blog roll
our featured bloggers
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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 | 24 24 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 | 52 52 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 | 53 53 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 | 63 63 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 | 70 70 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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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...

more blogs

letters
Ryan the right man for the job
Dear Editor: Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will offer a clear and competing contrast of ideas to Vice President Joe Biden with his "Path to Prosperity" budget. Ryan reminds me of...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Here’s to Hoffa
Dear Editor: In celebration of Labor Day 2012, I would like to honor James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (1913-1982), the American labor union leader who, as general president of the International Brotherho...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Your choice is the lesser of two evils
Dear Editor: We are all aware of the presidential election that is to be held in November. We should also be aware that there is very little difference on important issues between President Obama a...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Schumer bottled water push is all wet
Dear Editor: If tap water is good enough for several hundred-thousand District of Columbia residents, along with millions of ordinary Americans on a daily basis, one wonders why Senator Charles Sch...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Thanks to all who made BBQ so great
Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the people who made my 4th Annual Veterans Appreciation Bar-B-Que, held on August 25, such a success. I consider it...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ferreras wrong on Walmart
Dear Editor: Coucilwoman Julissa Ferreras' op-ed on Walmart displays a level of ignorance that only a New York City Council member can descend to. The councilwoman lists a string of accusations aga...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Grand Ol’ Party’s war on women
Dear Editor: How can any self-respecting woman with a shred of pride allow themselves to vote for a Republican ticket? They should be enraged that the neo-Conservative Party, which has replaced the...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
What we can teach the rest of the nation
Dear Editor: I was so proud to be a resident of Eastern Queens when I participated in a candlelight vigil, organized by local civic leaders, to honor the memory of the victims of the tragic shootin...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Show your support for Newtown Plaza
Dear Editor: The triangular intersection of Newtown Avenue and 30th Avenue is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians in all of Queens. It's an expanse of asphalt that drivers speed through using...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Where's the action on electric bikes?
Dear Editor: Must we wait until someone dies? I am an avid cyclist and am extremely angry that nothing is being done about electric bikes. I work and walk on Queens Blvd. and 67th Ave., and e-bikes...
Aug 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Neighborhood doesn’t need a Walgreens
Dear Editor: The attempt by Walgreens to impose its will on my community without caring what we residents need (“Brooklyn nabe protests opening of Walgreens” – Aug. 8) is disgraceful. I believe the...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Get armed
Dear Editor: It's an all-too-familiar a story: the crime rate seems to be rising, and the stories target women as the victims. And next we see the politicians promoting safety by encouraging "self-...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Audit the Fed!
Dear Editor, This week, the House of Representatives passed Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill (HR 459). The Senate now needs to pass this bill to audit the Federal Reserve. A GAO report from July 2011 ...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Renew ban on assault rifles
Dear Editor: Since I am not a gun enthusiast my opinions on the subject of guns are personal. Studies have shown that the number of homicides in a country is directly in proportion to the number of...
Aug 17, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Easy way to save USPS
Dear Editor: As usual, we have the Republicans holding up a vote on the fate of the United States Postal Service's possible default based on a strict and ridiculous law passed in 2006 that forces t...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

File photo of apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock appearing before the Truth And Reconciliation Commission (TRC) amnesty hearing in PretoriaBy Ed Stoddard PRETORIA (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said de Kock would be released "in the interests of nation-building and reconciliation" and because he had expressed remorse at his crimes and helped authorities recover the remains of some of his victims. Many South Africans, however, believe forgiveness is the only way to leave the memories of apartheid behind. WHITE RULE As head of an apartheid counter-insurgency unit at Vlakplaas, a farm 20 km (15 miles) west of Pretoria, de Kock is believed to have been responsible for more atrocities than any other man in the efforts to preserve white rule.


2015-01-30 06:07:45 -0500

Randolph Churchill, the great grandson and Celia Sandys, the granddaughter of Winston Churchill lay a wreath at the statue of Britain's former PM Churchill in LondonBritain marked 50 years on Friday since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat which carried his coffin under the dipping dockside cranes in 1965 retracing its journey along London's River Thames. Britain's current leader, David Cameron, began the remembrance events at a ceremony in parliament, laying a wreath at a statue of Churchill, a man he described as "a great Briton" who should never be forgotten. "A full fifty years since his funeral when the cranes along the Thames dipped low and the streets were lined with vast silent crowds, the sheer brilliance of Winston Churchill remains undimmed," he said. "He left a Britain more free, more secure, more brave and more proud, for that we will always be grateful to him." Churchill, whose inspirational leadership and dogged spirit are widely credited with having saved Britain from invasion by Nazi Germany, died on Jan. 24, 1965 aged 90.


2015-01-30 06:05:43 -0500

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters at the on going elective congress in HarareADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ninety-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's most divisive figures, ascended to the rotating chairmanship of the African Union on Friday, casting a shadow over the continental body's relations with the West. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980, assumed the largely ceremonial role at an African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.


2015-01-30 06:04:03 -0500