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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 49 49 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 | 50 50 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 | 60 60 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 | 67 67 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 | 78 78 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 | 127 127 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 | 108 108 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 | 105 105 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 | 135 135 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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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...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Why hasn't Deputy Inspector Mauriello been removed?
Dear Editor: It is most unfortunate that police officers of the 81st Precinct were instructed by their superiors to essentially violate the civil rights of residents of our community of Bedford-Stu...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA cuts shameful
Dear Editor: I find the MTA cuts a real burden. I live in Glen Oaks Village and have to take on certain days the Q79 on Little Neck Parkway and the line has just been cut. It is my direct route to ...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Star wrong on OFA & Lopez
Dear Editor: Your front-page story regarding an alleged "joining" of forces between Organizing for America (OFA) and Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez was unfortunate and inaccurately presented t...
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Mayor: deliver park at St. Saviour's
Open letter to Mayor Bloomberg: A sacred and historic site called St. Saviour’s in Maspeth is a full block of empty space waiting to become a park.  We have a lot more children in the area now, and...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save our pools
Dear Editor: The decision of the New York City Parks department to close four city pools is not a very sound move. For many of our city residents, these pools are a very vital part of summer recrea...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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World Cup fever
Dear Editor: The quest for the World Cup of soccer, also known as football, has begun in South Africa. In Queens alone there is what only can be described as World Cup fever and everyone is cheerin...
Jun 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's dangerous intersection
Dear Editor: A traffic light or speed bump is seriously needed at the intersection of 60th Road and 60th Street in Maspeth.  Crossing there is dangerous. Cars fly on 60th Street because there is no...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albany needs to be reformed
Dear Editor: Recently, at a membership meeting of the Jefferson Democratic Club, the potential Democratic candidates for the 26th Assembly District were given a few minutes to speak about their can...
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BP and Obama's response a disaster
Dear Editor: The BP oil disaster has now reached monumental proportions. It has now reached the Florida beaches and is spreading and maiming the environment and killing wild life and destroying job...
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Father Rooney will be missed
Dear Editor: It has just come to my attention that Father James T. Rooney has passed away. I had known him when I first started attending Our Lady of the Snows, back 1988. My wife had to work night...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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New NY license plates are 'horrendous'
Dear Editor, Who designed the new New York license plates?  The blue and white plates, which are becoming obsolete, were so much more indicative of what New York was.   With the state outline in th...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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File picture shows a primary school class hearing the story of racial segregation in United States at the entrance of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, AlabamaA group of black civil rights activists was exonerated in the United States, more than 50 years after being condemned to hard labor for sitting in a white-only area. A judge in Rock Hill, South Carolina overturned the convictions of the "Friendship Nine" during a symbolic and at times emotional court session. "We cannot re-write history but we can right history," Judge John Hayes said, quoted by the Charlotte Observer. On January 31, 1961 the group mostly composed of students from nearby Friendship College went into a restaurant reserved for whites in the city of Rock Hill to protest segregation laws.


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Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo (10) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham (44) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Nuggets won 93-85. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.


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COMBO - This combination of two photographs shows the detail of a poster of an undated photograph of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, left, used during a demonstration calling for his release from the Islamic State group and a still image from video, right, of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack on a hotel that killed 60 people. Jordan said Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 it is willing to swap the woman held on death row in Jordan for the Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. (AP Photo)BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida.


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