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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 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 | 34 34 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 | 84 84 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 | 116 116 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 | 138 138 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 | 126 126 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 | 134 134 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 | 181 181 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 | 255 255 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 | 264 264 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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Barbara Kahn (Kuhn)
Barbara Kahn (Kuhn), age 92, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon July 24, 2011 at Sunnyside Manor, Manasquan, NJ. Aunt Bobbie was born in New Brunswick, NJ and raised in the Nixon section of Ed...
Aug 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Massa
John Massa passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the age of 73. He was the beloved Brother of Carol A. Massa and Frank Massa. Cherished Uncle. A private Cremation was held at Fresh Pond Cremat...
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Pauline Sessa Keevan
Pauline Sessa Keevan passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the age of 73. She was the beloved Wife of Edward F. Keevan. Loving Mother of Phyllis DeMartino, Rosemary Guarneri, Michelle Santo, Ste...
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Edward C. Sanders
Edward C. Sanders passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011 at the age of 95. He was the beloved Husband of Clara H. (Nee Miller). Loving Uncle of Patricia Manser, Eileen Halfmann, Annette Bismarck and ...
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Theresa Mahoney
Theresa Mahoney passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the age of 82. She was the beloved Wife of the late William. Loving Mother of Michelle McLoughlin and mother-in-law of Thomas. Cherished Gran...
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Theresa Mahoney
Theresa Mahoney passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the age of 82. She was the beloved Wife of the late William. Loving Mother of Michelle McLoughlin and mother-in-law of Thomas. Cherished Gran...
Jul 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Connie Macaluso
Connie Macaluso passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Joseph. Loving Sister of Margaret Cassara. Cherished Aunt of numerous nieces, nephews,...
Jul 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Loving Memory of John C. Groarke
Groarke, John C., on July 4, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Groarke. Survived by his loving children Debbie Groarke, Sean Groarke, Diane Groarke (Brendan Keane), and his beloved companio...
Jul 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Jarzembowski
John Jarzembowski passed away on July 6th, 2011 at the age of 78 years. Beloved Husband of Dorothy. Dear Godson of Helen Ashmore. Mr. Jarzembowski served in the U.S Navy during the Korean War, was ...
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Catherine Castagna
Catherine Castagna passed away on June 29th, 2011. Beloved Mother of Richard J. , Marilyn Conte, Elaine Coffey, Adeline Castagna and Al Castagna. Dear Sister of James, Karla and Lauren. Loving Grea...
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John Joseph Makula
John Joseph Makula passed away on Saturday, July 09, 2011 at the age of 42. He was the beloved Father of Cheyenne and Milena. Loving Son of Minerva and the late Carl. Dear Brother of Carl and Jason...
Jul 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ivan Damyanoff
Ivan Damyanoff passed away on Saturday, July 09, 2011 at the age of 78. He was the beloved Husband of Dora P. Loving Stepfather of Nadya Siriyska. Dear Brother of Damyan. Mr. Damyanoff was United S...
Jul 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael L. Boscaino
Michael L. Boscaino passed away on Friday, July 08, 2011 at the age of 84. He was the beloved Brother of Mario and Yolanda Ingenito. Cherished Uncle of Frances Fisher, Robert Ingenito and Michael I...
Jul 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stephanie Vigorito
Stephanie Vigorito passed away on Thursday, July 07, 2011 at the age of 87. She was the beloved Wife of the late Fred. Loving Mother of Gabriel Vigorito, Mary Marino, Patricia Padgett and Linda Giu...
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Rosemarie Hayes
Rosemarie Hayes passed away on July 7, 2011 at the age of 69. She was the beloved Wife of John. Loving Mother of Thomas, Ann Marie, Cathryn, Margaret. Cherished Grandmother of Sean, Patrick, Daniel...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, engineers work in a control room in the Dozhd's studio-apartment in Moscow, Russia .Russia’s only independent TV channel, Dozhd, faced all sorts of pressure this year and while the government was careful not to shut it down, a Kremlin-instigated smear campaign is causing a slow demise of this rare independent broadcaster. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room.


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A worker leaves the factory for one of the final shifts at the Ford assembly plant in GenkBy Robin Emmott and Robert-Jan Bartunek GENK, Belgium (Reuters) - In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow. Two car plants closed this month as companies sought cheaper labor elsewhere, the final chapter of a manufacturing boom that began when coal mines fuelling Europe's industrialization shut in the 1960s. Now the region straddling three borders is trying to reinvent itself. A 315 billion euro EU investment plan, announced on Thursday, is the latest potential help. ...


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Iraqi Kurdish forces gather on the roof of their makeshift base, as they look upon areas held by Islamic State militants outside of Mosul, less than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the newly liberated village of Kasr Reej, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Sinjar mountain, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters are pushing their way into the town of Sinjar, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants who captured the town last summer.


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