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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 325 325 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 326 326 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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Martin V. Sison
Martin V. Sison passed away July 20, 2010. He was the dear friend of Halina Laczny and is survived by his niece Isabel Leach and nephews Gustave and Robert Noble. Funeral mass was at Transfiguratio...
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John Pechenko
John Pechenko passed away July 16, 2010. He was the beloved father of Andrea Thorkelsen and Michael Pechenko. He was the loving grandfather of four and the dear great-grandfather of eight. Funeral ...
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Anthony J. Lafiosca
Anthony J. Lafiosca of Forest Hills died suddenly in his home on June 14, 2010 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Brooklyn, and was the son of the late Concetta and Daniele Lafiosca, and the br...
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Philip A. Civello
Philip A. Civello passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 33. He was the beloved son of Phillip J. and Cherise A. and the loving brother of Steven and Michele. He was the cherished gr...
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Margherita Cuttone
Margherita Cuttone passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 83. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrea, the loving mother of Charles and Vito and mpother-in-law of Jean and Stella...
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Adele J. Capolongo
Adele J. Capolongo passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the cherished aunt of Millicent Caporrino. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on ...
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Dennis Murphy
Dennis Murphy passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 75. He was the beloved brother of Sheila A. McKenzie and late Robert, Philip, Carol, Patricia and Virginia and dear brother-in-law o...
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George Siplis
George Siplis passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 51. He was the beloved brother of Frank Siplis and Brother-in-law of Karen. Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on F...
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Nicolaos V. Bilis
Nicolaos V. Bilis passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Ivi. He was the loving father of Athena Bilis Kaouris and Marina Bilis Mitropoulos and Fathe...
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Lois A. Keen
Lois A. Keen passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. She was the loving mother of Karen Sisk, Robin Fleichman, Donna Marino, Ray Keen...
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Frank J. Vitale
Frank J. Vitale passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Irene. He was the loving father of Thomas and Frankie. He was the dear brother of Louise Vallone...
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Fred DeNicola
Fred DeNicola passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved brother of Paula Chapman and Francesca Russo. He was the beloved brother-in-law of Rich and Rocco. He was the ...
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Ann Gunning
Ann Gunning passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the age of 98. She was the beloved Wife of the late John, the loving Mother of Sean, and the Mother-in-Law of Emily. She was the cherished Grand...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rose Marrone
Rose Marrone passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the age of 95. She was the beloved Wife of the late Michael, and the Loving Mother of the late Vincent and Michael. She was the cherished Aunt...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donald R. Byers
Donald R. Byers passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Mildred. He was the loving father of Laura Hauss, Donna Nemeth, Diana Byers, Donald J. Byers...
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New York City police officers carry the casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos at his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of "The Interview," Thursday.
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Sri Lankan tsunami survivors pay their respect at a mass grave of 591 train passengers which was hit by 2004 tsunami in Peraliya, Sri Lanka, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. In Sri Lanka the train 591, which was tossed up by the waves and the charred images of which became an icon of the disaster, carried some survivors, relatives of the dead and the guard who was on duty 10 years ago, stopped at the disaster site for a remembrance of the dead. The train including the original locomotive and five carriages was decorated with Buddhist flags and Buddhist chanting was played through the journey. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off its tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.


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