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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 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 | 72 72 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 | 122 122 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 | 201 201 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 | 225 225 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 | 213 213 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 | 217 217 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 | 266 266 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 | 341 341 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 | 337 337 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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Josephine Gullotto
Josephine Gullotto passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Carmelo Gullotto. Loving Mother of Joseph Gullotto and Lucy Pavone and Mother-in-Law of Do...
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Mark L. Weiss
Mark L. Weiss passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the age of 47. Beloved Father of Antoinette, Charlene, Mark Jr., Robert and Joseph. Loving Son of Julia and Robert Steiger. Private Crem...
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Josephine Ricotta
Josephine Ricotta passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late John Ricotta. Loving Mother of Sandy Ricotta and Mother-in-Law of Fran. Cherished Grandmother ...
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Jeanne Cirone
Jeanne Cirone passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 52. Beloved Wife Gerald Cirone. Loving Mother of Victoria Cirone and Paul Cirone. Cherished Daughter of Victor and Jacqueline L...
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Jean Zahn
Jean Zahn passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Rudolph Zahn. Loving Mother of the late Deborah and Stepmother of Stephen Zahn. Cherished Aunt and Gre...
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Anthony J. Papavero Sr
Anthony J. Papavero Sr. , 70 founder and co-owner of Branchburg Funeral Home in Branchburg NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Anthony resided in Rari...
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Mary F. Walls
Mary F. Walls of Ridgewood passed away on September 19, 2013 at the age of 82. She was the beloved Wife of the late John Walls. Devoted Mother of Maureen, Joseph, Thomas, Bruce, Keith, James, & Bra...
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Douglas J. Close
Douglas J. Close passed away on Saturday 21, 2013 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Juliette Close. Loving Father of William Close and Douglas J. Close and Father-in-Law of Diane and St...
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John C. Mertz
John C. Mertz passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the age of 69. Beloved Husband of Rachel Mertz. Loving Father of Diane Rota and Father-in-Law of Raymond. Cherished Grandfather of Chris...
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John Joseph Hutter
John Joseph Hutter passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 70. Beloved Father of John R. Hutler. Loving Brother of Robert J. Hutter. Mr. Hutter was a United States Army Veteran who ...
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Anna Maria Bacarella
Anna Maria Bacarella passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Vito Bacarella. Loving Mother of Antonio Bacarella, Rosalia Galizia and Lena Luciani. Cheri...
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Girolamo Prosa
Girolamo Prosa passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Maria Prosa. Loving Father of JoAnn Pauciullo (Michael) and Joseph Prosa (Nancy). Cherished Grandfat...
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Frank Ambrosini
Frank Ambrosini passed away on September 16th, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Beloved Husband of Kristina. Cherished Father of Anthony, Joseph and Gregory. Loving Father-In-Law of Clara, Pamela and G...
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Greta Kump
Greta Kump passed away on September 11th, 2013 at the age of 94 years. Beloved Mother of Anita Suero. Loving Grandmother of Alysa and Alex. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Livia. Dear Sister-In-Law ...
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Thomas J. Vinckus
Thomas J. Vinckus passed away on September 4th, 2013 at the age of 59. Beloved Husband of Cheryl. Devoted Father of Luke. Dear Brother of Fran Kender and Steven Vinckus. Funeral September 6th , 201...
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This photo taken Sept. 7, 2014, shows former Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walking on the field before the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Sam said in a TV documentary that aired Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, that coming out as gay was the right thing to do. He'd have preferred the news come out after he informed the team that drafted him. "It didn't need to be public," Sam said. "Why do gay people have to do it?" (AP Photo/LM Otero)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL.


2014-12-27 23:30:09 -0500
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia plane with 161 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway.
2014-12-27 23:29:02 -0500
By Chris Nusatya and Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) - An AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, officials in the region and the budget carrier said. Flight QZ 8501, an Airbus 320-200, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6:17 a.m. (6.17 p.m. EST), Indonesian Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa told media. It had 155 passengers and crew on board, another Indonesian Transport official said. ...
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