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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 160 160 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 | 182 182 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 | 171 171 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 | 178 178 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 | 227 227 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 | 302 302 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 | 305 305 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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John Vasko
John Vasko passed away on May 4, 2010 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Ilse. Funeral Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on May 6, at 1 p.m. Interment followed at Mount Ol...
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Anna Carlucci
Anna Carlucci passed away on May 1, 2010 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. She was the loving aunt of numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Mass of Ch...
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Lucy P. Voccola
Lucy P. Voccola passed away on April 25, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the loving aunt of Peter, Michael, John, Joseph, Michele and Amelia. She was the dear great aunt of Christopher and Lisa. Mas...
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Maria Tar
Maria Tar passed away on April 30, 2010 at the age of 82. She was the beloved wife of the late Ion. She was the loving mother of Aurica Pelea, Rev. Horea Tar and Ioan Taru. She was the cherished gr...
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Rosemary Martorano
Rosemary Martorano passed away on May 2, 2010 at the age of 71. She was the beloved wife of John. She was the loving mother of Maria Anagnostopoulos and Anthony Guzzo. She was the loving mother-in-...
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Nancy Ann Minara
Nancy Ann Minara passed away on April 18, 2010 at the age of 57. She was the beloved mother of Christian and Ryan. She was the loving daughter of Margaret and the late Thomas “Dom” Policare. She wa...
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Ronald S. Lekoski
Ronald S. Lekoski passed away on April 13, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. He was the loving father of Lisa and Lauren. He was the cherished grandfather of Justin, Kri...
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Mercedes Castillo
Mercedes Castillo passed away April 10, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose. She was the loving mother of Omar Castillo, Jacqueline Solares and Luis Castillo. She was t...
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Carmela Brancato
Carmela Brancato passed away on April 11, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the loving sister-in-law of Joseph Esposito, Anna Brancato and Mamie Brancato. She was also survived by numerous nieces and ...
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Mildred Mussmacher
Mildred Mussmacher passed away on April 8, 2010 at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Ferdinand. She was the loving aunt of Eileen Mangione. She was also survived by numerous niece...
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Vincenzo Stellio
Vincenzo Stellio passed away on April 5, 2010 at the age of 47. He was the beloved husband of Deborah. He was the loving father of Vincent. He was the cherished son of Lino and Anna. He was the dea...
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Sophie Lecznar
Sophie Lecznar passed away on April 1, 2010 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius. She was the loving mother of Jane Zabik, George Lecznar and Maryann Agate. She was the che...
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Louise Serno
Louise Serno passed away on April 4, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was the loving mother of Rosemary Serno. She was the dear sister Marie Picarelli and the ...
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Joseph Morena Jr.
Joseph Morena Jr. passed away on March 30, 2010 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Jan and the late Rosemary. He was the loving father of Margaret Ann Cunningham and Joseph Morena III ...
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Rose M. Guzowski
Rose M. Guzowski passed away on March 5, 2010. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Guzowski. She was the loving mother of Diane, Rose and Melisa. She was the dear sister of Mary, Elaine, Emelia and...
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2014. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day.
2014-12-25 00:00:48 -0500

Protesters carry a long banner, with the words 'I want real universal suffrage' in Chinese, and yellow umbrellas - the recent symbol of Hong Kong's democracy movement - during a march to mark Christmas Eve, on December 24, 2014Hong Kong police said on Thursday they had arrested a dozen pro-democracy protesters after a night of clashes in the first sizeable rally since the last protest camp was cleared last week. "Police arrested 10 men and two women, aged between 13 and 43," the statement said, adding they were detained for assaulting police officers, obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct, among other charges. Police said two officers were injured in the operation which lasted into the small hours of Christmas Day. Mongkok was the scene of some of the most violent clashes during two months of sit-in protests which occupied major roads in Hong Kong.


2014-12-24 23:51:39 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America and on to the United States.


2014-12-24 23:50:39 -0500