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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 | 35 35 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 | 38 38 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 | 31 31 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?
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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 | 63 63 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 | 67 67 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 | 74 74 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 | 85 85 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 | 94 94 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 | 149 149 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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It's time to restore the Forest Park Carousel
Dear Editor: Recently in Woodhaven there was much activity with the filming of the comedy “The Sitter” at the Forest Park carousel. It was sad knowing that after seeing the carousel and its regal h...
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Non-citizens can vote!
Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Vincent Arcuri’s letter in the Dec. 7th issue. Vincent asked Council Member Dromm, “What country allows non-citizens to vote?” The answer is that in forty-f...
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Volunteers honored
Dear Editor: The Queens Preservation Council (QPC), founded in 2003, is a coalition of people from historical societies and neighborhood groups from throughout Queens County who work collectively t...
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We're a nation of laws, Councilman Dromm
Dear Editor: Council member Daniel Dromm's Guest Op-Ed column in your 12/2/2010 issue has me wondering what country I live in and and how disingenuous an elected official can be. What did the Counc...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open letter from Assemblywoman Carrozza
Dear constituents: It has been a profound honor to serve our community in the NYS Assembly for the last 14 years. From the moment I was first elected in 1996, I have fought to protect the rights of...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't cut Medicare
Dear Editor: At the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2010, doctors who treat Medicare patients are scheduled to absorb a 25 percent pay cut- a cut that threatens the ability of seniors to see the...
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Nice guys finish last
Dear Queens Examiner Editor: The midterm election has been called a referendum by the usual and expected detractors, the Obstrublicans and indeed it was.   However, it was not a referendum directed...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher contract needed
Dear Editor: Well, here we are, one year later and still the public school teachers in New York City do not have a new contract. Why? What is the delay with regard to this very critical issue? The ...
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Turn back Cathie Black
Dear Editor: I am writing regarding the recent selection by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of Cathie Black as Chancellor of the Department of Education to replace outgoing Joel Klein. New York State law i...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ice rink mystery
Dear Editor: As of November 17 the ice rink developer planning an outdoor rink in Glendale only met with the Department of Building's Project Advocate to inquire on the general requirements of such...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scobee Grill will be missed
Dear Editor: It is a most sad day in Little Neck and Douglaston because of the closing of the Scobee Grill, located on Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard. The Scobee Grill will be closing N...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks Senator Padavan
Dear Editor: No matter if you voted for Frank Padavan or not, I believe this public servant is owed a huge debt of gratitude for his service and hard work. We may not always have agreed on his poli...
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Hospitals struggling? Not NYHQ
Dear Editor: Many of us read the cover story New York Magazine (10/25/10) “Something is Killing Our Hospitals.” And we nodded our heads in recognition as the paragraphs unfolded. It is a stark depi...
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Thank you Frank Padavan
Dear Editor: Historians and philosophers usually agree with a statement made by John Buchan, a former Governor General of Canada: that “public life is to be regarded as the crown of a career. polit...
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The last laugh
[Editor's note: this is a public letter addressed to Senator Frank Padavan and former Assemblyman Tom Kirwan] It was in the fall of 2004 when the student campaign finance reform group Democracy Mat...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldiers and security block a road as they secure the venue during a rally of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015Nigeria's military on Sunday repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections. The hours-long attack on the strategic capital of Borno state was the Islamists' second attempt to take Maiduguri in a week. As government forces were holding off Boko Haram in Maiduguri, the airforce of neighbouring Chad was pounding the militants' positions in Gamboru, a town on Nigeria's border with Cameroon 140 kilometres (87 miles)to the northeast. With near-relentless violence plaguing much of the northeast, and Boko Haram still in control of large swathes of the region, fears are mounting over the prospect of organising polls on February 14.


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HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California arrested a man accused of holding his 16-year-old girlfriend in a car, raping her and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days.
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Lisa Snow shovels the sidewalk outside of her north side home in Chicago Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.A heavy snowfall left Chicago covered for the first large storm of the year on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Nancy Stone) MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; JOLIET HERALD OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; NEW YORK TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; DAILY CHRONICLE OUTMERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.


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