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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 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 | 48 48 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
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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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Brooklynites beat the heat in new Dekalb Market
The DeKalb Market opened last Saturday, July 23, and brought thousands to Downtown Brooklyn, despite the 100-degree temperature and scorching heat. Some 5,000 Brooklynites beat the heat at the mark...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sustainable urban area planned for Gowanus
For years, the Gowanus Canal has suffered from neglect, but now private organizations are taking the next step to clean the surrounding streets and sidewalks. Members of Community Board 6’s Parks, ...
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Rats!
Solutions proposed to rid Atlantic Yards of its rodents
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Walmart protested once again
Various activist groups around the five boroughs continue to put pressure on retail giant
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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival stuns crowd with Kanye West, Busta Rhymes
Hip-hop stars Kanye West and Busta Rhymes stole the show by surprise at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival last Saturday. Roughly 1,300 fans went wild near the DUMBO waterfront when headliner Q-Tip, of ...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu holds fundraiser in Brooklyn
Brooklynites held a fundraiser for Comptroller John C. Liu on Wednesday, July 6 on a rooftop overlooking the lower Manhattan skyline. Liu, who recently championed in the CItyTime payroll scandal, s...
Jul 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nabe reflects on Brooklyn boy's murder
Community reacts with sadness, memorial
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Markowitz tells Brooklyn to shed a few pounds
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz encouraged Brooklynites last week to exercise and eat healthy, not just for bikini season but for the remainder of their lives.Residents of the borough di...
Jul 13, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT aims to make Bridge Park entrance safer
The city wants to get rid of the cars and buses that overflow the streets near Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Department of Transportation (DOT) presented their latest street improvement plan on June 27...
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Five women attacked in Brooklyn
Fifth assault matches pattern after police make arrest
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Arts festival coming to DUMBO
To show its support for the artistic community in New York City, AT&T announced last week that it will co-sponsor the 2011 DUMBO Art Festival to be held under the Brooklyn Bridge from September 23-...
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Carousel to spin again in DUMBO park
In October 1984, Jane Walentas and her husband traveled to Ohio to save an antique carousel from being taken apart and sold off in pieces, and now its being rebuilt in DUMBO. The carousel was built...
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Gowanus residents plan green initiatives
Sustainability advocates host forum to discuss neighborhood cleanup
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Fourth Avenue rezoning gets mixed reactions
Plans to commercialize Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn were praised and scrutinized by community members at a public hearing held by Board 6 last Wednesday. Jen Posner preresented a recommendation for th...
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Mos Def headlines 2011 Ft. Greene Festival
The biggest event of the year in Fort Greene featured more local music, food and stars than ever before and attracted thousands to Fort Greene Park on Saturday, June 25. Headlining for the Fort Gre...
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Paul Frohman smokes an electronic cigarette outside an office building in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. California health officials declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.


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SYDNEY (AP) — An inquest into a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe began on Thursday, aimed at determining exactly how a gunman and two of his hostages ended up dead after a 16-hour standoff with police.
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007 file photo, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at a news conference in Washington. Ryan on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, publicly declared a position switch on abortion. Niles in northeast Ohio, writes Wednesday in the Akron Beacon Journal that he initially opposed the procedure that ends pregnancy but now favors abortion rights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.


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