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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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HELEN V. FLAHERTY
HELEN V. FLAHERTY Mar. 2, 1919 – Dec. 19, 2007 Our Loving Memory of Mom and Nana Three years have come and gone without you. Tears are still shed and sadness continues to fill our hearts. It seems ...
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John F. Hartmann
John F. Hartmann passed away on Monday, December 13, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved Husband of Diann. Loving Father of Jennifer, Laurie and Kelly. Devoted Son of Frank and the late Domen...
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Randolph S. Balz
Randolph S. Balz passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved Son of the late Rudolph and Anna. Cherished Brother of the late Roger Balz. Loving Nephew of Olga Sant...
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Harry P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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Gloria Esther de la Iglesia
Gloria Esther de la Iglesia passed away on Monday, December 06, 2010 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late Alejandro. Loving Mother of Gloria E. Natiello and Alejandro de la iglesi...
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Adrianne Belts
Adrianne Belts passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the age of 64. She was the beloved Daughter of the late Edwin and Anne. Cherished Niece of the late Jessie Timko. Dear Cousin of Allan &...
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Oscar Alonso
Oscar Alonso passed away on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 at the age of 83. He was the beloved Husband of Dinorah. Loving Father of Oscar Milton, Rafael Alonso, Dinorah Guido, Rhina Carroll and Geor...
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Elsa U. Slovak
Elsa U. Slovak passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the age of 69. She was the beloved Wife of Thomas. Loving Mother of Andrew and Mother-in-Law of Mervat. Devoted Daughter of Ana Uribe. Ch...
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Mary Eiring
Mary Eiring passed away on Thursday, December 02, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Albert. Loving Sister of Catherine Hoffmann, Joan Webb and the late Margaret Wasniewski...
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Raymond L. Hahn
Raymond L. Hahn passed away on November 15th, 2010. He was the beloved Husband of Kathleen. Dear cousin of Arlene D’Agostino. Mr. Hahn served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. Funeral ...
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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Casale, Anna M. (nee Garone)
Casale, Anna M. (nee Garone) Beloved wife of Joseph, loving Mother of Joseph (Jessica) and the late Elizabeth, cherished Grandmother of Courtney and Lindsey. Dearest daughter of the late Sam and An...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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John William Espanet
John William Espanet passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the age of 55. He was the beloved Son of the late Lillian Irene and John Espanet . Loving Brother of James A. Espanet and Barbara ...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah LaBarr
Sarah LaBarr passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the age of 91. She was the beloved Wife of the late George E. LaBarr. Graveside Services were held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 1 PM at...
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Marty Viviano
Marty Viviano passed away on November 12, 2010 at the age of 39. He was the beloved husband of Doreen. Devoted Father of Jill & Joseph. Dear Grandfather of Kayla, Kristen & Antonio. Loving Son of t...
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Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt. The two New York City Police Department officers, Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32, were ambushed in their patrol car Saturday afternoon, said NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton. ...


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By Sohee Kim and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation of a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. An official with the prosecutors' office confirmed media reports that they had traced the location of an IP address linked to the hacking incident and had dispatched investigators to the site. ...
2014-12-21 04:59:30 -0500

A Tunisian man raises his ink-stained finger as he casts his vote on December 21, 2014 at a polling station in TunisTunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the first free presidential election in the country's history, the final leg of an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship. The second round vote pits 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, against incumbent Moncef Marzouki, who held the post through an alliance with the moderate Islamist movement Ennahda. Ahead of the landmark vote, which sets Tunisia apart from the turmoil of other Arab Spring countries, jihadists had issued a videotaped threat against the North African state's political establishment. It is the first time that Tunisians have freely elected their president since independence from France in 1956.


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