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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 81 81 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 179 179 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 | 252 252 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 | 262 262 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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Fred Endres III
Fred Endres III passed away on August 2, 2010. A Mass of The Angels will be offered for Freddy Endres on September 29, 2010 at 7:30pm at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Ridgewood. All ar...
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Oscar Cifuentes
Oscar Cifuentes of Ridgewood passed away on September 19, 2010 at the age of 69. He was the beloved husband of Rosa. He was the devoted father of Gustave, Jacqueline and George. He is survived by o...
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Charles Schnell
Charles Schnell passed away on September 5, 2010 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Nee)Bauer. He was the dear brother of Betty Kidd and Patricia Hirt and the dear brother-in...
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Ann Felurew
Ann Felurew of Middle Village passed away on August 15, 2010 at the age of 70. She was the beloved sister of the late Leo. She is also survived by many friends. Services were held at Hess-Miller Fu...
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Krzysztof Kuc
Krzysztof Kuc passed away on August 19, 2010 at the age of 54. He was the dear brother of Jolanta Faryna. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home on Saturday September 18, 2010. Cremation...
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Helen Bobko
Helen Bobko of Forest Hills, NY passed away on September 16, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the devoted aunt of Mark Zavatsky. Services were held at Hell-Miller Funeral Home. Interment followed at ...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeannette Croquez
Jeannette Croquez of Ridgewood passed away on September 12, 2010. She was the beloved wife of Manuel. She was the devoted mother of Elizabeth Ann Colicchio and Joseph. She was the dear sister of Ma...
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Donald J Barberi
Donald J Barberi passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the beloved father of Steven, Patty and Louis. He was the cherished grandfather of Jessica. He was the loving b...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lucille Scola
Lucille Scola passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the age of 76. She was the beloved mother of Kim Pepe, Gregg Scola and James Scola. She was the cherished grandmother of Michael, Nicholas...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wanda D. Suckiel
Wanda D. Suckiel of Maspeth passed away on September 05, 2010 at the age of 83. A native of Queens, she was the beloved Wife of the late Adam E. Suckiel. She was the dear Mother of Ronald Suckiel a...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sheila V. Wieber
Sheila V. Wieber passed away Sunday, September 05, 2010 at the age of 65. She was the beloved Wife of the late George R. Wieber. She was the loving Mother of Debra Calvi, Linda Spahn and Richard Wi...
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Dino X. Pappas
Dino X. Pappas passed away Friday, September 03, 2010 at the age of 46. He was the beloved Father of James Billy, Vanessa and Damien. He was the loving partner of Cindy Pappas. He was the devoted S...
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Rosemarie Stanzoni
Rosemarie Stanzoni passed away on September 07, 2010 at the age of 78. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony. She was the devoted mother of Michael, Philip, Tom and the late Anthony. She is ...
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Tony Sanchez
Tony Sanchez passed away on September 11, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved husband of Gisela. Services were held at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory und...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vito J. Bucaria
Vito J. Bucaria a proud WWII veteran passed away on August 31, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved husband of the late Katherine. He was the devoted father of the late Gaspare. He was the dea...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.


2014-12-21 01:25:19 -0500

People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught up with the country that depends on energy exports for half of government revenue, and the authorities came out of their apparent stupor only as the ruble's plunge in value had already gained momentum. After the ruble fell by nearly 10 percent on Monday, the central bank moved beyond its limited currency market interventions and in the middle of the night hiked the key interest rate by a tremendous 6.5 percentage points to 17 percent.


2014-12-21 01:16:30 -0500

Mourners visit a memorial near the house where eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead in the northern Australian city of Cairns, December 20, 2014The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder Sunday, police said, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief. The 37-year-old, named in local media as Mersane Warria, was charged with eight counts of murder after the bodies of the children -- four girls and four boys aged between two to 14 -- were found in the northern city of Cairns on Friday morning. The murders have stunned Australia, still reeling from a dramatic siege in a central Sydney cafe this week, which left two hostages and a gunman dead, and prompted widespread shock and anger. "I would suspect it might be the most tragic event we have had to deal with," Cairns detective inspector Bruno Asnicar told reporters.


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