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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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Something Not Quite Right With Forest Hills Stadium Sale Deal
Editor's note: According to sources inside the West Side Tennis Cub, an agreement has apparently been made with a long time, well established, Forest Hills development firm to purchase the West Sid...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sick of fare hikes
Dear Editor: The latest noise from the MTA is not very good: they are proposing to hike fares on all public transportation and area bridges and tunnels to help close the very large gap in its budge...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Dutch Kills
Dear Editor: Dutch Kills, a small community and part of Long Island City,  happens to be the site of the first European community in Queens.  It's a quiet and safe neighborhood with small two and t...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slaughtering Geese not the solution
Dear Editor, Now another 400 geese were rounded up and gassed to death last week in Prospect Park to prevent, as the government states,more collisions between planes and birds. This senseless slaug...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for keeping Glenridge Sr. Center open
Dear Editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped save Glenridge Senior Center.  This center is an asset to the area. According to the reports Council Woman Diana Reyna helped secure funds to ...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop and Frisk law bad
Dear Editor; Governor Paterson has just given away the store and endangers all of us New Yorkers by signing legislation that dwarfs crime investigations. This new law eliminates the city's “Stop an...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Move over, bikers
Dear Editor: I am so disgusted with bike lanes. Now, on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, the traffic is bad enough drivers have to squeeze over for bikes. Bikers have no consideration for cars, they t...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Excalibur is the best
Dear Editor: Last week, I took my daughter to the Excalibur Reading Program at A Place To Dance School of The Arts located at 55-19 69th Street in Maspeth led by Angelica Harris. I strongly recomme...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to NYC, Queen
Dear Editor: The Big Apple has been treated to royalty again. Queen Elizabeth ll has not been here for many years, and I think she comes at a most auspicious time in our history and the world's as ...
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Take care of your neighbors during heat wave
Dear Editor: With the current heat wave continuing to bake the city, it is very essential that we all do our best to keep cool and look in on our elderly neighbors to make sure that they are okay. ...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing traffic plan just a band-aid
Dear Editor: Proposals highlighted within your excellent article “'Flushing' away a bad traffic situation" (Holly Tsang - July 8) represent short-term cosmetic solutions to growing long-term traffi...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good news for after-school program
Dear Editor: Thousands of working parents across the five boroughs were able to breathe a sigh of relief after finding that the city budget for Fiscal Year 2011, adopted by the New York City Counci...
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Con Ed bungled heat wave
Dear Editor: As  our area is being hit by the summer's first prolonged heat wave, we are hearing from Con Edison that  power conservation must be followed to prevent blackouts and brownouts. Why is...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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QL's editorial was wrong
Dear Editor: I must take exception to your editorial “You should probably get used to this,” in the In Our Opinion column, in the July 1, 2010 edition of the Leader/Observer. The editorial discusse...
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Keep P.S. 153 playground open
Dear Editor: Last week before school ended for the year a sign was put up at the entrance of P.S. 153's schoolyard that said the playground would be open when school is not in session from 8 a.m. t...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, the Alibaba logo is displayed during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut.


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Brandon Vandenburg looks at the jury as Judge Wilkins reads the charges during his trial on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Vandenburg and Cory Batey were guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo, Pool)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With two of former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial.


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This still image taken from a video posted on YouTube by jihadists on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, purports to show a still photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto holding what appears to be a photo of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh. Both are being held hostage by the Islamic State militant group. The still image was overdubbed with audio which condemns Jordan for not releasing Sajida al-Rishawi, saying that unless she is freed within 24 hours both will be killed. (AP Photo)TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State group extremists appealed publicly to Japan's leader to save her son Wednesday after his captors purportedly issued what they said was a final death threat.


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