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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 158 158 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 | 235 235 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 | 246 246 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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Josephine Miciukiewicz
Josephine Miciukiewicz passed away on November 29, 2009. Beloved mother of Patricia Wisniewski, Mary Ann Major and Walter Malek. She is also survived by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren...
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Francis A. Connolly
Francis A. Connolly passed away on December 11, 2009 at the age of 77. He was the beloved husband of Joyce. He was the loving father of Sharon DeMartin, Dave and the late Kenny. He was the cherishe...
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Eugene J. Smykowski
Eugene J. Smykowski passed away on December 11, 2009 at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Carol (née Bonaventura). He was the loving father of Carole-Jeanne (Ray) Stock and Cheryl Daniel...
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Raymond E. Bartley
Raymond E. Bartley passed away on December 12, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was the loving father of Raymond K., Glenn and Marlene C...
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John Patrick Haffey
John Patrick Haffey passed away on November 30, 2009 at the age of 42. He was the beloved son of John R. and Stephanie. He was the dear brother of Mara Pallotta. He was the loving uncle of Abigail ...
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John Joseph Colucciello
John Joseph Colucciello passed away on November 29, 2009 at the age of 63. He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He was the beloved husband of Diane Marie Colucciel...
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Alice Rheinlander
Alice Rheinlander passed away on November 30, 2009 at the age of 103. She was the cherished aunt of Robert H. Rheinlander, Lynn Hessel and Susan Kaeding. A graveside service was held on December 5 ...
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Anthony Cuoco
Anthony Cuoco passed away on December 5, 2009 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of the late Gemma and Felicia. He was the loving father of Ernesto Cuoco and father-in-law of Roberta. He ...
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Adolfo V. Palladino
Adolfo V. Palladino passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Angelina. He was the loving father of Judy Baldwin. He was the cherished grandfather of Renee an...
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Rocco LoGiudice
Rocco LoGiudice passed away on November 24, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Air Force veteran who served during World War II. He was the loving father of Gina Sanabria. He was the dea...
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Lorna D. Gonzales
Lorna D. Gonzales passed away on November 22, 2009 at the age of 53. She was the loving mother of Marie Joyce Sulit and Paul Angelo and mother-in-law of Bernadette. She was the beloved daughter of ...
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Ruth Joan Feller
Ruth Joan Feller passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary’s Church on Novembe...
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Lucille Nappi
Lucille Nappi passed away on November 24, 2009 at the age of 86. She was the beloved sister of the late Nicholas Nappi. She was the cherished aunt of Joseph, Anthon, Nicholas and the late Caroline....
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Aida Leonor Alvarado
Aida Leonor Alvarado passed away on November 27, 2009 at the age of 74. She was the loving mother of Francisco Bravo and Brenda Boyle. She was the cherished grandmother of Rosalinda, Sarajoy, Adria...
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Alice Carlson
Alice Carlson of Maspeth, NY passed away on November 25, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles. She was the devoted mother of James, Joyce Grodio, Robert and the late ...
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In this Dec. 13, 2014 photo provided by Katie Sullivan and James Marquis, they pose with their newly-apopted dog Octavia, a 2-year-old German shepherd featured in a segment of "Telethon Dogs" presented by Queen Latifah over the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast, at their home in Costa Mesa, Calif. Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon. Director Michael Levitt says it would be huge if only half of the applications result in adoptions. Levitt also says he thinks anyone who watched the show would strongly consider a rescue next time they get a dog. Seventy dogs from rescues across the country were featured on the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast — a show the producer hopes becomes a fixture in the future. More than 4 million people tuned in to the show, which was co-hosted by actresses Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch, and aired on donated time from the Fox Network.(AP Photo/Katie Sullivan and James Marquis)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular," billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon.


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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 file photo, Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at a Kmart store in New York on Thanksgiving Day. Retail sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 according to data provided from First Data Corp., which tracks purchases at 800,000 stores including online. The modest growth comes despite the heavy discounting customary throughout the season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.


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Israeli border police detain a Palestinian protester following a prayer for Palestinian Cabinet minister Ziad Abu Ain, who collapsed shortly after a protest on Dec. 10 in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya, as they clash with the troops near the village outside of Ramallah, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces at a West Bank military checkpoint near Turmus Aya, where Abu Ain collapsed and later died en route to hospital. Palestinian and Israeli pathologists subsequently disagreed over the cause of Abu Ain's death. The Palestinian expert said the cause of death was a "blow," while his Israeli colleague said Abu Ain died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.


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