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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 | 18 18 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 | 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 | 56 56 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
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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 | 138 138 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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Orlando J. Culicelli
Orlando J. Culicelli passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the age of 88. Place of death West Palm Beach, FL. He was the beloved Husband of Victoria. Loving Father of Lois Culicelli. Cherish...
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Robert Braakensiek
Robert Braakensiek a retired gentleman of genteel character passed December 19, 2010. A descendant of the Merovingian Dynasty in the 4th century and the French branch of the Carolingian Dynasty. De...
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Anna Contino
Anna Contino passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. Loving Mother of Linda Wigger, Diane Karavasilis, Sharon Baryk, Debra Giglio and J...
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Louise E. Daniels
Louise E. Daniels passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late William. Loving Sister of Olga Hekimian, Alice Nalbandian and the late Richard T...
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HELEN V. FLAHERTY
HELEN V. FLAHERTY Mar. 2, 1919 – Dec. 19, 2007 Our Loving Memory of Mom and Nana Three years have come and gone without you. Tears are still shed and sadness continues to fill our hearts. It seems ...
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John F. Hartmann
John F. Hartmann passed away on Monday, December 13, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved Husband of Diann. Loving Father of Jennifer, Laurie and Kelly. Devoted Son of Frank and the late Domen...
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Randolph S. Balz
Randolph S. Balz passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved Son of the late Rudolph and Anna. Cherished Brother of the late Roger Balz. Loving Nephew of Olga Sant...
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Harry P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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Gloria Esther de la Iglesia
Gloria Esther de la Iglesia passed away on Monday, December 06, 2010 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late Alejandro. Loving Mother of Gloria E. Natiello and Alejandro de la iglesi...
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Adrianne Belts
Adrianne Belts passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the age of 64. She was the beloved Daughter of the late Edwin and Anne. Cherished Niece of the late Jessie Timko. Dear Cousin of Allan &...
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Oscar Alonso
Oscar Alonso passed away on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 at the age of 83. He was the beloved Husband of Dinorah. Loving Father of Oscar Milton, Rafael Alonso, Dinorah Guido, Rhina Carroll and Geor...
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Elsa U. Slovak
Elsa U. Slovak passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the age of 69. She was the beloved Wife of Thomas. Loving Mother of Andrew and Mother-in-Law of Mervat. Devoted Daughter of Ana Uribe. Ch...
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Mary Eiring
Mary Eiring passed away on Thursday, December 02, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Albert. Loving Sister of Catherine Hoffmann, Joan Webb and the late Margaret Wasniewski...
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Raymond L. Hahn
Raymond L. Hahn passed away on November 15th, 2010. He was the beloved Husband of Kathleen. Dear cousin of Arlene D’Agostino. Mr. Hahn served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. Funeral ...
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P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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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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By Kole Casule SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia's chief opposition leader was charged by police on Saturday with conspiring with a foreign intelligence service to topple the government. Zoran Zaev, leader of the Social Democrats, denied the charges, saying authorities were trying in vain to prevent the publication of what he says is incendiary evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the conservative government of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Gruevski, in power since mid-2006, accused Zaev of trying to blackmail him to call a snap election during face-to-face talks in September and November, saying Zaev claimed he had gathered intelligence against the government with the help of a foreign spy service. "I watched and listened to the head of the opposition ... informing me that he is collaborating with a foreign intelligence service," Gruevski said.
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In this photo provided by NASA the mobile service tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive observatory onboard, at the Space Launch Complex 2, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The rocket is scheduled to launch early Saturday morning. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers prepare for drought conditions.


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