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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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 | 236 236 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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Rose Dalessio
Rose Dalessio Formerly of Maspeth, passed away on March 28, 2014 at Harbor Chase of Vero Beach. Born in 1924 to Agnes and Giachino Cannella, in New York City where she grew up with her late sister,...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vincenza Peloso
Vincenza Peloso passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Sister of Josephine Mucaria Gramstad and Marie McMahon and Sister-in-Law of Hank. Loving Aunt of Jaclyn, Michael, Edw...
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Marie B. Murtagh
Marie B. Murtagh passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the age of 47. Beloved Daughter of John G. and Anna May Murtagh. Loving Sister of Kevin T. Murtagh. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles...
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Aspasia Tsampas
Aspasia Tsampas passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of Leonidas. Loving Mother of Zannis, Tina Pierrankeas, and Irene Sakoulas. Cherished Grandmother of Alki, Leo...
Mar 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dolores R. Munoz
Dolores R. Munoz passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Luis P. Munoz. Loving Mother of Elvia M. Delgado, Fanny Ecker and Silvia Munoz. Cherished Grandmot...
Mar 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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John T. Kehrbaum
John T. Kehrbaum passed away on March 18, 2014. Beloved Husband of the late Theresa. Devoted Father of Elizabeth (Thomas) Galvin and Kathleen (Robert) Fruner. Proud Grandfather of Christine & Jenni...
Mar 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul R. Namorato
Paul R. Namorato passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 39. Beloved Son of Joseph C. and the late Camille T. Namorato. Loving Nephew of Cono R. & Frances Namorato and Rita & George M...
Mar 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frank Nevarez
Frank Nevarez of Maspeth passed away on March 4th, 2014 at the age of 49. He was the beloved Husband of Eileen. Devoted Uncle of Stewart, Peter Sarah, Christopher Tiffany, Matthew, P.J. Kyla, Jake,...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lydia Lovisa
Lydia Lovisa passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Raymond Lovisa. Loving Mother of Gloria Wickline, Diane Lovino and the late Patricia L...
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helen V. Flahery “Nana”
Helen V. Flahery “Nana” March 2, 1919- March 2, 2014 Happy 95th Birthday in Heaven. We love and miss you dearly. You are always in our hearts and prayers. Love you always and forever Marianne & Pau...
Feb 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 277 277 recommendations | email to a friend
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Autilia “DeDe” Lassandro
Autilia “DeDe” Lassandro passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Lassandro. Loving Sister of Minna Imperato and the late Joseph M. Papavero and A...
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 275 275 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sara F. Granato
Sara F. Granato passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Estebean Granato. Loving Mother of Sara A. Garabedian and Stella Munoz and Mother-in-Law of Edwa...
Feb 25, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theresa DiStefano
Theresa DiStefano passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Leonard DiStefano. Loving Mother of Joseph DiStefano, Dominic DiStefano, Leonora Gassier, and K...
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Anthony Pepe
Thomas Anthony Pepe passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Linda R. Pepe. Loving Father of Thomas Jr. (Lynette), Christopher (Erin) and Tricia (Darren). Cheri...
Feb 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 283 283 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vito J. Papapietro
Vito J. Papapietro passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Priscilla Papapietro. Loving Father of Anthony Papapietro and Lynn Papapietro. Cherished Grandfath...
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In this July 31, 2004 file photo, Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense Raul Castro, attend a Parliament session in Havana, Cuba. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy, but the country limped along, first under Fidel and then, after he fell ill in 2006, under his brother Raul, head of the Cuban military. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.


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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The market is opening sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, rising sharply for a second day. The Federal Reserve set off the rally a day earlier by indicating that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.


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This photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Joe, Gary, Chris, Lisa and Sarah in a Scott Rudin/Matt Stone production of a Trey Parker film, "Team America: World Police," from Paramount Pictures. After Sony dropped its planned Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” on Wednesday, a handful of theaters plugged in 10-year anniversary screenings of “Team America,” the 2004 puppet film that parodies former North Korea leader Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Melinda Sue Gordon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Programmed as a playful substitute to "The Interview," Trey Parker and Matt Stone's North Korea comedy "Team America: World Police" also has been pulled from theaters.


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