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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 56 56 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 | 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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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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Liu announces bid for State Senate
Will challenge fellow Democrat Tony Avella
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the 2014 Memorial Day Parade grand marshals
The organizers of this Sunday's Maspeth Memorial Day Parade have announced that Karen Burke and Leonard Masone will be this year's grand marshals. Burke was born and raised in Maspeth. she attended...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crossing guards honored for stalwart service
In recognition of their dedication to the safety of local school children, Assemblyman Mike Miller hosted an awards ceremony at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council last week for the crossing guards...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens celebrates two World’s Fair anniversaries
In remembrance of two World’s Fairs that changed the face of modern society, the World’s Fair Anniversary Committee hosted a 50th and 75th Anniversary celebration in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/12/14-5/18/14)
Monday, May 12 Brooklyn Moore was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for assault by Officer Pofanti. Carlos Bermejo was arrested at 57-41 57th Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Campbell. ...
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Speaker, honoree announced for Memorial Day Parade
Retired Captain Laura Zimmermann will be a featured speaker on Sunday, May 25, at a ceremony after the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The ceremony will take place at Maspeth Veterans Square, 69th Str...
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Kiwanis clubs helps eliminate international disease
Local youth sell koalas to help save lives
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Queens Library refuses to hand over records for audit
Comptroller will be taking library to court
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Mayor visits PS 69, discusses school reforms
Arts education sees support from elected officials
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/5/14-5/11/14)
Monday, May 5 Vincent Newbonse was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer benson. Juan Dalmasi was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and George Street for th...
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Two vets to be honored following Maspeth Memorial Day Parade
Special ceremony following May 25th parade in Veterans Square
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Avella, groups oppose legalized basement apartments
Many frown upon aspect of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan
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Juniper Dog Lovers take care of trampled grounds
As the sun comes up over Juniper Valley Park, dog owners across Middle Village and beyond regularly meet with their pets at a half-fenced grassy knoll between baseball fields near Juniper Boulevard...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/28/14-5/4/14)
Monday, Apr. 28 Thomasz Miczewski was arrested at 62-26 60th Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Santos. Radoslaw Kruszewski was arrested at 2015 Palmetto Street for endangering the welfare ...
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Spot of derailment know to be a trouble area
MTA planned to fix portion of F train next year
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Image grab from video obtained January 26, 2015, courtesy of the US Coast Guard shows a Cirrus SR-22 light aircraft parachuting into the sea off the coast of HawaiiVideo from a US Coast Guard aircraft released Monday captured the drama of a single-engine airplane and its pilot splashing safely onto the Pacific Ocean thanks to a parachute built inside its fuselage. The factory-new Cirrus SR22 was en route to Hawaii on Sunday afternoon on a ferry flight from the San Francisco area when it "ran out of fuel," the Coast Guard said in a press release. Video from the C-130 Hercules rescue plane showed the ill-starred aircraft deploy its airframe parachute -- standard equipment on the five-seat aircraft that sells for $725,000 in its turbocharged version -- several hundred feet above the sea. Seconds after the Cirrus hit the water with a splash, the unidentified pilot is seen climbing into a small life raft to await a passing cruise ship to pick him up, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) off the Hawaiian island of Maui, a half-hour later.


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FILE - A herd of musk ox graze in an area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, known as Area 1002, in this undated file photo. President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in January 2015, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the South Carolina-sized refuge. There is no drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge now, and it would take an act of Congress to authorize any drilling in the refuge. Congress has tried and failed repeatedly to get legislation to open up the 1.5 million-acre coastal plain to drilling in the past. It came closest in 1995, when President Bill Clinton vetoed it. Obama wouldn’t be any more receptive if Congress passed legislation again. Obama’s wilderness designation requires Congress’ approval too. And Republicans in Congress, already critical of the administration on its energy policies on federal lands, are just as unlikely to give Obama what he wants. (AP Photo/Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the South Carolina-sized refuge.


2015-01-26 17:36:03 -0500
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rams took the first step toward lame-duck status in St. Louis and a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city's Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday that they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the Edward Jones Dome.
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