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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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 | 104 104 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 ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Antoinette DiBenedetto
Antoinette DiBenedetto passed away on September 07, 2010 at the age of 79. She was the devoted mother of Diane and loving grandmother of Gary. Funeral services were held at Hess-Miller Funeral Home...
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James J. McCurry
James J. McCurry passed away on September 07, 2010 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Margaret and devoted father of James, John and Richard. He was the dear brother of Martha McCurry....
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Dorothy Heckel of Ridgewood passed away on September 06, 2010 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter. She was the devoted mother of Walter and Glen. The dear mother in law of...
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Theresa Capodilupo passed away on September 01, 2010 at the age of 75. She was the devoted mother of Joseph. Funeral Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation followed at Fresh P...
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Charles Schnell
Charles Schnell passed away on Sep 05, 2010 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Bauer). He was the dear brother of Betty Kidd and Patricia Hirt and the dear brother-in-law...
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Dolores Konicke passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. She was the beloved mother of Annmarie DePasquale, and Roland and Thomas Konicke. She was the loving grandmother of Madeline, Julia, and Cole...
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Irene Gasparavich passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. She was the beloved sister of Alfred B. Olsen. She was the dear aunt of Nancy Wolf and Gregory and Christopher Olsen. Funeral Mass was held...
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Dennis Riley passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the age of 60. A proud Marine, he was the beloved husband of Georgette Schuchardt, and was the devoted godfather of Karen Bollmann. Services we...
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Robert Krachie
Robert Krachie passed away Thursday, August 5, at the age of 45. He was the loving son of Eleanor, and the dear brother of Edward J. and Eleanor Dunne. He was the dear brother-in-law of Steven. He ...
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Catherine Theresa Russin passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Sr. She was the loving mother of Stanley J. Russin, Jr., and Carol A...
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Maria Scandariato passed away at the age of 102 on Monday, August 16, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonino. She was the loving mother of Nick Scandariato, Mattia Riggio, Frances Varv...
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Bernard Behling
Bernard Behling, a United States Army veteran who served during World War II, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy). He was t...
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George J. Tzoucalis
George J. Tzoucalis passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at the age of 79. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was the beloved husband of Dolores and devoted father of Michael and ...
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Mary Celebre
Mary Celebre passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Michael. She was the loving Mother of Judy, Laraine, Anthony, Martin and the late Micha...
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Jennie Caterina passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Peter. She was a loving mother of Peter Caterina, Vincent Caterina and Maria Licata. She...
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Cars wait at a traffic light as the sun rises over the U.S. Capitol dome in WashingtonThe Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The newspaper said the main aim of the license plate tracking program run by the Drug Enforcement Administration was to seize automobiles, money and other assets to fight drug trafficking, according to one government document. While U.S. officials have said they track vehicles near the Mexican border to combat drug cartels, it had not been previously revealed the DEA had been working to expand the database "throughout the United States," the Journal said, citing an email. The Journal quoted Senator Patrick Leahy, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as saying the use of license plate readers "raises significant privacy concerns." A spokesman for the Justice Department, which oversees the DEA, told the paper the program complied with federal law.


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(Reuters) - As a powerful blizzard bears down on the northeastern United States, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways have responded with travel delays and cancellations. * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY will be suspending service on all bus, commuter rail and subway service at 11 p.m. It added 26 extra trains to the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules through 4 p.m. ET to help commuters but the LIRR may need to suspend service as of 11 p.m., subject to further evaluation of the severity of the storm, according to the MTA website. NYC Transit and MTA buses are planning to operate normal bus service for the evening's rush hour, but all service will be suspended at 11 p.m. Staten Island Railway service is currently running on or close to schedule, but service will be suspended at 11 p.m. The public can check http://alert.mta.info/ for updates. * NEW JERSEY TRANSIT said on its Twitter page that it will close down at 10 p.m. ET Monday, with the last trains leaving major stations at 8 p.m. ET and making all local stops.
2015-01-26 19:53:07 -0500

Mid-town Manhattan is pictured from the top of the United Nations building in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Reuters) - A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. States of emergency were declared in at least six states - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire - as people were urged to stay home with transit systems, including the New York City subway, suspending services and roadways closed amid white-out conditions. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a travel ban for all but emergency vehicles on every road in 13 counties in southern New York state, including New York City, suburban Westchester and Long Island, with the threat of a $300 fine for violators. His peers in Connecticut and Massachusetts imposed similar bans on driving.


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