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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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 | 279 279 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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Catherine Martin
Happy 100th Birthday in Heaven Happy Mother’s Day 5/5/11 10/24/06 Catherine Martin we celebrate what was Our Irish Gift to Heaven, Eternally to have been blessed with you as Mother and Grandmother....
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agnes Siracusa
Agnes Siracusa passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the age of 91. She was the beloved Wife of the late Carmine. Loving Mother of John and Mother-in-Law of Connie. Cherished Grandmother of Je...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louise Friscia
Louise Friscia passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the age of 98. She was the beloved Wife of the late Louis. Dear Sister of Ann Papa and Theresa Russo. Cherished Aunt and Great-Aunt of Numer...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Longano
Mary Longano passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late Peter. Loving Mother of Rosemary Mastropolo and Theresa Longano and Mother-in-Law of Dom...
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Marion Vecchione
Marion Vecchione passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the age of 84. She was the beloved Wife of Albert. Loving Mother of Camille Ficeto and Pat Vecchione and Mother-in-Law of Charles and Wanda...
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Caroline Odell
Caroline Odell passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the age of 68. She was the beloved Wife of Edward. Loving Mother of Joseph, Eddie Jr. and the late Robert. Cherished Grandmother of Robert Jr...
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Thomas Marotta
Thomas Marotta passed away on Sunday, May 01, 2011 at the age of 82. He was the beloved Brother of Angela O’Connor and Brother-in-Law of Herbert. Loving Uncle of Daniel O’Connor, Kerry O’Connor and...
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Thomas Marotta
Thomas Marotta passed away on Sunday, May 01, 2011 at the age of 82. He was the beloved Brother of Angela O’Connor and Brother-in-Law of Herbert. Loving Uncle of Daniel O’Connor, Kerry O’Connor and...
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Margaret Ann Ferraro
Ferraro, Margaret Ann on April 19, 2011. Resident of Middle Village. Loving mother of John Matuzak, Bridget Walsh, Laura D’Andrea and Angelo Inzerelli. Proud Grandmother of four grandchildren and o...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maureen Larkin
Maureen Larkin passed away on April 7, 2011 at the age of 58. She was the dear Sister of Kathleen Chavanne and John also survived by nieces, nephews & great nieces and nephews. Dear sister in-Law o...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carmela Sforza
Carmela Sforza passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the age of 98. She was the beloved Wife of the late Dominick. Dear Sister of the late Peter, Carmine, Patty, Angelina and Frank. Cherished Au...
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Salvatore Mannino
Salvatore Mannino passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the age of 87. He was the beloved Husband of the late Josephine. Loving Father of Madeline Jordan and Teresa Pipitone and Father-in-Law ...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evelyn J. Barrese
Evelyn J. Barrese passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 at the age 75. She was the beloved Wife of the late Emmanuel A. Barrese. Loving Mother of Robert Barrese. Dear Sister of Robert Guardia. Mass...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Norma Stokes
Norma Stokes passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the age 91. Founder of Stokes Cards & Gifts, Maspeth, NY. She was the beloved Wife of the late Walter. Loving Mother of Walter (Chippy) Stoke...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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John A. Bongiorno
John A. Bongiorno passed away on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 at the age of 67. He was the beloved Husband of the late Annette E. Bongiorno. Loving Father of Ann- Marie R. Wolfe and Father-in-Law of D...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2002 file photo in Chicago, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich, left, watches election returns with his wife, Patti, and brother, Rob, at his home. Robert Blagojevich the brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich offers fresh details in a new book to back his contention prosecutors used him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to hock President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. While charges were eventually dropped against him, the Tennessee businessman, says his refusal to turn on his brother made him "collateral damage" of an overzealous prosecution that cost his reputation, $1 million in legal bills and a still-unrepaired family split. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.


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Pope Francis meets with Cardinals and Bishops of the Vatican Curia on the occasion of the exchange of Christmas greetings in the Clementine hall at Vatican, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andreas Solaro, Pool)VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."


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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks to pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct.


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