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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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 | 279 279 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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Richard R. Donadio
Richard R. Donadio passed away on Saturday, June 08, 2013 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of Cathie Donadio. Loving Father of Theresa, Anthony, Joseph, Raymond and Rita. Also survived by numerous...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 310 310 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rosalie Ferrara
Rosalie Ferrara passed away on Sunday, June 09, 2013 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Louis Salvatore Ferrara. Loving Mother of James Ferrara and Mary Lou Botto. Cherished Grandmother of ...
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Marion Romeo
Marion Romeo passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Vincent F. Romeo. Loving Mother of Douglas Timmons, Deborah Timmons, Donna Zarobinski and Vincent Rome...
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Carmela Vertuccio
Carmela Vertuccio passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Salvatore Vertuccio. Loving Mother of Marie Ragone, Vincent Vertuccio, Margaret Pepe and Sally Lou O...
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Antoinette Frances Gilberti
Antoinette Frances Gilberti passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Sister of Anthony Gilberti. Loving Aunt of Dolores Scarfone, Anthony Ruffino, Dolores Mirenda and James G...
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Czeslaw M. Szczepaniec
Czeslaw M. Szczepaniec passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the age of 52. Beloved Husband of Krystina Szczepaniec. Loving Father of Kamila Szczepaniec & Konrad Szczepaniec and Father-in-Law of...
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Ralph J. Sicilia
Ralph J. Sicilia passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Nancy Sicilia. Loving Father of Stefanie Sicilia. Mr. Sicilia was a United States Army Veteran who served...
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Ethel Moruzzi
Ethel Moruzzi passed away on May 13, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Alfred. Devoted mother of Lois Scholl, Janis Stahl, Craig Moruzzi. Dear sister of Arline Banninger and Alice Hea...
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Edward M. Kwiatkowski
Edward M. Kwiatkowski passed away on May 8th, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Born October 14th, 1930 to Walter and Victoria Kwiatkowski. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary, Daughters...
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Sandra Mundy
Sandra Mundy passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the age of 69. Beloved Mother of Christopher D. Mundy and Mother-in-Law of Christina. Cherished Grandmother of Daniel and Jonathan. Funeral Ser...
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Marcos O. Quisbert
Marcos O. Quisbert passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the age of 44. Beloved Husband of Tomoko Furuno-Quisbert. Loving Father of Saya. Devoted Son of Bertha and Humberto. Dear Brother of Louis ...
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Luis Zurita
Luis Zurita passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the age of 83. Beloved Father of Gloria Zurita, Rodrigo Zurita, Teresa Zurita, Luis Zurita, Elsa Zurita, Ivan Zurita, and the late Marcelo Zuri...
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Carolyne Tamney Walsh
Carolyne Tamney Walsh passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the age of 65. Beloved Wife of James J. Walsh. Loving Stepmother of James J. Walsh and Mother-in-Law of Lisa. Also survived by numerou...
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Eleanor Bonsignore
Eleanor Bonsignore passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Anthony Bonsignore. Loving Mother of Carl Bonsignore and Mother-in-Law of Joan. Cherished Grandmoth...
May 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael S. Petrula
Michael S. Petrula passed away on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of Rosetta M. Petrula. Loving Father of Michael J. Petrula and Marlene Minicozzi and Father-in-Law of Phil....
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A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Lesley Wroughton and Megha Rajagopalan WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said. New Hampshire-based Dyn Research said the reason for the disruptions was not known but could range from technological glitches to a hacking attack. Several U.S. officials close to the investigations of the attack on Sony Pictures said the U.S. government was not involved in any cyber action against Pyongyang. U.S. ...


2014-12-22 18:42:34 -0500

File - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, shows an arm restraint on the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Attorneys for 21 death row inmates who will be in a federal court this week challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection procedure outlined their strategy in court documents that reveal grisly new details in the botched execution of an inmate in April, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.


2014-12-22 18:39:34 -0500

British singer Joe Cocker performs on stage during the "Fire it up tour" concert, on April 6, 2013 in Nice, southeastern FranceLegendary singer Joe Cocker, whose intense, gritty voice won him wide acclaim that spanned both rock and blues, has died at age 70, his agent said Monday. Cocker, who started off playing to small audiences in pubs in his native England, won fame when he jolted the 1969 Woodstock festival with his high-powered version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends" -- one of rock's most successful covers. Cocker -- who on stage would flail his arms so wildly that uninitiated crowds wondered if he had neurological problems -- said in a 1971 movie about him, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," that music served as his release and mused that he could have been a murderer if he had not been singer. "He was without doubt the greatest rock/soul voice ever to come out of Britain," his agent, Barrie Marshall, said in a statement announcing his death on Sunday evening.


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