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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 316 316 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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Sally Kruger
Sally Kruger passed away on March 22, 2010 at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur. She was the loving mother of John Samuels, Mark Samuels, Johnny Samuels and Maria Samuels. ...
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Dolores M. O’Connell
Dolores M. O’Connell passed away March 28, 2010 at the age of 71. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles G. She was the loving mother of John O’Connell, Charles O’Connell, Sigrid O’Connell, C...
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Sally Kruger
Sally Kruger passed away on March 22, 2010 at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur. She was the loving mother of John Samuels, Mark Samuels, Johnny Samuels and Maria Samuels. ...
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Francisca Guerrero
Francisca Guerrero passed away March 20, 2010 at the age of 45. She was the beloved daughter of Francisca and Jorge DeJesus. She was the loving mother of Christina, Melissa, George and Anthony. She...
Mar 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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John R. Polizoto
John R. Polizoto passed away on March 24, 2010 at the age of 62. He was the beloved husband of Oona. He was the loving father of Suzanne Mayo, John Polizoto and Christina Polizoto. He was the fathe...
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Violeta D. Valero
Violeta D. Valero passed away on March 24, 2010 at the age of 78. She was the loving mother of Vilma Vimos-Pelaez, Victor Vimos, Luz Vimos and Gustavo Carrion. She was the cherished grandmother of ...
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Mary P. Tague Rando
Mary P. Tague Rando passed away on March 26, 2010 at the age of 50. She was the beloved wife of Joe. She was the cherished daughter of Anne and the late Paul J. Tague. She was the adored sister of ...
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Thomas Bianchi
Thomas Bianchi passed away March 28, 2010 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Margaret. He was the loving father of Bryan. He was the dear brother of Merle Chang and Milton Bianchi. He ...
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Margaret Elizabeth Staehs (“Lindy” Klenert)
Margaret Elizabeth Staehs (“Lindy” Klenert) a long time Ridgewood resident, Marge died on March 25, 2010 at the William Benenson Rehabilitation Pavilion. With the excellent care of nurses and the h...
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Raymond J. Carrigan
Raymond J. Carrigan passed away on March 24, 2010. He was the life long love of Gail Giordano. He was the dear brother of James H. He was the uncle of James W. and Raymond J. He was pre-deceased by...
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Leopoldo DelMistro
Leopoldo DelMistro passed away on March 20, 2010 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Juliana. He was the loving father of Angelo and Diane Vineis and father-in-law of Laura and Mark. He...
Mar 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manuel Arroyo
Manuel Arroyo passed away on March 16, 2010 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Marina. He was the loving father of Manuel, Arlene, John, Efrin, Aida, and the late Eric. He was a cheris...
Mar 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christine V. Lynch
Christine V. Lynch passed away on March 15, 2010 at the age of 62. She was the beloved daughter of Mitsuko Schlereth. She was the loving mother of Richard Lynch and mother-in-law of Coreen. She was...
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Robert Odell
Robert Odell passed away on March 13, 2010 at the age of 45. He was the cherished son of Edward and Caroline. He was the loving father of Robert Jr., Mathew and Jamie. He was the dear brother of Jo...
Mar 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jean Budnik
Jean Budnik passed away March 6, 2010 in Nahant, MA at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander Budnik and the late Stanislau Brezinski. She was the loving mother of Wanda Iwas...
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Attendees walk between signs for Sony PlayStation and Microsoft's XBox on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, on June 11, 2013Hackers have taken credit for an online service outage of Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox game consoles Thursday that occurred as people unwrapped their new toys Christmas morning. PlayStation and Xbox acknowledged the outages of their networks on Twitter and said they were working to restore service. The Lizard Squad name corresponds to a group of hackers that has caused havoc in the online world before. The group took credit for attacks that took down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live network at the beginning of the month.


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FILE - In this June 12, 2104, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama stands with Sam Kass, White House Senior Policy Adviser for Nutrition Policy, before they make salads from vegetables harvested from the White House garden with area students in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama’s personal chef is leaving after nearly six years in which, unlike any assistant White House chef before him, he cooked up policy alongside his meals. Kass held the title of senior policy adviser for nutrition policy, which gave him a seat at the table to help administration officials hash out everything from an updated “Nutrition Facts” label for processed foods to new government standards to cut the amount of fat, calories and sodium in federally subsidized school meals. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef also is hanging it up.


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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, hugs Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade before an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James was running the gamut of emotions Thursday when he arrived at the arena that he called home for the past four seasons.


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