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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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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John H. Schmidt
John H. Schmidt 88, died March 14 at his home in Vero Beach, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. A veteran of World War II, he was born and raised in Queens, NY, arriving in Vero 20 years...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carmen Verdugo
Carmen Verdugo passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Antonio Ortiz. Loving Mother of Carmen Jimenez and Mariantonia Ortiz. Cherished Grandmo...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael King
Michael King passed away on Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at the age of 62. He was the beloved Brother of Joseph, Patricia and John. Cherished Uncle and Dearest Friend. Mr. King was a United States Arm...
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Imre Toth
Imre Toth passed away on Friday, March 11, 2001 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of Mary Toth and Father-in-Law of Peter. Cherished Grandfather of Christopher and...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ina C. Stark
Ina C. Stark passed away on February 28, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late Richard. Devoted mother of Sue Cron & Lynne Stark. Loving Grandmother of Debbie Kanzler, Laura M...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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James C. McGowan
James C. McGowan passed away on Friday, March 04, 2011 at the age of 80. He was the dear friend of Michael P. Murphy. Mr. McGowan was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean Confl...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Philomena Combader
Philomena Combader passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Angelo. Loving Mother of Marilyn Duemig. Cherished Grandmother of Lynne Gorski. Ma...
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Robert Odell
Robert Odell 2/27/66 – 3/14/10 Happy 1st Anniversary in heaven to our beloved Son. We all miss you daily, your Brothers your Children, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews and James & Barbara. Though W...
Mar 08, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nana
Nana March 2, 1919 March 2, 2011 Happy 92nd Birthday in Heaven Mom/Nana We love you and miss you always and forever Love, Marianne & Paul Laurie & Douglas & Paul Andrew
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theresa Rapiejko
Theresa Rapiejko passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the age of 81. She was the beloved Wife of the late Walter. Loving Mother of Robert Rapiejko, Judith Guest and Barbara Offer. Cherishe...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony M. Guzzardo
Anthony M. Guzzardo passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the age of 54. He was the beloved Husband of Geraldine. Loving Father of Jamie. Cherished Son of Theresa. Dear Brother of Theresa. Als...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sophie Daley
Sophie Daley passed away on February 21st, 2011. Beloved Mother of Dan and Kevin. Funeral Service was private. Under the direction of The Kodis Funeral Home 63-06 Flushing Avenue Maspeth, New York.
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andry (Andy) Fediuk
Andry (Andy) Fediuk passed away February 12th, 2011. Beloved Father of Melissa and Jessica Fediuk. Dear Grandfather of Seven. Funeral Service was private. Under the direction of the Kodis Funeral H...
Feb 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anna Theresa Travatello
Anna Theresa Travatello passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late George. Loving Mother of Brendan Schuierer and Mother-in-Law of Elinor. Che...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Niedermeyer
Elizabeth Niedermeyer passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the age of 61. She was the loving Mother of Brenda Mistretta, Allison Mistretta and Kevin Mistretta and Motherly Figure of Joann...
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Police guard the entrance to a gas station in front of a memorial to Antonio Martin on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Berkeley, Mo. The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed the black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.


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Friends and relatives of Mu'ath Safi al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group, gather in the town of Aey near Al Karak in southern Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Islamic State militants captured the Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while conducting airstrikes Wednesday, the first foreign military member to fall into the extremists' hands since an international coalition launched its bombing campaign against the group months ago. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son's release.


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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
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