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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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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 | 52 52 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
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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 | 63 63 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 | 70 70 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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Solar energy is on a steady rise in NYC
New study suggests 20 percent solar independence by 2025
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Shelter provider says its not interested in R'wood church
Community leaders skeptical that the plan is dead
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Retro Fitness opens new, safer accessibility ramp
Owners champion easier access for injured veterans
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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 ...
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Full year economic growth in the United States came in at 2.4%, a pickup from 2.2% in 2013The US economy had its best year since 2010 last year, outpacing all of the other major developed countries as consumer confidence picked up, helped by sinking oil prices. While the halving of fuel prices clearly gave American consumers the power to spend more at the end of the year, businesses slowed investment and the government cut back on spending, especially for defense, dragging down momentum. The Commerce Department reported Friday that US gross domestic product grew at an annual 2.4 percent pace last year, up from 2.2 percent in 2013, as the United States distanced itself from the sagging economies of Europe and Japan. The firming recovery from the devastating Great Recession of 2008-2009 was marked by improved consumer confidence, the best year of job creation since 1999, and a surge in business profits.


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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. The new theater prize inspired by the late Hoffman is up and running and seeking submissions that “exhibit fearlessness.” The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play, launched Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 with an annual award of $45,000 and the promise of workshops. Hoffman was found dead last Feb. 2, in New York. He was 46. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A new theater prize inspired by Philip Seymour Hoffman has been launched, seeking play submissions that "exhibit fearlessness."


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By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it hoped to open a training center in Georgia by the end of the year, signaling a strengthening of its relationship with the former Soviet republic that is likely to antagonize Russia. The Kremlin last month accused NATO of turning another former Soviet state, Ukraine, into a "frontline of confrontation", amidst the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow said the new training center would be set up as part of a package of measures to boost Georgia's defense capabilities agreed at a summit in September. NATO has already agreed in principle that Georgia should one day become a member.
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