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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 56 56 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 | 58 58 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 | 67 67 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 | 75 75 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 | 85 85 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 | 138 138 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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Bayside Little League Roundup
American Office Interiors vs. M&G Pizza American Office Interiors vs. JC Security American Office Interiors remains undefeated, winning two games last week. On Tuesday, Michael Wegimont led off wit...
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Opening Day for Greenpoint Little League
The Greenpoint Little League kicked off its 60th season this past Saturday with a parade down Vandervoort Avenue before the league’s opening day games. Founded in 1951, the league has 20 teams for ...
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NYJTL kicks off 40th season
Former Mayor David Dinkins and NYJTL President and CEO Deborah MacFarlane Antoine presented awards at The New York Junior Tennis League’s (NYJTL) Spring Kickoff Celebration on Wednesday, April 27, ...
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Mets get ‘A’ for Effort, ‘F’ for Fifth Place
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Baseball magazine honors baseball's brightest
metroBASEBALL recognizes people who still make game great
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Mets must come together before they are pulled apart
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Bayside Little League Roundup
World of Discovery vs. Three of Cups Alley Pond Field proved to be the site of both hitting and pitching. Elias Andriopoulos took the mound for Three of Cups and went 2 2/3 innings allowing 3 runs....
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Poor Pitching Leads to Slow Start
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Bayside Little League Roundup
Flushing Christian School vs. RDS Industries It was a real pitchers' duel that ended in a 0-0 tie after seven innings. For Flushing Christian School, the ace of their staff, Savvas Papadopoulos, pi...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Automotive football team honors past, looks forward to future
On Saturday, the Automotive High School football team held it's annual awards banquet at Red Star Bar in Greenpoint. The team finished a 5-5 season and was honoring its many seniors. Now, if the id...
Apr 19, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets fall in home opener
Photos by Michael O'Kane The New York Mets officially opened the season at Citi Field last Friday afternoon, taking on the Washington Nationals in the team's home opener. Despite a 6-2 loss, the ex...
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Lavin diagnosed with prostate cancer
St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin was diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer this past fall and will undergo treatment in the coming weeks, the university announced on Friday. Lavin and h...
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Down & out: main event lasts only 18 seconds
Saturday night at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, an enthusiastic crowd witnessed an action-packed boxing event that was promoted by Rob Diaz and Havoc Boxing Promotions. In the main event,...
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Heroes Youth Basketball League Signup Begins
With a name change to Heroes Basketball League to commemorate our coaches, sponsors and supporters who sacrificed their lives in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, this youth basketball le...
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Know thy Enemy
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, actor Benedict Cumberbatch as he poses for photographers upon his arrival at the world premiere of the film The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies in London. Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Their letter published Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 in the Guardian praises the government for the 2013 pardon of World War II code breaker Alan Turing, whom Cumberbatch portrays in the movie "The Imitation Game." (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)LONDON (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law.


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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.


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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday.
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