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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 | 3 3 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 | 11 11 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 | 11 11 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 | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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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'Como' and get it, Addabbo!
Will he or won't he? Will he or won't he? He will! Anthony Como, who had a cup of coffee in the City Council after he won a special election to replace Dennis Gallagher only to be defeated five mon...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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They're going hungry
What's all that grumbling in the City Council? It just might be Councilman Jumaane Williams' stomach! The Brooklyn pol recently went on a three-day fast for immigration reform. That's right, he did...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Un-Commons dilemma for state senator?
Hey, has anybody noticed that State Senator Toby Stavisky has been eerily quiet on one of the – if not the – biggest development project in her district currently making its way through the city UL...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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With guns a-blazin'
This really doesn't have anything to do with New York politics, and we really mean absolutely nothing. But we found it amusing just the same, and that we would share with you a glimpse of how local...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Poz ready to make a Love Connection
Hey ladies, are you feeling lonely tonight? Been looking for Mr. Right, but just keep ending up with unambitious losers who can't seem to hold down a job? Well, you're in luck! According to a New Y...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens pol takes on MLB, Apple
She may only be a state lawmaker from Flushing, but that isn't stopping Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Flushing from taking on the big boys. In fact, just last week she called out Major League Basebal...
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing is their 'hood
Speaking of all things Flushing, we know this doesn't really have anything to do with politics, but somebody alerted us to this Youtube video recently that officially gives the neighborhood its str...
May 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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The suspense is killing us
Oh Tony Avella, why do you twease us so?! We find out that you have a Twitter account and we're constantly checking back to find out what is on your mind at any given moment, and all you give us th...
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Straight Dope
We're not really sure how much of this billboard is actually true, but we tend to believe everything that we read on giant signs while sitting in our cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic, so we have no...
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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If you haven't heard of Anthony Weiner, you will
As any fervent - or even casual follower of New York politics can tell you - our elected officials have a propensity for lying. And we're not talking about the little white lies that they like to t...
Apr 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google has gone too far this time
Apparently, people all over the country, and by people we mean primarily politicians, are falling all over themselves trying to devise and scheme up crazy stunts to lure the almighty and benevolent...
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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A federal grand jury? Here we go again
Anybody in Queens up for more special elections? Alright, special elections might be a little premature, but can any elected official in Queens stay out of hot water? While nobody has been charged ...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn pol says "Stop the Sag"
The Belt Parkway doesn't actually run through State Senator Eric Adams' district, but he sure wishes it did, so to speak. Adams recently made a video urging young black youth in his district to “St...
Mar 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Levin's colleagues fall like Domino?
Sure, when we first start a new job we all want to hit the ground running, but let's face it, there is also that first two weeks or so when you just want to ease into your new responsibilities and ...
Mar 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just when we thought things couldn't get stranger
We thought last week would be our last update on the race between Assemblyman Jose Peralta, former State Senator Hiram Monserrate, and Republican Robert Beltrani, but so much has happened in the pa...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Human rights activist and top model Dirie from Somalia delivers a speech as part of the 4th World Meeting of Human Values and Culture of Lawfulness in MonterreyBy Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermodel turned campaigner against female genital mutilation Waris Dirie said on Thursday she was optimistic that FGM could be eradicated in her lifetime, branding the tradition "a cruel and perfidious war on little girls." "FGM breaches all human rights and has no place in any 21st century society," said Dirie, who underwent FGM in Somalia when she was 5 years old and whose sister bled to death after being cut. Dirie said her Desert Flower Foundation aimed to save 1 million girls across Africa from the "barbaric" ritual in the next few years through a sponsorship project which provides food, kerosene and school fees to families who pledge not to cut their daughters. GROWING MOMENTUM AGAINST FGM Speaking after receiving a human rights award at the House of Lords in London, Dirie welcomed the growing global momentum to stamp out FGM, a procedure which can cause lifelong physical and psychological problems.


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File photo of Rod McKuen performing at The 4th Annual S.T.A.G.E. event in Los Angeles, California, on October 25, 2003US poet, songwriter and singer Rod McKuen, a multiple Academy Award nominee, has died at the age of 81, US media reported. McKuen died on Thursday in Los Angeles of respiratory arrest after suffering from pneumonia, friend and producer Jim Pierson said, according to the Los Angeles Times. McKuen was a prolific composer, working with artists such as Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra.


2015-01-30 03:07:24 -0500

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) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico.


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