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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 10 10 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?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 51 51 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 | 52 52 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 | 62 62 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 | 69 69 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 111 111 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 ...

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Joseph A. DeSalvo
Joseph A. DeSalvo passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the age of 65. Beloved Father of Christina DeSalvo and Dustin DeSalvo. Cherished Son of Christina and the late Angelo DeSalvo. Loving Br...
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Ann M. Mooney
Ann M. Mooney passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Mother of Patricia McCarrick , John Mooney, Ann Marie Cossin, Peter Mooney & Kathleen Carbone and Mother-in-Law of ...
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Ruth Kempisty
Ruth Kempisty First Anniversary In Heaven September 24, 1918-October 29, 2014 We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about yesterday And days before that too. We thin...
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Thomas Bishok
Thomas Bishok passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved Husband of the late Leona Bishok. Loving Father of Eileen Bishok and Joyce Leonard and Father-in-Law of Thomas. Che...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ruth E. Remenar
Ruth E. Remenar passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Wife of the late Augustin Remenar. A Graveside Service was held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12 Noon at St. S...
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Gasper J. Pirrello
Gasper J. Pirrello passed away on Monday, October 06, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of Nancy Pirrello. Loving Father of Michael Pirrello and John Pirrello and Father-in-Law of Laurie and L...
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Anthony J. Chorney
Anthony J. Chorney passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of Reberta M. Chorney. Loving Father of Karen Russell, Anthony Chorney, Nancy Gallo, Cynthia Cudak, Char...
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Johanna C. Pavia
Johanna C. Pavia passed away on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of Joseph C. Pavia. Loving Mother of Joseph C. Pavia, Richard Pavia, Lisa Coffey and Charles Pavia and Mot...
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Juan Antonio Espinal
Juan Antonio Espinal passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Maria Espinal. Loving Father of Victor, Rosario, Bruna, Juan Tomas and Sonja. Cherished Grandfath...
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Michael Proc
Michael Proc, Age 80, of Manhattan, formerly of Queens, died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the NY Veterans Home after an illness. He was born January 28, 1934 to the parents Clement and Anna Proc...
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Catherine M. Lupo
Catherine M. Lupo passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Lupo. Loving Mother of late Peter Lupo and Kathryn Calia and Mother-in-Law of Margit....
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Thomas Pauciullo
Thomas Pauciullo passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the age of 42. Beloved Fiance of Elizabeth. Loving Father of Thomas and Christian. Cherished Son of Vincenza and Ernest Pauciullo. Dear...
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Osvaldo Marcos
Osvaldo Marcos passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Viriata Marcos. Loving Father of Ana Marcos and Maria Rodriguez and Father-in-Law of Robert. D...
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Eveline Dorsey
Eveline Dorsey passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 88. Of Elmhurst, Queens. Beloved Wife of the late John J. Dorsey. Loving Mother of John Dorsey, Bernadette Previto, Kevin Do...
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Armando Fellin
Armando Fellin of Middle Village passed away on September 28, 2014 at the age of 87. A native of Revo, Italy. He was the beloved husband of Gloria Fellin. Loving Father of Bruno (Eileen) and Mark (...
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Obama delivers remarks at the armed services farewell in honor of Hagel in VirginiaBy Jeff Mason PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as "sequestration," the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new conflict with Republicans in Congress. The fiscal 2016 budget, which the administration plans to unveil on Monday, would fund a host of programs that Republicans are unlikely to support. It is the latest salvo by the Democratic president lobbed at a Congress controlled by the opposition party, and follows a defiant State of the Union address last week that critics said betrayed an unwillingness to seek compromise. Obama maintained that tone during remarks to congressional Democrats in Philadelphia, promising not to remain on the sidelines during the last two years of his presidency and urging lawmakers to be unapologetic about backing progressive policies.


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This Jan. 20, 2015 photo released by Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources shows coral being studied for bleaching, which is a stress response that causes corals to lose algae and color from their tissue, in Kaneohe Bay near Kaneohe, Hawaii. Warm ocean temperatures last summer stressed many of Hawaii’s coral reefs so severely that they expelled the algae they rely on for survival. The resulting mass “bleaching” of Hawaii’s corals is a blow to the state’s fragile reefs which are already under pressure from runoff from development on land and overfishing. It’s also a concerning indicator of a warming globe, with some activists calling coral bleaching the most visible sign of climate change. (AP Photo/Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources, Dan Dennison)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's corals are recovering after being stressed by warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures last year.


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People cross a street in Tokyo Friday morning, Jan. 30, 2015. Japan's jobless rate dipped to 3.4 percent from 3.5 percent the month before. Data released Friday showed manufacturing output increased 0.3 percent in December from the same month a year earlier. However, inflation moderated to 2.5 percent from a year earlier, compared with 2.7 percent in November. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITTOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.


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