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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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 | 46 46 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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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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Mid-town Manhattan is pictured from the top of the United Nations building in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Reuters) - A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. The potentially historic storm which could affect 20 percent of the U.S. population, caused at least six states up and down the East Coast to declare emergencies, forced the cancellation of thousands of flights, closed schools and major mass transit systems - including the New York City subway. Coastal flood warnings were issued, with tides in the New York metro area expected to be as much 3 feet higher than normal early Tuesday morning. BRIDGES, TUNNELS CLOSE Driving bans in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts brought the region to a standstill amid near white-out conditions, with the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln and Holland tunnels as well as major mass transportation throughout the city closing at 11 p.m ET (0400 GMT).


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Japan's government spokesman Yoshihide Suga speaks at a press conference in Tokyo Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Suga told reporters that the government was still analyzing a video posted online that purported to show Haruna Yukawa, one of the two hostages held by the extremist Islamic State group, had been killed. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITTOKYO (AP) — A special Japanese envoy in Jordan has expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces."


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A man fills up his car at a petrol station in RomeBy Florence Tan and Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices held above $48 on Tuesday following comments from OPEC that prices may have found a floor. OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri said oil prices may have bottomed out and he warned of a risk of a future jump to $200 a barrel if investment in new supplies was too low. "OPEC's Secretary General commented yesterday that prices may have bottomed, but there was no imminent prospect of OPEC producers sitting down to discuss cutbacks until mid-year," ANZ said. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for March delivery was up 11 cents at $45.26 a barrel after slipping to a session low of $44.35 on Monday, close to a near 6-year low.


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