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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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 31 31 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 | 63 63 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 | 67 67 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 | 74 74 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 | 85 85 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 | 94 94 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 | 149 149 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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SJU baseball team ranked 26th
It's never too cold for baseball. With the season slated to open in just under two months, the St. John’s baseball team has been ranked No. 26 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll. T...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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SFC water polo team headed to Final Four
The St. Francis College men’s water polo Team returned to the top of the East Coast water polo world with an 8-4 victory over Navy at the CWPA Eastern Championships. The win puts the men in the NCA...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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TCU to join the Big East
Texas Christian University has accepted an invitation for full membership into the Big East Conference, it was announced Monday. The big East, by a vote of its presidents and chancellors, extended ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens fighter gets a title shot
Last week at the Universal Boxing Gym in Ozone Park, heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24KO's) participated in an open media workout in anticipation of his upcoming title fight against T...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Champ: I'm ready
During a recent media workout, IBF International Heavyweight Champion Tomasz Adamek said he felt his preparation is right where it should be at this time. "I've been training hard for seven weeks w...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's gets first win of the season
First for new head coach Steve Lavin
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polee leads SJU in loss
Red Storm rookie Dwayne Polee II was dazzling with 16 points in his collegiate debut, but it was not enough as Clint Steindl scored a career-high 22 points, Matthew Dellavedova added 15 points and ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU touts new signings
Lands some of the top talent in the country
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU wins men's basketball season opener
Sophomore Jamal Olasewere scored a career-high 17 points and led a strong effort for the Long Island University men’s basketball team in an 87-64 win over Norfolk State in the 2010-11 opener at the...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: John Sallhag
Sallhag named to All-NEC team St. Francis senior forward John Sallhag was selected to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team after a sensational final season for the Terriers in 2010. Sallhag, a ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn/Queens College Basketball Preview
Change is common thread for local teams
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Ice Rink Opens in Glendale
Aviator Queens to open up across from Atlas Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freed Miner Chilean to Race in NYC Marathon
Edison Pena ran six miles a day while trapped in a coal mine for 69 days.
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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One to Watch: Vinny Maddalone
Boxing fans, this flushing son in quite a fighter. Maddalone, a 36 year-old Queens heavyweight, has an impressive record of 33 wins, 6 losses and 24 knockouts. In fact, he won his first 15 fights, ...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: 13 Straight for Queens College
Who said that 13 was an unlucky number? For the Queens College Women’s Tennis team, 13 is downright fantastic. On Monday, the Lady Knights knocked off Molloy College 8-1 for their 13th consecutive ...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Russian separatists ride on a tank in Donetsk, eastern UkraineBy Natalia Zinets and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. "Fighting continues across all sections of the frontline," Kiev military spokesman Volodymyr Polyovy said in a briefing, noting that some 13 soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which took part in the talks in Minsk, Belarus, along with envoys from Ukraine and Russia, said rebel delegates had not been ready to discuss crucial points of a peace plan. "In fact, they were not even prepared to discuss implementation of a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons," the OSCE said in a statement.


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Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, top right, wearing an Arsenal scarf in the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. In the front centre the England international coach Roy Hodgson sits with former England international player Gary Neville. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — An unabashed fan of the Dallas Cowboys, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent Super Bowl Sunday on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, watching football of another sort.


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Soldiers and security block a road as they secure the venue during a rally of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015Nigeria's military on Sunday repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections. The hours-long attack on the strategic capital of Borno state was the Islamists' second attempt to take Maiduguri in a week. As government forces were holding off Boko Haram in Maiduguri, the airforce of neighbouring Chad was pounding the militants' positions in Gamboru, a town on Nigeria's border with Cameroon 140 kilometres (87 miles)to the northeast. With near-relentless violence plaguing much of the northeast, and Boko Haram still in control of large swathes of the region, fears are mounting over the prospect of organising polls on February 14.


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