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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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 | 279 279 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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Robert Krachie
Robert Krachie passed away Thursday, August 5, at the age of 45. He was the loving son of Eleanor, and the dear brother of Edward J. and Eleanor Dunne. He was the dear brother-in-law of Steven. He ...
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Catherine Theresa Russin
Catherine Theresa Russin passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Sr. She was the loving mother of Stanley J. Russin, Jr., and Carol A...
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Maria Scandariato
Maria Scandariato passed away at the age of 102 on Monday, August 16, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonino. She was the loving mother of Nick Scandariato, Mattia Riggio, Frances Varv...
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Bernard Behling
Bernard Behling, a United States Army veteran who served during World War II, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy). He was t...
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George J. Tzoucalis
George J. Tzoucalis passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at the age of 79. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was the beloved husband of Dolores and devoted father of Michael and ...
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Mary Celebre
Mary Celebre passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Michael. She was the loving Mother of Judy, Laraine, Anthony, Martin and the late Micha...
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Jennie Caterina
Jennie Caterina passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Peter. She was a loving mother of Peter Caterina, Vincent Caterina and Maria Licata. She...
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Frederick Petrizzo
Frederick Petrizzo passed away on Friday, August 6, 2010 at the age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Diana. He was a loving father of Nicole Shutte and Father-in-Law of Steven. He was the dear ...
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Albert Casolaro
Albert Casolaro passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the age of 69. He was the beloved father of Charles J. Casolaro, Albert Casolaro, and John Casolaro, and father-in-law of Thecia. He was ...
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Helen Tarantino
Helen Tarantino passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis. She was the loving mother of Patrick Tarantino, Susan DeVita, Adrienne Hart, and...
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Jennie Severino
Jennie Severino passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Cono. She was the loving sister of Marie Smith, Toni Cimino, and the late Louis Cimino,...
Aug 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salvatore Seminara
Salvatore Seminara passed away in Waxhaw, NC on Thursday July 29, 2010 at the age of 93. He was the beloved husband of the late Clara. He was the loving father of Elaine Brode and Christine Emmeric...
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Angelina T. Barone
Angelina T. Barone passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the age of 74. She was the loving mother of Anthony J. Barone and mother-in-law of Lisa. She was the cherished grandmother of John and Mi...
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Glora Hayn
Glora Hayn passed away on Thursday July 27, 2010 at the age of 65. She was the beloved daughter of Carmela C. and the late Anthony J. Pedace. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s ...
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Otto J. Becker
Otto J. Becker passed away Saturday, July 24 2010 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn. He was the loving father of Lorraine Scherer and Renee Bellefeuille and father-in-law of Da...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2009 photo, a bottle of Havana Club rum, center, sits on a shelf for sale at Pantry II Liquors in Miami. U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the potential for making Cuba Libres with Cuban rum, now that Americans visiting the Caribbean island will be allowed to bring home rum distilled there for the first time since the embargo took effect 55 years ago. Meanwhile, industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from the island by the 1959 Castro revolution, says it’s waiting to see what the impacts of thawing U.S.-Cuba relations will be. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.


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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible for the shutdown in one of the least-wired countries in the world.
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Cuba’s head of North American affairs, Josefina Vidal, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Cuba says it’s open to every one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s moves to improve relations between the two countries and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.


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