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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 43 43 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 | 45 45 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 | 55 55 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 | 62 62 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 | 71 71 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 | 122 122 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 | 102 102 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 | 99 99 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 | 129 129 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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Wal-Mart aims to enter NYC
Polls show that the retailer is favored
Dec 21, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speeding is a cause for concern on Mt. Olivet Crescent
MidVille shortcut eyed for one-way
Dec 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 collection to be showcased on Fox, at 9/11 memorial
Michael Ragsdale is just “a guy from Maspeth,” but this guy has managed to make a name for himself in the last few years as an avid collector of 9/11 memorabilia. While working as a videographer at...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan’s Hall of Fame inductees
Group will be honored at January gala
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Amalgamated Bank opens fourth branch in Maspeth
Amalgamated Bank is spreading its working class philosophy throughout the borough. The bank's newest branch at 69-73 Grand Avenue in Maspeth held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 14 where...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/6/10-12/12/10)
Monday, Dec. 6 Lisa Lester was arrested at the intersection of 69th Place and Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Puryear. Daniel Smith was arrested at 70-20 88th Street for aggravated haras...
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MidVille crematory holds annual memorial service
On Saturday, December 4, the U.S. Columbarium held its 10th annual memorial service at the Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village. The event ushered in over 50 families as they paid tribute to love...
Dec 07, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents vote on Newtown Creek projects
Get say on how to spend $7 million in funding
Dec 07, 2010 | 55 55 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amtrak replants Woodside land it clear-cut last May
Community hails victory over railroad
Nov 30, 2010 | 36 36 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Put the brakes on Maspeth drag racing
Residents call for cops, DOT to work together
Nov 30, 2010 | 105 105 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/15/10-11/29/10)
Monday, Nov. 15 Antonio Gonalez was arrested at the intersection of 75th Avenue and 61st Street for driving without a license by Officer Hwong. Tyler Pizzaro was arrested at 452 Seneca Avenue for r...
Nov 30, 2010 | 92 92 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dude, where's my tax refund?
Routine address errors has Queens rez short $2M
Nov 22, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob’s Discount Furniture now open!
The eyesore that was Woodhaven Lanes is no more - in its place now is a Bob’s Discount Furniture store. On Saturday, the popular furniture company opened the doors of its 40th store, located in Gle...
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Elmhurst Hospital upgrading with chest pain unit
$1 million-plus center to open next year
Nov 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green dreams for neighborhoods along Newtown Creek
City has funds from state, but too many choices
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(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade and deepening defense ties, steps both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. Following are some key agreements and points of discussion during Obama's visit: CIVIL NUCLEAR India and the United States struck a deal that could open the door for U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in India by promising insurance cover to U.S. companies that had shied away from an Indian law placing liability on suppliers in case of an accident. It remains to be seen whether the new pact will satisfy companies such as GE and Toshiba-owned Westinghouse, who had stayed away since a landmark 2008 agreement that ended India's nuclear isolation. STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE India's size, location, fast-growing economy and potential as a democratic counterbalance to China makes the South Asian nation an increasingly important element of U.S. military and commercial strategy.
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A girl looks out a voting booth at a polling station in AthensThe higher the combined vote of parties left out, the less the winning party needs for an outright majority. For example, if the parties excluded from parliament add up to 12 percent of the vote, the top party will need 35.6 percent for an outright majority. 16:25 GMT - -- election facts -- - Around 9.8 million Greek voters are eligible to cast ballots to elect 300 lawmakers in the unicameral parliament. Of these, 238 lawmakers are directly elected, 12 are honorific seats proportionately assigned to parliamentary parties, and the remaining 50 seats are given to the top party as a bonus to ensure that a majority government is formed.


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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama shake hands following a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, on January 25, 2015US President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the deadlock on a long-stalled nuclear pact Sunday as they hailed a new era of friendship between the world's two largest democracies. After greeting Obama with a bear hug as he stepped off Air Force One, Modi then trumpeted the "chemistry" with his fellow leader on the first of a three-day visit to the Indian capital. Obama, whose administration treated Modi as a pariah until barely a year ago, said their new "friendship" reflected a natural affinity between the two countries. Modi meanwhile said Obama's decision to become the first US president to visit India twice while in office had huge symbolic importance.


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