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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 | 37 37 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)
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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 | 31 31 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?
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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 | 63 63 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
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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 | 74 74 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
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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 | 94 94 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 | 151 151 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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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...
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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, ...
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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...
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Jaydee
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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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A man fills up his car at a petrol station in RomeOil prices fell in early trading on Monday as unions called a strike at U.S. oil and chemical plants on the weekend, cutting some of the gains made late last week when prices roared more than 8 percent on a sharp drop in U.S. drilling. Brent crude oil futures were trading at $51.98 a barrel at 7.20 p.m. ET , down $1.01, and U.S. WTI futures were trading at $47.22 a barrel, down $1.02 per barrel.


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Marshawn Lynch (C) of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by Rob Ninkovich (L) and Dont'a Hightower (R) of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIXGlendale (United States) (AFP) - 00:31 GMT - TOUCHDOWN Seattle - Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews makes an impressive catch to help bring Seattle into the redzone. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch gets the ball to the 2-yard line, then on the next play runs the ball in for Seattle's first touchdown. The score is now tied at 7-7.


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Pro-Russian separatists ride on a tank in Donetsk, eastern UkraineBy Natalia Zinets and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. "Fighting continues across all sections of the frontline," Kiev military spokesman Volodymyr Polyovy said in a briefing, noting that some 13 soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which took part in the talks in Minsk, Belarus, along with envoys from Ukraine and Russia, said rebel delegates had not been ready to discuss crucial points of a peace plan. "In fact, they were not even prepared to discuss implementation of a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons," the OSCE said in a statement.


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