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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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Dear Editor: The city’s Executive Budget has been released. It proposes a cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million, part of a proposed cut to libraries citywide of $100 million. If that proposal were...
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Sign of resilience
Dear Editor: The terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and destroyed the World Trade Center thought they could knock us out, but we're back on top with the final piece on top of One World Trade center...
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Colt bolts for Texas
Dear Editor: Three cheers for Connecticut! Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15, is packing up its wares. They are leaving the Constitution State and Governor Dannel Malloy for the Lone Star State a...
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Raising smoking age will do little good
Dear Editor: "Waiting to inhale? Here we go again" (In Our Opinion - April 25) will only result in increasing the growth of street corner cigarette sales known as "loosies." Consumption of tobacco ...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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No parking for public housing tenants

Dear Editor: 
New York City Housing Authority tenants are screaming about a hike in parking fees, Here's some advice: shut up and chill out. How do you qualify for public housing if you own a car?...
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NRA more important than the public
Dear Editor: Like The National Rifle Association, many parts of the legislative body are driven by money and power. It does not seem to matter in these modern times the damage all are causing on ou...
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Let's keep Northern clean
Dear Editor: On the northeast corner of Northern Blvd. and the Clearview Expressway in Bayside is a green area where the Soldier’s Monument proudly stands. The monument commemorates the sacrifices ...
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MTA needs more Rockaway buses
Dear Editor: The A train has been out of service since Superstorm Sandy devastated many areas of the Rockaways. So I’ve been taking the Q52 bus to get home. Based on my observations from waiting fo...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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More guns won't stop the violence
Dear Editor: The idea of solving violence committed with firearms by increasing the amount of firearms is as idiotic as offering a drowning man a glass of water to relieve his thirst. The NRA's Way...
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Congress green lights gun carnage

Dear Editor:
 The Senate's rejection of expanded background checks for gun buyers was an act of cowardice and a catalyst for carnage. Those 46 senators who voted against it gave a green light to th...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honor the wishes of the people in the 19th CD
Dear Editor: It is very important that the projects that were approved for funding in Councilman Daniel Halloran’s district under the participatory budgeting (PB) project be allocated those monies....
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good 'Point': help Amtrak grow and thrive
Dear Editor: "Amtrak ridership growth" (Illustrating a Point - March 28th edition) confirms why real long-term solutions are worthwhile. If only our elected officials would support decisive action,...
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Don't believe the hype, or SuperPACs
Dear Editor: Last week, an ad attacking Speaker Christine Quinn and her campaign for mayor was released by what is known as a SuperPAC. While we’ve all been hearing about SuperPACs for years now, t...
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Ticket surcharge should be used for speed cameras
Dear Editor: I find it quite disturbing the state's new budget calls for a surcharge on speeding tickets and that the extra money would go back to the state and not used for more speed cameras. I l...
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Proposal for tennis stadium makes sense
Dear Editor: I was so very pleased with your editorial on the West Side Tennis Club and the comprehensive excellent proposals made for its use. This club is such a beautiful venue and perfect for c...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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A student holds up a photograph of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro at the memorial of Jose Marti on Revolution Square in HavanaBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba, the first step in Congress toward ending the U.S. embargo since President Barack Obama moved toward normal relations last month. The bill would end legal restrictions on travel to the island by U.S. citizens and legal residents, as well as on related banking transactions. The Obama administration announced some loosening of restrictions on travel last month, but Congress must vote to end them.


2015-01-29 13:39:44 -0500

Volunteer Monet Williams, center, holds a friend's baby whose mother is in a breast-feeding class as she talks to another volunteer at a YMCA in Milwaukee. Breast-feeding is thought to help protect against higher rates of infant mortality and childhood obesity, to more breast cancer deaths and heart disease in adults - and it's much less common among U.S. black women than in whites and others. Rates have improved in recent years but the disparity remains. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Low rates for breast-feeding may contribute to health gaps facing U.S. blacks, but in several cities grassroots groups are aiming to change that.


2015-01-29 13:34:20 -0500

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, a Hollywood street is closed at an accident scene during an investigation after a car crash in West Hollywood, Calif. The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)WASHINGTON (AP) — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


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