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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 | 21 21 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 | 20 20 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
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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 | 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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St. Joe's lets second-half lead slip away
St. Joseph's College (12-7) fell 92-87 on Saturday afternoon after leading by as many as 17 late in the second-half, succumbing to The College of Staten Island's (13-5) furious comeback run. Michae...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coack K picks up 1,000th win over St. John's
For a while, it looked like St. John's would stall a historic moment in NCAA basketball history. St. John’s led No. 5 Duke by 10 points with 8:35 to play but could not hold on, falling 77-68 to the...
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Sandlot Athletic Alliance to celebrate 75 years
Group dedicated to promoting baseball among NY youth
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St. Joe's women fall to Jersey City U.
The St. Joseph's women's basketball team could not hold onto their halftime lead even with two players having double-doubles, as they fell to New Jersey City University, 63-56, in Jersey City on Mo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women top Crieghton
The Red Storm excelled on both ends of the floor Sunday afternoon, allowing a season-low 38 points and shooting a blistering 74 percent in the second half to down Creighton, 61-38, in Omaha. “I was...
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St. John's gets first confernce win
Second-half run secures road victory over Providence
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Lady Bears cruise to victory over rival Golden Eagles
Samantha Retas (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) led a balanced offensive attack with her third straight double-double as the St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn) women’s basketball team defeated St. Joseph’s (Long Isl...
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Trainer looks back on best year of his career
AT THE TRACK
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Comeback secures win for men in Hill Center debut
The St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) men’s basketball team erased a 13-point deficit with a strong second-half comeback against rivals St. Joseph’s (Long Island), winning 69-66 in their Hill Center ...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Hawks center lands scholarship to Div II school
LaGuardia Red Hawks center Charles Williams has made school history, becoming the first LaGuardia Community College basketball player to sign an athletic scholarship to attend a four-year college. ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women still undefeated
The Red Storm shot a season-best 54.5 percent from the floor and saw eight different players score on Sunday afternoon, as St. John’s improved to 9-0 with a 66-42 win at home over NJIT. “Obviously ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s improves to 8-1 with rout of Fordham
Rysheed Jordan matched a career-best with a game-high 24 points and D’Angelo Harrison added 22 as No. 24 St. John’s cruised to a 74-53 victory against Fordham at the MSG Holiday Festival. The Red S...
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Arm wrestlers compete for the title of ‘Golden Arm’
The New York Arm Wrestling Association recently hosted the 37th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions at Cheap Shots Bar in Flushing. Over 70 contestants and 200 spectators took pa...
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Expression makes aggressive move to win at Big A
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St. Joseph’s celebrates opening of new athletic facility
Lady Bears lose first home game on new court in Clinton Hill
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People arrive to the main square of Madrid during a Podemos (We Can) party march in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Tens of thousands of people, possibly more, are marching through Madrid’s streets in a powerful show of strength by Spain’s fledgling radical leftist party Podemos (We Can) which hopes to emulate the electoral success of Greece’s Syriza party in elections later this year. Supporters from across Spain converged onto Cibeles fountain before packing the avenue leading to Puerta del Sol square. Podemos aims to shatter the country’s predominantly two-party system and the “March for Change” gathered crowds in the same place where sit-in protests against political and financial corruption laid the party’s foundations in 2011. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)MADRID (AP) — At least 100,000 people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.


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MINSK (Reuters) - Peace talks on the Ukraine crisis, involving Ukrainian and Russian representatives and separatist envoys, broke up on Saturday after more than four hours with key players leaving the venue by different cars, a Reuters witness said. There was no announcement by those leaving the state residence and it was not known what the outcome of the talks was. (Writing by Richard Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)
2015-01-31 13:09:41 -0500

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo, some police officers, left, turn their backs in a sign of disapproval as Mayor Bill de Blasio remaks are transmitted on a large video screen during the funeral of New York Police Department Officer Wenjian Liu outside of a funeral home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio declares he has moved past the crisis with police that threatened to derail his administration. He says in an interview with The Associated Press that he was able to pull off the feat sticking to a strategy to maintain the moral high ground and avoid confrontation with police unions. At the same time, public opinion turned against police for their behavior in the feud, including turning their backs on the mayor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior.


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