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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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Jason Talley
Jason Talley of Ridgewood passed away on August 3, 2013 at the age of 30. He was a native of Maryland. He was the beloved husband of Jaclyn Brown-Talley. Loving son of Rochell and Lorraine Talley. ...
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Angelo R. Mattia
Angelo R. Mattia of Bethpage, NY passed away on Thursday, August 01, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Rose Mattia. Loving Father of Anthony Mattia and Danny Mattia and Father-in-Law of Pam...
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Dorothy Ann McManus
Dorothy Ann McManus passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late James T. McManus . Loving Mother of Dorothy Paroulek, James McManus, Kevin T. McManus, Maureen...
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Lucia Insinga
Lucia Insinga passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the age of 73. Beloved Wife of the late Pietro Insinga. Loving Mother of Joseph Insinga and Anthony Insinga and Mother-in-Law of Tania and Tin...
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Fulgencio Reillo Jimenez
Fulgencio Reillo Jimenez passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the age of 54. Beloved Son of Carmen M. Jimenez and the late Fulgencio Reillo. Loving Brother of William Reillo, Harry Reillo, Jose ...
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Grace A. DiGiorgio
Grace A. DiGiorgio passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Romolo. Loving Mother of Elvira. Cherished Grandmother of Chase. Religious Services were offered a...
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Joan Koslow
Joan Koslow passed away on Sunday, August 04, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Michael J. Koslow. Loving Mother of Denise Casey, Michael J. Koslow and the late Joseph Koslow and Moth...
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Martha Louise Prendergast
Martha Louise Prendergast passed away on Monday, July 08, 2013 at the age of 78. Beloved Wife of Patty P. Loving Mother of Patrick Prendergast, Thomas Prendergast and James Prendergast. Cherished G...
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Thomas J. Holewienko
Thomas J. Holewienko passed away on Monday, July 08, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Brother of Jane Massaro and the late Mary Cross, Anne Mela, Josie Holewienko, Benjamin Holewienko, and Frank Hole...
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Oscar Rotinsulu
Oscar Rotinsulu passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Amalia S. Rotinsulu. Loving Father of Inda Rotinsulu, Intan Rotinsulu and Bianca Rotinsulu. Cherished Godfa...
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Dorothy Kolesar
Dorothy Kolesar passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the age of 83. Loving Sister of Eugene Kolesar. Cherished Aunt of Lynnann, Karen, Michael, Eileen, and Adrian. Mass of Christian Burial was...
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Madeline Egan
Madeline Egan passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the age of 64. Beloved Wife of Paul. Loving Mother of Paul and Christopher Egan. Cherished Grandmother of Paul. Dear Sister of Michael Olszewsk...
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Eleftherios Martakis
Eleftherios Martakis passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the age of 90. Beloved Husband of the late Evanthia Martakis. Loving Father of Nicholas Martakis and Michael Martakis and Father-in-Law ...
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Stuart James Gluick III
Stuart James Gluick III of Maspeth died on June 29, 2013 at the age of 22. Loving son of Stuart Gluick Jr. and Mary Louise Grant. Dear brother of Joseph. Service was offered at St. Stanislaus Churc...
Jul 23, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joanne Bokina
Joanne Bokina passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the age of 34. Beloved Wife of Dennis Bokina. Loving Daughter of Joseph and Marian Hussey. Dear Sister of Dawn Hussey and Dorothy Hussey. Cheri...
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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.


2014-12-21 01:14:51 -0500