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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 261 261 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 | 270 270 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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Steven E. Colbert
Steven E. Colbert of Brick N.J. formerly of Ridgewood N.Y. passed away on July 29, 2014 at the age of 61. A native of Middle Village NY. Former owner of Jaco Tool Co. . He was the beloved husband o...
Aug 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andrew J. LaBosco
Andrew J. LaBosco passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 82. Court Clerk in Manhattan Criminal Court for over 35 years. Mr. LaBosco was a United States Army Veteran who served during th...
Jul 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alfred F. Navaretta
Alfred F. Navaretta passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of Eleanor Navaretta. Loving Father of Jean Surowiec, Carl Navaretta and the late Alfred Navaretta and ...
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John A. Zmijewski
John A. Zmijewski passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Kathleen Zmijewski. Loving Father of John E. Zmijewski and Kimberly Zmijewski. Cherished Grandfather of K...
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Eddie Kunkel
Eddie Kunkel passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the age of 26. Beloved Son of Francine A. and Edmund Kunkel Sr. Loving Brother of Annemarie Kunkel. Cherished Grandson of Maria & the late Salva...
Jul 22, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael L. Cirone
Michael L. Cirone passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Cirone. Loving Father of Mary Anne Stoner and Michael P. Cirone and Father-in-Law of David ...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ann Ferrara
Ann Ferrara passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Angelo Ferrara. Loving Mother of Thomas Ferrara, Joseph Ferrara, Diane Ferrara and the late Carol Sama...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniel J. Conlin
Daniel J. Conlin passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Mildred M. Conlin. Loving Father of John S. Conlin, Carol and Diane Conlin. Cherished Grandfather...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aniello (Arnold) Arpino
Aniello (Arnold) Arpino passed peacefully on July 4th, 2014. He lived his life for his family, his country and his church. Mr. Arpino spent many years serving the Maspeth community as an active mem...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cecile Lasis
Cecile Lasis passed away on Saturday, July 05, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Albert Lasis. Loving Mother of Karen Timko and Kenneth Lasis and Mother-in-Law of Richard and Irena. C...
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Angusapalan Sabaratnam
Angusapalan Sabaratnam passed away on Sunday, July 06, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved Husband of Amaravathy Angusapalan. Loving Father of Anusha, Kuylini and Mithuna. Cherished Grandfather of Kulal...
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Eugene Laterza
Eugene Laterza passed away on Friday, July 04, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Margaret Laterza. Loving Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Laterza was a United States Army Veteran ...
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Patrick J. Casey
Patrick J. Casey passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 96. Originally of Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Agnes Casey. Dear Brother of Thomas Casey a...
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Mary T. Moore
Mary T. Moore passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Moore. Loving Mother of John (Susan) Moore, Kevin (Carol) Moore, Mary M. Moore, Tommy Moore, an...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony Zampelli
Anthony Zampelli passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Zampelli. Loving Father of Frank Zampelli , Anthony Zampelli and Matthew Zampelli and Father...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Security forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, just weeks after jailing its former leader, the monitoring group's leader said, in what activists fear is a widening crackdown ahead of a presidential election in April. The government has increased pressure on political parties and civil society organisations that have expressed sympathy with armed rebels that it considers traitors. The former head of the Observatory was arrested this month after signing a largely symbolic unity deal with opposition parties and rebels. ...
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MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several independent news websites have been blocked in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, where the government exerts close control of news media.
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, farmers shout slogans against the construction of the planned inter-oceanic canal as they arrive for a national protest march in Managua, Nicaragua. The project is slated to open a huge waterway over what is now the town of Rio Grande, an evangelical-dominated town of 2,000 people with only a dirt road amid fields of corn, beans, banana and sorghum. Everything within 10 kilometers (6 miles) would be subject to expropriation. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run."


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