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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 158 158 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 | 235 235 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 | 246 246 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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Beatrice C. Lee
Beatrice C. Lee passed away on January 10, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late George A. She was the loving mother of Barbara B. Dunbar. She was the cherished grandmother of Donna, Barbara a...
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Christopher M. Danatos
Christopher M. Danatos passed away on December 20, 2009 at the age of 74. He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He was the beloved brother of Mary D. Christie and a...
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Richard J. Hardt
Richard J. Hardt passsed away on December 30, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Navy veteran. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann. He was the loving father of Richard Hardt,...
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Frances Pajak
Frances Pajak passed away on December 27, 2009 at the age of 73. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter. She was the loving mother of Maryann Lattanzio and the late Caroline Gentile. She was t...
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Linda J. Cruz
Linda J. Cruz passed away on December 23, 2009 at the age of 61. She was the beloved wife of John. She was the loving mother of Lisa, Helene and Mark. She was the devoted daughter of Vera Goldstein...
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Maria Teresa Garcia
Maria Teresa Garcia of Elmhurst passed away on December 8, 2009 at the age of 86. She was the devoted mother of Maria Theresa, Maria Eugenia, Maria Isabel, Rufino, Rocio and Maria del Carmen. She w...
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Dorca Rodriguez
Dorca Rodriguez passed away on December 6, 2009. A service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metro...
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Elza A. Saint Clair
Elza A. Saint Clair of Queens Village passed away on December 8, 2009 at the age of 76. She was the devoted mother of Sandra, Clifford and Ralph. A service was offered at Incarnation Roman Catholic...
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Dennis E. McDonnell
Dennis E. McDonnell of Ozone Park passed away on December 1, 2009 at the age of 51. He was the dear brother of James. A service was offered by Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond ...
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John T. Gallagher
John T. Gallagher passed away on December 22, 2009 at the age of 77. He was a lifelong resident of Maspeth and a lifelong member of Carpenters Union Local 157. He was the beloved husband of Helen. ...
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Thomas J. O’Brien
Thomas J. O’Brien of Middle Village passed away on December 7, 2009 at the age of 53. He was the beloved husband of Carol (nee Adrio); the devoted father of TJ and Lisa and daughter-in-law Erin; a ...
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August Carbone
August Carbone passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at the age of 81. He was the beloved Husband of Florence. He was the loving Father of Susan Lavine and Anthony Carbone and Father-in-law of...
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Charles R. Ballweg
Charles R. Ballweg passed away on December 18, 2009 at the age of 79. He was the beloved uncle of Julia Lisanti and Michele Lisanti. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary’s Church on Dec...
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Charles R. Ballweg
Charles R. Ballweg passed away on December 18, 2009 at the age of 79. He was the beloved uncle of Julia Lisanti and Michele Lisanti. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary’s Church on Dec...
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Antoinette M. Renta
Antoinette M. Renta passed away on December 16, 2009 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward. She was the dear sister of the late Dominic Cammarano, Mary Calabrese, Filomena E...
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Brazilian author Paulo Coelho gestures during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.


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In this Dec. 13, 2014 photo provided by Katie Sullivan and James Marquis, they pose with their newly-apopted dog Octavia, a 2-year-old German shepherd featured in a segment of "Telethon Dogs" presented by Queen Latifah over the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast, at their home in Costa Mesa, Calif. Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon. Director Michael Levitt says it would be huge if only half of the applications result in adoptions. Levitt also says he thinks anyone who watched the show would strongly consider a rescue next time they get a dog. Seventy dogs from rescues across the country were featured on the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast — a show the producer hopes becomes a fixture in the future. More than 4 million people tuned in to the show, which was co-hosted by actresses Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch, and aired on donated time from the Fox Network.(AP Photo/Katie Sullivan and James Marquis)LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say.


2014-12-19 19:27:56 -0500

FILE - In this July 21, 2012 file photo, three helicopters make a flyover of the Century Theater in Aurora, Colo., a day after twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in the attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "Dark Knight Rises." When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.


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