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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 175 175 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 | 198 198 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 | 187 187 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 | 193 193 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 | 242 242 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 | 318 318 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 | 318 318 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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Edith M. Williams
Edith M. Williams passed away on November 7, 2009 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond. She was the loving mother of Patricia Williams, Raymond Williams III, Iris Williams...
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Des Raj Arora
Des Raj Arora passed away on October 27, 2009 at the age of 91. He was an exectutive member of Hindu Temple Society of Greater Spartanburg, SC, member of Cultural Organization Adabi Sangam and RSS,...
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Angelina Battista
Angelina Battista passed away on October 30, 2009 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of Carl. She was the loving mother of Daniel, Patricia Tracy and Carl. She was the cherished grandmother...
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Christine Devitto
Christine Devitto passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 87 in Lancaster, CA. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Condiano and George Devitto. She was the loving mother of Thomas A...
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Christine Devitto
Christine Devitto passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 87 in Lancaster, CA. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Condiano and George Devitto. She was the loving mother of Thomas A...
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Doris E. Brown
Doris E. Brown passed away on October 26, 2009 at the age of 82. She was a United States Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was the beloved...
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Dorothy E. Rademacher
Dorothy E. Rademacher passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 84 in Boca Raton, Florida. She was the loving sister of the late Raymond Rademacher and sister-in-law of Carol. She was a cherish...
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Minnie A. Babino
Minnie A. Babino passed away on October 21, 2009 at the age of 80. She was the beloved sister of Mildred Babino and the late Alfred Babino and sister-in-law of Geraldine. She was a cherished aunt. ...
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James R. McKasty
James R. McKasty passed away on October 20, 2009 at the age of 44. He was the beloved husband of Kim. He was the loving father of James, Jr. and Robert. He was the cherished son of Irene Wennberg. ...
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Margaret Coppola
Margaret Coppola passed away on October 24, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was the loving mother of Mary Goldsmith, Felicia Citrangolo, Roseanne A’Hearn and ...
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Antonia Cruz
Antonia Cruz passed away on October 25, 2009 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of the late Ramualdo. She was the devoted mother of Hector, Wilfredo, Joseph and Milagros Valentin. A service...
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Edmund F. Halpin
Edmund F. Halpin passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Margaret. He was the devoted father of Nora Phillips and Anthony Brian. He was the dear brother of J...
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Dorothy Aleknovich
Dorothy Aleknovich passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno. A service was offered at St. Matthias Church. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery u...
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Lillian Huttman
Lillian Huttman of Middle Village passed away on October 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late William. She was the loving aunt of Christine. A service was offered by Rev....
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Lucille Golden
Lucille Golden passed away on October 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Claude. A service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Interment was in Long Island Nationa...
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US supermaxi yacht Comanche leads the Sydney to Hobart race just after the start from Sydney harbour, on December 26, 2014Newcomer Comanche was off to a blinding start in Australia's 70th Sydney to Hobart yacht race Friday, blitzing all rivals including seven-times line honours winner Wild Oats XI in Sydney Harbour. The 100-foot Comanche was ahead of Wild Oats, also a supermaxi, to the first mark as 117 yachts set off on the 628 nautical mile endurance race down Australia's east coast in scorching summer conditions. With the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House as a backdrop and thousands of spectators on boats and harbourside vantage points, the yachts enjoyed a 15 to 18 knot southeasterly breeze which helped them off in what is thought to be a record start. They have now turned south towards Hobart into a stiff southerly which is testing boats and sailors with uncomfortable seas, with four yachts retiring so far -- including one with hull damage and another with a damaged rudder.


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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo after taking office for a third term as prime minister. Abe is planning about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job-creating programs, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession. Officials said Friday, Dec. 26 that details of the plan would be approved by the Cabinet on Saturday as it wraps wrap up work for 2014. The plan reportedly includes 420 billion yen ($3.5 billion) in help for stagnant regional economies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job-creating programs, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.


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Acehnese women pray in an abandoned house damaged by the Indian Ocean tsunami and turned into a monument, during a prayer commemorating the 10th anniversary of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. The devastating 2004 tsunami struck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean rim, killing 230,000 people, most of them in Aceh. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.


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