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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 | 19 19 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 | 57 57 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 | 76 76 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 | 139 139 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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Alyson Chiaramonte: Athlete of the Week
If you’re a frequent reader of the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star sports section, then Alyson Chiaramonte should be a familiar name to you. We raved about St. Joe’s fireball-throwing pitcher last year...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's Prep Varsity Girls Basketball Team Made It All The Way to New York State CHSAA Playoffs
The 2009-10 Varsity Girls Basketball Team had a very successful season. For the second consecutive year, the Varsity girls captured the Diocesan Div. II championship with a 51-40 victory over Fontb...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Camus Does it Again
Last week we pointed out Jason Camus of St. Magaret, who advanced to the State Finals of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. Well, on Sunday, Jason's free throw prowess was on full disp...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lance Stephenson entering NBA Draft
"Born Ready" has decided that he is ready for the pros. Lance Stephenson, the Coney Island prodigy who led Lincoln High School to four city championships, has entered the NBA Draft after one season...
Apr 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alvin Melendez: One to Watch
A tip of the cap, if you will, to one of the pitching aces of the Majors squad “THE CAGE” in the Forest Hills Little League, who led the team to their first victory Sunday afternoon on Field 1 at F...
Apr 15, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Christ the King Star Tina Charles selected No. 1 in WNBA draft
Charles averaged 18 points and nine rebounds while leading Uconn to an NCAA Division-I record 78 consecutive victories and back-to-back national championships.
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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13.1 Marathon races through Corona
Under picture-perfect running conditions Saturday, more than 3,200 runners competed in the inaugural 13.1 Marathon New York in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Shaun Evans of Upstate New York and Kris...
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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McLeod-Wells improves to 3-1 with Victory at B.B. King's
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells beat Laura Gomez in a unanimous decision at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on March 31 to improve to 3-1. The outcome of the four-round bout was never in doubt. Go...
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five Things We Learned About the Mets on Opening Day
5. Jason Bay is worth the money They might not have opened their purse strings all the way up during the offseason, but Jason Bay looks like he'll be a strong addition to the team. Bay's affinity f...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmcor Holds ‘Top 40’ 8th Graders All-Star Game
Willaim H. Mayers SR., Head Basketball Coach at Elmcor Youth Center in Corona pictured here with Richard Kosik, one of the most well-respected Educational Consultants for athletes in New York. Kosi...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Helen’s Boys win Championship
St. Helen’s CYO Cadet High School Team, finished their year with a Championship at St. Thomas the Apostle in their Annual “Frankie Caropolo Memorial Basketball Tournament”. St. Helen’s won the last...
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Selma Babic: Athlete of the Week
LIU’s Selma Babic had a stellar week, winning two singles matches and three doubles victories as the Blackbirds extended their winning streak to six. On March 24. Babic knocked off Sacred Heart’s K...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christ the King Boys & Girls win State Championships
After surviving the storm that was the Intersectionals, you had to figure the Royals had a good shot at winning up in Glens Falls. And win is exactly what they did, as the Christ the King boy’s bas...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s Hires Steve Lavin as Men’s Basketball Coach
Red Storm Director of Athletics Chris Monasch announced on Tuesday that Steve Lavin – whose seven-year coaching record at UCLA included six NCAA Tournament appearances, five trips to the NCAA Round...
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davidson Named USCAA & AD3I Baseball Player of the Week
BROOKLYN, NY – Senior third baseman/pitcher Chris Davidson (San Carlos, CA/Carlmont) led the St. Joseph’s College baseball team to a pair of wins compiling a .579 batting average (11-for-19) and wa...
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in WarsawSome 2.1 million vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co are being recalled to fix a potentially defective chip that could cause air bags to deploy inadvertently, U.S. federal vehicle safety regulators said Saturday. The vehicles were subject to three earlier recalls, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement that "a small number of vehicles" fixed under those earlier actions had experienced inadvertent air bag deployments. The recalls were not related to a wider issue involving millions of vehicles recalled over Takata Corp air bags.


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This Jan. 8, 2015 photo provided by Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team, shows pilots from left, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M., and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia, before they lift off in a gas balloon in Saga, Japan. The Two Eagles pilots have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history in a bid to remove the qualifiers that have complicated a century of record keeping in long-distance ballooning. Now they're aiming for a safe landing on the beaches of Baja California. (AP Photo/Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.


2015-01-31 11:11:33 -0500

Detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in WashingtonA U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches. Final decisions are not imminent in the efforts to find successors to Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, who steps down March 1, and Richard Fisher of the Dallas Fed, who retires on March 19. Matthew Rutherford, whose stint as Treasury's top domestic finance official ended on Friday, was under consideration at least in early stages of the searches, according to three sources. James McAndrews, who heads up research at the neighboring New York Fed, was considered for the job in Philadelphia, where he once worked.


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