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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?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 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 | 138 138 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...

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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/22/14-9/28/14)
Monday, Sept. 22 Andre Torres was arrested at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 61st Street for a suspended license by Officer Lewis. Tadeusz Citak was arrested at 2006 Palmetto Street for crimi...
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William Scarborough arrested this morning
Assemblyman just the latest Queens pol in trouble with the law
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Festival highlights the cuisine of Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights native Elisa Lopez, 25, was just one of hundreds that gathered to try some of the street food on display at the third annual Viva la Comida Festival. Lopez and her friends waited on...
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VVA Chapter 32 remembers those who never came home
Holds annual ceremony marking POW-MIA day
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Coalition for Queens founder speaks at Chamber breakfast
Discusses new ways of building a tech-savvy borough
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104th Precinct POlice Blotter (9/15/14-9/21/14)
Monday, Sept. 15 Jason Alvarez was arrested at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Himrod Street for third-degree assault by Officer Maksimiuk. Malique Andrews was arrested at the intersection of...
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CB5 supports school campus on site of Glendale homeless shelter
All but three present members of Community Board 5 voted in favor of a resolution to support construction of a school campus in Glendale at last week's board meeting at Christ the King High School....
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Major sewer upgrades coming to CB5
The Department of Environmental Protection will be upgrading the sewer lines under 69th Street from Calamus Avenue to Queens Boulevard, with the project beginning sometime near the end of the month...
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USTA eyes Juniper Valley Park tennis courts
The USTA is currently pushing to allocate two of Juniper Valley Park's eight tennis courts for youth players. The USTA wants to come in and redo the courts at Juniper Valley Park, and take two of t...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/1/14-9/14/14)
Monday, Sept. 1 Nancy Fernandez was arrested at 65-09 Myrtle Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Prizeman. Eduardo Jaanu was arrested at 1657 Stephen Street for aggravated harassment by Offi...
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New York named most bike-friendly city in the U.S.
Magazine recognizes DOT efforts for cycle-safe streets
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Queens Library votes to put CEO Galante on indefinite paid leave
Newly appointed trustees also give comptroller full access to financial records
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DOT studying lack of curb cuts on 69th Place
After receiving a complaint, the Department of Transportation is working on an engineering study to examine the installment of curb cuts missing at the intersection of 69th Place and Grand Avenue, ...
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Queens Quiet Skies to host rally protesting plane noise
Event will take place on Sunday in Cunningham Park
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Citywide bocce tournament gets underway in Juniper Valley
Players say courts not ready for upcoming championship
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PARIS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet with his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris on Sunday, the French finance ministry said on Saturday. Late on Friday, a source close to the French president's office told Reuters that President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel "agreed that it is important to respect the choices of the Greek people and for Greece to respect its commitments" to the holders of its debt. "There is a need for dialogue and exchange to better understand the intentions of the Greek government," the source said after Hollande and Merkel met over dinner in the French city of Strasbourg. The new Greek government wants to renegotiate the country's debt and end the austerity measures that it says its EU partners have imposed on Greece.
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Finance Ministry said on Saturday that it had hired financial advisors Lazard to consult on issues of public debt and fiscal management, as the new leftist government enters talks to renegotiate a bailout accord with creditors. Greece used Lazard during talks in 2012 over private sector involvement (PSI) as it sought to write down billions of euros of debt in a major sovereign restructuring. Europe's bailout program for Greece, part of a 240-billion-euro ($270 billion) rescue package along with the International Monetary Fund, expires on Feb. ...
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Ukrainian police officers stand during a ceremony in Kharkiv on January 30, 2015, before their departure to the east of the country to take part in the "Anti-Terrorist Operation"Kiev's pro-Western leaders and mediators hoped to reach a "binding" truce with pro-Russian separatists Saturday despite Ukraine suffering one of its bloodiest days yet in the nine-month conflict with 15 troops killed. The death toll is the highest one-day loss for Ukraine's military since the signing in September of a nominal ceasefire deal that has collapsed totally in recent weeks. With the civilian death toll also mounting in rebel regions Donetsk and Lugansk, the truce in addition should provide for the "unrestricted supply of basic goods and humanitarian assistance", the OSCE said. Separatist negotiators flew into Minsk on Saturday, as did Kiev's envoy, former president Leonid Kuchma, for the latest talks aimed at defusing fighting that has left at least 5,100 people dead.


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