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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 | 24 24 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 | 27 27 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 | 25 25 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 | 34 34 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 | 59 59 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 | 61 61 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 | 70 70 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 | 79 79 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 | 89 89 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 | 143 143 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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British horse takes G3 Knickerbocker at Belmont
AT THE TRACK
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO Hoop Stars Take the Court Against Cancer
St. Adalbert’s School in Elmhurst was host, this past weekend, October 11th & 12th, to thirty CYO youth basketball teams from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens Their goal was to have fun while rai...
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stars of the paddock teach Rugby to Queens kids
Push to promote one of the fastest growing team sports in country
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Familiar trainers take two-year-old stakes at Belmont
It was déjà vu on Sunday at Belmont Park as trainers Todd Pletcher and Michelle Nevin took a pair of prominent stakes for 2-year-olds, virtually mirroring Saturday’s results. Pletcher, who sent out...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes 21 crowns 2014 champ
It was an exciting finish to the 2014 Heroes 21 Basketball championship, which was held at the Variety Boys and Girls club in Astoria. The LeaderLife Fitness team edged out Team L’Union in a thrill...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s comes up big in win over Albany Pharmacy
In one of the biggest wins in program history, the St. Joseph’s College men’s soccer team proved to be a contender in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, defeating defending cham...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed results for Brooklyn Rubgy Club
In week 4 of 2014 season, the Brooklyn Rugby Club men got back on the winning side with a 26-24 win over Village Lions D3 in their first official game on their home turf. The Brooklyn women travele...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby men & women suffer week 2 losses
Brooklyn Rugby Club endured a couple of tough four-point losses on both the men’s and women’s sides this weekend. The men fell 23-19 to their long-time division rivals, Rockaway Rugby Club, while t...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Invading Humor battles back to take John Hettinger
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St. Joe’s kicks off 2014 soccer campaign with a 4-0 shutout
The St. Joseph’s College men’s soccer got their 2014 campaign off to a solid start with some newcomers making their mark in a 4-0 shutout of The New School in their 2014 season opener on Thursday n...
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Back brawlin’ in Brooklyn
Three-division world champion Amanda Serrano (21-1, 16 KO’s) knows first hand that she has a tough fight on her hands Thursday night at the Master Theater in Brooklyn when she takes on Jackie Trivi...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby Club gets 2014 off to a good start
Brooklyn Rugby Club kicked off its 2014 campaign with wins for both the men’s and women’s teams this weekend. The men opened the season with a 36-0 victory over Suffolk, while the women earned a de...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Serena defeats Wozniacki, wins 3rd straight Open
Unlikely duo battle it out for 2014 US Open men's title
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Williamsburg youth celebrate their 2014 baseball season
The Williamsburg Sports League celebrated the conclusion of their 2014 season with a trophy and awards ceremony at Lindsay Park. More than 100 ballplayers dressed in their uniforms joined coaches a...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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CityParks Tennis hosts annual Chase Aces tournament
To close out the summer sports season, CityParks Tennis hosted its annual Chase Aces youth tournament for 150 young players in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park last week. “The idea is to give them a fe...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks off the dais after an event to sign a higher education agreement between New Jersey and Mexico, at the Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico City. On Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, Christie is scheduled to arrive in the United Kingdom on his third recent foreign trip. His itinerary includes meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron, an Arsenal soccer match, a performance of Henry V and a visit to Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world stage.


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A man walks past closed businesses in central Athens on January 29, 2015Greece's anti-austerity government was to begin a European charm offensive Sunday aimed at building consensus on renegotiating its 240-billion-euro ($270 billion) bailout, even as Germany insisted it would not support any debt relief. Just hours before Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis headed to Paris to seek support for a renegotiation of the bailout, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he believed a deal could be reached with the EU and IMF. Varoufakis has talks scheduled with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, before heading to London and Rome. Sapin has already said the EU should be open to discussions with the new Greek government on restructuring its debt or extending the bailout terms.


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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 file photo, a protester holding a photo of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto who was taken hostage by the Islamic State group appeals to the government to save Goto during a rally in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic State militants sent Japan into shock and mourning Sunday, Feb. 1, days after his plight as a hostage in Syria united many people in praying for his release. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.


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