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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 74 74 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 | 68 68 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 | 119 119 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 | 192 192 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 | 217 217 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 | 205 205 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 | 210 210 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 | 259 259 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 | 335 335 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 | 330 330 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 Benintendo
John Benintendo passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Jacqueline Benintendo. Loving Father of Jonathan Benintendo, Matthew Benintendo and Christopher Beni...
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Jeanine Camille
Jeanine Camille passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Mother of Sidney J. Camille, Guilene Valcourt and James Camille. Cherished Grandmother of Alexander, Dylan, Benjam...
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Charlotte Fisk
Charlotte Fisk passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of the late Richard Fisk. Loving Mother of Richard Fisk, James Fisk, Michelle Schott, Gregory Fisk, Patrice ...
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Nicoletta Martucci
Nicoletta Martucci passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late Dominic F. Martucci. Loving Mother of Elizabeth Picca, Michael Martucci and the late John Mart...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter C. Falotico
Peter C. Falotico passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of Anna Falotico. Loving Father of Phyllis Sacaroff, Michael Falotico and Nicholas Falotico and Father-i...
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John Ingram
John Ingram passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the age of 68. Beloved Husband of Eleanor Ingram. Loving Father-in-Law of Eleanor Walsh, Arlene Schmidt and John Ingram and Father-in-Law of ...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helen Karwoski
Helen Karwoski passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Sylvester Kruczynski. Loving Mother of Robert Kruczynski and Mother-in-Law of Margaret. Cherishe...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronald K. Stemm
Ronald K. Stemm passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Sandra S. Stemm. Loving Father of Deborah Goldberg. Cherished Grandfather of Nicole and Matthew. Dear...
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Frank J. Casano
Frank J. Casano passed away on Monday, December 09, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Lucille J. Casano. Loving Dad of Joanne Russo. Mr. Casano was a United States Army Veteran. Mass of Chr...
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Frank M. DeRupo
Frank M. DeRupo passed away on Monday, December 09, 2013 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Peggy DeRupo. Loving Father of Lauren, Matthew and the late Michael and Father-in-Law of Tricia. Cheris...
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Joseph M. Zajkowski
Joseph M. Zajkowski passed away on December 10th 2013 at the age of 58 years. Beloved Brother of Geraldine Whyte and Regina Franklin. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Religious Service at Kodis...
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Rose T. Wilkanowski
Rose T. Wilkanowski passed away on December 10th, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Beloved Mother of Rosemary and Barbara Wilkanowski. Also Survived by Nieces & Nephews. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross RC C...
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Vincenza Imperato
Vincenza Imperato passed away on Friday, December 06, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Raffaele Imperato. Loving Mother of Antonio, Anna, Salvatore, Daniele and Eleonora. Cherished G...
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Anthony DiVito
Anthony DiVito passed away on Monday, December 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of the late Sylvia DiVito. Loving Father of Ann-Jean Goldberg and Bernadette DiVito-Santana. Cherished Gran...
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Frank Terrana
Frank Terrana passed away on Monday, December 02, 2013 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of the late Lillian Terrana. Loving Father of Salvatore Terrana and Donna DeBellis and Father-in-Law of Lore...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe, left, arrives for a press conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo. Japan's Cabinet on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession.


2014-12-27 06:12:09 -0500

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo, the rusting hulk of an abandoned Cyprus Airways Trident passenger jet lies behind barbed wire on the tarmac of of the disused Nicosia airport that lies inside a United Nations-controlled buffer zone separating the breakaway Turkish speaking north of ethnically divided Cyprus from the internationally recognized Greek speaking south. Once an emblem of the young republic’s growing confidence just 14 years after independence from British colonial rule, the airport overnight became a symbol of a future hijacked by unresolved conflict. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Capt. Adamos Marneros gazed with foreboding at the dots on the radar screen of his passenger jet as it prepared for landing on Cyprus.


2014-12-27 06:04:54 -0500
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's prime minister says there will be no early elections next year as the left-leaning government has reached an agreement with opposition parties on a budget proposal.
2014-12-27 05:26:02 -0500