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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...
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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New Geraldine Ferraro Campus opens in Ridgewood
After more than a year of construction and years of planning, the aptly named P.S. 290 Geraldine Ferraro Campus in Ridgewood was officially opened last week. With 616 planned seats from kindergarte...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bridge and Tunnel brewery to expand into Ridgewood
Ridgewood will soon have a new brewery. Late last month, Bridge and Tunnel founding brewer Rich Castagna signed a lease on a 2,300-square-foot facility on Decatur Street that should be fully operat...
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With lawsuit pending, coalition seeks more support
Reaching out to Middle Village residents
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Small Business Saturday highlights shopping locally
Myrtle Avenue BID hosts event to promote local businesses
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Community mourns loss of Peter Cardella, founder of senior center
Family and friends remember his generosity and kindness
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/17/14-11/30/14)
Monday, Nov. 17 Ramon Delgado was arrested at the intersection of 69th Avenue and 80th Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Lovallo. Manuel Dominguez was arrested at 60-50 Flushing ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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SHELTER UPDATE: Glendale-Middle Village Coalition takes first legal action
Last week, the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition initiated their first legal action against the city, filing a lawsuit claiming that the full impact of placing 125 families in a proposed homeless s...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council donates 1,000 pounds of food to homeless vets
Michael Rodriguez has lived at the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence in Long Island City for the last five months, however he was homeless before his move to the borough. Rodriguez, originally born ...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solar energy is on a steady rise in NYC
New study suggests 20 percent solar independence by 2025
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelter provider says its not interested in R'wood church
Community leaders skeptical that the plan is dead
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Fitness opens new, safer accessibility ramp
Owners champion easier access for injured veterans
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/3/14-11/16?14)
Monday, Nov. 3 Genesis Santos was arrested at 60-76 71st Avenue for second-degree assault by Officer Aragona. Maxna Jerome was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard ...
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Play4Autism and Architots team up for new program
Initiating a new partnership, Architots and Play4Autism hosted their first Kidz Into Action Arts & Crafts session this past weekend in Middle Village. Architots Founder Sue Vavruska said the collab...
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Three weeks in, TJ Maxx brings the customers
Shoppers, businesses see a successful future at Atlas Park
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Arcuri named president of Library Foundation board
The Queens Library Foundation just named longtime community advocate Vincent Arcuri, Jr. president of its Board of Directors. Arcuri, who is currently the chair of Community Board 5 and vice chair ...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This file photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows missing 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith who was last seen May 1, 2012. A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, with the murder of Smith, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October. John Lenzie Creech, 42, was charged with 57-year-old Smith's death, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. (AP Photo/Los Angeles County Sheriffís Department, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.


2015-01-29 19:12:33 -0500

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks about Keystone XL with Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The Republican-controlled Senate moved toward passage of a bipartisan bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many expected battles with the White House over energy and the environment.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.


2015-01-29 19:10:57 -0500

Afghan National Army soldiers in Kandahar province on January 11, 2015The US military will no longer divulge facts and figures about its costly effort to assist Afghan security forces, declaring the information top secret, officials said Thursday. The move marks an about-face for the Pentagon, which for the past six years has reported a range of data about the $65 billion program to build up the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). "The decision leaves SIGAR unable to publicly report on most of the $65 billion US-taxpayer-funded efforts to build, train, equip and sustain the ANSF," Sopko's office said in its latest report. The US commander in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, defended the move, saying the information -- which includes an assessment of the combat readiness of Afghan units -- could prove helpful to Taliban insurgents and needed to be kept secret.


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