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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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 | 101 101 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 | 131 131 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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Community re-energized over Atlantic Yards development
Opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project discussed a better vision for the site that so far is stuck with an arena for the New Jersey Nets, a surface parking lot, and plenty of uncertaint...
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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High-tech info center slated for library
Funded by largest private gift in BPL history
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A lofty addition to hotel row
Aloft Brooklyn opens on Duffield
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Popular tire shop reopens
Ft. Greene store's future uncertain
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Jeffries touts Yards oversight bill
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is drumming up support for a bill to bring community oversight to Atlantic Yards, the massive Prospect Heights site where developer Bruce Ratner is building the Barclays...
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Navy Yard rooftop farm among five projects to reduce CSOs
Boro grant winners tasked with managing stormwater
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DUMBO Wi-Fi system launched
Becomes first neighborhood with free Internet
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City rejects copter ban
Don’t expect a tourist helicopter ban anytime soon, if at all. The Bloomberg Administration flatly rejected Brooklyn residents’ pleas to ban tourist helicopters from using the Downtown Manhattan He...
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Support grows for Brooklyn’s first Whole Foods
CB6 committee approves plan
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Tree of ‘Hope’
Reichbach honored at Borough Hall
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols vow all-out campaign to block closings
The fight against fire company closings continues. Officials, union leaders and residents gathered at Engine 205 on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights - which is one of the firehouses on the choppi...
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Design teams dream up ‘Downtown Brooklyn Commons’
New play space would link 21 acres
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Boerum Hill rezone on fast track
It's smooth sailing for the Boerum Hill rezone. A proposal to protect the swanky residential enclave from overdevelopment was met with a favorable response from Borough President Marty Markowitz, t...
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Pain from fire cuts would be felt across borough
Brooklyn slated to lose eight fire companies
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Pols call for tourist helicopter ban
Tourist fly-bys over Brooklyn could get grounded if officials have their way. A group led by State Senator Daniel Squadron rallied at Brooklyn Bridge Park for a complete ban on tourist helicopter f...
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Workers attach snow plows to trucks at a New Jersey Dept. of Transportation maintenance yard, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Newark, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency saying NJ Transit will shut down late Monday as a winter storm threatens to dump as much as two feet of snow over parts of the state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)3 P.M. EST


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Israel's top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans on Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living under occupation, Army Radio said. The commander of Unit 8200, named as Brigadier-General "A", barred the 43 reserve soldiers who wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top army chiefs in September, saying they could no longer serve in the unit, the radio said. Coming a few weeks after Israel's 50-day war against Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip, the letter was seen as an unprecedented rebuke of Netanyahu's security policies but the military dismissed it as a publicity stunt by a small fringe. By decrying the sweep of eavesdropping on Palestinians, and the role such espionage plays in setting up air strikes that have often inflicted civilian casualties, the move opened a window on clandestine practices.
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Undated NASA image shows SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft docked to the International Space Station with a load of supplies and equipment for the station crewBoeing will be the first commercial company to carry a NASA astronaut to space in July 2017 under a contract with the US space agency, followed by its competitor SpaceX, officials said Monday. NASA is funneling billions of dollars to both companies so that they can replace American access to the orbiting International Space Station after the US space shuttle program was retired in 2011. The announcement of $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX was made in September 2014. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied the protest by Sierra Nevada earlier this month, allowing NASA and its partners to speak publicly about the contracts and future plans for test flights.


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