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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 | 19 19 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 | 19 19 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 | 75 75 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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Catherine O'Flaherty Martin
Catherine O'Flaherty Martin 5-5-11 to 10-24-06 Four years and a thousand tears; if they could tell a story it would be how much we miss you and love you, but that is nothing new. All we have is mem...
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Denis J. Butler
Denis J. Butler (July 26, 1927-October 14, 2010) Denis J. Butler, a lifelong resident of Astoria, NY and a retired member of the New York State Legislature passed away on October 14. He is survived...
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Anna G. Meli
Anna G. Meli passed away on Saturday, October 16 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael. She was the loving mother of the late Annette Bongiorno. She was the cherished grand...
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Angelo J. Savignano
Angelo J. Savignano passed away on Friday, October 15 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Susan. He was the loving father of John. He was the cherished grandfather of Suzanne. He was th...
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Helen Kiszeniuk
Helen Kiszeniuk passed away on Thursday, October 14 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late George. She was the loving mother of Barbara Hawkinson and Linda Frawley and mother-in-law...
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Anthony DeServio
Anthony DeServio passed away on Wednesday, October 13 at the age of 90. He was the beloved husband of the late Angelina. He was the loving father of Margaret Bianchi and the late Anthony DeServio a...
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Susana Gonzalez
Susana Gonzalez passed away on Wednesday, October 13, at the age of 61. She was the beloved wife of Joaquin. She was the loving mother of Aldo, Milton and Claudio. She was the cherished grandmother...
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Lillian Vertuccio
Lillian Vertuccio passed away on Monday, October 11 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas. She was the loving mother of Marie Ziccardi, Louise Vertuccio and Vincent Vertuc...
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Rose Vitale
Rose Vitale passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of Salvatore D. She was the loving mother of Rosemarie Custini, Debbie Cannistraro, Michael Vitale and...
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Magdalena Soley
Magdalena Soley passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 72. She was the beloved wife of Jaime. She was the beloved mother of Magda DeSimone and Jaime Soley. She was the cherished grand...
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Guisto A. Faucetta
Guisto A. Faucetta passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 98. He was the beloved husband of the late Julia. He was the loving uncle of JoAnn DiStefano. A private cremation was held...
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Nubar Kehyaian
Nubar Kehyaian passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 71. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary. He was the loving father of Richard Kehyaian and father-in-law of Darlene. He...
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Salvatore M. DiLuca
Salvatore M. DiLuca passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the age of 72. He was the beloved husband of Rosa. He was the loving father of Mariela DiLuca, Natale DiLuca and Jacqueline DeSena. He ...
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Stella Mentel
Stella Mentel passed away on October 5, 2010. She was the beloved mother of Patricia Gallo and Joan Norris. She was the dear sister of Helen Augustyn. She was the cherished grandmother of Nicole, M...
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William "Bill" John Kaiser
William "Bill" John Kaiser A Memorial Service celebrating the life of William “Bill” John Kaiser 75, of Ormond Beach was celebrated on Saturday, September 11, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Prince of Peace ...
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Detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in WashingtonA U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches. Final decisions are not imminent in the efforts to find successors to Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, who steps down March 1, and Richard Fisher of the Dallas Fed, who retires on March 19. Matthew Rutherford, whose stint as Treasury's top domestic finance official ended on Friday, was under consideration at least in early stages of the searches, according to three sources. James McAndrews, who heads up research at the neighboring New York Fed, was considered for the job in Philadelphia, where he once worked.


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A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in Warsaw(Reuters) - Some 2.1 million vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co are being recalled to fix a potentially defective chip that could cause air bags to deploy inadvertently, U.S. federal vehicle safety regulators said Saturday.


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New Italian President Sergio Mattarella, left, poses for photographers with Lower Chamber president Laura Boldrini, right at the Constitutional court building near the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic, in Rome, Jan. 31, 2015. Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday. Mattarella's election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority. The 73-year-old former minister with center-left political roots went on to garner 665 votes from the 1,009 eligible electors. Known as a man of few words, Mattarella cemented that reputation with his first remarks to the nation. "My thoughts go, above all, to the difficulties and hopes of our fellow citizens. That's enough, he said, referring to the grim economic situation. Italy is mired in recession and unemployment has hovered about 13 percent nationally. Young Italians are increasingly seeking work abroad. (AP Photo/Ettore Ferrari, Ansa) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.


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