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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 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 | 53 53 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 | 104 104 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 | 170 170 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 | 193 193 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 | 182 182 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 | 188 188 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 | 237 237 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 | 313 313 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 | 314 314 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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Eveline Dorsey
Eveline Dorsey passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 88. Of Elmhurst, Queens. Beloved Wife of the late John J. Dorsey. Loving Mother of John Dorsey, Bernadette Previto, Kevin Do...
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Armando Fellin
Armando Fellin of Middle Village passed away on September 28, 2014 at the age of 87. A native of Revo, Italy. He was the beloved husband of Gloria Fellin. Loving Father of Bruno (Eileen) and Mark (...
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P.T.K
P.T.K Second Anniversary in Heaven September 22, 2012 - September 22, 2014 We miss your smile and all our talks. God has you in the palm of His hand. We have you in Our hearts forever Love The Big ...
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Anthony “Anton” Posavetz
Anthony “Anton” Posavetz passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the age of 100. Beloved Husband of Mary M. Posavetz. Loving Father of Richard & Susan Posavetz, Virginia & Jack McCarthy, and M...
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Marty Giove
Marty Giove passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of Suzanne Jensen Giove. Loving Father of Michael, Martin Jr. ,Thomas, Ann Marie and the late Richard. Cher...
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Jorge Mendez
Jorge Mendez passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Zoraida Mendez. Loving Father of Jorge Mendez Jr. Dear Brother of Alba Mendez. Funeral Services were h...
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Victoria Culicelli
Victoria Culicelli passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Orlando Joseph Culicelli. Loving Mother of Lois Culicelli. Dear Sister of the late Louis Vit...
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Vincent Caridi
Vincent Caridi passed away on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of the late Dorothy R. Caridi. Loving Father of Regina, Patricia, Valentina, Vincent Jr. and the late Ali...
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Marie Tuszynski
Marie Tuszynski passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Tuszynski. Loving Mother of William Tuszynski and Robert Tuszynski and Mother-in-Law of...
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Gennaro Mirra
Gennaro Mirra passed away on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of the late Isola Mirra. Loving Father of Ersilia Mirra, Anna Nicolino, Massimo Mirra, Sabato Mirra and ...
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Jorge E. Ramos
Jorge E. Ramos passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Maria J. Ramos. Loving Father of Edwin Ramos and Andrew Ramos and Father-in-Law of Cheryl. Cherished Grand...
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Faro Evola
Faro Evola passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Marianna Evola. Loving Father of Joseph A. Evola. Cherished Uncle of Margaret, Frank and Helen. ...
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Gaidis, Delores (nee) Wernicki
Gaidis, Delores (nee) Wernicki on Aug. 28, 2014 Beloved Wife of John Gaidis. Loving Mother of Christopher, Dorian, and Marydee. Devoted Grandmother of Marielle, John, Christopher, Sarah, Michaela, ...
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Amelia Keras
Amelia Keras passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Keras. Loving Mother of Michael S. Keras. Cherished Grandmother of Susan & Richard Kennedy, Me...
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Frank E. Chatel
Frank E. Chatel passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of Marta Chatel. Loving Father of Niurka Farrugia and Father-in-Law of Manny. Cherished Grandfather of Paul,...
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A picture taken on Dec. 7, 2014 shows a porcelain piggybank representing communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, next to legendary ancient and medieval kings representations on sale in the duty free shop of the Henri Coanda international airport in Otopeni, Romania. Romanians, especially those of a more senior age, have mixed feelings about the former dictator and his rule, 25 years after his execution, with many remembering predominantly the positive aspects, like the social security, of the communist times and not focusing on the extreme economic hardships and lack of basic human rights of that period, like freedom of movement or speech.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians nostalgic for the communist era gathered Thursday at the grave of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, who were tried and executed on Christmas Day twenty-five years ago.


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By Emma Farge FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leoneans observed a sombre Christmas in their homes on Thursday, after the government banned traditionally boisterous holiday celebrations to prevent the spread of deadly Ebola in the worst-hit country. Small groups of Christians in formal attire were permitted to attend church services, but the family gatherings, beach parties, concerts and dancing that usually accompany the holiday were banned to help slow the deadly virus. ...
2014-12-25 06:45:43 -0500

Pope Francis, center, delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and to the world) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. Tens of thousands of Romans and tourists in St. Peter's Square listened as the pontiff delivered the Catholic church's traditional "Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for "to the city and to the world) Christmas message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Francis said: "truly there are so many tears this Christmas." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.


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