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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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 | 262 262 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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Angelo LaRocco
Angelo LaRocco passed away on September 2, 2009 at the age of 32. He was the loving son of Carol LaRocco. He was the dear brother of Jackie, Kimberly & Ricky. Service was offered at St. Bridgets Ch...
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Michael P. Stelmok
Michael P. Stelmok passed away on September 26, 2009 at the age of 59. He was the devoted friend of John Arlequin. He was the loving son of Theresa . He was the dear cousin of Joann Pirraglia. Serv...
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James Smith
James Smith passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the age of 76. Mr. Smith was a United States Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He was the loving son of the late Stel...
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Charles G. O’Connell
Charles G. O’Connell passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the age of 72. Mr. O’Connell was a United States Navy veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He was the beloved husband ...
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Nettie DeSocio
Nettie DeSocio passed away on Monday, September 21, 2009 at the age of 81. She was the beloved wife of Robert. She was the loving mother of Annette LoMonaco and Nick DeSocio and mother-in-law of Mi...
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Helen Chucta
Helen Chucta passed away on September 12, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the dear sister of Henry Zablocki. Service was offered at St. Stanislaus R.C. Church. Interment was in Most Holy Trinity Cem...
Sep 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helen Dooley
Helen Dooley passed away on September 14, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the devoted mother of Catherine, James & Edith also survived by 8 grandchildren,16 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great Grand...
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Julia Hoell
Julia Hoell passed away on September 12, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Artie. Devoted mother of Mickey, Judy & Theresa. Dear sister in law of Larry & Bill. Service was...
Sep 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandra Frasco
Sandra Frasco passed away September 15, 2009. He was the dear Cousin of Dianne Gilewski . Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under the direction ...
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Martin Taller
Martin Taller passed away on September 19, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Doreen Taller. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under the direct...
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Bernardo Rosa
Bernardo Rosa passed away on September 17, 2009 at the age of 58. He was the devoted father of Danny Rosa. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory und...
Sep 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anna Fici
Anna Fici passed away on 18, 2009 at the at age 90. She was the beloved wife of Baldassari Fici. Devoted mother of Joseph also survived by 3 grandchildren. Service was offered at Our Lady of The Mi...
Sep 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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John M. Mattariello
John M. Mattariello passed away on September 15, 2009 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Nicoletta. Devoted father of Linda, Marie & Janice. Service was offered at St. Stanislaus R.C. ...
Sep 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carmen Montalvo
Carmen Montalvo passed away on September 18, 2009 at the age of 62. She was the beloved wife of Nelson. Devoted mother of Nelson .Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home under the direction...
Sep 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawrence F. Trotter
Lawrence F. Trotter passed away on September 17, 2009 at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of the late Concetta. Devoted father of Arlene DeStefano, Sharon Polarolo, Lawrence Jr. , Joyce Gu...
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An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Studios building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.


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Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas thrown by Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against Israeli settlements in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya, north of Ramallah on December 19, 2014Israeli aircraft hit Gaza on Saturday for the first time since an August truce ended a 50-day war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said. A Palestinian health ministry spokesman in the Gaza Strip said there were no casualties in the air strike, which came just hours after the rocket hit an open field in southern Israel on Friday without causing casualties or damage. It was the third time a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave struck within Israel since the August 26 truce between Israel and Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, the territory's de facto rulers. The Israeli army said the air strike in the southern Gaza Strip had "targeted a Hamas terror infrastructure site".


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Youths sing and play music as they hang out in a park in Havana, Cuba, late Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. For a generation that grew up believing the best way to pursue their dreams was to leave the island, the announcement this week that Cuba will open relations with the U.S. is prompting many to reevaluate their futures. Also, Cuban-Americans are considering what the changes will mean for their lives, whether they are significant enough to present a once far-fetched chance for them to return. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.


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