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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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 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 | 107 107 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 | 137 137 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
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hip-hop legends turn new casino old school
Resorts World hosts Legends of Hip Hop show
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian authorities and insurgents have allowed the Red Cross to deliver growing amounts of aid under local ceasefires since August, in a possible harbinger of reconciliation in the civil war, an ICRC official said on Thursday. Boris Michel, outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Syria, also told Reuters in an interview it had made five visits to four government-run prisons last year, the first since May 2012. "If you want to de-escalate the conflict, you have to start from the local level and build local truces, arrangements, just to stabilize the situation because people are exhausted after four years of conflict and the human cost of it is huge." The ICRC has 300 staff in Syria, including 51 expatriates against 35 a year ago. We convinced authorities to provide more access to victims so there is more delivery of humanitarian assistance on a needs-based approach, therefore crossing lines across Syria," he said.
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A mannequin is pictured at a damaged building in KobaniBy Osman Orsal KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return soon. Kurdish forces said this week they had taken full control of Kobani, a mainly Kurdish town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq. Their victory, raising Kurdish flags where the black symbols of Islamic State once flew, prompted celebration among the more than 200,000 refugees who have fled to Turkey since the assault on the town began in September. "Coming back to Kobani will be even more difficult than leaving it," said one fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), clutching a machinegun and standing in front of the ruins of a building.


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President Barack Obama, speaks during the farewell tribute in honor of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, at Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.


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