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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 59 59 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 | 66 66 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 107 107 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 | 104 104 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 | 134 134 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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Protect NY’s water
Dear Editor: October 18 marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and we have a lot to celebrate. Forty years ago, corporate polluters used our waterways as their personal sewers. Ohio’s ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware of fraudulent voting info
Dear Editor: Two weeks ago, a stack of flyers was left at a community center in Bed-Stuy informing “friends” that “if you have not voted since November, 2008, you must pre-register to vote 35 days ...
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Can’t change fate, but you can vote
Dear Editor: It has been prognosticated that the two momentous and consequential events of 2012 will be the end of the Mayan calendar and the possible re-election of President Barack Obama. Either ...
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AARP urges you to vote
Dear Editor: Earlier this year, AARP launched "You’ve Earned a Say," a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare, to engage citizens in communities across the country. ...
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Thanks for bringing up FDR
Dear Editor: In a recent edition there was a letter from a John Procida. I would like to thank him for invoking the aura of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was so refreshing hearing the name of that ...
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Tough road ahead for newspapers
Dear Editor: "Bright future for newspapers" (Guest Op-Ed by Caroline H. Little - October 11) faces significant challenges. In the 1960s, New York City was blessed with over 12 daily newspapers sold...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dispatcher was right
Dear Editor: After reading John Procida’s letter “Stupid is what stupid does,” I not only agree wholeheartedly with him, but remember my father many years ago saying the same thing. Didn’t Abraham ...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biden a disgrace
Dear Editor: Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or Republican, Obama or Romney supporter, the spectacle of Vice President Joe Biden's sneering, laughing, mocking and 32 interruptions of Paul ...
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Our own worst enemy
Dear Editor: In my effort to stay informed, I attended a “Candidates Night” on October 10 at Holy Cross High School to listen to the candidates. There were three candidates seeking a congressional ...
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Stop paying for Westchester to ride
Dear Editor: I have been fighting to get a Downtown service on the QM20 Express Bus and I am angry at the fact that the MTA Bus Company wastes our (Northeast Queens residents’) taxpayer money. The ...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Libertarian
Dear Editor: There already is a third-party alternative to Democrat Obama and Republican Romney. Since 1972 Libertarian Party presidential candidates such as John Hospers and others have provided a...
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Independents, rise up!
Dear Editor: If you are a Republican or Democrat you really don’t have to do much thinking about the candidate or issues – your focus is to support your party. And each party will vigorously promot...
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Protect New York’s waterways
Dear Editor: Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes and bays. Since then, New York has taken the lead on water protection by maintaining some of...
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Help voters vote
Dear Editor: Four years ago, for the United States Presidential Election, voter turnout was higher than usual across most of the country. This year, Americans are once again gearing up to go to the...
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Stupid is what stupid does
Dear Editor: Are the American people stupid? Why did they re-elect Roosevelt four times when he presided over the Great Depression for eight years - the eight years before we entered into World War...
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A man uses a snow blower near Park Avenue after a snowstorm hit New York January 27, 2015New York authorities and meteorologists defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow east and north. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city got only a fraction of the two feet (60 centimeters) of snow that had been widely predicted in the 48 hours leading up to the storm. "You plan the best you can and you lean toward safety," said New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo, fending off a barrage of questions. De Blasio, who repeatedly warned before the storm struck that it was likely to be one of the worst in the city's history, fended off accusations that he had been needlessly alarmist.


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In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea. The blogger, @AliTweel, captured the moments shortly after the blast, when flames rose up from outside the hotel, appearing to be from the aftermath of the car bomb. (AP Photo/ @AliTweel via AP video)Gunmen stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people -- including five foreigners -- before blowing themselves up. After setting off a car bomb outside the opulent Corinthia Hotel -- where visiting world leaders have met local dignitaries in the past -- three militants rushed inside and opened fire, Issam al-Naass, a security services spokesman, told AFP. They made it to the 24th floor of the hotel, a major hub of diplomatic and government activity, before being surrounded by security forces and detonating explosive belts they were wearing. The head of Libya's self-declared government, Omar al-Hassi, was inside the hotel at the time but was evacuated safely, Naass said.


2015-01-27 20:57:29 -0500

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House said Tuesday, Jan. 27, it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. Obama made the proposal as part of his State of the Union address. It was part of Obama's plan to consolidate and simplify a sometimes confusing array of tax breaks for college students. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.


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