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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 | 63 63 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 | 74 74 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
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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 | 94 94 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 | 151 151 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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Madison Boys & Girls Club celebrates back to school
Youth group invites rapper Diggy Simmons for inspiration
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Century Tour teams up with Vision Zero for 25th Anniversary
More than 7,000 cyclists took to the streets for the 25th Annual NYC Century Tour on Sunday, many of whom were riding to raise money to fund the Mayor's Vision Zero initiative. The ride was hosted ...
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New York named most bike-friendly city in the U.S.
Magazine recognizes DOT efforts for cycle-safe streets
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Doe Fund helps beautify Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst
Businesses in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst will shine a little brighter, now that Councilman Vincent Gentile has announced extra street sweeping and waste basket pick-up, with some help from the Doe F...
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Police officers save choking baby in Bensonhurst
Beep honors duo with “Heroes of the Month” award
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Coney Island Houses see Sandy relief funding two years later
Hope $108 million in repairs will mean a safer future
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Jo Ann Simon wins 52nd Assembly District Democratic primary
An endorsement from Mayor Bill de Blasio was not enough to get Pete Sikora the popular vote in the 52nd District. Voters selected Jo Ann Simon to replace Joan Millman, who represented the 52nd Dist...
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Groundswell youth paint mural addressing prison system
As news was breaking about the severe living conditions for minors at Rikers Island in New York City, several young artists were working together with a local food chain to share their feelings on ...
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Brooklyn art entrepreneur travels to Cuba
L.B. Brown, a Brooklyn art entrepreneur, traveled to Havana, Cuba, recently with 80 African-American curators, scholars, and art innovators to learn and celebrate art and culture of the country for...
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Beep increases capital funding for cultural affairs
Libraries, music and arts institutions grateful for allocation
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Over 1 million turn out for annual West Indian Day Parade
Pre-festival violence doesn't stop celebration in Crown Heights
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Pols to MTA: “Don’t let the bed bugs bite”
Bill will require reports of bug findings on public transit
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Borough president allocates millions to Brooklyn parks
Brooklyn parks are in line for a $5.2 million boost in funding in Fiscal Year 2015 from the borough president’s office. The 10 percent funding increase from Borough President Eric Adams will overha...
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Beep: share school crossing guards with elderly
Guards seek compensation for work they already do
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Clinton Hill discusses tensions with police
To address soaring tensions between communities and the police officers assigned to serve and protect them, the arts space known as Jack at 505 Waverly Place in Clinton Hill hosted a community disc...
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Julian Edelman (R) of the New England Patriots attempts to stop Jeremy Lane of the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIXGlendale (United States) (AFP) - 01:35 GMT - Seahawks strong - The Seahawks start the second half strong, with Wilson going deep on a pass to Matthews to get the ball to the 17-yard line.


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Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste listens to the verdict inside the defendants cage during his trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, on June 23, 2014, at Tora prison near CairoThe family of Australian journalist Peter Greste expressed their joy Monday at his release from an Egyptian jail, but said his two colleagues still in prison would not be forgotten. Cairo deported the award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English television on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. "I just can't say how happy I am about it." The reporter was detained along with two colleagues, Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and an Egyptian producer, Baher Mohamed, in December 2013 and charged with aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood. Greste is resting in Cyprus and the family said it was not clear when he would arrive in Australia.


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Marshawn Lynch (C) of the Seattle Seahawks scores a three-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, ArizonaSeattle and New England were tied 14-14 at halftime of Super Bowl 49 on Sunday as the NFL's top teams delivered on the promise of a tense title showdown. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seattle signal-caller Russell Wilson both threw touchdown passes in the final minute of the second quarter, Wilson shaking off a stuttering start to connect with Chris Matthews with an 11-yard touchdown pass that knotted the score at 14-14 with two seconds on the clock. The throw capped a drive that saw Seattle march 80 yards in 29 seconds.


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