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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 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 | 56 56 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 | 106 106 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 | 174 174 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 | 197 197 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 | 185 185 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 | 191 191 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 | 240 240 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 | 316 316 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 | 317 317 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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Enrico Nicodemo
Enrico Nicodemo of Brooklyn passed away on August 3, 2009 at the age of 77. He was the dear Brother of Stella and Connie and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Services were offered at St. Fra...
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Florence Jankowski
Florence Jankowski passed away on August 9, 2009 at the age of 81. She was the beloved Wife of the late Peter. Devoted Mother of Janet, Peter and Albert. Dear Sister of Elizabeth and Victoria. She ...
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Luganda Merino
Luganda Merino passed away on August 8, 2009 at the age of 80. She was the beloved Wife of Ramon. Devoted Mother of Piedad Villamar, Carmen Ponce, Ramon O. Merino and Daysi Merino. Dear Sister of E...
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Jacqueline Roman
Jacqueline Roman of Ridgewood passed away on July 31, 2009 at the age of 42. She was the devoted mother of Jennifer Flores. Loving daughter of Merquiades Torres and David Roman. Dear sister of Loui...
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Joseph D. Griffith
Joseph D. Griffith passed away on July 31, 2009 at the age of 51. Dear brother of Mark Griffith. Service was offered at St. Mary Star of the Sea. Interment was in Pinelawn Memorial Park under the d...
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Ismael Serrano
Ismael Serrano passed away on August 2, 2009 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Ramona. Devoted father of Carmen Siconolfi, Ismael, Sonia Reyes, Miriam Ortiz and the late David. Surviv...
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Rosina DeLorewzo
Rosina DeLorewzo passed away on July 27, 2009 at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. Devoted mother of Anthony and John. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Ento...
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Frank J. Bruno
Frank J. Bruno of Ridgewood passed away on July 28, 2009 at the age of 57. He was the beloved husband of Joan. Devoted father of Christofer and Nicole. Dear brother of Michael. Mr. Bruno was retire...
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Matthew Wnukowski
Matthew Wnukowski passed away on July 30, 2009 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris. Loving father of Deborah Mars and Karen Paoletti. Father-in-law of Anthony and Lou. Ch...
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Fernando Rodriguez
Fernando Rodriguez passed away on July 29, 2009 at the age of 57. He was the beloved husband of Lucy. Loving father of Marlene and Nessa. Dear brother of Lisa Curtis, Quira Nieves and Bruny Cardona...
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Fernando Rodriguez
Fernando Rodriguez passed away on July 29, 2009 at the age of 57. He was the beloved husband of Lucy. Loving father of Marlene and Nessa. Dear brother of Lisa Curtis, Quira Nieves and Bruny Cardona...
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Joseph Augugliaro
Joseph Augugliaro passed away on July 29, 2009 at the age of 68. He was the beloved husband of Monserrate Cruz. Loving stepfather of Magali, Edwin and Yahaira. Cherished grandfather of Nicole, Edwi...
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Richard Y. Chin
Richard Y. Chin passed away on July 29, 2009 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Violet. Loving father of Sumoy Lee, May Leong and Beverly Tam. A cremation service was held at Fresh Pon...
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Joseph Ortiz
Joseph Ortiz passed away on August 4, 2009 at the age of 92. He was the beloved Husband of the late Nancy P. Loving Father of Michael Ortiz and Sr. Mary Ann Miguel. Cherished Grandfather of Tina Ma...
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Ann DiBella
Ann DiBella passed away on July 24, 2009 at the age of 87. She was the beloved Wife of the late Leonardo. Devoted Mother of Donna & Marie Solomonk & the late Leonard. Loving Grandmother of Anthony,...
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In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla walks past a replica of the San Fernando Cathedral, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie "The Alamo," in Brackettville, Texas. The movie set includes a full-scale re-creation of the Alamo compound. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas businessman wants to revive Alamo Village, the movie set built by John Wayne for his epic film about the historic Alamo siege. It's been closed since 2009. Here are five things to know about the 400-acre park's history:


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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. .22, 2014, file photo, members of the New Rochelle, N.Y. police department place a wreath at a makeshift memorial near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)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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FILE - This combination made from photos provided by the New York Police Department shows officers Rafael Ramos, left, and Wenjian Liu. Authorities say Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed Ramos and Liu in a patrol car Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself. The killing of the officers highlighted shortcomings in the warning systems that were used. (AP Photo/New York Police Department, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mourners of a New York Police Department officer killed with his partner in an ambush shooting will gather at a Queens church for his wake.


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