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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 | 55 55 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 | 172 172 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 | 195 195 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 | 184 184 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 | 190 190 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 | 239 239 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 | 315 315 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 | 316 316 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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Jourisha Gregory
Jourisha Gregory passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 71. Beloved Wife of the late Waverly W. Gregory. Loving Mother of Michele J. Gregory. Dear Sister of Jeanette Folk, Cephus ...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dejan Lukacevic
Dejan Lukacevic passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 46. Beloved Husband of Ana Lukacevic. Loving Father of Drago and Andrijana Lukacevic. Cherished Son of Velika Lukacevic. Dea...
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Prema Cholden
Prema Cholden passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 54. Beloved Wife of the late Tsering Phuntsok. Loving Mother of Diki Diki and Namkha Gyaltsen. Cremation Service was held on M...
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John DeVita
John DeVita passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of the late Catherine DeVita. Loving Father of Phillip DeVita, Steven DeVita, Anthony DeVita and Denise Mann...
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Albert A. Criscuoli Jr.
Albert A. Criscuoli Jr. Passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Phyllis Criscuoli. Loving Father of Caren Criscuoli and Lynn Criscuoli. Cherished Grandfathe...
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Robert J. Audrin
Robert J. Audrin passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Charlotte Audrin. Loving Father of Michelle (Frederic) Zynkowsky, Stephane (Patricia) Audrin and Ve...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph A. Muzio
Joseph A. Muzio passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved Husband of Gloria Muzio. Loving Father of Vincent Muzio and Joanne Kruck and Father-in-Law of Carolyn and the late...
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Laura J. Pautke
Laura J. Pautke passed away December 10th, 2014. Beloved Mother of Christine Vulpis and Husband Luigi, Michael Reinhardt and Wife Diane, and David Reinhardt and Wife Donna. Dear Sister of Veronica ...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stella Reinhardt
Stella Reinhardt passed away December 6th, 2014. Beloved Mother of Patricia Markmann and Ronald J. Reinhardt. Loving Grandmother of Kristina Hantak, David Markmann and Veronica Reinhardt. Also surv...
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Gertrude Louise Olino, nee Hastedt
Gertrude Louise Olino, nee Hastedt passed away on December 6, 2014. She was born in the Bronx on March 11, 1930 and later moved to Woodhaven where she met and married her surviving husband of 62 ye...
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Dorothy E. Herling (nee Evans)
Dorothy E. Herling (nee Evans) on September 24, 2014 at 84 years. Beloved Wife of the late Henry. Cherished Mother of Carole (Robert) Pesiri, James Herling and John (Patricia) Herling. Loving Grand...
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Edward A. Prokopiak
Edward A. Prokopiak passed away on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of the late Stephanie Prokopiak. Loving Father of Richard Prokopiak and Valerie Szymanski and Fathe...
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Jayvir Patel
Jayvir Patel passed away on Thursday, December 04, 2014 at the age of 78. Loving Father of Arun, Jatin, Anil, Nilesh, and Mukesh. Cherished Grandfather of Nikki, Rinku, Krunal, Jinal, Maulik, Nihal...
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Dorothy Fajek
Dorothy Fajek passed away on Saturday, December 06, 2014 at the age of 51. Beloved daughter of Lucy and the late Zygmunt. Loving Sister of Adam, Mark, Jack, and Elizabeth Cortes and Sister-in-Law A...
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John Croce
John Croce passed away on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Josephine Croce. Loving Father of Frank Croce, Vito Croce and Vincent Croce. Father-in-Law of Elys...
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In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo, Jordan Buck, left, and Dylan Hulett review parts of a dissected fetal pig at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. The small, private Michigan college has got a deal for you: Make at least $37,000 a year after graduating or else the school will pay all or part of your loan. Adrian College has taken out an insurance policy costing about $1,100 on each student starting with this year’s freshmen. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000, or get some or all student loans reimbursed.


2014-12-26 01:32:00 -0500

President Barack Obama, with first lady Michelle Obama, speaks to troops and their families on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge out of the ashes of 9/11.


2014-12-26 01:30:01 -0500

Thai children throw roses into the sea near the Ban Nam Khem tsunami memorial park wall in memory of the victims of the disaster in Phang-nga provinceBanda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - 06:28 GMT - Survivor recounts horror of 2004 tsunami - Andy Chaggar was on holiday with his partner Nova Mills when the Indian Ocean tsunami smashed into their beachside bungalow in Thailand 10 years ago. 06:24 GMT - Tsunami Scientists - After the 2004 tsunami, the United States nearly doubled its staff at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center from eight to 15, and its tsunami warning centres in Hawaii and Alaska continue to be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. International efforts are also ramping up to establish a tsunami warning centre in the Mediterranean. 06:13 GMT - US Ambassador to Indonesia - US ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake has told AFP: "As the American ambassador, I am very proud of the assistance that the American people were able to provide," after the 2004 disaster.


2014-12-26 01:28:38 -0500