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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 | 180 180 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 | 202 202 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 | 194 194 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 | 199 199 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 | 248 248 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 | 323 323 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 | 323 323 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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Doris Fitzsimmons
Doris Fitzsimmons passed away on October 24, 2009 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of Roland. She was the devoted mother of Gary, John, Joseph, Eileen Giovanni and Judy Sessa. She is also...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Millie Ruisi
Millie Ruisi passed away on October 16, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor. She was the devoted mother of Vicki, Smith-Ronald & Richard also survived by 2 grandchild...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Millie Bivona
Millie Bivona passed away on Monday, October 5, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved sister of the late Peter, Nicholas and Louis. She was the dear cousin of Ida Scuderi. She was the cherishe...
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Catherine O’Flaherty Martin
My Mom Catherine O’Flaherty Martin 5/5/11 -10/26/06 3rd Anniversary in Heaven Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal “Irish Tombstone” As we look upon your p...
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Lucille B. Kern
Lucille B. Kern passed away on September 29, 2009 at the age of 79. She was the beloved wife of Henry. She was the devoted mother of John, Bob & the late Donald. She was dear mother of in-law of Pa...
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Edward Dashner
Edward Dashner passed away on September 24, 2009 at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband of Ruth. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under t...
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelo LaRocco
Angelo LaRocco passed away on September 2, 2009 at the age of 32. He was the loving son of Carol LaRocco. He was the dear brother of Jackie, Kimberly & Ricky. Service was offered at St. Bridgets Ch...
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Michael P. Stelmok
Michael P. Stelmok passed away on September 26, 2009 at the age of 59. He was the devoted friend of John Arlequin. He was the loving son of Theresa . He was the dear cousin of Joann Pirraglia. Serv...
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James Smith
James Smith passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the age of 76. Mr. Smith was a United States Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He was the loving son of the late Stel...
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Charles G. O’Connell
Charles G. O’Connell passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the age of 72. Mr. O’Connell was a United States Navy veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He was the beloved husband ...
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Nettie DeSocio
Nettie DeSocio passed away on Monday, September 21, 2009 at the age of 81. She was the beloved wife of Robert. She was the loving mother of Annette LoMonaco and Nick DeSocio and mother-in-law of Mi...
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Helen Chucta
Helen Chucta passed away on September 12, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the dear sister of Henry Zablocki. Service was offered at St. Stanislaus R.C. Church. Interment was in Most Holy Trinity Cem...
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Helen Dooley
Helen Dooley passed away on September 14, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the devoted mother of Catherine, James & Edith also survived by 8 grandchildren,16 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great Grand...
Sep 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Julia Hoell
Julia Hoell passed away on September 12, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Artie. Devoted mother of Mickey, Judy & Theresa. Dear sister in law of Larry & Bill. Service was...
Sep 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandra Frasco
Sandra Frasco passed away September 15, 2009. He was the dear Cousin of Dianne Gilewski . Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under the direction ...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The world's two largest credit and debit card companies, Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc, said on Friday they could no longer support bank cards being used in Crimea, following U.S. sanctions imposed earlier this month. The United States last Friday prohibited U.S.-registered companies from investing in Crimea or providing services to firms operating there, among sanctions imposed over Russia's annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine. Visa said in a statement that the sanctions meant it could not offer Visa-branded products and services to Crimea. ...
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Rescue workers and pedestrians clear debris after an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces on a district of Aleppo on November 12, 2014Syrian regime air strikes killed at least 52 civilians, including seven children, in strongholds of the Islamic State jihadist group, a monitoring group said Friday in a new toll. The raids struck Al-Bab and Qbasin Thursday in the northern province of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground. "At least 52 civilians, including seven children, three teenagers and two women, were killed in the Syrian army air raids," said the Observatory, adding that dozens were seriously wounded. Activists accuse the government of killing more civilians than jihadists in the raids.


2014-12-26 12:06:35 -0500

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) and running back Kyle Hicks (21) celebrate after a touchdown against Texas Tech in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 82-27. All that scoring caused this season’s average length of game to hit 3 hours, 23 minutes in late November, according to the NCAA. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)Bear Bryant said offense sells tickets, and he was right. College football is enjoying immense popularity in an era of record scoring.


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