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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 | 18 18 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)
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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 | 19 19 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?
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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 | 56 56 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 | 58 58 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 | 67 67 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 | 75 75 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 | 85 85 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 | 138 138 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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Lindsay Park residents call for a transparent board
Say current board uses intimidation in fraud elections
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kings County residents in line for national health study
In an effort to evolve national health programs across the country, Brooklyn has been selected by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) as one of 15 counties across the na...
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SYSTEM celebrates another successful summer program
Local students spent the last six weeks studying a variety of green initiatives as part of the annual ExxonMobil SYSTEM program, and last week their hard work was put into practice at Lentol Garden...
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Faith leaders call for an end to religious harassment
Critical of mayor for his relationship with Sharpton
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City unveils $12.7 million anti-gun violence initiative
Gun violence in NYC has been on a steady decline in the last year, dropping by a reported 8.4 percent – from 1,457 to 1,335 shooting incidents - this year alone. In light of the steady decline, May...
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Macon Street is home to Brooklyn’s Greenest Block
For 20 years, borough presidents have held a friendly block-by-block competition to choose the greenest blocks in Brooklyn in an effort to promote environmental sustainability throughout the boroug...
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Elected officials push Brooklyn to host DNC in 2016
Senator says Hillary Clinton backs Brooklyn for convention
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Council members honor young local photographer
To celebrate the accomplishment of young photographer Steven Paul, councilmen Steve Levin and Jumaane Williams came together to issue Paul an award this week at the very site where his photograph “...
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Breakin’ Boundaries finds a new home
In three years of serving up some of the toughest Zumba in Brooklyn, Breakin Boundaries has finally found a place it can call home. “It’s very exciting to be here,” said founding owner Renee Manzol...
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor urges New Yorkers to prepare for hurricane season
Sandy “taught us a lot,” residents must have emergency plan
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Greenpoint Y campers show their spirit
Campers brought family and friends around the world and back as they competed for Spirit Awards at the Greenpoint YMCA Summer Camp’s annual Spirit Day Show last Friday. The theme of the spirit comp...
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Pols seek to decrease sexual lewdness in subways, buses
Both the City Council and the state Assembly are tackling the issue of sexual lewdness and assault on subway trains, aiming to make commutes safer across the city. Last Friday, Public Advocate Leti...
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Borough President Adams hosts health fair at Borough Hall
Salt awareness initiative asks residents to think healthy
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Comptroller audit reveals illegal hiring practices for NYCHA contracts
After announcing that he would be reviewing NYCHA contracts at the beginning of the year, Comptroller Scott Stringer released a preliminary audit showing the agency failed to meet federal hiring re...
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East River Ferry service returns to Greenpoint
Restored service to ease impact of suspended G train
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite has launched on a three-year mission to measure the amount of water in soil.
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, actor Benedict Cumberbatch as he poses for photographers upon his arrival at the world premiere of the film The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies in London. Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Their letter published Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 in the Guardian praises the government for the 2013 pardon of World War II code breaker Alan Turing, whom Cumberbatch portrays in the movie "The Imitation Game." (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)LONDON (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law.


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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.


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