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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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 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 | 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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State reps propose bill to ensure transparency during hospital closures
Based on LICH closure, act to provide a voice to the community
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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SBS shares five ways to bolster holiday business
To help promote local businesses, Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer hosted a holiday roundtable discussion last week at Gratitude Café in Prospect Lefferts Ga...
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Borough Park school for special-needs children set to close
Guild for Exception Children needs more state funding to stay open
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Forest City breaks ground on 18-story Pacific Park building
Community residents voice frustration over ignored input
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73-year-old faces forced eviction when co-op guts her apartment
“Constructive eviction” becoming a rampant problem across the city
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Prospect Park Residence operating license expired, will not be renewed
Assisted living facility has too many “deficiencies” to continue operation
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Elderly residence faces wrongful death lawsuit
Nephew of "kung fu judge" refuses settlement offer, prepares for court
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Residents continue to fight DOT over Putnam Plaza redesign
Community surprised to learn “temporary” plaza was always permanent
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EDC announces new $3.5 million fashion hub in Sunset Park
Locals worry that fashion industry will also bring gentrification
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Akai Gurley’s parents speak out about their son’s death
Brooklyn DA says he plans to impanel a grand jury
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Prospect Park Residence owner delays contempt hearing
92-year-old resident denied chance to testify
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Fifth Avenue BID welcomes holidays to Park Slope
Hope revelers return to patronize local businesses
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Brooklyn pols rally around Obama’s immigration reform
Say executive order is a first step, more work to be done
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Pols look to increase penalties for trespassing on Brooklyn Bridge
Third breach of security has many concerned for infrastructure safety
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Brooklyn schools throw out textbooks, welcome iPads
Interactive learning has students more engaged, teachers say
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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)10 P.M. EST


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Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Holly, after being convicted on all nine counts he faced of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.


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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro attends the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party (PCC) congress in HavanaRetired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to Cuba's talks with the United States with a statement that addressed his longtime adversary for the first time since Cuba and the United States announced on Dec. 17 they would restore diplomatic ties. "Any peaceful or negotiated solution to the problems between the United States and the peoples or any people of Latin America that doesn't imply force or the use of force should be treated in accordance with international norms and principles," he said in a statement.


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