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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 | 18 18 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 | 19 19 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 | 56 56 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
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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 | 75 75 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 | 138 138 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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Independents, rise up!
Dear Editor: If you are a Republican or Democrat you really don’t have to do much thinking about the candidate or issues – your focus is to support your party. And each party will vigorously promot...
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Protect New York’s waterways
Dear Editor: Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes and bays. Since then, New York has taken the lead on water protection by maintaining some of...
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Help voters vote
Dear Editor: Four years ago, for the United States Presidential Election, voter turnout was higher than usual across most of the country. This year, Americans are once again gearing up to go to the...
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Stupid is what stupid does
Dear Editor: Are the American people stupid? Why did they re-elect Roosevelt four times when he presided over the Great Depression for eight years - the eight years before we entered into World War...
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Keep Capital One open
Dear Editor: The Capitol One Bank branch located at 164th Street and 69th Avenue in Fresh Meadows will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, October 6. A bank has been at this location for mor...
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Your tax dollars hard at work...Not!
Dear Editor: Last week, a resident of our condo was not pleased with a replacement light (which was installed in the complex) and “naturally” called the 104th Precinct. Within minutes squad cars we...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the FAA to court
Dear Editor: In view of the arrogance and duplicity of the Federal Aviation Administration with regard to the trial run of the new RNAV navigational system at LaGuardia Airport, which has environme...
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Elections board screwed up big time
Dear Editor: Just when I thought the Board of Elections (BOE) couldn't get any dumber, they proved me wrong. On Primary Day they screwed up big-time, offending most Kew Gardens Hills Democratic and...
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Our mayor cares
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud the Board of Health for voting to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. We are rapidly becoming a nation of fat, unfit and unhealthy people. Mayor Michael Bl...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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No new school in Woodside
Dear Editor: I live in Woodside at 57th Street and Woodside Avenue. Presently, there are two elementary schools in this small area. One is St. Sebastian’s, which takes in students from three other ...
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Conventions just a bunch of empty promises
Dear Editor: Well, the conventions are over and now we await the debates. Do people really believe the empty promises made by the Democrats and Republicans? I, for one, never heard such a crock in ...
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What has happened to the U.S.?
Dear Editor: I want to know what happened to the country I grew up in and vowed to serve and protect against all enemies foreign and domestic. We give billions to countries that hate and attack us,...
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Libya needs to be warned
Dear Editor: The attack on the American Embassy in Libya that resulted in the death of our ambassador and three other Americans can only be described as horrific. Why did that film producer have to...
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‘Nuff said
Dear Editor: I support the plan to cut projected U.S. oil use in half in 20 years. Sincerely, Thomas Pellegrino Richmond Hill
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to recycle our energy
Dear Editor: In Bayside I find the chore of separating garbage relatively pleasurable…relatively, compared to out east. Here in Amagansett, we pay $50 each year for the privilege of separating our ...
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New Italian President Sergio Mattarella, left, poses for photographers with Lower Chamber president Laura Boldrini, right at the Constitutional court building near the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, in Rome, Jan. 31, 2015. Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday. Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority. The 73-year-old former minister with center-left political roots went on to garner 665 votes from the 1,009 eligible electors. Known as a man of few words, Mattarella cemented that reputation with his first remarks to the nation. "My thoughts go, above all, to the difficulties and hopes of our fellow citizens. That's enough, he said, referring to the grim economic situation. Italy is mired in recession and unemployment has hovered about 13 percent nationally. Young Italians are increasingly seeking work abroad. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, Ansa) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.


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By Kole Casule SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia's chief opposition leader was charged by police on Saturday with conspiring with a foreign intelligence service to topple the government. Zoran Zaev, leader of the Social Democrats, denied the charges, saying authorities were trying in vain to prevent the publication of what he says is incendiary evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the conservative government of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Gruevski, in power since mid-2006, accused Zaev of trying to blackmail him to call a snap election during face-to-face talks in September and November, saying Zaev claimed he had gathered intelligence against the government with the help of a foreign spy service. "I watched and listened to the head of the opposition ... informing me that he is collaborating with a foreign intelligence service," Gruevski said.
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In this photo provided by NASA the mobile service tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive observatory onboard, at the Space Launch Complex 2, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The rocket is scheduled to launch early Saturday morning. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers prepare for drought conditions.


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