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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?
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
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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?
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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Brooklyn musician hosts burlesque ocean charity event
Fifth annual Mermaid Lagoon raises money for dolphins, Hudson River
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Businesses struggle as film business booms in Brooklyn
Merchants and residents call for reprieve from shoots
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Coney Island residents rally to save Riegelmann Boardwalk
Joining more than 100 Coney Island residents, councilmen Mark Treyger and Chaim Deutsch and other elected officials gathered on January 18 to urge the de Blasio administration to save Coney Island ...
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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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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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