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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 | 44 44 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
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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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
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by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
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by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Knockdown Center eyes last-minute liquor approval for concert
SLA to make its decision just days before MIA shows
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'Grand' opening: new TD Bank opens in Maspeth
NYRP teams up to speed along MillionTreesNYC
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NWF presents Maspeth High with Green Flag
Thanks to the efforts of students in the Maspeth Green Club, the National Wildlife Federation awarded Maspeth High School with the prestigious Green Flag, making them the fifth school in the city a...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/21/14-4/27/14)
Monday, Apr. 21 Freddy Fernandez was arrested at 1674 Cornelia Street for assault in the third degree by Officer McDonald. Victor Morrero was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Cornelia Street for driv...
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St. Stan's pastor to screen film on Aramaic language
Says findings hold an important place in history
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Newtown Creek Alliance pushes to cleanup Plank Road
An environmental activist could barely ask for a tougher beat than an industrial waterway, but that hasn’t stopped the Newtown Creek Alliance from working for the past 12 years to raise awareness a...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/14/14-4/20/14)
Monday, Apr. 14 Xavier Cayugna-Jara was arrested at 54-29 Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Sullivan. Onice Andino was arrested at 60-35 67th Avenue for criminal mischief by Of...
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Two sides to 70th St. one-way proposal
Petition in opposition, while pol to push implementation
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St. Stan's inducts eight into Hall of Fame
St. Stanislaus School inducted eight new people into its Hall of Fame Saturday night at a dinner at the Grand Avenue school that drew more than 200 people. The event raised more than $40,000, which...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/7/14-4/13/14)
Monday, Apr. 7 Sonia Rojas was arrested at the intersection of Borden and Maurice avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Toor. Rosa Ochoa was arrested at 59-93 Fresh Pond Road for endange...
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Queens street now bears the name of late pope
In honor of the late leader of the Catholic Church, 56th Road between 61st and 64th streets in front of Holy Cross Church was renamed Pope John Paul II Way on Sunday. Pope John Paul II visited the ...
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Vietnam vets organize blood drive for Toro
Former group president suffering from war-related cancer
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/31/14-4/6/14)
Monday, Mar. 31 Curtis Porter was arrested at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 64th Street for robbery by Officer Rogers. Francisco Laurenno was arrested at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 6...
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Activist looks to oust longtime Maspeth assemblywoman
Fedkowskyj kicks off his campaign to unseat incumbent
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One-way proposal for 70th Street in Maspeth
Confusion over exactly when change will occur
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2014 file photo, a photograph of Fidel Castro hangs under the Spanish word "Welcome" on the wall at a state-run food market in Havana, Cuba. On Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, after more than a month of silence, Castro made his first public comments about the news that the U.S. and his island nation will restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro has ended his silence over the Dec. 17 declaration that Cuba and the United States would move to restore full diplomatic relations, writing that though he does not trust Washington's politics, differences between the nations should be resolved through cooperation.


2015-01-26 22:19:14 -0500

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro attends the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in HavanaBy Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties. "I don't trust the policy of the United States nor have I had an exchange with them, but this does not mean ... a rejection of a peaceful solution to conflicts or the dangers of war," Fidel Castro, 88, said in a statement published on the website of Cuba's Communist Party newspaper Granma. The United States and Cuba held historic high-level talks last week in Havana that are expected to lead to the re-establishment of diplomatic ties severed by Washington in 1961.


2015-01-26 22:19:05 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.
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