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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 49 49 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 | 60 60 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 | 67 67 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 | 78 78 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 | 127 127 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
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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 ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Pols to MTA: “Don’t let the bed bugs bite”
Bill will require reports of bug findings on public transit
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doe Fund hits the streets of Dutch Kills
Cleaner sidewalks are on the way for the businesses and homes along 36th Avenue in Dutch Kills. Eric Darby, 53, has been an active member of the Doe Fund street-cleaning team for the last month, an...
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Sunnyside bix district gets bike friendly
The Sunnyside business district has become the first in Queens to be declared bike friendly. On August 23, local elected officials and Transportation Alternatives (TA) joined local business owners ...
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Mount Sinai Queens closer to completing $125 million expansion
Kaufman Studios recognized for $700,000 contribution
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Fired Queens Library trustee tells his side of the story
Stamatiades defends the board’s decisions after his dismissal
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Judge rules in favor of developers in Willets Point lawsuit
Plaintiffs dispute decision and plan to file appeal
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Bishop Taylor apologizes for brawl at LIC hotel
Hotel management says Taylor is using extortion to get what he wants
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Astoria woman says police have been little help in two-year harassment ordeal
For over two years, an Astoria woman has tried and failed to get police assistance in a case of continued street harassment that has left her feeling unsafe walking down her own street. The woman —...
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Young Democrats club holds annual Summer Bash
The Queens County Young Democrats invited their members and local leaders to the Eighth Annual Summer Bash last week at Rocky McBride’s in Long Island City. With members ranging in age from 16 to 3...
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Elmhurst scout troop celebrates centennial
For 100 years, the tradition of scouting has been running strong in Elmhurst, home to Boy Scout Troop 17, which came together to celebrate another anniversary at the Queens Botanical Gardens on Sat...
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Coalition calls out mayor for more affordable housing
Astoria Cove needs 50 percent affordable units, says advocate group
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Dismissed library trustees prepare to take Katz to court
Claim law used in dismissal is “unconstitutional”
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Astoria invests in cleaner streets and graffiti removal
The Doe Fund expands its services in the community
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Jackson Heights bazaar gets a facelift with colorful mural
Non-profit hires youth to get involved in their communities
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BP Katz disapproves Astoria Cove development proposal
Housing project does not include enough affordable units
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Israeli soldiers carry an injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon, on January 28, 2015Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war. A Spanish UN peacekeeper was killed as Israel and Hezbollah exchanged artillery fire -- the most serious clashes between the bitter enemies in years -- following the attack by the Shiite militant group. The two soldiers were killed when Hezbollah fired an anti-tank missile at a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area, the army said. Israel responded to the Hezbollah shelling with "combined aerial and ground strikes" on southern Lebanon.


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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts to getting a point against her compatriot Madison Keys during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes in the first set before beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova.


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A man uses an Apple iPhone near the advertisement of Samsung Electronics' micro SD cards at a Samsung shop in Seoul, South Korea Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. The South Korean company said Thursday its profit sank last quarter, with an improvement in its semiconductor business insufficient to mask its mobile problems. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market.


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