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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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Ronald S. Lekoski
Ronald S. Lekoski passed away on April 13, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. He was the loving father of Lisa and Lauren. He was the cherished grandfather of Justin, Kri...
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Mercedes Castillo
Mercedes Castillo passed away April 10, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose. She was the loving mother of Omar Castillo, Jacqueline Solares and Luis Castillo. She was t...
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Carmela Brancato
Carmela Brancato passed away on April 11, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the loving sister-in-law of Joseph Esposito, Anna Brancato and Mamie Brancato. She was also survived by numerous nieces and ...
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Mildred Mussmacher
Mildred Mussmacher passed away on April 8, 2010 at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Ferdinand. She was the loving aunt of Eileen Mangione. She was also survived by numerous niece...
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Vincenzo Stellio
Vincenzo Stellio passed away on April 5, 2010 at the age of 47. He was the beloved husband of Deborah. He was the loving father of Vincent. He was the cherished son of Lino and Anna. He was the dea...
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Sophie Lecznar
Sophie Lecznar passed away on April 1, 2010 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius. She was the loving mother of Jane Zabik, George Lecznar and Maryann Agate. She was the che...
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Louise Serno
Louise Serno passed away on April 4, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was the loving mother of Rosemary Serno. She was the dear sister Marie Picarelli and the ...
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Joseph Morena Jr.
Joseph Morena Jr. passed away on March 30, 2010 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Jan and the late Rosemary. He was the loving father of Margaret Ann Cunningham and Joseph Morena III ...
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Rose M. Guzowski
Rose M. Guzowski passed away on March 5, 2010. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Guzowski. She was the loving mother of Diane, Rose and Melisa. She was the dear sister of Mary, Elaine, Emelia and...
Mar 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sally Kruger
Sally Kruger passed away on March 22, 2010 at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur. She was the loving mother of John Samuels, Mark Samuels, Johnny Samuels and Maria Samuels. ...
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Dolores M. O’Connell
Dolores M. O’Connell passed away March 28, 2010 at the age of 71. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles G. She was the loving mother of John O’Connell, Charles O’Connell, Sigrid O’Connell, C...
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Sally Kruger
Sally Kruger passed away on March 22, 2010 at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur. She was the loving mother of John Samuels, Mark Samuels, Johnny Samuels and Maria Samuels. ...
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Francisca Guerrero
Francisca Guerrero passed away March 20, 2010 at the age of 45. She was the beloved daughter of Francisca and Jorge DeJesus. She was the loving mother of Christina, Melissa, George and Anthony. She...
Mar 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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John R. Polizoto
John R. Polizoto passed away on March 24, 2010 at the age of 62. He was the beloved husband of Oona. He was the loving father of Suzanne Mayo, John Polizoto and Christina Polizoto. He was the fathe...
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Violeta D. Valero
Violeta D. Valero passed away on March 24, 2010 at the age of 78. She was the loving mother of Vilma Vimos-Pelaez, Victor Vimos, Luz Vimos and Gustavo Carrion. She was the cherished grandmother of ...
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In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Cuba's Fidel Castro speaks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Havana, Cuba. Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro. The former Cuban president hasn’t made any public comment about the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility.(AP Photo/Alex Castro, File)HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.


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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference. Male questioners.


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In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)DALLAS (AP) — Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasn't happening anytime soon in Boston.


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