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"Before" & "After" Man
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Hurricane Sandy has nothing on people! Here's a before and after video of the tree, bush and flower slaughter in one Queens yard. Do you realize that one tree has the cooling power of 10 air condit...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEPT 2014
Sep 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Sept 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In August, the pace of home sales continued to improve amid decreasing inventory levels and interest rates below last year’s. This summer’s housing market has pre...
How Can Employers Avoid Litigation with the EEOC?
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can bring litigation against employers on behalf of workers who file discrimination or harassment claims with the EEOC. Because the EEOC is select...
Timing Is Everything
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 704 704 recommendations | email to a friend
     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of daint...
7 Common Real Estate Law Issues In NY
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
Real estate is plagued with all sorts of issues. This is a short list of 7 the most common problems plaguing real estate. In almost all instances, a lawyer will be necessary to find a solution for ...
Where You Can Watch The World's Biggest Clock
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the world’s largest clock is located in Saudi Arabia? More specifically, in Mecca? The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, are a building of sup...
This article is intended to provide a brief overview and summary on the issue of custody of a child or children.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
New York State recognizes two forms of custody.  The first is Joint Custody where the child resides physically with one of the parents; the second being sole and legal custody of the child to one o...
An Intern's Right to Sue for Discrimination in New York
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
Legal loopholes sometimes exist that preclude bringing a lawsuit because the letter of the law does not protect an individual's rights. In the past, this may have been the case with interns, who be...
What Employers Should Know about Paternity Leaves
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens NY Employment Defense Attorney The Family Medical Leaves Act (FMLA) grants the right to mothers and fathers to take up to 12 weeks off for maternity or paternity leaves so they can spend tim...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...

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Ruth Joan Feller
Ruth Joan Feller passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary’s Church on Novembe...
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Lucille Nappi
Lucille Nappi passed away on November 24, 2009 at the age of 86. She was the beloved sister of the late Nicholas Nappi. She was the cherished aunt of Joseph, Anthon, Nicholas and the late Caroline....
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Aida Leonor Alvarado
Aida Leonor Alvarado passed away on November 27, 2009 at the age of 74. She was the loving mother of Francisco Bravo and Brenda Boyle. She was the cherished grandmother of Rosalinda, Sarajoy, Adria...
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Alice Carlson
Alice Carlson of Maspeth, NY passed away on November 25, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles. She was the devoted mother of James, Joyce Grodio, Robert and the late ...
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John E. Gallagher
John E. Gallagher passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan. He was the devoted father of Cathy and John. He was the dear brother of Michael, An...
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John P. McGinley
John P. McGinley passed away on November 19, 2009 at the age of 69. He was a proud WWII veteran. He was the devoted father of Gary Wood. He was the loving grandfather of Alesha, Niamh, Rebecca, Mol...
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Gregg Austen
Gregg Austen passed away on November 16, 2009 at the age of 53. He was the loving son of Alfred and Laurene. He was the dear brother of Doug. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Inte...
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Rafael Diaz
Rafael Diaz of Ridgewood passed away on November 15, 2009 at the age of 82. He was the devoted father of Juan. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Cremato...
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Norma van Mingroot
Norma van Mingroot passed away on November 16, 2009. She was the devoted mother of Laurence DeMarco. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under t...
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Antik Yuzgasheva
Antik Yuzgasheva passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 69. She was the beloved wife of the late Grigory. She was the devoted mother of Tamara and Natalya. Services were offered at Hess-Mil...
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Anita Volland
Anita Volland passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 69. She was the loving daughter of George and Margaret. She was the dear sister of Erik. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Ho...
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Petya Dzhuneva
Petya Dzhuneva passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 54. She was the devoted mother of Teodora and Todor. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Fune...
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Petya Dzhuneva
Petya Dzhuneva passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 54. She was the devoted mother of Teodora and Todor. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Fune...
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Anna Canale
Anna Canale passed away on November 15, 2009 at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis. She was the devoed mother of Joan ChirieLeison, Robert, George, Louis James Carol Kontryn....
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Barbara M. Radtke
Barbara M. Radtke passed away on November 20, 2009 at the age of 65. She was the devoted mother of Jennifer H. Kelly. Services were offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church. Cremation was...
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Refugees line up to apply for asylum at the reception center in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A top government official says all personnel working for security companies at asylum centers will have to undergo a police background screening before working with refugees. The interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Ralf Jaeger on Tuesday announced the new measure after allegations surfaced over the weekend that private security guards had repeatedly abused refugees at an asylum center in Burbach in western Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — A German official says he's tightening checks on security personnel at asylum centers following allegations that private guards repeatedly abused refugees.


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By William Maclean and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - The decision by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to join air strikes in Syria reflects an increasingly muscular foreign policy by the Gulf Arab heavyweights that has already started to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East. With Egypt, Syria and Iraq - where the Arab world's armed might has usually rested - all now immersed in civil wars or internal political turmoil, the emergence of Gulf states as military players asserting an unremitting hostility to Islamists could alter the region's political equation. ...
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Members of the Kurdish security forces stand guard against Islamic State militants on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in KirkukBy Isabel Coles and Jonny Hogg ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south. An Iraqi Kurdish political source said Kurdish peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing with Syria in a battle that began before dawn. "It's the most important strategic point for crossing. ...


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