blog roll
our featured bloggers
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 52 52 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 | 53 53 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 | 63 63 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 | 70 70 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 | 81 81 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 | 131 131 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...

more blogs

obituaries
Vito Capobianco
Vito Capobianco passed away on January 8, 2010 at the age of 86. He was a United States Army veteran who served during World War II. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa. He was the lovin...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mario Crivici
Mario Crivici passed away on January 3, 2010 at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of Maria. He was the loving father of Adriano and Patrizia Martingano, Robert and Patricia Crivici and Adri...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Marie Giusto
Marie Giusto passed away on December 30, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of the late Jerome. She was the loving mother of Michael, Patrick and Christopher. She was the cherished gra...
Jan 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Natvarlal A. Patel
Natvarlal A. Patel passed away on January 10, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved husband of Sharda N. He was the loving father of Shilpa Patel, Rashmin (Dharmishtha) Patel and Amita (Pinkesh...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Beatrice C. Lee
Beatrice C. Lee passed away on January 10, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late George A. She was the loving mother of Barbara B. Dunbar. She was the cherished grandmother of Donna, Barbara a...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Christopher M. Danatos
Christopher M. Danatos passed away on December 20, 2009 at the age of 74. He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He was the beloved brother of Mary D. Christie and a...
Jan 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Richard J. Hardt
Richard J. Hardt passsed away on December 30, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Navy veteran. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann. He was the loving father of Richard Hardt,...
Jan 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Frances Pajak
Frances Pajak passed away on December 27, 2009 at the age of 73. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter. She was the loving mother of Maryann Lattanzio and the late Caroline Gentile. She was t...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Linda J. Cruz
Linda J. Cruz passed away on December 23, 2009 at the age of 61. She was the beloved wife of John. She was the loving mother of Lisa, Helene and Mark. She was the devoted daughter of Vera Goldstein...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Maria Teresa Garcia
Maria Teresa Garcia of Elmhurst passed away on December 8, 2009 at the age of 86. She was the devoted mother of Maria Theresa, Maria Eugenia, Maria Isabel, Rufino, Rocio and Maria del Carmen. She w...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dorca Rodriguez
Dorca Rodriguez passed away on December 6, 2009. A service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metro...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Elza A. Saint Clair
Elza A. Saint Clair of Queens Village passed away on December 8, 2009 at the age of 76. She was the devoted mother of Sandra, Clifford and Ralph. A service was offered at Incarnation Roman Catholic...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dennis E. McDonnell
Dennis E. McDonnell of Ozone Park passed away on December 1, 2009 at the age of 51. He was the dear brother of James. A service was offered by Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond ...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
John T. Gallagher
John T. Gallagher passed away on December 22, 2009 at the age of 77. He was a lifelong resident of Maspeth and a lifelong member of Carpenters Union Local 157. He was the beloved husband of Helen. ...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Thomas J. O’Brien
Thomas J. O’Brien of Middle Village passed away on December 7, 2009 at the age of 53. He was the beloved husband of Carol (nee Adrio); the devoted father of TJ and Lisa and daughter-in-law Erin; a ...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
By Maggie Fick and Yusri Mohamed CAIRO/ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday, after Islamic State's Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula. Sisi's office said in a statement that Sisi would return to Cairo after Friday morning's opening session. The four separate attacks on security forces in North Sinai on Thursday night were among the bloodiest in years. Security sources in Sinai said three military planes left al-Arish for Cairo on Friday morning carrying 30 body bags, some of them containing corpses in pieces from the bomb attacks.
2015-01-30 06:12:44 -0500

File photo of apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock appearing before the Truth And Reconciliation Commission (TRC) amnesty hearing in PretoriaBy Ed Stoddard PRETORIA (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said de Kock would be released "in the interests of nation-building and reconciliation" and because he had expressed remorse at his crimes and helped authorities recover the remains of some of his victims. Many South Africans, however, believe forgiveness is the only way to leave the memories of apartheid behind. WHITE RULE As head of an apartheid counter-insurgency unit at Vlakplaas, a farm 20 km (15 miles) west of Pretoria, de Kock is believed to have been responsible for more atrocities than any other man in the efforts to preserve white rule.


2015-01-30 06:07:45 -0500

Randolph Churchill, the great grandson and Celia Sandys, the granddaughter of Winston Churchill lay a wreath at the statue of Britain's former PM Churchill in LondonBritain marked 50 years on Friday since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat which carried his coffin under the dipping dockside cranes in 1965 retracing its journey along London's River Thames. Britain's current leader, David Cameron, began the remembrance events at a ceremony in parliament, laying a wreath at a statue of Churchill, a man he described as "a great Briton" who should never be forgotten. "A full fifty years since his funeral when the cranes along the Thames dipped low and the streets were lined with vast silent crowds, the sheer brilliance of Winston Churchill remains undimmed," he said. "He left a Britain more free, more secure, more brave and more proud, for that we will always be grateful to him." Churchill, whose inspirational leadership and dogged spirit are widely credited with having saved Britain from invasion by Nazi Germany, died on Jan. 24, 1965 aged 90.


2015-01-30 06:05:43 -0500