blog roll
our featured bloggers
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 | 28 28 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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 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 | 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...

more blogs

opinion
High Time for State Senate to Okay Medical Marijuana
STRICTLY STASI
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The harmful effects of airspace redesign on a Queens family
Op-Ed
Jun 11, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
No man left behind
IN OUR OPINION
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bravo Bloomberg! Harvard Speech Was Spot On
STRICTLY STASI
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Don't Miss an Opportunity to Invest in Queens
Op-Ed
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Saying our piece about that piece in school
IN OUR OPINION
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Is Liu Challenge Opening a Door for GOP?
STRICTLY STASI
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens Library board owes it to the public to come clean
IN OUR OPINION
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Do Not Count Christie Out
STRICTLY STASI
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Take the Time to Thanks a Vet
Op-Ed
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Clean site, but take care of neighbors too
IN OUR OPINION
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Room for Supportive Housing in NYC
STRICTLY STASI
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
World's Fair anniversaries a good time to discover Queens
Op-Ed
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Condi Scorn: The Closed Door of Free Thought
STRICTLY STASI
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ferry service critical to future of mass transit
It has been nearly three months since the India Street pier collapsed into the East River in Greenpoint, and while the city is still working to complete the investigation with RedSky Capital, Brook...
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Palestinian youths hold weapons during a military-style graduation ceremony after being trained at one of the Hamas-run Liberation Camps, in Gaza CityBy Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization. The ruling came days after the country faced some of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group and have repressed systematically since the army ousted one of its leaders, Mohamed Mursi, from the presidency in 2013. "The court ruled to ban the Qassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group," said judge Mohamed al-Sayid of the special Cairo court which deals with urgent cases.


2015-01-31 08:16:50 -0500
Representatives from Ukraine, Russia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and pro-Russian separatists gathered in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday in a fresh attempt to reopen peace talks on the Ukraine crisis. A Reuters reporter saw former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, and representatives from Russia and the OSCE, drive away towards Minsk after their arrival at the airport.
2015-01-31 08:10:42 -0500
PARIS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet with his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris on Sunday, the French finance ministry said on Saturday. Late on Friday, a source close to the French president's office told Reuters that President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel "agreed that it is important to respect the choices of the Greek people and for Greece to respect its commitments" to the holders of its debt. "There is a need for dialogue and exchange to better understand the intentions of the Greek government," the source said after Hollande and Merkel met over dinner in the French city of Strasbourg. The new Greek government wants to renegotiate the country's debt and end the austerity measures that it says its EU partners have imposed on Greece.
2015-01-31 08:08:04 -0500