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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 | 130 130 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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R.I.P. Gus Dear Editor: M
y husband and I have been to the Central Park Zoo many times, but the highlight was always seeing Gus the polar bear do his thing. So it was really sad to read he has passed on. And yet if there is...
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Let's hope Ike's words were prophetic
Dear Editor: With today's political morass, I thought back to my introduction to voting and political parties back in the early 50s. Back then, young people were not as politicly savvy as they are ...
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Don't rush back
Dear Editor: Congress adjourning and leaving Washington for a five-week recess is actually great news. Our civil and economic liberties are continually at risk when any legislative body - be it the...
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Donate blood
Dear Editor: For the past three years, I have had the privilege of organizing blood drives for the City Council in District 19, which covers northeast Queens from College Point to Little Neck. For ...
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I'm Voting Graziano
Dear Editor: As a person involved with community and civic concerns, I know most of the candidates running for the 19th District City Council seat in Northeast Queens. I have worked with some of th...
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Ending stop and frisk a bad idea
Dear Editor: Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the city's policy of stop and frisk is racial discrimination and unconstitutional. Well I believe, like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, that to stop ...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abolish the DOE
Dear Editor: A new education program backed by the U.S. Department of Education called "Common Core State Standards Initiative" is being foisted on state governments across the country with taxpaye...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella leaving race not a big surprise
Dear Editor: State Senator Tony Avella withdrawing from the race for Queens Borough President is no surprise. ("Avella's departure & Queens beep race"- Pol Position, August 22) Once congressman and...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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No to Spitzer
Dear Editor: I have just read that disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer is ahead in the polls for the position of comptroller, which I find most disturbing. Any elected position is a job that serves...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debate debacle
Dear Editor: The mayoral debate between the five Democratic candidates turned into a circus. While moderator Bill Ritter of Channel 7 Eyewitness News was an excellent facilitator, the candidates re...
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Time to end the fight between TWC & CBS
Dear Editor: Time Warner Cable and CBS act like two kids fighting in a playground, each yelling "he started it." Both are shooting themselves in the foot with subscribers, audiences and advertisers...
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ACA indicative of larger societal struggle
Dear Editor: The Affordable Healthcare Act is less about health care and more about collecting fees, taxes, personal data and promoting a single-payer system. The schemes and machinations inflicted...
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Sinkhole causes accident
Dear Editor: Queens Boulevard and numerous roads in Forest Hills are unsafe without a doubt. On Sunday, August 4, I witnessed a 31-year-old woman fall into a section of a caved-in road at the corne...
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Take their phones!
Dear Editor: A New Jersey bus driver killed a baby while talking on a cell phone. That child is among 5,000 victims killed yearly by cell phone freaks who talk or text while driving. Hitting these ...
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Return PS 130 to District 26
Dear Editor: The School Construction Authority (SCA) says that if residents do not want a new elementary school on the Keil property in Bayside, an alternate site should be recommended. The SCA sho...
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Oil prices at current levels may have reached a floor and could move higher very soon, OPEC's secretary-general said on Monday, his first public comment that oil's second-biggest decline on record may have run its course. "Now the prices are around $45-$50 and I think maybe they reached the bottom and will see some rebound very soon," Badri told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference at Chatham House. Prices kept falling after OPEC's surprise refusal in November to cut its output to retain market share against rival suppliers. Defending OPEC's decision, Badri warned that any oil supply cut would lead to spare production capacity, a lack of investment and an eventual shortage and price spike that could exceed that of 2008, when oil hit its record high above $147 a barrel.
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A man fills up his car at a petrol station in RomeBy Barani Krishnan and Samantha Sunne NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices were steady Monday, ahead of the first big snowstorm this year in the country's Northeast, while benchmark Brent crude fell after pledges of no policy change by the top oil exporter Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between coastal New Jersey and Connecticut, beginning 1:00 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) on Monday and worsening overnight into Tuesday morning. Brent crude slipped 13 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $48.66 after a session low at $47.57. Saudi Arabia's new king Salman pledged continuity in energy and foreign policies on Friday and was quick to retain veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi, in a message aimed at calming a jittery oil market.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion.
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