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 | 36 36 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 | 39 39 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 | 31 31 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 | 40 40 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 | 63 63 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 | 67 67 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 | 74 74 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 | 85 85 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 | 94 94 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 | 149 149 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

sports
Heroes Basketball League News & Notes
5/12/14-5/16/14
May 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Thousands attend Brooklyn Half at Coney Island
Runner dies after collapsing at the finish line
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Triple Crown in Queens!
AT THE TRACK
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Historic baseball season comes to close for St. Joe’s
Four players receive end-of-season honors
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. Joseph's baseball headed to Small College World Series
For the second straight year, the St. Joseph’s College baseball team has received a post-season berth and will head to Springfield, Illinois, to compete in the 2014 United States Collegiate Athleti...
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Five Iron upsets field on opening weekend at Belmont
AT THE TRACK
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. Joseph’s softball wins conference championship
Team takes home sixth straight HVIAC title
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
North Brooklyn leagues kick off 2014 baseball season
Both the Greenpoint Little League and Williamsburg Sports League kicked off the 2014 season this past Saturday with parades. In the case of the Williamsburg Sports League, it was the first annual p...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Shutouts keep St. Joseph’s undefeated in HVIAC
Powered by a pair of one-hit shutouts by Jackie Perillo (Howard Beach/Archbishop Molloy) and Jamilynn McGowan (Staten Island/Michael J. Petrides), the St. Joseph’s College softball team swept Sarah...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NYRA brothers headed to the Kentucky Derby
AT THE TRACK
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New MLS team will play in Yankee Stadium in 2015
Baseball field will be converted for each game
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A couple of Bears reach century milestones
Chris Cutrone (Levittown/Island Trees) had a 3-for-4 day at the plate to join the coveted century hit club and Joe Mendez (Staten Island/Monsignor Farrell) blasted two homers and scored four times ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Trainer Joe Aquilino passes
AT THE TRACK
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Spartan Race turns Citi Field into obstacle course
Over 8,500 people competed in the Spartan Race held at Citi Field on Saturday. The Citi Field Race was a Spartan Sprint, which is a three-mile long, 15-plus obstacle course. The top three male and ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Sweet Science takes over Resorts World Casino
Undefeated Frank Galarza, 154, knocked out Franklin Gonzalez, 151, in the second round at the top of the card of fights at Resorts World New York in Queens Saturday night sponsored by New Legend Bo...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis wallks with his French counterpart Michel Sapin, at the Economy Ministry in Paris, Sunday Feb. 1, 2015. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who had a tense meeting with Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Athens on Friday, has brought forward a trip to Paris, London and Rome to meet his counterparts. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)PARIS (AP) — France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability.


2015-02-01 16:15:59 -0500

French Finance Minister Sapin and Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis arrive at a joint news conference in ParisBy Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist government on Sunday began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement. After a turbulent first week in office, the new government has made clear it wants to end the existing arrangement with the European Union, the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund "troika" when its aid deadline expires on Feb. 28. Instead, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to agree a bridging deal with the troika while a new agreement is negotiated to reduce Greece's unmanageable public debt burden of more than 175 percent of its economic output is worked out. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who spoke to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday, is due to kick off a diplomatic offensive in Paris on Sunday, where he meets French counterpart Michel Sapin and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron.


2015-02-01 16:15:18 -0500

File photo of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste of Australia standing in a metal cage during his trial in a court in CairoBy Michael Georgy and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. There was no official word on the fate of his two Al Jazeera colleagues - Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed - who were also jailed in the case that provoked an international outcry. The three were sentenced to seven to 10 years on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organization - a reference to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. A security official said Fahmy was expected to be released from Cairo's Tora prison within days.


2015-02-01 15:59:56 -0500