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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 36 36 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 | 86 86 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 | 125 125 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 | 146 146 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 | 134 134 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 | 141 141 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 | 190 190 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 | 266 266 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 | 270 270 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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John E. Gallagher
John E. Gallagher passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan. He was the devoted father of Cathy and John. He was the dear brother of Michael, An...
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John P. McGinley
John P. McGinley passed away on November 19, 2009 at the age of 69. He was a proud WWII veteran. He was the devoted father of Gary Wood. He was the loving grandfather of Alesha, Niamh, Rebecca, Mol...
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Gregg Austen
Gregg Austen passed away on November 16, 2009 at the age of 53. He was the loving son of Alfred and Laurene. He was the dear brother of Doug. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Inte...
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Rafael Diaz
Rafael Diaz of Ridgewood passed away on November 15, 2009 at the age of 82. He was the devoted father of Juan. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Cremato...
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Norma van Mingroot
Norma van Mingroot passed away on November 16, 2009. She was the devoted mother of Laurence DeMarco. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under t...
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Antik Yuzgasheva
Antik Yuzgasheva passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 69. She was the beloved wife of the late Grigory. She was the devoted mother of Tamara and Natalya. Services were offered at Hess-Mil...
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Anita Volland
Anita Volland passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 69. She was the loving daughter of George and Margaret. She was the dear sister of Erik. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Ho...
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Petya Dzhuneva
Petya Dzhuneva passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 54. She was the devoted mother of Teodora and Todor. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Fune...
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Petya Dzhuneva
Petya Dzhuneva passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 54. She was the devoted mother of Teodora and Todor. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren. Services were offered at Hess-Miller Fune...
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Anna Canale
Anna Canale passed away on November 15, 2009 at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis. She was the devoed mother of Joan ChirieLeison, Robert, George, Louis James Carol Kontryn....
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Barbara M. Radtke
Barbara M. Radtke passed away on November 20, 2009 at the age of 65. She was the devoted mother of Jennifer H. Kelly. Services were offered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church. Cremation was...
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Hans Winter
Hans Winter of Middle Village passed away on November 17, 2009 at the age of 76. A native of Germany. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty. Loving father of Stephen & the late John, father-...
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Bernard McEllen
Bernard McEllen passed away on November 7, 2009 at the age of 63. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was the beloved husband of Bridget. He was the devoted father of Kathleen-Lendle and father-in-law o...
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Viola Frank
Viola Frank passed away on November 2, 2009 at the age of 93. She was the devoted mother of Cheryl Frank. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory unde...
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Edwin Perez
Edwin Perez passed away on November 5, 2009 at the age of 59. He was the beloved husband of Angela. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under the ...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, Moroccan transvestite, actress and dancer Noor poses for photographers as she arrives at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco. In this conservative Muslim country where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by up to three years in jail, a transgender woman like Noor is not only accepted but is a celebrity. Her ability to seemingly transcend the restrictions of her culture speaks both to her star power and to a certain kind of tolerance toward sexual minorities in this North African nation, and even in the wider Middle East. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities.


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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file-pool photo, Secretary of State, John Kerry meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Villa Taverna in Rome. Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it: Frustrated in his efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. Facing a diplomatic showdown over Arab plans to force Israel from occupied Palestinian lands within three years, Kerry readied himself this week for a 72-hour trip to Jordan to craft a less explosive alternative. By Thursday, the crisis appeared to have been averted: Palestinian and Jordanian officials said they would not force their resolution to an immediate vote in the United Nations Security Council _ in part because the U.S. threatened to veto it. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File-Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.


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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, welcomes Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there's one country that's reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed "Europe's last dictator" by the United States and the European Union.


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