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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 | 22 22 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 | 24 24 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 | 22 22 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?
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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 | 59 59 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 | 68 68 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 | 78 78 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 | 87 87 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 | 140 140 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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Any sunnyside Development Needs Community Input
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Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hug A Cop Today
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Despite PBA reaction, de Blasio was fair
This week, we saw a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge turn violent when six protesters allegedly assaulted two NYPD lieutenants who were trying to apprehend a man who was attempting to throw a garbage...
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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There aren't many like Herman Badillo
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I Love Loosies and the People Who Sell Them
The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn’t intend to kill him. They intended only to show him who’s boss on the streets of Staten ...
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Body cameras a good start
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A Good Vote for New York
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LinkNYC: A Catalyst for New Opportunity
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Ray Rice and America’s Commitment to Non-Commitment
Hosni Mubarak and former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice both had good weeks. Charges were dropped on Egypt’s ousted president Mubarak, which means that despite the uprising in this usually ...
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No reason for people to go hungry in NYC
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HIV is a Virus, Not a Crime
The first national “HIV is Not a Crime” conference was held this summer in Iowa. Writer and HIV/AIDS advocate Mark S. King wrote in his blog about his experience. Most notably he speaks about an ex...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where Would We Be Without Our Local Small Businesses ?
It has been said the small businesses are the backbone of our communities here in Queens, and I am certainly one to reiterate that sentiment. The small businesses, many of which I frequent myself –...
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City needs to enforce its truck routes
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Green Buildings & More
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Outpatient Surgery Needs Immediate Reform
A dangerous new healthcare trend was recently exposed with the passing of Joan Rivers: doctors performing procedures in a private facility that have traditionally been done in a hospital. Many of t...
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N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chadian forces have killed 120 militants from Boko Haram in a battle in the north of neighbouring Cameroon that began when the insurgents attacked its troops, the army said in a statement on Saturday, adding that three of its soldiers were killed. Boko Haram has recently launched cross-border attacks from Nigeria into Cameroon and Chad as part of its five-year drive for an Islamist state in the northeast of Nigeria. Chad and Cameroon have stepped up troop deployments to fight the militants and on Saturday Chad's army said it bombarded Boko Haram militants.
2015-01-31 18:10:23 -0500

This image released by the Two Eagles Balloon Team in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shows the team's mission control as the Two Eagles balloon lands off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, on January 31, 2015Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev made a controlled descent four miles off the coast of Baja California near La Poza Grande after a change in winds made a landing at sea a "more prudent" option than landing onshore. "Mexican authorities are cooperating fully and the Coast Guard is enroute to the balloon. We anticipate they will tow the capsule to shore," a statement from the Two Eagles team said. "A water landing is acceptable under the international rules governing the establishment of world records," the statement said, noting that two recognized around-the-world records also ended at sea.


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CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK - Martin Laird reacts after hitting his tee shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open.


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