval tables and eager crowd members, a lone microphone bleeds into a brick backdrop. Conversations continue as a woman with a yellow flower in her hair introduces a wr...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public gets peek at new Bushwick performance space
A performance by Cam'ron brought New Yorkers to a former brewery at 260 Meserole Street in Bushwick now known as The Well, a new outside venue designed for music performances. Co-owner Joshua Richh...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writers share stories through Queens journal
For some, writing is a way to connect with people we may never meet. This is the hope behind Newtown Literary, a new literary journal in Queens featuring the work of local authors, essayists and po...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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File photo of a Chinese giant salamander, lying in a glass enclosure during the China International Conservation festival in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan province, in 2005Chinese officials feasted on a critically endangered giant salamander and turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports Tuesday on the event which appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign. The 28 diners included senior police officials from the southern city of Shenzhen, the Global Times said. The giant salamander is believed by some Chinese to have anti-ageing properties, but there is no orthodox evidence to back the claim. The species is classed as "critically endangered" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of threatened species, which says the population has "declined catastrophically over the last 30 years".


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HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2014, and it was due in part to 33 cases in Texas in which individuals had their drug convictions dismissed after lab tests determined they never had illegal substances, a report released Tuesday shows.
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A watch tower stands along a barbed wire fence at the memorial site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland on January 26, 2015Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries gather at the site synonymous with the Holocaust on Tuesday to honour victims and sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism. On the eve of the landmark event, which is expected to draw several heads of state, a leading Jewish organisation was echoed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg in highlighting violence against Jews in modern-day Europe. Europe is "close to" a new exodus of Jews, European Jewish Congress chief Moshe Kantor warned at a Holocaust forum in the Czech capital Prague.


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