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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 59 59 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 | 66 66 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 104 104 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 | 134 134 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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BAM celebrates Martin Luther King Day
Mayor says MLK would not be “satisfied” today
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Brooklyn electeds some of first to sign up for IDNYC
Beep urges all New Yorkers to sign up for municipal ID card
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Mayor announces 17,300 affordable housing units in 2014
Administration exceeds year’s projects for new and preserved units
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Town hall addresses recent ped deaths in Brooklyn nabes
Kensington, Windsor Terrace to get safety measures
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Fight Back with Fitness Day raises money for cancer
Three years ago, Joe Gillette realized that very few people knew about Relay for Life, a fundraising event hosted annually across the country to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In an a...
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Families say seniors in Brooklyn facility without heat, hot water
The elderly residents of assisted living facility Prospect Park Residence (PPR) were back in court last week, following continued issues with heat and hot water that have family members worried abo...
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Agreement reached to move forward on hospital expansion
New York Methodist Hospital to construct new outpatient clinic
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Local Relay for Life group raises money via polar plunge
Every year, brave souls line up on the beach at Coney Island on New Year’s Day to take part in traditional Polar Bear Plunge. This year was no different, but one group, the Bergen Beach, Mill Basin...
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Group calls for removal of museum exhibit
Hindus across the country are calling for the removal of a new 60-foot mixed-media portrayal of Hindi goddess Kali at the Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh’s depiction of Kali, e...
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Inaugural One Brooklyn NYE celebration ushers in 2015
For the first time ever, Brooklyn hosted its own “Ball Drop” for New Year’s Eve at the Coney Island Parachute Jump to welcome in 2015. The celebration was the fulfillment of a campaign promise by B...
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The Top 10 Brooklyn Stories of 2014
The news and events that shaped the borough over the past year
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2014 is FDNY’s busiest in 150-year history
Civilian emergencies have risen 22 percent since 2002
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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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More than 100 people have been killed and 150,000 displaced by floods in Mozambique, a senior government official said on Wednesday, as southern Africa counts the human and economic costs of this month's torrential rains. The United Nations said last week the rains in early January had triggered floods affecting nearly one million people in Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. "The floods have killed 117 people, an increase from the last balance of at least 84 dead a week ago," Mozambique's Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide told Reuters. A majority of the deaths occurred in the central coastal region of Zambezia, he said, adding: "The deaths were caused by drowning, lightning and collapsed houses." Malawi's President Peter Mutharika said on Tuesday his country, one of the poorest in the world, would probably miss its economic growth forecast this year of 5.8 percent due to the rains, which killed more than 60 people.
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In Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records.


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In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea. The blogger, @AliTweel, captured the moments shortly after the blast, when flames rose up from outside the hotel, appearing to be from the aftermath of the car bomb. (AP Photo/ @AliTweel via AP video)TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans.


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