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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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?
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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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Diana Ross scheduled for the Kings Theatre grand reopening
Flatbush performance and arts space opens after 40 years
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Stringer slams NYCHA, says agency missed out on $692 million
NYCHA says audit is “seriously flawed,” dismisses recommendations
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Borough Park school avoids January closing
Department of Ed reorganizes finances to help fund GEC preschool
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State reps propose bill to ensure transparency during hospital closures
Based on LICH closure, act to provide a voice to the community
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SBS shares five ways to bolster holiday business
To help promote local businesses, Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer hosted a holiday roundtable discussion last week at Gratitude Café in Prospect Lefferts Ga...
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Borough Park school for special-needs children set to close
Guild for Exception Children needs more state funding to stay open
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Forest City breaks ground on 18-story Pacific Park building
Community residents voice frustration over ignored input
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73-year-old faces forced eviction when co-op guts her apartment
“Constructive eviction” becoming a rampant problem across the city
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Prospect Park Residence operating license expired, will not be renewed
Assisted living facility has too many “deficiencies” to continue operation
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Elderly residence faces wrongful death lawsuit
Nephew of "kung fu judge" refuses settlement offer, prepares for court
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Residents continue to fight DOT over Putnam Plaza redesign
Community surprised to learn “temporary” plaza was always permanent
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EDC announces new $3.5 million fashion hub in Sunset Park
Locals worry that fashion industry will also bring gentrification
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Akai Gurley’s parents speak out about their son’s death
Brooklyn DA says he plans to impanel a grand jury
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Prospect Park Residence owner delays contempt hearing
92-year-old resident denied chance to testify
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Fifth Avenue BID welcomes holidays to Park Slope
Hope revelers return to patronize local businesses
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Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday morning, while bombs in Baghdad and Samarra killed at least 21 people, security and medical sources said. Police in the northern province of Kirkuk said Islamic State launched mortars and attacked positions of Kurdish peshmerga fighters in four districts southwest of Kirkuk city. Islamic State has frequently battled Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militias further south and west since the radical jihadist group surged across the Syrian border last summer, but attacks on the outskirts of Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk have been less frequent. A peshmerga officer told Reuters his forces had recaptured the district of Mariam Bek but said clashes were ongoing in Tal al-Ward, Maktab Khalid and Mullah Abdullah.
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South Korea's Kim Chang-Soo (C) trains in Sydney on January 29, 2015 ahead of the Asian Cup final against Australia on SaturdayTop-scorers Australia will try to unlock the Asian Cup's stingiest defence on Saturday when they meet South Korea in a blockbuster final between two of the region's heavyweights. The Socceroos are desperate to win a first Asian title on home soil, but to do so they will have to find a way through a Korean rearguard which has not conceded all tournament. It could be a case of who blinks first as Australia look to be crowned kings of Asia, after defecting from Oceania in 2006, and South Korea try to end a hoodoo stretching back a staggering 55 years. Runners-up to Japan in 2011, Australia have hit 12 goals in five games and they will start as slight favourites, despite losing 1-0 to South Korea in the group phase.


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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement at the Elysee Palace in ParisBy Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday, after Islamic State's Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula. Sisi's office said in a statement that Sisi would return to Cairo after Friday morning's opening session. The four separate attacks on security forces in North Sinai on Thursday night were among the bloodiest in years. Security sources in Sinai said three military planes left al-Arish for Cairo on Friday morning carrying 30 body bags, some of them containing dismembered corpses.


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