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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 | 3 3 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 | 11 11 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 | 11 11 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 | 51 51 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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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Human rights activist and top model Dirie from Somalia delivers a speech as part of the 4th World Meeting of Human Values and Culture of Lawfulness in MonterreyBy Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermodel turned campaigner against female genital mutilation Waris Dirie said on Thursday she was optimistic that FGM could be eradicated in her lifetime, branding the tradition "a cruel and perfidious war on little girls." "FGM breaches all human rights and has no place in any 21st century society," said Dirie, who underwent FGM in Somalia when she was 5 years old and whose sister bled to death after being cut. Dirie said her Desert Flower Foundation aimed to save 1 million girls across Africa from the "barbaric" ritual in the next few years through a sponsorship project which provides food, kerosene and school fees to families who pledge not to cut their daughters. GROWING MOMENTUM AGAINST FGM Speaking after receiving a human rights award at the House of Lords in London, Dirie welcomed the growing global momentum to stamp out FGM, a procedure which can cause lifelong physical and psychological problems.


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File photo of Rod McKuen performing at The 4th Annual S.T.A.G.E. event in Los Angeles, California, on October 25, 2003US poet, songwriter and singer Rod McKuen, a multiple Academy Award nominee, has died at the age of 81, US media reported. McKuen died on Thursday in Los Angeles of respiratory arrest after suffering from pneumonia, friend and producer Jim Pierson said, according to the Los Angeles Times. McKuen was a prolific composer, working with artists such as Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra.


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In Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico.


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