blog roll
our featured bloggers
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 12 12 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?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 52 52 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 | 53 53 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 | 63 63 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 | 70 70 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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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...

more blogs

news
Tornado Hits Queens and Brooklyn
Traffic Snarled, Airport Delays, LIRR Stops
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
9/11 memorial in Juniper Park somber, yet hopeful
Local residents gathered in Juniper Valley Park to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The feeling in the air was one of sadness and great respect for those who gave their lives on t...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Nine years after the tragedy
Maspeth remembers firefighters, residents who died on 9/11
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/06/2010 - 09/12/2010
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
'Sew' thoughtful: seniors/students donate handmade dolls to hospital
At a time when many healthcare facilities are strapped for resources, every little bit counts. Olga Demko gives back the best way she knows how; for the last five years, she has sewn and stuffed fa...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police blotter
08/30/2010 - 09/05/2010
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mural brings Tuscany to a Maspeth alley
When Paola Belotti attended a barbecue that was hosted in the alleyway behind Maspeth Discount Liquors some years back, she was distracted by the graffiti covering the surrounding walls, particular...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Maspeth man's death ruled an accident
Family member speaks: Jaffe wasn't one for suicide
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter
08/24/2010 - 08/29/2010
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens, Brooklyn residents voice opinion on Islamic Cultural Center
Voices supporting and opposing construction of an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero made headlines this month. On Sunday morning, thousands of protesters from both side...
Aug 27, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
LIRR lines paralyzed by signal damage
Ten out of 11 of railroad branches were suspended on Monday
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
MTA opens $10M Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
Will improve subway and bus transfers at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter
08/16/2010 - 08/23/2010
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Crossing busy streets will no longer be guesswork
City to install countdown signals on dangerous streets
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The late Bill DeCota honored with memorial tree
Port Authority director of Aviation lives on at the Queens Botanical Garden
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
(Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday, following a wave of deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula claimed by Islamic State's Egyptian wing. Sisi's office said in a statement that Sisi, who was scheduled to address the summit, would head back to Cairo after the opening session on Friday morning. At least 26 security personnel were killed late on Thursday in four separate attacks in North Sinai, in some of the worst anti-government violence in months.
2015-01-30 04:25:15 -0500

Tarawneh, wife of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Kasaesbeh, and his sister weep after listening to a statement released by Islamic State in AmmanBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Elaine Lies AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan were working closely on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said every effort was being made to secure the release of journalist Kenji Goto. "We are gathering and analysing information while asking for cooperation from Jordan and other countries, making every effort to free Kenji Goto," he told a parliamentary panel. Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding the Iraqi woman prisoner as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants, who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.


2015-01-30 04:24:13 -0500

An undated file photo of Winston Churchill making the victory signFifty years after Winston Churchill's death, the wartime prime minister remains a touchstone of British political life -- and a reminder of a faded age of global influence. Top politicians will be among those attending a re-enactment of his funeral procession in London on Friday, 50 years to the day since it was watched on television by 350 million people, complete with a gun salute and the raising of Tower Bridge. "His enduring legacy and influence on political life and British culture is testament to his formidable strength of character and remarkable achievements," Prime Minister David Cameron, who will also attend a wreath-laying ceremony at parliament, said. His Conservative colleague Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has just penned a biography entitled "The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History".


2015-01-30 04:24:00 -0500