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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 42 42 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 | 44 44 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 | 54 54 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 | 61 61 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 | 70 70 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 | 121 121 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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Government officials at all levels are wringing their hands over how to reconcile budgets with drastically diminished revenues. New York State is certainly no exception to this problem, with a proj...
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Special Election
Dear Editor: A Special Election was decided in the 24th Assembly District pitting myself against David Weprin. The results of that election are now tarnished due to my opponent's use of political h...
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Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Dear Editor; I feel Congress should repeal the military's policy of "Don't ask don't tell policy." The time has come when we should not discriminate against allowing gays to serve in the military. ...
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Maspeth parking ticket problem
Dear Editor: We all know that parking a car or van on Grand Ave in Maspeth can be a nightmare. Wed. Jan 7th, I wanted to buy some food at Ivarone's on 69th St. and Grand. Not finding a parking spot...
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Hydrofracking is dangerous
Dear Editor: there is a proposal in our state to allow for the drilling of natural gas deposits in the Marcellus and Utica Shale underground geological formations that exist throughout a large port...
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Save our schools!
Dear Editor: The proposed closing and projected restructuring by the New York City Department of Education of Beach Channel High School, Campus Magnet High School and Jamaica High School is a matte...
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Budget cuts for the developmentally disabled unacceptable
Dear Editor: The developmentally disabled are the most vulnerable members of society, and treating them with respect is not only an obligation- it’s the right thing to do. However, the programs and...
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Dear Editor: As we begin the new year in earnest, we face a significant challenge to mass transit service that helps make a difference to our quality of life in eastern Queens. Certain cuts propose...
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Shopping is horrible
Dear Editor: Between Christmas and New Year's,one of my most favorite things to do is schlep out to the Riverhead Tangers outlets from our humble Queens abode ,on a welcome rare day off to return C...
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Defending Addabbo
Dear Editor: After reading the letter from a Kenneth L. Brown from Forest Hills, regarding Honorable Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., our New York State Senator, and Aqueduct Raceway I pondered responding, ...
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Sarah Palin's White House: a sneak peak
Dear Editor: Picture this: Nome, Alaska, July 17, 2012. Breaking news- the GOP (Goofy Oddball Party) just nominated former “drop out” Governor Sarah Palin for president of the United States of Amer...
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Cash for Clunkers is wasteful
Dear Editor: Final results are in confirming that the Cash for Clunkers program was just a Three Card Monty street hustle. First, taxpayers bail out failing auto manufacturers with tens of billions...
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Fat cats in Congress
Dear Editor: In his latest interview on “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama expressed disdain for the wealthy fat-cats on Wall Street. If he is truly concerned about irresponsible unaccountable be...
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Time is right for same-sex marriage
Dear Editor: The New York State Senate voted to deny the right to marry to millions of New Yorkers. I am deeply saddened by the actions of the New York Senate. By choosing to stand on the wrong sid...
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Troop surge wrong
Dear Editor: President Obama has authorized 30-35,000 more American troops to Afghanistan. For this he gets the Nobel Peace Prize? Read the words of our president during his run for the presidency:...
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U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting gesture, as Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, center, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laugh during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama is the first American leader to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.


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Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a shot to Peng Shuai of China during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.


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Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pose for the media prior to a meeting on the sideline of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The world's financial and political elite will head this week to the Swiss Alps for a gathering of the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)ZURICH (AP) — Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America's top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria's president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage both sides to accept the results peacefully.


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