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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 19 19 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 | 29 29 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 | 57 57 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 | 58 58 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 | 67 67 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 | 76 76 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 | 85 85 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 | 139 139 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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Queens Farm has become a slaughterhouse
Dear Editor: I am 24 years old. Throughout my life I have visited the Queens County Farm. There are pictures of me in nursery school petting the pigs and turkeys. It was where I (and many other sch...
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Cuomo vulnerable?
Dear Editor: Allow me to add to "This must be how they do things in Buffalo" (Pol Position- October 5).  Has Democrat State Attorney General and Governor wanna-be Andrew Cuomo morphed into Rick Laz...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-gay attack deplorable
Dear Editor, Now more anti-gay attacks have occurred, and this time in the Bronx. I am appalled and outraged over this nefarious and egregious act by this gang of hate-mongers. There is far too muc...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old-time Maspeth on display
Dear readers, 1940s-era photos of Maspeth are currently on display inside of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank on 69th Street and Grand Avenue. The exhibit is called “Maspeth in the 1940's.” The exhibit...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Sign' of bad times
Dear Editor: The $20 million Maurice Avenue reconstruction project that replaced water and sewer pipes was completed in June. I noticed when exiting eastbound off the Long Island Expressway that th...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rigtht on, Carl!
Dear editor: I would like to applaud Carl Paladino for standing up for his young daughter. Carl Palindino was having a shouting match with a reporter for sending people over to his daughter's house...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Checks and balances
Dear Editor: Republican/Conservative Party candidate Harry Wilson for State Comptroller makes sense.  State government has always had members of different political parties holding key statewide of...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner needs support, not civic lesson
Dear Editor: I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Seltzer’s “ Bob Turner Needs a Civics Lesson” (Letters, September 16). It seems to me after reading Mr. Seltzer’s letter that he is for free...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let the mudslinging season begin
Dean Editor: Now that election time is approaching, we see the candidates making personal attacks on their opponents. I really think that they should tell us where they stand on the issues because ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Muslim sentiment wrong
Dear Editor: By now, most people should know that the creation of the downtown mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero is an example of the separation of state and freedom of religion a...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium sale would ease debt
Dear Editor: Back in August, eyebrows were raised when Forest Hills Gardens Corporation president Mitchell Cohen stood with the Board of the West Side Tennis Club and Cord Meyer when plans to sell ...
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New vans service a "ripoff"
Dear Editor: Kew Gardens Hills residents' apparent lack of interest in the Taxi and Limousine Commission's new van service on the route of the former Q74 in Kew Gardens Hills is no surprise.   Loca...
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Tennis stadium sale vote postponed
Dear Editor: An informational meeting on the sale of the historic tennis stadium at Forest Hills which was scheduled for September 16 was suddenly cancelled when a tornado whipped through Forest Hi...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the eye of the storm
Dear Editor: I was coming home from an outing in Rego Park on September 16 around 6 p.m., and just when I walked into my building lobby, I noticed a swirl and the skies turned pitch black. Then I h...
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Thanks for help cleaning up
Dear Editor: Last week we all learned what a microburst is and what it can do to our neighborhood. Power went down. Trees fell on houses, cars, and roads. In a time of crisis, many of your neighbor...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande discussed increased violence in southeastern Ukraine in a phone call on Saturday, the Kremlin said in a statement. During the conversation a hope was expressed that the ceasefire would be the central issue in ongoing peace talks in Minsk, the Kremlin said. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)
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People arrive to the main square of Madrid during a Podemos (We Can) party march in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Tens of thousands of people, possibly more, are marching through Madrid’s streets in a powerful show of strength by Spain’s fledgling radical leftist party Podemos (We Can) which hopes to emulate the electoral success of Greece’s Syriza party in elections later this year. Supporters from across Spain converged onto Cibeles fountain before packing the avenue leading to Puerta del Sol square. Podemos aims to shatter the country’s predominantly two-party system and the “March for Change” gathered crowds in the same place where sit-in protests against political and financial corruption laid the party’s foundations in 2011. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.


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By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. "This battle will be difficult, strong, evil and will take a long time," he said in comments broadcast on state television after meeting Egypt's top military officers. On Thursday night, four separate attacks on security forces in North Sinai were among the worst in the country in years. Islamic State's Egyptian wing, Sinai Province, claimed the killing of at least 30 soldiers and police officers.
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