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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 315 315 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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Marie Olga Finocchiaro
Marie Olga Finocchiaro passed away on Thursday, April 07, 2011 at the age of 75. She was the beloved Wife of the late Joseph Finocchiaro. Loving Mother of Jeffrey Mackey, Jean A. Lebleu, Madeline L...
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Dominick Iannaci
Dominick Iannaci passed away on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at the age of 82. He was the Beloved Husband of the late Josephine. Loving Father of Margaret J. Iannaci. Cherished Son of the late Antonio a...
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Helen Bilicki
Helen Bilicki passed away on Friday, April 08, 2011 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. Loving Sister of Genevieve Puzzo. Cherished Aunt of Anthony Puzzo and Peter Thomas P...
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Vincent R. Cassidy
Vincent R. Cassidy passed away on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at the age of 92. He was the beloved Husband of the late Irene. Loving Father of Carol Koenig and Frank Cassidy and Father-in-Law of Michae...
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Marion Leschuk
Marion Leschuk passed away April 6th, 2011. Beloved Mother of Linda Griffith and Gary Leschuk. Loving Grandmother of Chris, Daniel, Natalie and Paul. Funeral Service at Transfiguration R.O. Church ...
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Joseph Konior
Joseph Konior passed away April 1st, 2011. Beloved Father of Joseph and Wife Eileen, Lorraine Christiansen and husband Michael, and Kathleen Huebl and husband George. Dear Brother of Eugene and wif...
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Joan M. Lyons
Joan M. Lyons passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the age of 77. She was the beloved Sister of Doris Russell Gonzales and the late Helen Dann and Sister-in-Law of Juan. Cherished Aunt of Kell...
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Luis A. Morales
Luis A. Morales passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the age of 71. He was the beloved Father of Miguel Espinoza, Mildred Espinoza and Ingrid Morales. Loving Grandfather of Matthew. Cherished U...
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzales and t...
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Michael Laterza
Michael Laterza passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the age of 87. He was the beloved Husband of the late Jessie. Loving Father of Rosemarie Bocchino and Father-in-Law of Vinnie. Cherished Gra...
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Kenneth P. Arcipowski
Kenneth P. Arcipowski passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the age of 66. Original Member of Randy & The Rainbows. Beloved Husband of Eileen. Loving Father of Kenny. Dear Brother of Joan Pid...
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Bertha Pryor
Bertha Pryor passed away on February 26, 2011 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Stanley Pryor. Loving Mother of Barbara Pryor. Dear Sister of Stella Harasimowicz. Mass of Chris...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. She was the loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzale...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas J. Bujka
Thomas J. Bujka passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the age of 57. He was the cherished Son of Eva and the late Gustav. Beloved Father of Justin, Joseph, Michael and Alexandra. Loving Brothe...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alphonse (Mirsh) Lattanzio
Alphonse (Mirsh) Lattanzio passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the age of 82. Lifelong resident of Judge Street, Williamsburg. Beloved Husband of the late Theresa. Loving Father of Anthony and...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2104, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama stands with Sam Kass, White House Senior Policy Adviser for Nutrition Policy, before they make salads from vegetables harvested from the White House garden with area students in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama’s personal chef is leaving after nearly six years in which, unlike any assistant White House chef before him, he cooked up policy alongside his meals. Kass held the title of senior policy adviser for nutrition policy, which gave him a seat at the table to help administration officials hash out everything from an updated “Nutrition Facts” label for processed foods to new government standards to cut the amount of fat, calories and sodium in federally subsidized school meals. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef is also waving goodbye.


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This image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, which monitors events in territory controlled by Islamic State militants with the permission of the extremist group, shows militants with a captured pilot, center, wearing a white shirt in Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Islamic State group militants captured a Jordanian pilot, Mu'ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh, after his warplane went down in Syria, Jordan said Wednesday, the first such capture since the international coalition's air campaign against the group began. The pilot's family confirmed that it is al-Kaseasbeh shown in the image. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)MOSCOW (AP) — Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.


2014-12-25 11:17:50 -0500

A man walks by poster for film "The Interview" outside Alamo Drafthouse theater in LittletonBy Luc Cohen and Alicia Avila NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 cinemas across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing sell-out audiences in many theaters where outspoken patrons said they were championing freedom of expression. Seth Rogen, who co-stars in the low-budget comedy with James Franco, and co-director Evan Goldberg surprised moviegoers by appearing at the sold-out 12:30 a.m. ...


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