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Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...
Long Island Man Driving Lamborghini Dies in Single Car Run-Off-Road Crash
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Dec 29, 2015 | Car Accident Attorney's , PTB Blog Port Jefferson, Long Island Car Crash CBS New York reported that Glen Nelson, age 48, who lived in Belle Terre died in a crash ...
Marco Malvaldi’s “Game For Five”
Dec 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena To read a book that was originally written in Italian and that uses idiomatic expressions with validity and proper impact in the English translation is a special tr...
Million Dollar Legal Mistakes by a Billion Dollar Company
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 361 361 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans | Dec 8, 2015 | Employment Defense Attorney Even billion dollar companies can allow legal mistakes to occur and have it cost them millions of dollars. Such appears to be the case...
Celebrity Divorces: Angry Divorces to Avoid and Amicable Examples to Follow
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 318 318 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 8, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce | Suffolk County Divorce & Family Law Attorney:Celebrity Divorces It is no secret that celebrities are often put in the position of role models for the re...

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Hector Batista, CEO/Big Brothers Big Sisters
Hector Batista is celebrating National Mentoring Month in a big way. The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the country’s first youth mentoring organization, opened up new offices th...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ari Hoffnung, CEO/Vireo Health of NY
As the first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Queens this past weekend, Ari Hoffnung, CEO of Vireo Health of New York has a message: they are not selling joints or pot brownies. The Minnesota...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shamsul Haque, Vice Chair/BAPA
Shamsul Haque is a Bangladeshi American police officer who is also Muslim. And he sees no problem with that. “I don’t see personally any conflict between our religion and our country because the Am...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill Weisberg, Forestdale
For William “Bill” Weisberg, his end goal is ending child poverty. Weisberg is the new executive director of Forestdale, a direct family service organization in Forest Hills. He succeeds Anstiss Ag...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margie Ray, Ebbets Field Resident
On the first Tuesday of every month, a truck pulls up in the parking lot of the seven-building housing complex called Ebbets Field. The site used to be home to Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, befor...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Cumberbatch, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
South Jamaica recently celebrated an entire year without shootings in one of its targeted areas. LIFE Camp, a nonprofit that aims to reduce gun violence, worked with other community partners to hal...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feniosky Pena-Mora, DDC Commissioner
Feniosky Pena-Mora wants to build a pipeline. The Columbia University professor-turned-agency commissioner created the STEAM Initiatives division, led by Deputy Commissioner Lee Llambelis, in Novem...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Garland, GO! Tennis
George Garland, owner of GO! Tennis, is running a Junior Holiday Tennis Camp in a few weeks. The camp will be held for up to 45 children of all ages and skill sets. After 13 years as tennis directo...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, Artist
Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, an artist from Colombia living in Briarwood, recently opened her first exhibition at an art gallery in Manhattan. Her exhibition featured her inspiring work under the ul...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sean Price - Chairman, Shannon Gaels GAA
The Shannon Gaels GAA club gathered more than 400 members at the Terrace on the Park for its 13th Annual Dinner Dance, an end-of-the-year celebration of the club’s achievements. And the organizatio...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Raskin, Riders Alliance
Getting to LaGuardia Airport is so difficult by public transportation that transportation activists and Rider's Alliance Director John Raskin says it's almost like the MTA and LaGuardia are activel...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anne Victoria Clark, Comedian
While few among us haven’t spent a weekend binge-watching a TV series, Astoria comedian Anne Victoria Clark is rare among binge-watchers in that she’s putting the lazy Sunday routine to good use. H...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taryn Sacramone, Queens Theatre
It’s an exciting time for the Queens Theatre, says managing director Taryn Sacramone, as the venue readies for the first production in its theatre series, the Christopher Sergel adaptation of To Ki...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Willis Thomas, Artist
Making the trek across the Brooklyn Bridge will become a far prettier affair come 2017, with the Department of Cultural Affair’s (DCA) recent announcement that a new 12-foot sculpture has been comm...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sebough Yegparian, Toro Ironworks Kitchen & Bar
Hungry Brooklynites looking for Mexican with a twist have had their prayers answered with the recent opening of Toro Ironworks Kitchen and Bar at 254 Driggs Avenue in Greenpoint. Toro primarily fea...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smog-choked cities are fuelling a boom in electric vehicles in China, driving hopes for the industry's global future, with the world's biggest car market offering economies of scale that could make the technology mainstreamGovernment subsidies are fuelling a boom in electric vehicles in China, driving hopes for the industry's global future as the world's biggest car market offers economies of scale that could make the technology mainstream. Sales of electric cars, though still modest, have rocketed four-fold in a year -- thanks in part to lavish government handouts -- as Beijing looks to cut down on dangerous air pollution that shrouds urban areas. The sector has been a contrast with the rest of the market for cars in China, where growth has slowed markedly alongside the wider economy.


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Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak announces revisions to the fiscal budget in PutrajayaBy A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work. Najib is facing the biggest political crisis in his seven-year premiership over a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and over deposits of $681 million in his private bank account. Najib, chairman of the 1MDB advisory board, has denied any wrongdoing and says he did not take any money for personal gain.


2016-02-07 01:22:44 -0500

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Rubio speaks as Trump listens during the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in ManchesterBy Steve Holland, Emily Stephenson and James Oliphant MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing. Under assault from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over his level of experience as a first-term U.S. senator from Florida, Rubio retreated time and again to canned statements from his stump speech and looked uncomfortably rattled for the first time after seamless performances at seven prior debates. "Marco, the thing is this," Christie said during one heated exchange early in the night, "when you're president of the United States, when you're a governor of a state, the memorized 30-second speech where you talk about how great America is at the end of it doesn't solve one problem for one person." While Rubio recovered later in the debate, the timing of his performance was terrible, coming three days before New Hampshire Republicans register their choices on Tuesday in the nation's second nominating contest.


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