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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 160 160 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 | 182 182 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 | 171 171 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 | 178 178 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 | 227 227 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 | 302 302 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 | 304 304 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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Robert J. Brunetti
Robert J. Brunetti passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Frances. Loving Father of Jason and Anthony, and father-in-law of Mariella. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Josephine Rizzo
Josephine Rizzo passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of Joseph Rizzo. Devoted Daughter of Giuseppina and the late Luciano Patinella. Loving Mother of Mariella M...
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Robert Stanga
Robert Stanga of Ridgewood passed away on January 17, 2014 at the age of 68. He was the beloved husband of Edna. Devoted father of Donna and Christine Rodriguez and dear father-in-Law of Maria. Als...
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Aloysius Sowa
Aloysius Sowa passed away on January 13, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Irene. Loving father of Donald A. Sowa. Cherished Grandfather of Joseph, Danielle & Donald, Jr. Great –Gr...
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Catherine Ann Gentile
Catherine Ann Gentile passed away on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Mother of William J. Hau. Cherished Grandmother of Billy. Dear Cousin and Friend to many. Funeral Service was...
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Angelo N. Grasso
Angelo N. Grasso passed away on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of Mary Grasso. Loving Father of Dr. Cono M. Grasso MD and Rosemary Kruh. Cherished Grandfather of Angelo,...
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Catherine E Monaco
Catherine E Monaco passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of the late Ralph C. Monaco. Loving Mother of Anthony Monaco and Jeanne Barbieri and Mother-in-Law of Pat...
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Ramonita Badillo
Ramonita Badillo passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Israel Badillo. Loving Mother of Iris Rivera and Israel Badillo Jr. and Mother-in-Law of Felix ...
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Anna C. Hart (nee Calabrese)
Anna C. Hart (nee Calabrese) passed away on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Wife of the late Martin James Hart. Loving Mother of Robert Hart and James Hart and Mother-in-Law o...
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Catherine Napolitano
Catherine Napolitano passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2014 at the age of 85. Loving Sister of Josephine Conte. Cherished Aunt of Michele, Keith, Alex and Christina. Mass of Christian Burial off...
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Frank S. Godlewski
Frank S. Godlewski passed away on Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Husband of Rosemary Godlewski. Loving Father of Frank Godlewski, Steven Godlewski and Veronica Scauri and Fathe...
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Fred Avolio
Fred Avolio passed away on Sunday, January 05, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Rosa Avolio. Loving Father of Marisa Triebe and Fernanda Avolio and Father-in-Law of Steven. Cherished Grand...
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Robert C. Kacer
Robert C. Kacer passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Brother of Jerome Kacer and Joan Monahan and Brother-in-Law of Nyla. Loving Uncle of Joanne, Joseph, Jacquelyn, Rob...
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Man Shan Leung
Man Shan Leung passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Mother of Paul Y. Leung, Christine Wong, May Leung and the late Loretta. Loving Grandmother of 10 Grandchildren an...
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Joseph William Bialowas
Joseph William Bialowas passed away on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at the age of 63. Beloved Son of Margareta Bialowas. Loving Brother of John Bialowas and Marylou Pace and Brother-in-Law of Maryan...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, actors Seth Rogen, right, and James Franco attend the premiere of the Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" in Los Angeles. Celebrities react to Sony's announcement Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, that it released Rogen and Franco's North Korea satire, "The Interview," on digital platforms: "You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT ... NOW!! ... Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah." - Rogen on Twitter moments after “The Interview” became available. "Merry X-mas MERICA! !!!!!THE INTERVIEW IS LIVE!!!!!! !!! ... Thank you SONY!!!!!!!!" - Franco on Twitter shortly after “The Interview” became available. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


2014-12-24 21:03:14 -0500

A medic listens as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon gives a speech during his visit an Ebola treatment unit in Freetown on December 19, 2014Sierra Leone's government has declared a five-day lockdown in the country's north to step up efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic, while making an exception for Christmas. "Muslims and Christians are not allowed to hold services in mosques and churches throughout the lockdown except for Christians on Christmas Day (Thursday)," Alie Kamara, resident minister for the Northern Region, told AFP. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are the three nations worst-hit by the epidemic, and Sierra Leone recently overtook Liberia as the country with the highest number of Ebola infections. Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency on July 31 after the Ebola outbreak and imposed restrictions on the movement of people.


2014-12-24 21:01:02 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America.


2014-12-24 20:52:48 -0500