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What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 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 | 105 105 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 | 115 115 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 | 173 173 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 | 225 225 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 | 240 240 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 | 243 243 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 | 356 356 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...

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Justin Greene Founder, Build it Green! NYC
In an 18,000-square-foot warehouse, Brooklyn native Justin Greene is helping homeowners save on remodeling, while saving the environment. Greene’s non-profit organization, Build It Green! NYC, is a...
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Ian McGowan Winged Fist Organization
Ever heard of the Irish-American Athletic Club (IAAC)? Not many people have, and yet a century ago, said western Queens resident Ian McGowan, IAAC members won more than 50 Olympic medals for the Un...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marija Pavic
Designer/Candy Plum boutique owner
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Maria Rizzo - Executive Chef, Halcyon Gourmet
From the time she was a child, Maria Rizzo loved to cook. Hailing from a large Italian family that observed huge Sunday dinners, she blossomed into a promising chef from a young age. “We had 30 peo...
Oct 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the Record: Antonio Pavia
Organic farmer
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On the Record: Robert Schwartz
16th Senate District candidate
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Gerard Corsini, Locksmith
Gerard Corsini’s interest in locks began when he was a child. He was fascinated by locks and keys and used to collect old padlocks as a hobby. When he was in high school he worked at an auto shop, ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharon Ascher, Interior Designer
On 82 Oak Street in Greenpoint, Sharon Ascher (aka Sacha) is experimenting with light, fabric and space in ways that bring a unique touch to the art of interior design. Ascher’s 2,400-square-foot r...
Sep 28, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jaydee
Filmmaker
Sep 14, 2010 | 9 9 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sonny Bari
Owner, Fuel Energy
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Cathy Erway Food Author
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Denise Ellen Savage, children's book author
Ever dreamed of writing a children's book? Denise Ellen Savage did - and she actually followed up on it. But writing an illustrated alphabet book was the easy part. Now the Woodhaven native, who ha...
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Mari Renwick, artist
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Gail Goode - Senate Candidate
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Zhifan Yang Scholarship Winner
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FILE - This Sept. 7, 2013 file photo shows actor Ken Watanabe at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago. The early-stage cancer was found in a medical checkup, the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor said on his Japanese Twitter account. His publicist confirmed the sickness Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, noting the 56-year-old actor will be forced to delay his return to Broadway's "The King and I." But Watanabe said he'd be back. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)TOKYO (AP) — Ken Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago.


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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, centre right, stands next to the head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk, centre left, during a ceremony of oath taking by the officers of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau’s Special Operations Department, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (Markiv Mykhailo/Pool Photo via AP)MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Ukraine on Wednesday that the organization would be unable to keep supporting the country financially if it doesn't step up its reform efforts.


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A wild elephant that strayed into the town stands after authorities shot it with a tranquilizer gun at Siliguri in West Bengal state, India, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The elephant had wandered from the Baikunthapur forest on Wednesday, crossing roads and a small river before entering the town. The panicked elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes before it was tranquilized. (AP Photo)KOLKATA, India (AP) — A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing homes and sending panicked residents running.


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