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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 315 315 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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Joan D. Kiefer
Joan D. Kiefer passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the age of 75. She was the beloved wife of Harold J. and the Loving Mother of Kathleen Listner and Mary Ellen Sampson and Mother-in-Law of J...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rose Pidala-Cestaro
Rose Pidala-Cestaro passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph and the loving mother of Frank Cestaro. Mass of Christian Burial was offered ...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judith Marie Smith
Judith Marie Smith passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles and the loving mother of Robert and Edward and Mother-in-Law of Debbie and M...
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Guillermo A. Agpalo
Guillermo A. Agpalo passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the age of 88. He was a United States Army Veteran who served during World War II. He was the beloved Husband of Erlinda and the loving ...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guido Marcone
Guido Marcone passed away on Thursday, June 3 at the age of 80. He was the beloved Husband of Maria. He was the loving Brother of Vincenzo and the late Giuseppina, Antonio, Nicola, Maria, Franco an...
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Francisca Sanchez
Francisca Sanchez passed away on Wednesday, June 2 2010 at the age of 86. She was the beloved Wife of the late Jose and the loving Mother of Irma Medina, Robert Medina, Ricardo Matias and Nelson Ma...
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Richard Wehnert
Richard Wehnert passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved Soul mate of Joann and the loving Father of Richard and Dana. He was the dear Brother of Bobby, Johnny, K...
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Joseph DeLuca
Joseph DeLuca passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the age of 48. He was the beloved Father of Joey Anthony. He was the devoted Son of the late Pat and Pauline, and the loving brother of Patty Ha...
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Donald R. Beyers
Donald R. Beyers passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the age of 79. He served as PFC with the U.S. Marines, and served in active duty during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was the bel...
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Cecilia Grimes
Cecilia Grimes passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. She was the loving Mother of Kenneth Grimes and Patricia Weiss. Mass of Christian Bur...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frank J. Pitelli
Frank J. Pitelli passed away on Sunday, May 23 2010 at the age of 82. He was the beloved Husband of Louise. He was the loving Father of Joseph Pitelli and Maria Gaudiosi and Father-in-Law of David....
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adam J. Loux
Adam J. Loux passed away on Friday, May 28, 2010 at the age of 93. He was the beloved Husband of the late Agnes. He was the loving Father of Susan Fardellone, Kathy Hamel and Mary Ann Paul and Fath...
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Gloria Rivera
Gloria Rivera passed away on Monday, May 24, 2010 at the age of 57. She was the beloved Companion of Ricky. She was the loving Mother of Cynthia Avila, Tanya Quintero, Adriana Rivera and Angel Rive...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gregory M. Assadourian
Gregory M. Assadourian passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the age of 48. He was the cherished son of Gregory and the late Olga.He was the loving brother of Marguerite D’Amico, Raymond Assado...
May 25, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Otto Hugo
Otto Hugo passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the age of 99. He was the beloved Husband of the late Johanna and Mary. He was loving Father of Joan and George. He was the dear Brother of Victo...
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An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at a private company's office in KrasnoyarskBy Elena Fabrichnaya and Alexander Winning MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday its currency crisis was over even though its forex reserves have plunged and annual inflation has climbed above 10 percent, adding to the problems facing the government as it fights its worst economic crisis since 1998. The ruble plunged to all-time lows last week on heavy falls in the price of oil, the backbone of the Russian economy, and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis that made it near impossible for Russian firms to borrow on Western markets. ...


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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command pretended to monitor Santa Claus as he made his storybook Christmas Eve flight, saying they used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to the Americas.


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Friends and relatives of Mu'ath Safi al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group, gather in the town of Aey near Al Karak in southern Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Islamic State militants captured the Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while conducting airstrikes Wednesday, the first foreign military member to fall into the extremists' hands since an international coalition launched its bombing campaign against the group months ago. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, reminding militants that his son shared the same faith as the ultraconservative group.


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