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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 | 19 19 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)
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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 | 57 57 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 | 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 | 139 139 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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Dino X. Pappas
Dino X. Pappas passed away Friday, September 03, 2010 at the age of 46. He was the beloved Father of James Billy, Vanessa and Damien. He was the loving partner of Cindy Pappas. He was the devoted S...
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Rosemarie Stanzoni
Rosemarie Stanzoni passed away on September 07, 2010 at the age of 78. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony. She was the devoted mother of Michael, Philip, Tom and the late Anthony. She is ...
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Tony Sanchez
Tony Sanchez passed away on September 11, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved husband of Gisela. Services were held at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory und...
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Vito J. Bucaria
Vito J. Bucaria a proud WWII veteran passed away on August 31, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved husband of the late Katherine. He was the devoted father of the late Gaspare. He was the dea...
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Jayden Miranda
Jayden Miranda passed away on September 09, 2010. He was the loving son of Jose and Martha. Services were held at St. Mary's Gate of Heaven Church. Internment followed at Cypress Hills Cemetery und...
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Antoinette DiBenedetto
Antoinette DiBenedetto passed away on September 07, 2010 at the age of 79. She was the devoted mother of Diane and loving grandmother of Gary. Funeral services were held at Hess-Miller Funeral Home...
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James J. McCurry
James J. McCurry passed away on September 07, 2010 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Margaret and devoted father of James, John and Richard. He was the dear brother of Martha McCurry....
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Dorothy Heckel
Dorothy Heckel of Ridgewood passed away on September 06, 2010 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter. She was the devoted mother of Walter and Glen. The dear mother in law of...
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Theresa Capodilupo
Theresa Capodilupo passed away on September 01, 2010 at the age of 75. She was the devoted mother of Joseph. Funeral Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation followed at Fresh P...
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Charles Schnell
Charles Schnell passed away on Sep 05, 2010 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Bauer). He was the dear brother of Betty Kidd and Patricia Hirt and the dear brother-in-law...
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Dolores Konicke
Dolores Konicke passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. She was the beloved mother of Annmarie DePasquale, and Roland and Thomas Konicke. She was the loving grandmother of Madeline, Julia, and Cole...
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Irene Gasparavich
Irene Gasparavich passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. She was the beloved sister of Alfred B. Olsen. She was the dear aunt of Nancy Wolf and Gregory and Christopher Olsen. Funeral Mass was held...
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Dennis Riley
Dennis Riley passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the age of 60. A proud Marine, he was the beloved husband of Georgette Schuchardt, and was the devoted godfather of Karen Bollmann. Services we...
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Robert Krachie
Robert Krachie passed away Thursday, August 5, at the age of 45. He was the loving son of Eleanor, and the dear brother of Edward J. and Eleanor Dunne. He was the dear brother-in-law of Steven. He ...
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Catherine Theresa Russin
Catherine Theresa Russin passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Sr. She was the loving mother of Stanley J. Russin, Jr., and Carol A...
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A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in WarsawSome 2.1 million vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co are being recalled to fix a potentially defective chip that could cause air bags to deploy inadvertently, U.S. federal vehicle safety regulators said Saturday. The vehicles were subject to three earlier recalls, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement that "a small number of vehicles" fixed under those earlier actions had experienced inadvertent air bag deployments. The recalls were not related to a wider issue involving millions of vehicles recalled over Takata Corp air bags.


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This Jan. 8, 2015 photo provided by Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team, shows pilots from left, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M., and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia, before they lift off in a gas balloon in Saga, Japan. The Two Eagles pilots have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history in a bid to remove the qualifiers that have complicated a century of record keeping in long-distance ballooning. Now they're aiming for a safe landing on the beaches of Baja California. (AP Photo/Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.


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Detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in WashingtonA U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches. Final decisions are not imminent in the efforts to find successors to Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, who steps down March 1, and Richard Fisher of the Dallas Fed, who retires on March 19. Matthew Rutherford, whose stint as Treasury's top domestic finance official ended on Friday, was under consideration at least in early stages of the searches, according to three sources. James McAndrews, who heads up research at the neighboring New York Fed, was considered for the job in Philadelphia, where he once worked.


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