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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 | 36 36 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 | 31 31 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 | 63 63 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 | 74 74 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 | 94 94 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 | 149 149 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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Joseph V. DeCola
Joseph V. DeCola passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of the late Marilyn DeCola. Loving Father of Linda De La Garza and Father-in-Law of Mario. Cherished Grandfa...
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Charles J. Maurer
Charles J. Maurer passed away on Monday, May 05, 2014 at the age of 71. Beloved Brother of Anne N. Maurer and Anthony Maurer and Brother-in-Law of Marie. Cherished Uncle of Anthony Michael & Michel...
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Teresa A. Silvani
Teresa A. Silvani of Ridgewood passed away on April 28, 2014 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Victor. Devoted Mother of Teresa Buffa, Johanna Pasciuto and Joseph. Loving Mothe...
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Felicia G. Hopkins
Felicia G. Hopkins passed away on April 27, 2014 at the age of 87. She was the beloved Wife of the late Thomas. Devoted Mother of the late Anna, Daniel, Robert and Grace, Thomas, Theresa, Maureen, ...
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Robert Wehnert
Robert Wehnert passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Brother of Kathy, Linda and Gary Wehnert. Cherished Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Loving Friend to Many. Fune...
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Laura DeSimone
Laura DeSimone passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved Wife of the late Rocco DeSimone. Loving Mother of Sandra D. Arena and Thomas DeSimone and Mother-in-Law of Richard a...
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Rose Catapano
Rose Catapano passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of Frank Catapano. Loving Sister of Joseph Fleri and Loretta Rebhorn. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Ou...
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Adele C. Buzzetti
Adele C. Buzzetti passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Sister of Theresa M. Shamroth. Loving Aunt of Lori (Bill) Sang, Lisa Monteleone, Lynn (Gary) Marzo and Budd (Susan)...
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Luis D. Aman
Luis D. Aman passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Elida Aman. Loving Father of Nelly Aman, Mariana Alvarez, Gloria Aman, Luis Aman, Holguer Aman and Marcos A...
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Loretta T. Rabito
Loretta T. Rabito passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Sister of Anthony Rabito, Phyllis Petrowski and the late James, Frank, Joseph, John & Peter. Loving Aunt of numer...
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Luis D. Aman
Luis D. Aman passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Elida Aman. Loving Father of Nelly Aman, Mariana Alvarez, Gloria Aman, Luis Aman, Holguer Aman and Marcos A...
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Peter Sala
Peter Sala passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the age of 58. Beloved Brother of Jeanne Anne Bianchi, Andrew and the late James & Rose Marie. Loving Uncle of Nicole, Lucy, Kristyn, Gerard, C...
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Bridie Prendergast
Bridie Prendergast passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Prendergast. Loving Mother of Ann Marie Egan and Michael Prendergast and Mother-in-Law of...
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Jennie LaRocca
Jennie LaRocca passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Carl LaRocca. Loving Mother of Anthony LaRocca and Lorraine Toth and Mother-in-Law of Trina. Cheris...
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Mary Montebello
Mary Montebello passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Montebello. Loving Mother of Roseanne Montebello and the late Vincent Montebello. Cherished G...
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Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis wallks with his French counterpart Michel Sapin, at the Economy Ministry in Paris, Sunday Feb. 1, 2015. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who had a tense meeting with Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Athens on Friday, has brought forward a trip to Paris, London and Rome to meet his counterparts. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)PARIS (AP) — France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability.


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French Finance Minister Sapin and Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis arrive at a joint news conference in ParisBy Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist government on Sunday began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement. After a turbulent first week in office, the new government has made clear it wants to end the existing arrangement with the European Union, the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund "troika" when its aid deadline expires on Feb. 28. Instead, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to agree a bridging deal with the troika while a new agreement is negotiated to reduce Greece's unmanageable public debt burden of more than 175 percent of its economic output is worked out. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who spoke to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday, is due to kick off a diplomatic offensive in Paris on Sunday, where he meets French counterpart Michel Sapin and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron.


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File photo of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste of Australia standing in a metal cage during his trial in a court in CairoBy Michael Georgy and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. There was no official word on the fate of his two Al Jazeera colleagues - Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed - who were also jailed in the case that provoked an international outcry. The three were sentenced to seven to 10 years on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organization - a reference to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. A security official said Fahmy was expected to be released from Cairo's Tora prison within days.


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