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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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Maria S. Perez Penasco
Maria S. Perez Penasco passed away on Monday, June 06, 2011 at the age of 75. She was the beloved Wife of Alfonso Perez Penasco. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s Church on Wed...
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Robert C. Krolik
Robert C. Krolik passed away on May 18th, 2011. Beloved Father of Christine. Loving Son of Eugenia. Dear Brother of Patricia Jeanettes and Husband Thomas. Also survived by Nephews Brian and Peter J...
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Sophie Rudolph
Sophie Rudolph, 88, of Unadilla, passed away peacefully Monday, May 24, at A.O Fox Nursing Home. She was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on May 14th 1923, to the late John Ponzcek and Stephanie (Skubi...
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Virginia Kilcheski
Virginia Kilcheski passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the age of 83. She was the beloved Wife of the late Thomas F. Kilcheski. Loving Mother of Robert Kilcheski and Thomas Kilcheski and Mother-...
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Bertha Gerhard
Bertha Gerhard passed away on May 29, 2011 at the age of 99. She was the beloved Wife of the late Frank. Devoted Mother of Ronald. Dear Mother-in-Law of Maria. Loving Grandmother of Stephanie, Vane...
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Hendrick van Lohuizen (AKA Marcel)
Hendrick van Lohuizen (AKA Marcel) passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the age of 73. He was the beloved Husband of Eleonara C. van Lohuizen. Loving Father of Marc, Robert, Rik, Mardou, Malou ...
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James Breck Sr
James Breck Sr. passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the age of 53. He was the beloved Father of James Breck Jr. and Krsja Breck. Loving Son of Marie and Anthony Breck. Aslo survived by numerou...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ross Rubino
Ross Rubino passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the age of 91. He was the beloved Husband of Marie. Loving Father of Ralph, Joseph and Rosemaria Cesare and Father-in-Law of Irma, Susan, and Fra...
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Aphrodite Zabakolas
Aphrodite Zabakolas passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Spiro. Dear Sister of Tanta Callas. Loving Aunt of Andrew Callas. Divine Liturgy was...
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Greg Cisek
Greg Cisek passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the age of 40. He was the beloved Father of Brandon and Dylan. Cherished Son of Marie. Loving Brother of Glenn Cisek, Valerie Fitzgerald, Gary C...
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Rose Mazurowski
Rose Mazurowski passed away on May 12th, 2011 at the age of 68 years. She was the loving sister of Ann, and Mary Shebelow. She was the loving aunt of Susan, Diane and Christine. She was the dear gr...
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Ida Nick
Ida Nick passed away May 10th 2011. Beloved Mother of Carolyn E. Maue and Andrew J. Nick. Loving Grandmother of eight and Cherished Great-Grandmother of fourteen. Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus RC ...
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Virginia Vertuccio
Virginia Vertuccio passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the age of 91. She was the beloved Wife of the late Cono L. Vertuccio. Loving Mother of Vincent Vertuccio and Marie Bell and Mother-in-L...
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Michael H. Kruck
Michael H. Kruck passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the age of 58. He was the beloved Husband of Joanne. Loving Father of Michelle, Michael, Gina and Kristen. Cherished Grandfather of Victori...
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Angelina Vera Pizzonia
Angelina Vera Pizzonia passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Frank P. Pizzonia. Loving Mother of Dominick, Josephine, Anthony, Albert, Frank J...
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A woman cries during a ceremony in tribute to the victims of the U.S. invasion at a cemetery in Panama City, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. The U.S. intervention known as Just Cause began 25 years ago on Saturday, on Dec. 20, 1989, and ended with Noriega’s surrender to American drug agents on Jan. 3. The invasion killed 314 Panamanian soldiers and 200 civilians, the government says, while the U.S. military reported losing 23 American soldiers. Local human rights organizations estimated that more than 1,000 Panamanians died. (AP Photo/Tito Herrera)PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.


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In this Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 photo, Pakistani gravedigger Taj Muhammad adjusts wreaths on a grave at the Rahman Baba graveyard in Peshawar, Pakistan. Muhammad, one of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard, has a rule. He said he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he said. But as the dead bodies, mostly children, started coming in from a school massacre this week that killed 148 people, he began to weep. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.


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Iraqi Kurdish forces gather on the roof of their makeshift base, as they look upon areas held by Islamic State militants outside of Mosul, less than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the newly liberated village of Kasr Reej, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Sinjar mountain, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and advancing toward the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said.


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