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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)
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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 | 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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Alexander J. Lapinski
Alexander J. Lapinski, Esq., Colonel, U.S.M.C. retired, passed away on November 19, 2014 in Queens, NY Mr. Lapinski was the eldest of five sons of Alexander and Maryanna Orzechowski Lapinski. He wa...
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Anita DeStefano
Anita DeStefano passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 67. Beloved Wife of Joseph DeStefano. Loving Mother of Joanne DeStefano, Judy DeStefano and Jeanine Lorme and Father-in-Law o...
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Ettore Raggi
Ettore Raggi passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of the late Patricia. Loving Father of Paul, Frank, Bruce, Michael, Patty, Cosmo, and the late Robert. Che...
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John J. Salazar
John J. Salazar passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 32. Beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of John Jayden, Scarlett, and Maloniya. Dear Brother of Juan, Elizabeth, Alonso Pi...
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Concetta Pollina
Concetta Pollina passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Benjamin Pollina. Loving Mother of Richard & Lori Pollina. Cherished Grandmother of Marissa Poll...
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John J. O’Hare (Buddy)
John J. O’Hare (Buddy) passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 85. Born on July 29, 1929 in New York City, Former Employee of Ruperts, Schaefer and Strohs Breweries. Husband of Hele...
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Casimir A. Petekiewicz
Casimir A. Petekiewicz passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 99. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Petekiewicz . Loving Father of Maryann Petekiewicz, Anthony Petekiewicz (Nancy), ...
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Francisco Basanta
Francisco Basanta passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of Marie. Loving Father of Frank and Joseph. Dear Brother of Jose. Religious Services were offered at...
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Olivia Leger
Olivia Leger passed away on Thursday, November 06, 2014 at the age of 90. Loving Mother of Lucila Leger Guzman and Julio Leger. Cherished Grandmother of Ivan, Michelle, Rafaela, Sofie, Miguel, and ...
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Kazimierz Sitarz
Kazimierz Sitarz passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Krystyna. Loving Father of Dorota Caetano, Iwona Leger, Anna Rojas, Marta Sitarz, and Father-in-Law of...
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Guiomar Henao
Guiomar Henao passed away on Sunday, November 09, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Wife of Ancizar. Loving Mother of Diana Conti and the late Claudia. Cherished Grandmother of Veronica and Kyle. Dear...
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Teresa Kasparian
Teresa Kasparian passed away in Niceville, FL on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late George Kasparian. Loving Mother of Jean Materese and Mother-in-Law of Frank. ...
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Harry Marrero
Harry Marrero passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Brother of Norma Ostraco and Brother-in-Law of Frank. Cherished Uncle of Toby, Jason and Stephanie. Also survived by...
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Ngin Zalangh
Ngin Zalangh passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Khual Z. Man. Loving Father of Joseph S. Mung, Do Khan Khup, Thang Cin Pau, Nem Deih Lun, Ngai Sian Dim, Th...
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Gregory E. Rivas
Gregory E. Rivas passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 59. Beloved Husband of Anita M. Rivas. Loving Father of Jennifer, Felix, Gregory, Annie, David, Debby and Greg. Cherished Gr...
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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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