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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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 | 46 46 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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 | 104 104 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 | 101 101 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 | 131 131 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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Saujani's attack on Maloney over millstones unfair
EDITOR'S NOTE: The historic Dutch Kills millstones, remnants of a bygone gristmill, have been the subject of intense controversy. The millstones are currently at Queens Plaza, where a major reconst...
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Side Tennis Club too old, out-of-date to host USTA
Dear Editor: Once again, misinformation abounds regarding the issue of the West Side Tennis Club stadium. At the meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills, se...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Setting facts straight on the tennis stadium
Dear Editor: With reference to the Forest Hills Gardens Blog entry dated August 11, 2010 (www.foresthillsgardensblog.com), and reprinted in the Queens Ledger dated August 19, 2010, I’m not certain ...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Wal-Mart to Brooklyn
Dear Editor: "Hey Wal-Mart, it's time to just dig in" (In Our Opinion- August 26) was great! Recent news that Wal-Mart is considering opening its very first store in Spring Creek, Brooklyn could be...
Aug 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't cut Cross Bay Bridge rebate Program
[Editor's note: this letter was originally written to MTA CEO Jay Walder] Dear Mr. Walder: On behalf of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and our 1,200 member businesses and organizations, we join wit...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relocate the mosque
Dear Editor: Nine years after the attack on the World Trade Center, which killed almost 3,000 people, we are faced with a new 9/11 controversy- whether a huge mosque and cultural center should be b...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get rid of Commuter Vans
Dear Editor: Let's take a hard look at the real record. Today, we face the systematic mismanagement, a lack of foresight and a fundamental misunderstanding by a public authority- the MTA- of its re...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Worry should be over bed bugs, not Islamic Cultural Center
Dear Editor: As I watch the controversy about the mosque at Ground Zero I think the bad guys are still impacting our country. The hatred and fear shown by my American brothers and sisters is sad. T...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trouble for Clemens
Dear Editor: A Federal Grand Jury has just indicted Roger Clemens for lying to Congress for his alleged steroid use while playing professional baseball, our national past-time. If all this proves t...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build the mosque
Dear Editor: As an openly gay man and progressive elected official, I am weary of anything that smacks of fundamentalism or other form of extremism.  That is why I thought carefully about the reaso...
Aug 17, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium fate uncertain
Dear Editor At the West Side Tennis Club's August 10 meeting, WSTC President Ken Parker, a resident of Brightwaters, opened the meeting by requesting that non-members leave the overcrowded room.  R...
Aug 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coffey for Attorney General
Dear Editor: As the September 14th Democratic Primary approaches, Queens as well as New York City and State Democrats must make a very important decision regarding who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as ...
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ridgewood senior housing plan absurd
Dear Editor: I am writing to voice my concerns regarding the proposed changes at the United Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood. I live and own a home on 60th Place.  In the past few years several cha...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner a whiner
Dear Editor: Senator Schumer's political protege, Congressman Anthony Weiner, is a whiner. ("Weiner lets loose - Pol Position August 5).  Weiner's explanation concerning his immature behavior durin...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Stop and Frisk
Dear Editor:  I applaud the Queens Ledger for its spot-on opinion piece about the stop and frisk reform recently signed into law (“Stop and frisk changes a step forward,” July 29).  The new law bar...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2014 file photo, a photograph of Fidel Castro hangs under the Spanish word "Welcome" on the wall at a state-run food market in Havana, Cuba. On Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, after more than a month of silence, Castro made his first public comments about the news that the U.S. and his island nation will restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro has ended his silence over the Dec. 17 declaration that Cuba and the United States would move to restore full diplomatic relations, writing that though he does not trust Washington's politics, differences between the nations should be resolved through cooperation.


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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro attends the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in HavanaBy Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties. "I don't trust the policy of the United States nor have I had an exchange with them, but this does not mean ... a rejection of a peaceful solution to conflicts or the dangers of war," Fidel Castro, 88, said in a statement published on the website of Cuba's Communist Party newspaper Granma. The United States and Cuba held historic high-level talks last week in Havana that are expected to lead to the re-establishment of diplomatic ties severed by Washington in 1961.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.
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