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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 | 3 3 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 | 11 11 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 | 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
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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 | 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
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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 | 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...

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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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Human rights activist and top model Dirie from Somalia delivers a speech as part of the 4th World Meeting of Human Values and Culture of Lawfulness in MonterreyBy Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermodel turned campaigner against female genital mutilation Waris Dirie said on Thursday she was optimistic that FGM could be eradicated in her lifetime, branding the tradition "a cruel and perfidious war on little girls." "FGM breaches all human rights and has no place in any 21st century society," said Dirie, who underwent FGM in Somalia when she was 5 years old and whose sister bled to death after being cut. Dirie said her Desert Flower Foundation aimed to save 1 million girls across Africa from the "barbaric" ritual in the next few years through a sponsorship project which provides food, kerosene and school fees to families who pledge not to cut their daughters. GROWING MOMENTUM AGAINST FGM Speaking after receiving a human rights award at the House of Lords in London, Dirie welcomed the growing global momentum to stamp out FGM, a procedure which can cause lifelong physical and psychological problems.


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File photo of Rod McKuen performing at The 4th Annual S.T.A.G.E. event in Los Angeles, California, on October 25, 2003US poet, songwriter and singer Rod McKuen, a multiple Academy Award nominee, has died at the age of 81, US media reported. McKuen died on Thursday in Los Angeles of respiratory arrest after suffering from pneumonia, friend and producer Jim Pierson said, according to the Los Angeles Times. McKuen was a prolific composer, working with artists such as Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra.


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In Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America and break two major records en route. The attempt will put them on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles (8,381 kilometers). They also want to break the flight-duration record of 137 hours set in 1978 when Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight. (AP Photo/Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico.


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