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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 107 107 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 | 137 137 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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Maspeth's 'Biggest Loser'
Wellness coach launches weight loss challenge
Feb 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amalgamated Bank in Maspeth robbed
Perp leaves with an undetermined amount of money
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/14/11-2/20/11)
Monday, Feb. 14 Constantin Riesz was arrested at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Catalpa Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Conde. Samuel Jimenez was arrested at 60-36 My...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers testify against Walmart at second Council hearing
Sandra Carpenter worked at Walmart from 2008 to 2010 in Maryland. After being promoted to department manager, she led the workers and some would come to her for help. But she noticed a change in th...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro HS parents say no to Maspeth students on campus
At a public hearing, concerns of too many students and safety addressed
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT to unveil Maspeth Bypass plan
A highly anticipated report on the Maspeth Bypass plan will shed light on a decade-long project to improve traffic and air quality along Flushing and Grand avenues. The Department of Transportation...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/7/11-2/13/11)
Monday, Feb. 7 Michael Fiducia was arrested at 63-28 Woodhaven Boulevard for assault by Detective Ebron. Tuesday, Feb. 8 Charles Banks was arrested at 77-19 88th Street for driving without a licens...
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No site set yet: Efforts to keep Walmart out push on
A rally and City Council hearing leaned toward keeping the company out
Feb 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/31/11-2/6/11)
Monday, Jan. 31 Rafael Quintana was arrested at 61-29 75th Street for aggravated harassment by Detective Murray. Britt Spinosor was arrested at 66-62 Grand Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer D...
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Angelina Iavarone, matriarch with special recipes, dies at 87
Angelina Iavarone, the matriarch of the sprawling, family-owned specialty food company, whose recipes became popular take-home dishes at delis in Maspeth and on Long Island, died January 26. She wa...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/24/2011-1/30/2011)
Monday, Jan. 24 Mieczystaw Rostkowski was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Grzegorz Trazaska was arrested at 64-15 Palmetto Street for assault b...
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Markey sworn in to serve seventh term
Those that voted for Margaret Markey were able to see their choice for Assembly leader of the 30th District sworn in on Sunday, January 23. The lifelong resident of Maspeth will serve her seventh t...
Jan 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens State of the Borough
Marshall celebrates accomplishments, sets future goals
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow storm slams city (again)
Schools closed, mass transit crippled
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troop 45 gains another Eagle
Troop 45's newest Eagle Scout Christopher Roche was officially granted the Boy Scouts highest rank at a ceremony at Maspeth Town Hall on Saturday. Pictured with Roche (left to right) are sister Emi...
Jan 25, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians have failed to adequately investigate the full range of apparent human rights violations committed during the Gaza war last summer, the U.N. human rights chief said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein catalogued abuses blamed on both sides, including Israeli shelling of hospitals, of schools housing displaced people and of a group of children playing hide-and-seek on a beach. He cited witness reports of Israeli soldiers firing on civilians with white flags as they fled an area where a 16-year-old girl in a wheelchair had been killed by shelling, and the shooting of an ambulance driver as he went to evacuate a child. After an initial examination of over 100 incidents, Israel's Military Advocate General (MAG) opened 13 criminal investigations but closed nine cases, said Zeid, whose document is to be presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council in March.
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Israeli soldiers carry the flag-draped coffin of Captain Yochai Kalangel during his funeral at Mount Herzl military cemetery in JerusalemBy Dan Williams and Laila Bassam JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week. Israel said it had received a message from UNIFIL, the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, that Hezbollah was not interested in further escalation. In Beirut, a Lebanese source briefed on the situation told Reuters that Israel informed Hezbollah via UNIFIL "that it will make do with what happened yesterday and it does not want the battle to expand".


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Israel told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday it will take all necessary measures to defend itself after an exchange of fire between Hezbollah militants and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict. "Israel will not stand by as Hezbollah targets Israelis," Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said in a letter to the Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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