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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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Robert Carpenter
Robert Carpenter passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Betty, Loving father of Jessica, Marisa and Robert, cherished grandfather of Lucas, Logan and Stella. Dea...
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Ella Nerlich
Ella Nerlich passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 102. Place of death Marietta, GA. Beloved Wife of the late Karl Nerlich. Loving Mother of Marie Karsch, Otto Nerlich, Joseph Nerlich...
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Edward Catapano
Edward Catapano passed away on Saturday, August 02, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of Rose Catapano. Loving Father of Anthony Catapano, Vincent Catapano, Mary Vitale and Roseann Fornito. Ch...
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Alexander Bloch
Alexander Bloch passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the age of 41. Beloved Son of Krystyna and the late Meieczyslaw Bloch. Loving Brother, Wonderful Uncle and Dear Nephew. Funeral Services were...
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Steven E. Colbert
Steven E. Colbert of Brick N.J. formerly of Ridgewood N.Y. passed away on July 29, 2014 at the age of 61. A native of Middle Village NY. Former owner of Jaco Tool Co. . He was the beloved husband o...
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Andrew J. LaBosco
Andrew J. LaBosco passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 82. Court Clerk in Manhattan Criminal Court for over 35 years. Mr. LaBosco was a United States Army Veteran who served during th...
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Alfred F. Navaretta
Alfred F. Navaretta passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of Eleanor Navaretta. Loving Father of Jean Surowiec, Carl Navaretta and the late Alfred Navaretta and ...
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John A. Zmijewski
John A. Zmijewski passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Kathleen Zmijewski. Loving Father of John E. Zmijewski and Kimberly Zmijewski. Cherished Grandfather of K...
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Eddie Kunkel
Eddie Kunkel passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the age of 26. Beloved Son of Francine A. and Edmund Kunkel Sr. Loving Brother of Annemarie Kunkel. Cherished Grandson of Maria & the late Salva...
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Michael L. Cirone
Michael L. Cirone passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Cirone. Loving Father of Mary Anne Stoner and Michael P. Cirone and Father-in-Law of David ...
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Ann Ferrara
Ann Ferrara passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Angelo Ferrara. Loving Mother of Thomas Ferrara, Joseph Ferrara, Diane Ferrara and the late Carol Sama...
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Daniel J. Conlin
Daniel J. Conlin passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Mildred M. Conlin. Loving Father of John S. Conlin, Carol and Diane Conlin. Cherished Grandfather...
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Aniello (Arnold) Arpino
Aniello (Arnold) Arpino passed peacefully on July 4th, 2014. He lived his life for his family, his country and his church. Mr. Arpino spent many years serving the Maspeth community as an active mem...
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Cecile Lasis
Cecile Lasis passed away on Saturday, July 05, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Albert Lasis. Loving Mother of Karen Timko and Kenneth Lasis and Mother-in-Law of Richard and Irena. C...
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Angusapalan Sabaratnam
Angusapalan Sabaratnam passed away on Sunday, July 06, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved Husband of Amaravathy Angusapalan. Loving Father of Anusha, Kuylini and Mithuna. Cherished Grandfather of Kulal...
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Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker has died aged 94Richard von Weizsaecker, who died Saturday aged 94, was the first president of a reunited Germany and played a major role in helping the country face up to its Nazi past. Just several months before the Berlin Wall fell, he won a second mandate as president in May 1989, this time with even greater support than in 1984, and oversaw German reunification and the end of the Cold War.


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Palestinian youths hold weapons during a military-style graduation ceremony after being trained at one of the Hamas-run Liberation Camps, in Gaza CityBy Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization. The ruling came days after the country faced some of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group and have repressed systematically since the army ousted one of its leaders, Mohamed Mursi, from the presidency in 2013. "The court ruled to ban the Qassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group," said judge Mohamed al-Sayid of the special Cairo court which deals with urgent cases.


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People smoke cigars at the Havana Cigar FestivalCall it rum and cigar diplomacy: The few Americans allowed to visit Cuba are eager to finally legally bring home the communist island's once forbidden fruits. While Washington and Havana seek to normalize ties, US President Barack Obama added rum and cigars to the diplomatic mix in January by allowing Americans to fly back with $100 worth of Cuban tobacco and alcohol. The rum company Havana Club -- co-owned by the Cuban government and French spirits giant Pernod Ricard -- says it it is ready to sell to American visitors but also has a strategy to enter the US market -- if the decades-old embargo is lifted one day. Cuban cigar sellers also want to see Americans put Cohibas and Montecristos in their suitcases.


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