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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 | 24 24 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 | 27 27 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 | 59 59 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 | 70 70 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
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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 | 90 90 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 | 144 144 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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Joseph V. DeCola
Joseph V. DeCola passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of the late Marilyn DeCola. Loving Father of Linda De La Garza and Father-in-Law of Mario. Cherished Grandfa...
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Charles J. Maurer
Charles J. Maurer passed away on Monday, May 05, 2014 at the age of 71. Beloved Brother of Anne N. Maurer and Anthony Maurer and Brother-in-Law of Marie. Cherished Uncle of Anthony Michael & Michel...
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Teresa A. Silvani
Teresa A. Silvani of Ridgewood passed away on April 28, 2014 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Victor. Devoted Mother of Teresa Buffa, Johanna Pasciuto and Joseph. Loving Mothe...
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Felicia G. Hopkins
Felicia G. Hopkins passed away on April 27, 2014 at the age of 87. She was the beloved Wife of the late Thomas. Devoted Mother of the late Anna, Daniel, Robert and Grace, Thomas, Theresa, Maureen, ...
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Robert Wehnert
Robert Wehnert passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Brother of Kathy, Linda and Gary Wehnert. Cherished Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Loving Friend to Many. Fune...
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Laura DeSimone
Laura DeSimone passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved Wife of the late Rocco DeSimone. Loving Mother of Sandra D. Arena and Thomas DeSimone and Mother-in-Law of Richard a...
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Rose Catapano
Rose Catapano passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of Frank Catapano. Loving Sister of Joseph Fleri and Loretta Rebhorn. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Ou...
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Adele C. Buzzetti passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Sister of Theresa M. Shamroth. Loving Aunt of Lori (Bill) Sang, Lisa Monteleone, Lynn (Gary) Marzo and Budd (Susan)...
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Luis D. Aman
Luis D. Aman passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Elida Aman. Loving Father of Nelly Aman, Mariana Alvarez, Gloria Aman, Luis Aman, Holguer Aman and Marcos A...
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Loretta T. Rabito
Loretta T. Rabito passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Sister of Anthony Rabito, Phyllis Petrowski and the late James, Frank, Joseph, John & Peter. Loving Aunt of numer...
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Luis D. Aman
Luis D. Aman passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Elida Aman. Loving Father of Nelly Aman, Mariana Alvarez, Gloria Aman, Luis Aman, Holguer Aman and Marcos A...
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Peter Sala
Peter Sala passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the age of 58. Beloved Brother of Jeanne Anne Bianchi, Andrew and the late James & Rose Marie. Loving Uncle of Nicole, Lucy, Kristyn, Gerard, C...
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Bridie Prendergast
Bridie Prendergast passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Prendergast. Loving Mother of Ann Marie Egan and Michael Prendergast and Mother-in-Law of...
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Jennie LaRocca
Jennie LaRocca passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Carl LaRocca. Loving Mother of Anthony LaRocca and Lorraine Toth and Mother-in-Law of Trina. Cheris...
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Mary Montebello
Mary Montebello passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Montebello. Loving Mother of Roseanne Montebello and the late Vincent Montebello. Cherished G...
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North Korea said on Sunday the United States had rejected an invitation to send one of its top diplomats to Pyongyang, accusing Washington of trying to shift the blame for the deadlock in denuclearisation talks on the North. Sung Kim has been meeting with officials of the countries that had been part of the so-called six-party talks in the past week in Tokyo and Beijing, where he said it was up to the North to show it was serious about ending its nuclear programme. "(We) invited Kim Sung to visit Pyongyang as he expressed his willingness to meet with his counterpart of the (North) during his visit to Asia this time," the North's KCNA news agency quoted an unnamed foreign ministry spokesman as saying. "However, the U.S., in disregard of this, is working hard to shift the blame onto the (North), misleading public opinion by creating impression that dialogue and contacts are not realized due to the latter's insincere attitude." Kim said in Beijing on Friday that Washington was "open to engagement, substantive dialogue with North Korea about the issue of denuclearisation".
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Palestinian youths stand under a large Palestinian flag during a military-style graduation ceremony after being trained at one of the Hamas-run Liberation Camps, in Gaza CityBy Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organisation, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on Islamists by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Sisi said on Saturday Egypt faces a tough, prolonged campaign against militancy. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group and repressed thoroughly since the army ousted one of its leaders, Mohamed Mursi, from the presidency in 2013. "We reject the Egyptian court's decision against Qassam Brigades.


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Relatives of security personnel killed in the Sinai city of al-Arish mourn as they walk in front of Almaza military air-base where the funerals were held in CairoCAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that the country faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. "This battle will be difficult, strong, evil and will take a long time," said Sisi in comments broadcast on state television after meeting Egypt's top military officers.


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