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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)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 | 20 20 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 | 76 76 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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Josephine Ricotta
Josephine Ricotta passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late John Ricotta. Loving Mother of Sandy Ricotta and Mother-in-Law of Fran. Cherished Grandmother ...
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Jeanne Cirone
Jeanne Cirone passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 52. Beloved Wife Gerald Cirone. Loving Mother of Victoria Cirone and Paul Cirone. Cherished Daughter of Victor and Jacqueline L...
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Jean Zahn
Jean Zahn passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Rudolph Zahn. Loving Mother of the late Deborah and Stepmother of Stephen Zahn. Cherished Aunt and Gre...
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Anthony J. Papavero Sr
Anthony J. Papavero Sr. , 70 founder and co-owner of Branchburg Funeral Home in Branchburg NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Anthony resided in Rari...
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Mary F. Walls
Mary F. Walls of Ridgewood passed away on September 19, 2013 at the age of 82. She was the beloved Wife of the late John Walls. Devoted Mother of Maureen, Joseph, Thomas, Bruce, Keith, James, & Bra...
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Douglas J. Close
Douglas J. Close passed away on Saturday 21, 2013 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Juliette Close. Loving Father of William Close and Douglas J. Close and Father-in-Law of Diane and St...
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John C. Mertz
John C. Mertz passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the age of 69. Beloved Husband of Rachel Mertz. Loving Father of Diane Rota and Father-in-Law of Raymond. Cherished Grandfather of Chris...
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John Joseph Hutter
John Joseph Hutter passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 70. Beloved Father of John R. Hutler. Loving Brother of Robert J. Hutter. Mr. Hutter was a United States Army Veteran who ...
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Anna Maria Bacarella
Anna Maria Bacarella passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Vito Bacarella. Loving Mother of Antonio Bacarella, Rosalia Galizia and Lena Luciani. Cheri...
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Girolamo Prosa
Girolamo Prosa passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Maria Prosa. Loving Father of JoAnn Pauciullo (Michael) and Joseph Prosa (Nancy). Cherished Grandfat...
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Frank Ambrosini
Frank Ambrosini passed away on September 16th, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Beloved Husband of Kristina. Cherished Father of Anthony, Joseph and Gregory. Loving Father-In-Law of Clara, Pamela and G...
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Greta Kump
Greta Kump passed away on September 11th, 2013 at the age of 94 years. Beloved Mother of Anita Suero. Loving Grandmother of Alysa and Alex. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Livia. Dear Sister-In-Law ...
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Thomas J. Vinckus
Thomas J. Vinckus passed away on September 4th, 2013 at the age of 59. Beloved Husband of Cheryl. Devoted Father of Luke. Dear Brother of Fran Kender and Steven Vinckus. Funeral September 6th , 201...
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Walter A. Mikoleski
Walter A. Mikoleski passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Husband of the late Margaret Mikoleski. Loving Father of Lawrence Mikoleski and William Mikoleski and Fathe...
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James R. Shanahan
James R. Shanahan passed away on Saturday, September 07, 2013 at the age of 26. Beloved Son of Kenneth and Patricia Shanahan. Loving Brother of Kristine DeSena (Nicholas), Matthew Shanahan and Kevi...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kurdish ground forces, helped by U.S. and allied air support, have retaken the Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants, U.S. Lieutenant-General James Terry said on Saturday. Supporting what Kurdish forces said earlier this week, Terry, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force that has been leading air strikes against Islamic State, said in a statement: "Kurdish ground forces, supported by our air component, were successful in retaking the town of Kobani." (Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Frances Kerry)
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Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk arrives to take part in peace talks in MinskBy Andrei Makhovsky and Richard Balmforth MINSK/KIEV (Reuters) - Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine's representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting. Ukraine's representative, former president Leonid Kuchma, left the talks in Minsk, Belarus, telling Interfax news agency that separatist officials had undermined the meeting by making ultimatums and refusing "to discuss a plan of measures for a quick ceasefire and a pull-back of heavy weapons". Denis Pushilin, one of the separatist officials, told the Russian news agency RIA that they were ready for dialogue "but not ready for ultimatums from Kiev while shelling by their forces is going on in the background of towns in the Donbass (industrialised eastern Ukraine)". The meeting of the "contact group", which also involves a Russian envoy and an official from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, took place in the Belarussian capital even as fighting between Kiev's forces and the Russian-backed rebels raged on in Ukraine's east, claiming more civilian and military lives.


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Dijsselbloem, head of the euro zone finance ministers' group, and Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis shake hands after their common press conference at the ministry in AthensBy Paul Carrel and Jussi Rosendahl BERLIN/HELSINKI (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a debt writedown for Greece on Saturday, and a European Central Bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to Greek banks if Athens does not agree to renew its bailout package. The euro zone's paymaster and the ECB are both taking a tough line with Greece's new leftist government, whose leader swept to victory last Sunday promising that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" were over. Alexis Tsipras has also promised to renegotiate agreements with the European Commission, ECB and International Monetary Fund "troika" and write off much of Greece's 320 billion euro ($360 billion) debt, which at more than 175 percent of gross domestic product is the world's second-highest after Japan.


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