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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 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 ...

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Take the bus
Dear Editor: Tenants at Pomonok Houses in Flushing are griping about the conversion of their parking spaces from free to paid. Here's some advice: stop squawking or move out. Public housing project...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Subway, where 'R' you?
Dear Editor: GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's promise about extending the R subway line to Staten Island misses the long-forgotten proposed tunnel between 68th Street in Bay Ridge and St. George. ...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't 'stand' it!
Dear Editor: Three fruit and vegetable stands ten feet long have opened up on one block on 82nd Street from 37th to Roosevelt avenues in Jackson Heights this summer. We feel 82nd Street is our Fift...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nine lives
Dear Editor: The two little kittens that wandered on to the tracks of the subway line must truly have nine lives. If it were not for the care and concern of people who worked in the subway system, ...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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R.I.P. Gus Dear Editor: M
y husband and I have been to the Central Park Zoo many times, but the highlight was always seeing Gus the polar bear do his thing. So it was really sad to read he has passed on. And yet if there is...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's hope Ike's words were prophetic
Dear Editor: With today's political morass, I thought back to my introduction to voting and political parties back in the early 50s. Back then, young people were not as politicly savvy as they are ...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't rush back
Dear Editor: Congress adjourning and leaving Washington for a five-week recess is actually great news. Our civil and economic liberties are continually at risk when any legislative body - be it the...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donate blood
Dear Editor: For the past three years, I have had the privilege of organizing blood drives for the City Council in District 19, which covers northeast Queens from College Point to Little Neck. For ...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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I'm Voting Graziano
Dear Editor: As a person involved with community and civic concerns, I know most of the candidates running for the 19th District City Council seat in Northeast Queens. I have worked with some of th...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ending stop and frisk a bad idea
Dear Editor: Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the city's policy of stop and frisk is racial discrimination and unconstitutional. Well I believe, like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, that to stop ...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abolish the DOE
Dear Editor: A new education program backed by the U.S. Department of Education called "Common Core State Standards Initiative" is being foisted on state governments across the country with taxpaye...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella leaving race not a big surprise
Dear Editor: State Senator Tony Avella withdrawing from the race for Queens Borough President is no surprise. ("Avella's departure & Queens beep race"- Pol Position, August 22) Once congressman and...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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No to Spitzer
Dear Editor: I have just read that disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer is ahead in the polls for the position of comptroller, which I find most disturbing. Any elected position is a job that serves...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debate debacle
Dear Editor: The mayoral debate between the five Democratic candidates turned into a circus. While moderator Bill Ritter of Channel 7 Eyewitness News was an excellent facilitator, the candidates re...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to end the fight between TWC & CBS
Dear Editor: Time Warner Cable and CBS act like two kids fighting in a playground, each yelling "he started it." Both are shooting themselves in the foot with subscribers, audiences and advertisers...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion on Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete in hunt for others who may have been trapped.
2015-01-29 15:11:25 -0500

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2010, file photo, Omar Minaya speaks to the media in the New York Mets clubhouse at Citi Field in New York. A person familiar with the decision says former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya is leaving his job as senior vice president of the San Diego Padres to become a special adviser to Major League Baseball Players Association head Tony Clark. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, because the hiring had not been made public. The union was expected to announce the decision later in the day. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Omar Minaya is switching sides.


2015-01-29 15:08:30 -0500

This photo provided by Crown Media Family Networks shows kittens playing football in a scene from the Hallmark Channel's "Kitten Bowl II," airing on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, 12 p.m. ET/PT, 11 CT. (AP Photo/Crown Media Family Networks, Menachem Adelman)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Football tampering is inevitable when felines take the field Sunday in Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl.


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