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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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 | 262 262 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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Helen Karwoski
Helen Karwoski passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Sylvester Kruczynski. Loving Mother of Robert Kruczynski and Mother-in-Law of Margaret. Cherishe...
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Ronald K. Stemm
Ronald K. Stemm passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Sandra S. Stemm. Loving Father of Deborah Goldberg. Cherished Grandfather of Nicole and Matthew. Dear...
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Frank J. Casano
Frank J. Casano passed away on Monday, December 09, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Lucille J. Casano. Loving Dad of Joanne Russo. Mr. Casano was a United States Army Veteran. Mass of Chr...
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Frank M. DeRupo
Frank M. DeRupo passed away on Monday, December 09, 2013 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Peggy DeRupo. Loving Father of Lauren, Matthew and the late Michael and Father-in-Law of Tricia. Cheris...
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Joseph M. Zajkowski
Joseph M. Zajkowski passed away on December 10th 2013 at the age of 58 years. Beloved Brother of Geraldine Whyte and Regina Franklin. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Religious Service at Kodis...
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Rose T. Wilkanowski
Rose T. Wilkanowski passed away on December 10th, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Beloved Mother of Rosemary and Barbara Wilkanowski. Also Survived by Nieces & Nephews. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross RC C...
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Vincenza Imperato
Vincenza Imperato passed away on Friday, December 06, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Raffaele Imperato. Loving Mother of Antonio, Anna, Salvatore, Daniele and Eleonora. Cherished G...
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Anthony DiVito
Anthony DiVito passed away on Monday, December 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of the late Sylvia DiVito. Loving Father of Ann-Jean Goldberg and Bernadette DiVito-Santana. Cherished Gran...
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Frank Terrana
Frank Terrana passed away on Monday, December 02, 2013 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of the late Lillian Terrana. Loving Father of Salvatore Terrana and Donna DeBellis and Father-in-Law of Lore...
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Albert J. Danko
Albert J. Danko passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 93. Thoroughbred Racing Horse Trainer at Belmont Park for over 50 years. Beloved Husband of Carmela Danko. Loving Father of ...
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Felicia Grappone
Felicia Grappone passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Grappone. Loving Mother of Margaret (Don) Roman and Florence Grappone. Cherished Grandmo...
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Martha L. Lisowsky
Martha L. Lisowsky passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 90. Beloved Wife of the late Peter. Loving Mother of Martha Brady and Karen Unalt. Cherished Grandmother of Bryan, Cara a...
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John Shea
John Shea passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 61. Beloved Husband of the late Darlene. Loving father of John M. and Kevin, and father-in-Law of Colleen. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Lothar G. Keller
Lothar G. Keller passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Rita Keller. Dear Brother of Eberhard Keller. Also survived by numerous loving nieces, cousins and fri...
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Sophie Rudakiewich
Sophie Rudakiewich passed away on November 10, at age 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael; loving mother of Natalie Tecza, mother-in-law of the late Stanley and loving mother of Richar...
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national news

File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesBy Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed spokesman of the North's foreign ministry said there would be serious consequences if Washington refused to agree to the probe and continued to accuse Pyongyang, according to North Korea's U.N. mission and the official KCNA news agency. ...


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Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, right, puts up a shot over the defense of Western Kentucky's George Fant during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell is suspended from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' next game after being ejected Saturday at Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow.


2014-12-20 13:38:09 -0500

Cuba's President Castro speaks with his first vice-president Diaz Canel during a session of the National Assembly in HavanaBy Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - President Raul Castro demanded on Saturday that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties, and warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement. U.S. President Barack Obama this week reset Washington's Cold War-era policy on Cuba and the two countries swapped prisoners in a historic deal after 18 months of secret talks. Cubans have treated the end of open U.S. hostility as a triumph, especially the release of three Cuban intelligence agents who served long U.S. ...


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