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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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Martin V. Sison
Martin V. Sison passed away July 20, 2010. He was the dear friend of Halina Laczny and is survived by his niece Isabel Leach and nephews Gustave and Robert Noble. Funeral mass was at Transfiguratio...
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John Pechenko
John Pechenko passed away July 16, 2010. He was the beloved father of Andrea Thorkelsen and Michael Pechenko. He was the loving grandfather of four and the dear great-grandfather of eight. Funeral ...
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Anthony J. Lafiosca
Anthony J. Lafiosca of Forest Hills died suddenly in his home on June 14, 2010 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Brooklyn, and was the son of the late Concetta and Daniele Lafiosca, and the br...
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Philip A. Civello
Philip A. Civello passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 33. He was the beloved son of Phillip J. and Cherise A. and the loving brother of Steven and Michele. He was the cherished gr...
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Margherita Cuttone
Margherita Cuttone passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 83. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrea, the loving mother of Charles and Vito and mpother-in-law of Jean and Stella...
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Adele J. Capolongo
Adele J. Capolongo passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the cherished aunt of Millicent Caporrino. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on ...
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Dennis Murphy
Dennis Murphy passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 75. He was the beloved brother of Sheila A. McKenzie and late Robert, Philip, Carol, Patricia and Virginia and dear brother-in-law o...
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George Siplis
George Siplis passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 51. He was the beloved brother of Frank Siplis and Brother-in-law of Karen. Funeral Services were held at Papavero Funeral Home on F...
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Nicolaos V. Bilis
Nicolaos V. Bilis passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Ivi. He was the loving father of Athena Bilis Kaouris and Marina Bilis Mitropoulos and Fathe...
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Lois A. Keen
Lois A. Keen passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. She was the loving mother of Karen Sisk, Robin Fleichman, Donna Marino, Ray Keen...
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Frank J. Vitale
Frank J. Vitale passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Irene. He was the loving father of Thomas and Frankie. He was the dear brother of Louise Vallone...
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Fred DeNicola
Fred DeNicola passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved brother of Paula Chapman and Francesca Russo. He was the beloved brother-in-law of Rich and Rocco. He was the ...
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Ann Gunning
Ann Gunning passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the age of 98. She was the beloved Wife of the late John, the loving Mother of Sean, and the Mother-in-Law of Emily. She was the cherished Grand...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rose Marrone
Rose Marrone passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the age of 95. She was the beloved Wife of the late Michael, and the Loving Mother of the late Vincent and Michael. She was the cherished Aunt...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donald R. Byers
Donald R. Byers passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Mildred. He was the loving father of Laura Hauss, Donna Nemeth, Diana Byers, Donald J. Byers...
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm of New York City plans to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge rather than go to trial next month, people familiar with plea negotiations said Monday.
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British singer Joe Cocker performs on stage during the "Fire it up tour" concert, on April 6, 2013 in Nice, southeastern FranceLegendary singer Joe Cocker, whose intense, gritty voice won him wide acclaim that spanned both rock and blues, has died at age 70, his agent said. Cocker, who started off playing to small audiences in pubs in his native England, gained fame when he jolted the 1969 Woodstock festival with his high-powered version of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends" -- one of rock's most successful covers. Cocker -- who on stage would flail his arms so wildly that uninitiated crowds wondered if he had neurological problems -- said in a 1971 movie about him, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," that music served as his release and mused that he could have been a murderer if he had not been a singer. "He was without doubt the greatest rock/soul voice ever to come out of Britain," his agent, Barrie Marshall, said in a statement announcing his death on Sunday evening.


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HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money.
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