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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 261 261 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 | 270 270 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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Hugh P. Woods
Hugh P. Woods passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband Christina Woods. Loving Father of Richard Woods. Funeral Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on...
Nov 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Bonaventura
Richard Bonaventura passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 63. Beloved Brother of Carol Smykowski and twin brother of Anthony Bonaventura and Brother-in-Law of Stephanie and the la...
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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 and Florence Grappone. Cherished Grandmother of Jenn...
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Joseph J. Davis
Joseph J. Davis passed away on November 17, 2013 at the age of 77. A proud member of the V.F.W Post #123. Mr. Davis was a retired motorman of N.Y.C. Transit. He was the beloved husband of Victoria....
Nov 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Joseph Baker
Charles Joseph Baker of Middle Village passed away on November 8, 2013 at the age of 59. Loving son of Mary M. (Weis) Baker and the late Charles H. Baker. Dear brother of George (Maryann), William ...
Nov 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catherine Corsi
Catherine Corsi passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved Sister of Rose Corsi, Dorothy Pirazzo, and Patrick Corsi. Cherished Aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of C...
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John Bilach
John Bilach passed away on Saturday, November 09, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of Lucy V. Bilach. Loving Father of Gary Bilach (Donna) and Mark Bilach (Donna). Cherished Grandfather of An...
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Mary Dombkowski
Mary Dombkowski passed away on October 28, 2013 at the age of 60. Loving Daughter of Hedwig and the late Joseph, Sr. Dear Sister of Joseph Jr., Peter, and Theresa Kardys. Beloved friend of Tom Nios...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Philipps
Mary Philipps passed away on Saturday, November 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Manny Philipps, Thea Sevastos and the late Evie Philipps. Cherished Grandmother of Mary and Athena. Dear ...
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Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski
Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski Passed away on October 31st, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Beloved Aunt of Maryanna Zero. Loving Great-Aunt of Jessica D’Antonio and Joelle Matuszewski. Great-Grand Aunt ...
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Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard)
Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard) longtime resident, community volunteer and activist of Maspeth passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the age of 95 years. Beloved Wife of John Kempisty. Loving Moth...
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Edward H. Cheslak
Edward H. Cheslak passed away on October 2nd, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Beloved Uncle of Susan and Stacy Siryk. Dear Brother-in-Law of Ina Cheslak. Funeral Mass at Miraculous Medal RC Church, Th...
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Anthony F. McGrath
Anthony F. McGrath passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the age of 79. Native of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Mary B. McGrath (nee Donnelly). Loving Father of ...
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph A. Mamo
Joseph A. Mamo passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of the late Grace Mamo. Loving Father of Maria Mamo-Vacacela and Kathryn Schuh. Dear Brother of Anthony Ma...
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Mildred T. Wrobel
Mildred T. Wrobel passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Paul Wrobel. Loving Mother of Kenneth Wrobel, Alan Wrobel & Brian Wrobel and Mother-in-Law of...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers speaks at the Reuters Cybersecurity SummitWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Sunday called for a "very serious" U.S. reaction, including sanctions, to a North Korean cyber attack on Sony Pictures, saying it was not enough for the United States to restrict that country's cyber capability. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers criticized President Barack Obama on "Fox News Sunday" for getting on a plane to Hawaii on Friday and not acting immediately against North Korea. "The problem here was not that the fact that we didn't have the capability to do something nearly in immediate time. ...


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Pakistani Christians pray for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre at St. John's Cathedral in Peshawar on December 21, 2014Thousands of Pakistanis Sunday mourned the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban, as the government executed four more militants on death row despite an outcry by rights groups. After the attack Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ended a six-year moratorium on the death penalty, reinstating it for terrorism-related cases with the first executions of two militants taking place on Friday. Pakistan has described Tuesday's bloody rampage as its own "mini 9/11", calling it a game-changer in the fight against extremism. Men, women and children from Peshawar and other cities visited the army-run institution to offer prayers for those killed in the country's deadliest-ever terror attack.


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Mourners visit a memorial near the house where eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead in the northern Australian city of Cairns, December 20, 2014The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder Sunday, police said, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief. The 37-year-old, named in local media as Mersane Warria, was charged with eight counts of murder after the bodies of the children -- four girls and four boys aged between two to 14 -- were found in the northern city of Cairns on Friday morning. The murders have stunned Australia, still reeling from a dramatic siege in a central Sydney cafe this week, which left two hostages and a gunman dead, and prompted widespread shock and anger. "I would suspect it might be the most tragic event we have had to deal with," Cairns detective inspector Bruno Asnicar told reporters.


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