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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
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 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
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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
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 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 | 94 94 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 | 149 149 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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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new members at O’Neill’s
Masone becomes third in her family to serve as president
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Queens puts a wrap on World's Fair celebration
Season of events marks 50th & 75th anniversaries
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/13/14-10/19/14)
Monday, Oct. 13 Christopher Jones was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and 56th Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Dick. Gordon Wiehl was arrested at the intersection of 59th...
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Pols call for flexible work schedules for New Yorkers
In order to continue to attract some of the best minds and diverse citizens in the world, a number of politicians in New York have turned their focus on changing the way New Yorkers look at their w...
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Longhorn Steakhouse opens first spot in Queens
New York City's first-ever Longhorn Steakhouse is now open for business at 92-30 59th Road, across the street from the Queens Center Mall. The chain restaurant has 460 locations nationwide, and man...
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Dead body found in Maspeth Wednesday morning
Found hanging from LIE pedestrian overpass
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CB5 debates proposed outdoor food and drink venue
Some have concerns over venue capacity, zoning
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/29/14-10/12/14)
Monday, Sept. 29 Daniel Mendoza was arrested at 458 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Elmazi. Brnadon Perez was arrested at 60-07 71st Avenue for third-degree assault by Detective L...
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Dog owners want answers in stomach virus outbreak in MidVille
Parks Department says they are looking into the situation
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Troop 119 celebrates Eagle Scout Ceremony for Nicholas Wunsch
On October 4, Boy Scout Troop 119 celebrated troop member Nicholas Wunsch becoming an Eagle Scout — the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America — with a ceremony at St. Margaret’s Parish C...
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Maspeth hero remembered at O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant
Mike Weinberg’s number 22 jersey unveiled in a surprise ceremony
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Big turnout for first meet of Glendale-Middle Village Coalition
Group details plans to fight homeless shelter
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TOP HIGHS SCHOOLS 2014
We give you the best schools in the city and tips on getting in.
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Maspeth troop honors Eagle Scout Stephen Shklanko, Jr.
On Saturday, September 27, Maspeth’s Troop 312 from St. Stanislaus elevated one of its scouters to the rank of Eagle. Stephen Shklanko, who has amassed more than 30 merit badges, was sworn in at th...
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Assemblywoman joins push for school campus on Cooper Ave.
Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan joined the fray of those supporting a school campus on Cooper Avenue in Glendale this week. In a September 23rd letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Nolan wrote, “I have enclos...
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Junko Ishido, mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, speaks during a press conference at her home in Tokyo, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 after the release of an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading her son. Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.


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PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Sunday it was ready to help Greece's new government find an agreement with international partners, adding that it was legitimate for Athens to be worried about the burden of its debt and seek to alleviate it. "Yes, debt is an issue, among others," French Finance Minister Michel Sapin told a joint news conference after talks in Paris with his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis. ...
2015-02-01 13:07:33 -0500
By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram insurgents attacked the outskirts of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, security sources said, their second assault in a week on a city they hope to make the capital of a breakaway Islamist state. Everybody is panicking and trying to flee the area," Idris Abubakar, a resident of Polo suburb on the southwestern outskirts of the city, said. The insurgents, who arrived in several armed pick-up trucks and on motor-bikes, attacked three places in the south of Maiduguri at around the same time, a security source said. In a separate incident in the town of Potiskum, 230 km (140 miles) west of Maiduguri, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the house of federal legislator, Sabo Garbu.
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