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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 | 2 2 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 | 10 10 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 | 10 10 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 | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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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Driving while under the influence of stupidity
Dear Editor: My gripe this week is with careless drivers who have no concern for the safety of others. A news reporter with the CW11 the other night, named Larry Mendte, said there ought to be a mo...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boot 'Em Out!
Dear Editor: To commemorate Flag Day (June 14), the Flushing Citizens Against Tyranny has scheduled a “Boot ‘em Out” tea party in Bowne Park on Sunday June 13 at 1 PM. It will be an opportunity to ...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign Finance reform, please
Dear Editor: There are two sides to every story. Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.'s proposed legislation to curb potential campaign contribution abuses by "wealthy corporations" missed the role other "f...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secure our borders
Dear Editor: Why can't or why won't the federal government enforce the laws and stop the illegal immigration problem? When President Reagan gave amnesty in 1983 it was believed that 8 million illeg...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terrorism's consequences
Dear Editor: Those who claim Fox News and tea partiers are seeking power by provoking fear are confused and ignorant of recent history. It was President Barack Obama and Congress who prognosticated...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dear Editor: On Saturday, 17th April, we arrived in Maspeth as ‘Volcano refugees’ after having a week with our wonderful friends in San Antonio, Texas and then cruising on the Carnival Liberty. Ove...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The trouble with job fairs
Dear Editor: The only people who benefit from job fairs are those who host them. They get the brownie points or revenue that's generated from admission fees. How do you put together a job fair with...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman Koo: I support Flushing Commons
Dear Editor,  The certification of the Flushing Commons development project marked the official beginning of a public review process that will feature significant amounts of dialogue, debate and in...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Late Budget? Not again
Dear Editor: The 2010-11 State Budget is officially late and right now, there is no public transparent schedule of how or when it will be completed from the Assembly and Senate Democrat Majorities....
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It's time to reconsider Flushing Commons
Dear Editor: Flushing Commons is a huge development project proposed for Municipal Parking Lot 1 in downtown Flushing. It will affect not only the immediate area around the project. but all of the ...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run, Steve, run
Dear Editor: We have a man who was born in Glendale, Queens and wants to be governor. The man I'm applauding is Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, who has a record of achievements for the County...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hello Obama car, goodbye America
Dear Editor: What can we conclude about our form of government now that Congress has passed Obamacare? We are no longer a republic since this legislation violates the 10th Amendment. Further, we ar...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Senior services!
Dear Editor: There is no doubt that New York State is facing a fiscal crisis, the likes of which we have not seen in decades. As a result, Governor David A. Paterson has proposed a budget that incl...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale railroad crossing needs improvement
[Ed. This letter was originally written to MTA Chairman Jay Walder] Dear Chairman, I had the pleasure Monday afternoon March 8th of making your acquaintance on Vanderbilt Avenue and 44th St. Again ...
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Census ads wasteful
Dear Letters Editor: While "For Chamber, 2010 census is serious biz" (Holly Tsang- March 11) made sense, other expenditures by the U.S. Census Bureau did not. Consider while the New Orleans Saints ...
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In this Dec. 1, 2014 photo, Teresa Clark fills an order at the Amazon fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn. Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile, the company announced, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant's stock soaring 14 percent in aftermarket trading. Here's a closer look at what investors applauded and hope continues.


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Tim Jackman (R) of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his goal for a 4-0 lead over the Calgary Flames, during the second period of their NHL game at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on January 21, 2015The American Hockey League says it will create a Pacific Division next season by relocating five professional ice hockey teams to California. It is one of the biggest seismic shifts ever in the geography of minor pro hockey in North America and it also highlights the growth of the sport in the state of California. "Relocating five teams is a complex process, and we are very excited to have brought this initiative to a successful outcome," said AHL president David Andrews. The five AHL teams are all affiliated with the parent National Hockey League clubs, comprising the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks.


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File picture shows the Polunsky Unit, where death row inmates are held, in Livingston, Texas, about 40 miles from HuntsvilleThe state of Texas executed a convicted rapist-killer whose lawyers argued was severely mentally impaired, hours after the US Supreme Court refused last-minute appeals to spare him. Robert Ladd, who had an IQ of 67, was executed by lethal injection at 7:02 pm (0102 GMT Friday) in the state's death chamber in Huntsville, justice department spokesman Jason Clark said. Ladd's lawyers had asked the Supreme Court to intervene because some mentally impaired death-row convicts have been spared. The case attracted considerable attention in part because Texas's top appeals court used what some saw as a bizarre benchmark to determine mental impairment.


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