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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?
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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 | 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 | 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 | 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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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
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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
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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.
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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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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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A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in Warsaw(Reuters) - Some 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.


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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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