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What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 16 16 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 | 68 68 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 | 103 103 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 | 114 114 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 | 171 171 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 | 223 223 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 | 355 355 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...
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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
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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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Ian Kellam, of Costa Mesa, fires a shot as he and friends play Disc Golf at a course in Central Park in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade. (Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLOS ANGELES (AP) — A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade.


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Yang Feng Glan, who is suspected of trafficking ivory, is escorted by police officers as she leaves the Kisutu Residents Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaThe chase was the result of new breakthroughs in Tanzania's fight against an increasingly rapacious poaching trade, which has felled 60 percent of the country's elephant population in the past five years. The agents' target that day was Yang Feng Glan, a 66-year-old Chinese national dubbed the "Ivory Queen," who is accused of running a smuggling empire stretching from the game parks of Tanzania to the clandestine ivory markets of Asia.


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FILE — In this Jan. 7, 2002 file photo provided by World Surf League, Clyde Aikau, left, brother of Eddie Aikau, drops into a wave as Tony Ray, of Australia, finishes during the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau big wave surf competition at Waimea Bay, Hawaii. Event organizers say the competition will again take place Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, for the first time in over six years as the surf conditions on the North Shore of Oahu are expected to meet the strict minimum requirements. (Ronen Zilbermen/World Surf League via AP, File)HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — The wait is over for a select group of big-wave surfers as "The Eddie" big-wave competition is set to get underway at Oahu's Waimea Bay.


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