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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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Henry Rose
Henry Rose passed away on November 5, 2009 at the age of 85. He was the devoted friend of Theresa Moya. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Interment was in Forest Green Park Cemetery ...
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Rose Winter
Rose Winter passed away on November 3, 2009 at the age of 69. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was the devoted mother of Lynn Ziomber, the late Frank, the late Mark, Scott, Steven, B...
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Julia Ortiz
Julia Ortiz passed away on November 1, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the devoted mother of Ida, Gladys, Victor, Noel, Raul, Jose, Minerva, Nilda and Maria. She is also survived by many grandchildr...
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John F. Holowiecki
John F. Holowiecki passed away on November 10, 2009 at the age of 87. He was a United States Army veteran who served during World War II. He was the beloved father of John F. Holowiecki Jr. He was ...
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Marie J. Mastrull
Marie J. Mastrull passed away on Noverber 14, 2009 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael. She was the loving mother of Carmine DePaola and John and the mother-in-law of Con...
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Frederick J. Kamps
Frederick J. Kamps passed away on November 5, 2009 at the age of 68. He was the beloved father of Keith Kamps and father-in-law of Antonia. He was the cherished grandfather of Angela and Daniela. H...
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Frank Falce
Frank Falce passed away on November 4, 2009 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of the late Elvira. He was the loving father of Cilia Gailo and Joseph Falce (Mary Ann). He was the cherishe...
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Annie Finn
Annie Finn passed away on November 3, 2009 at the age of 73. She was the beloved wife of the late James. She was the loving mother of Mary Novielli, Sheila Kozlowski, Ann Margaret Tremamunno, Eilee...
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Florence Curry
Florence Curry passed away on November 2, 2009 at the age of 89. She was the loving mother of Thomas Curry, Robert Curry and Patricia Coyle. She was the dear sister of Charles Maline and the late R...
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Edith M. Williams
Edith M. Williams passed away on November 7, 2009 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond. She was the loving mother of Patricia Williams, Raymond Williams III, Iris Williams...
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Des Raj Arora
Des Raj Arora passed away on October 27, 2009 at the age of 91. He was an exectutive member of Hindu Temple Society of Greater Spartanburg, SC, member of Cultural Organization Adabi Sangam and RSS,...
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Angelina Battista
Angelina Battista passed away on October 30, 2009 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of Carl. She was the loving mother of Daniel, Patricia Tracy and Carl. She was the cherished grandmother...
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Christine Devitto
Christine Devitto passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 87 in Lancaster, CA. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Condiano and George Devitto. She was the loving mother of Thomas A...
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Christine Devitto
Christine Devitto passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 87 in Lancaster, CA. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Condiano and George Devitto. She was the loving mother of Thomas A...
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Doris E. Brown
Doris E. Brown passed away on October 26, 2009 at the age of 82. She was a United States Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was the beloved...
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Youths sing and play music as they hang out in a park in Havana, Cuba, late Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. For a generation that grew up believing the best way to pursue their dreams was to leave the island, the announcement this week that Cuba will open relations with the U.S. is prompting many to reevaluate their futures. Also, Cuban-Americans are considering what the changes will mean for their lives, whether they are significant enough to present a once far-fetched chance for them to return. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.


2014-12-20 13:16:22 -0500

Protesters in New York on May 23, 2014 demand the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention centerFour Afghans held for more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, edging President Barack Obama closer towards his goal of closing the controversial US military jail. The Department of Defense said the men -- Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir -- had been moved from the prison after a comprehensive review of their case. "As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, these men were unanimously approved for transfer by the six departments and agencies comprising the task force," a Pentagon statement said. The releases come hard on the heels of the transfer of six Guantanamo detainees to start new lives in Uruguay earlier this month.


2014-12-20 13:14:29 -0500

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands behind sandbags at a checkpoint in Zummar city in the northern Iraqi governorate of Nineveh, on December 18, 2014Kurdish peshmerga forces delivered aid on Mount Sinjar and expanded a major offensive against jihadist-held areas in northwestern Iraq on Saturday after breaking a months-old siege. The peshmerga closed in on Sinjar town south of the mountain and Tal Afar to its east. If successful, the move would significantly alter the map of the Islamic State (IS) group's self-declared cross-border "caliphate" and isolate its Mosul hub. The autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region's peshmerga troops reached the flanks of Mount Sinjar with food and other aid three days after launching a vast operation in the region backed by US-led coalition air strikes.


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