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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 | 24 24 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 | 27 27 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 | 25 25 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 | 33 33 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 | 59 59 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 | 61 61 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 | 70 70 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 | 79 79 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 | 89 89 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 | 143 143 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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A skateboard culture for Crown Heights, Brooklyn
And a lesson in giving back
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Best CDs of 2011: a holiday gift guide
Maybe you like itunes but have tuned out auto-tuned vocals. Maybe you’re not waiting for Grammy nominations to tell you what’s hip. In no particlular order, here are some albums, available in CD or...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muppets Review
The Muppets Director: James Bobin Writers: Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller Cast: Gary: Jason Segel Mary: Amy Adams Tex Richman: Chris Cooper Hobo Joe: Zach Galifianakis Executive: Rashida Jones Wa...
Dec 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loads of Laughs in LIC: Queens comedian brings comedy club to community
The Laughing Devil Comedy Club opens December 16
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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A showcase too sexy for you to taste
Food Lust exhibition displays delicious sculptures, photos of food
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three must-make health-related New Year’s resolutions
(ARA Content) - If you’re not planning on adding “lose weight” to your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’re in the minority. In fact, losing weight is one of the most commonly made resolutions, y...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new Koncept straight out of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn-based hip hop artist Koncept will drop his first full-length album “Awaken” on iTunes December 13, with the official release date on January 10. To give fans of classic-styled h...
Dec 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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A year in review: Some Top online searches from 2011
(ARA Content) — Memories are monumental in shaping history. And just as a journal holds your thoughts, memories and interests from years past, online searches can mark the people, places and events...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poetry and art converge at the Queens Museum of Art
What do you get when you mix art and poetry? An intriguing concoction that manifests itself in the form of the Poets in the Galleries Series at the Queens Museum of Art. In its third edition, the s...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimi Hendrix still steals show with new reissues on CD, DVD
Over 40 years since his passing, guitarist Jimi Hendrix still casts a long shadow, and this is an especially exciting year for his fans. Devotees of the “Master of the Stratocaster” will be treated...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Cosmic Voodoo Circus” pitches its tent in Long Island City
A sound wave of traditional spiritual songs from Brazil’s Afro religion washes over you as you step into the transitional and transcendent experience of Sanford Biggers’ “Cosmic Voodoo Circus” exhi...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Using scent, sight and sound to stimulate holiday spirits
(ARA Content) - From baking cookies with loved ones to caroling through the neighborhood or celebrating with family and friends, fond memories of holiday traditions abound. Each year, scents, sight...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating “Brooklyn’s Next Great Park” - a documentary
What’s green, with a diverse tree palette? It’s a place where you can relax by the waterfront, watch boats go by, and get a million dollar view of the city’s skyline; go kayaking, bike riding and p...
Nov 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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A jam-packed season at Queens Theatre
If you thought Queens was off the map when it comes to entertainment, and if you never gave a second thought about Queens when it came to matters of theatre — then you’re mistaken because the Queen...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technology gifts for the whole family
(ARA Content) - Buying holiday gifts can be a fun and easy experience when you go to the right place, and there is a certain joy that you get when you see someone opening a gift they’ve been waitin...
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national news
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — "Transformers" star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million.
2015-01-31 23:41:24 -0500

Japanese women react as they read extra newspapers in Tokyo reporting about an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, Sunday morning, Feb. 1, 2015. Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday after the video was posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time. The headline reads: "A video on killing of Goto." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis, especially one that involved a reporter known for his coverage of children and the poor:


2015-01-31 23:38:06 -0500

A homeless man sleeps on the sidewalk across from the LA Mission, on January 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaNotebook in hand, Ana Alvarez walked along the streets of Skid Row, the downtown Los Angeles district that's sometimes called the homeless capital of America. At the last count in 2013, Los Angeles had some 39,500 homeless people. According to current estimates, some 3,000 people sleep on Skid Row's urine- and garbage-strewn streets, their shelters made of cardboard, fabric or plastic and squeezed right next to each other. A few blocks away, US Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald walked briskly, adding a mark on his notebook every time he sees a homeless person or a tent.


2015-01-31 23:37:53 -0500