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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 15 15 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 | 13 13 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 | 26 26 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 | 53 53 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 | 54 54 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 | 64 64 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 | 72 72 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 | 82 82 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 | 133 133 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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What science?
Dear Editor: Thanks to the low turnout in the last election, James Inhofe is in charge of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Ted Cruz is the chair of the Subcommittee on Space, ...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Hell’ phones
Dear Editor: on lifting the school cell phone ban in the January 15th issue were right on. Mayor Bill de Blasio's dumb decision will save taxpayers billions of dollars because the Department of Edu...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The welfare state
Dear Editor: Well-intentioned people have misconstrued and transformed the meaning of equality. There is a big difference between the government treating people equally and attempting to make them ...
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For the record
Dear Editor: With all due respect to dispatcher Joseph Manago and his tribute to the late Bess Myerson, I must set the record straight regarding the title she held when competing for Miss America, ...
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Silver's got to go

Dear Editor:
 An old adage says political leaders and diapers must be changed often. Sheldon Silver is a perfect example. He's been "pampered" by cronies in both parties for more than 20 years, le...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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A different take on Mario Cuomo
Dear Editor: There is more to the recent passing of former Governor Mario Cuomo. Cuomo was never above using class warfare as an issue to divide and conquer. Remember his reference to Republican gu...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrate Catholic schools
Dear Editor: National Catholic School week begins January 25. I would like to praise Catholic schools for their ongoing contribution to education and for their key role in promoting and ensuring a ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not that simple
Dear Editor: After reading the letter written by Margaret Fogel in the January 8th issue, I didn't know whether to laugh or go into shock. She refers to Republicans as negativists and that to live ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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World looks to US
Dear Editor: The world is in turmoil. Perhaps it is just a continuation of the human condition but in this moment it is all so overpowering. Death and hatred torment us daily from all corners of th...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good start to 2015
Dear Editor: Great way to start a new year: low gas prices, soaring stock market highest in history, record private sector job growth and growing manufacturing. It proves the old quip that if you w...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cut meat in 2015
Dear Editor: It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is sti...
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Support the police
Dear Editor: Support the troops at home the same way we support our servicemen abroad. To all law enforcement officials everywhere, thank you for your service and sacrifice, for your courage, tirel...
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RIP Andrew Rothman
Dear Editor: Andrew Rothman passed away on December 24, 2014, at a much too early age. We served together as members of Community Board 11 for a number of years. I was always impressed by the amoun...
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Fire protesting professor
Dear Editor: As a Queens College graduate (1962) and commencement speaker (2012), I'm outraged that QC adjunct English professor Eric Linsker was among the mob of cop-haters who "allegedly" attacke...
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Connect with Cuba
Dear Editor: With the release of that American who was being held by the Cuban government, hopefully a new chapter can be established in relations between the U. S. and Cuba. For over 50 years, the...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the American Action Forum in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Shifting his focus to Washington, Walker is expanding his political operation as he fights for early momentum in the increasingly crowded field of GOP White House prospects. The American Action Forum calls itself a center-right policy institute. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign.


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Lydia Ko,right, of New Zealand, talks with her caddie on the 18th hole during the second round of the LPGA's Coates Golf Championship, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Ocala, Fla. (AP Photo/The Star-Banner, Bruce Ackerman)OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko is one round from potentially making golf history.


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In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court on a traffic warrant, in Las Vegas following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case. A lawyer for Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb. The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.


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