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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 | 16 16 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 | 16 16 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 | 55 55 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 | 66 66 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 | 73 73 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 | 84 84 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 | 134 134 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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Sara F. Granato
Sara F. Granato passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Estebean Granato. Loving Mother of Sara A. Garabedian and Stella Munoz and Mother-in-Law of Edwa...
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Theresa DiStefano
Theresa DiStefano passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Leonard DiStefano. Loving Mother of Joseph DiStefano, Dominic DiStefano, Leonora Gassier, and K...
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Thomas Anthony Pepe
Thomas Anthony Pepe passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Linda R. Pepe. Loving Father of Thomas Jr. (Lynette), Christopher (Erin) and Tricia (Darren). Cheri...
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Vito J. Papapietro
Vito J. Papapietro passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Priscilla Papapietro. Loving Father of Anthony Papapietro and Lynn Papapietro. Cherished Grandfath...
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Pearl L. Suss
Pearl L. Suss of Glendale & Ridgewood passed away on February 2, 2014 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Arthur G. Suss. Devoted Mother of Arthur and Mother-in-Law of Cathy. Cou...
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Alphonse Forgione
Alphonse Forgione passed away on Friday, February 07, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Joan Forgione. Loving Brother of Sadie Cantone and the late Larry Forgione. Dear Uncle of Ji...
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Richard A. Houlihan
Richard A. Houlihan passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Loretta A. Houlihan. Loving Father of Loreen Houlihan, Richie Houlihan and Kevin Houlihan. Cheris...
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Orahmae J. Limbach
Orahmae J. Limbach passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Sister of Lorraine Klaastad, Marlene D. Limbach and William Limbach. Cherished Aunt & Great Aunt of numerous ...
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Rose Ferrandino
Rose Ferrandino passed away on Friday, February 07, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved Sister of Carol Welch and the late Louis, Rocco, Michael, Frank, Nick, Tessie & Gracie. Loving Aunt of Donna, Susa...
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Henry F. Stokes
Henry F. Stokes, 90, died Jan. 30, 2014. Mr. Stokes was born July 20, 1923 in Queens, N.Y., the son of Richard P. Stokes and Mary A. Stokes of Queens Village. He graduated from Bayside High School ...
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Christine Wise Guelbart
Christine Wise Guelbart passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the age of 55. Beloved Wife of Daniel M. Guelbart. Loving Mother of Danielle, Michelle and Noelle. Cherished Daughter of Marily...
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Catherine DeVita
Catherine DeVita passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Wife of John DeVita. Loving Mother of Phillip DeVita, Steven DeVita, Anthony DeVita and Denise Manning. Cherish...
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Frank J. Jordan Jr.
Frank J. Jordan Jr. passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Dorothy Jordan. Loving Father of Anthony Jordan and Robert Jordan and Father-in-Law of Madeline and ...
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Robert J. Brunetti
Robert J. Brunetti passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Frances. Loving Father of Jason and Anthony, and father-in-law of Mariella. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Josephine Rizzo
Josephine Rizzo passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of Joseph Rizzo. Devoted Daughter of Giuseppina and the late Luciano Patinella. Loving Mother of Mariella M...
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Pakistani protesters burn tires to condemn a blast at a Shiite mosque, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Karachi, Pakistan. The bomb ripped through a mosque in Pakistan belonging to members of the Shiite minority sect of Islam just as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, officials said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shiites across Pakistan are mourning and planning to protest after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people.


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File- This file photo from March 13, 2006, shows former New York City police detective Louis Eppolito entering Brooklyn federal court on the first day of his trial in New York. Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob. Twenty-nine years later, the city has reached a $5 million settlement with Guido's family in part of the fallout from one of the most stunning police corruption cases in New York history. Guido's killers had him confused with an enemy of a mob underboss who paid then-detectives Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa to be his criminal "crystal ball," a source of help killing eight of their patron's foes between 1986 and about 1990, Brooklyn federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob.


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In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Iraqis look at books on al-Mutanabi Street, home to the city's book market in central Baghdad. One afternoon this month, Islamic State militants arrived at the Central Library of the northern city of Mosul in a non-combat mission. They broke the locks that kept the two-story building closed since the extremists overran the city in mid last year, loading some 2,000 books included children stories, poetry, philosophy, sports, health and cultural and scientific publications into six pickup trucks and leaving behind only the Islamic religious ones. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas.


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