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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
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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
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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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104th Precinct Police Blotter
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Week in Queens: August 12th

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Crowley, Queens Dems back Rice for Attorney General
Attorney General candidate Kathleen Rice now has a powerful backer in Congressman and Queens County chairman Joseph Crowley. Crowley announced his support for Rice, currently Nassau County district...
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Maspeth house break-in thwarted by nabes
Several thugs attempted to burglarize a Maspeth house just before 1 p.m. on August 6, a gutsy move when many pairs of eyes could simply look out the window and see that something was out of place. ...
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Talking money with the City Comptroller
Liu gives update at eight-month mark
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Diamondbacks-Mets game opens with immigration protest
Two men run onto the field bearing Mexican flags during the seventh inning
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Pols set sights on illegal commuter vans
Want unlicensed operators put out of business
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DEC gathers input on Newtown Creek oil spill grant
Maspeth residents call for new park at St. Saviour's
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104th Precinct Police blotter
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Another feather in their cap
O’Neill's Takes Top Prize at McFadden’s Wing Bowl
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P.S. 87 lands extension
Annex will house gym, new seats
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Voting machine demos to take place at local libraries
Election Day is just around the corner, yet many people still don’t know what to expect when they head to the voting booths in September. Because of the federal Help America Vote Act which mandates...
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Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (2nd R) after arriving at Minsk's International AirportBy Andrei Makhovsky and Richard Balmforth MINSK/KIEV (Reuters) - A new round of peace talks got under way involving Ukraine and separatists on Saturday, even as fighting between Kiev government forces and the Russian-backed rebels raged in Ukraine's east, claiming civilian and military lives. The main members of the so-called 'contact group' -- Ukrainian former president Leonid Kuchma, a Russian diplomat and an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe official - met at a state residence in the Belarussian capital Minsk, where they were joined by two separatist officials. Both sides have accused each other of deadly artillery and mortar strikes on civilian targets in the past two weeks, including on a cultural center in the main regional city of Donetsk on Friday which killed at least five people waiting for humanitarian hand-outs. The September Minsk peace plan also called for tighter control of the joint Russia-Ukraine border, through which Kiev says Moscow is funneling fighters and equipment, and the freeing of prisoners held by the sides.


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En esta imagen del 8 de enero de 2015, proporcionada por Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team, muestra a los pilotos Troy Bradley, de Albuquerque (a la izquierda) y Leonid Tiukhtyaev, de Rusia, antes de despegar en un globo aerostático en Saga, Japón. (AP Foto/Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.


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New Italian President Sergio Mattarella, left, poses for photographers with Lower Chamber president Laura Boldrini, right at the Constitutional court building near the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, in Rome, Jan. 31, 2015. Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday. Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority. The 73-year-old former minister with center-left political roots went on to garner 665 votes from the 1,009 eligible electors. Known as a man of few words, Mattarella cemented that reputation with his first remarks to the nation. "My thoughts go, above all, to the difficulties and hopes of our fellow citizens. That's enough, he said, referring to the grim economic situation. Italy is mired in recession and unemployment has hovered about 13 percent nationally. Young Italians are increasingly seeking work abroad. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, Ansa) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.


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