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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 | 12 12 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)
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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 | 12 12 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 | 52 52 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 | 63 63 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 | 70 70 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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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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Mets fall in home opener
Photos by Michael O'Kane The New York Mets officially opened the season at Citi Field last Friday afternoon, taking on the Washington Nationals in the team's home opener. Despite a 6-2 loss, the ex...
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Lavin diagnosed with prostate cancer
St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin was diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer this past fall and will undergo treatment in the coming weeks, the university announced on Friday. Lavin and h...
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Down & out: main event lasts only 18 seconds
Saturday night at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, an enthusiastic crowd witnessed an action-packed boxing event that was promoted by Rob Diaz and Havoc Boxing Promotions. In the main event,...
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Heroes Youth Basketball League Signup Begins
With a name change to Heroes Basketball League to commemorate our coaches, sponsors and supporters who sacrificed their lives in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, this youth basketball le...
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Know thy Enemy
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Enjoy the Game, not the Expectations
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McClancy coach inducted into yet another Hall of Fame
On March 20, Don Kent, varsity basketball coach at Msgr. McClancy High School in East Elmhurst, was inducted into the New York State Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. A former CYO player and St. Fra...
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Flushing Flyers make it 25 in a row
The Flushing YMCA Flyers swim team captured its 25th consecutive YMCA State Championship during the March 18-20 meet at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. More than 1,400 swimmers representing 40 team...
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St. Adalbert's Wins Back-to-Back Titles
The St. Adalbert Bantam girls joined the elite teams in St. Adalbert history by capturing their second consecutive Brooklyn Queens Diocesan championship, defeating St. Francis De Sales of Rockaway ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The battle for second base
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Parks Swim Teams Dive Into Competition
More than 600 children from 12 Parks Department swim teams throughout the five boroughs competed in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle events, as well as a team relay, at the second ...
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LIU defeats Robert Morris for NEC title
Tournament win lands team an automatic bid in NCAA tourney
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SJU headed to the Big Dance
After compiling a resume that included wins against six Top 25 teams, four in the top 10, a return to the rankings for the first time since 2000-01 and winning 20 games for the first time since 200...
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Why a low key off-season was the Mets best long-term move
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SJU ends season with 20 wins
St. John’s beat South Florida 72-56 on Saturday, finishing the season in a three-way tie for third place in the Big East. After a rough start, the Red Storm responded in a way that captured New Yor...
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A worker fills up a car with fuel at a gas station in CaracasBy Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil rose on Friday as concerns over fighting in Iraq extended short covering from the previous session, but crude prices were still poised for a seventh month of declines, the longest rout on record. A supply glut and OPEC's refusal to cut output has driven benchmark Brent and U.S. crude futures down 60 percent since June. A Reuters poll shows oil prices may post only a mild recovery in the second half of the year, with prices still averaging less in 2015 than during the global financial crisis. Crude was up in early trading Friday in New York on renewed violence in oil producer Iraq, where Islamic State militants had struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.


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Deinego, representative of the separatist self-proclaimed Luhansk republic, speaks to the media before leaving Belarus at Minsk's International airportBy Aleksandar Vasovic and Andrei Makhovsky DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began. Rebel delegates flew to the Belarus capital Minsk, only to announce that no talks would take place on Friday and they were flying straight back to Moscow. Any talks would be the first since a five-month-old ceasefire collapsed with a new rebel advance last week. The main rebel stronghold Donetsk echoed to the sound of heavy artillery fire, including salvoes from multiple rocket launchers and heavier thuds from artillery coming from the direction of the airport, a constant battlefield.


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In Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium-filled balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean have surpassed a duration record as they approach North America after staying aloft for 138 hours and 27 minutes.


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