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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 262 262 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 | 270 270 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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Leo C. Bethge
Leo C. Bethge of Middle Village passed away on October 20, 2013 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Alberta. Devoted father of Kenneth & Gerald loving father-in-Law of Carol & Theresa. ...
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Helen Ferrante
Helen Ferrante passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Ferrante. Loving Mother of Joann Ferrante, Joseph Ferrante and Maryann Handrinos and Mothe...
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Matthew L. Buttigieg
Matthew L. Buttigieg passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the age of 58. Beloved Husband of Patricia M. Buttigieg. Loving Father of Gina Gucciardo, Mary Ann DePaola and Christina Buttigieg...
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Chandrika Natverlal Bodiwala
Chandrika Natverlal Bodiwala passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of Natverlal. Loving Mother of Harish, Mahesh, Bharti Baman, and Purnima Ghael. Cherished Grand...
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Crocifissa Gulotta
Crocifissa Gulotta passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of Matthew Gulotta. Loving Mother of Salvatore Gulotta, Joseph Gulotta and Ernesto Gulotta and Mother-in-...
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Sadie Prudenti
Sadie Prudenti passed away on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Prudenti. Loving Mother of Anthony Prudenti, Margaret LaBozzetti, Annette Hansen and the lat...
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Frank Macchiarulo
Frank Macchiarulo passed away on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Dolores Macchiarulo. Loving Father of Carolann Russell and Michael Macchiarulo and Father-in-Law of...
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James J. Lynch
James J. Lynch passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 97. Formerly of Crosskeys, County Cavan, Ireland. Beloved Husband of Kathleen Lynch. Loving Father of James J. Lynch MD and Fa...
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Marylynne LaBrusciano
Marylynne LaBrusciano passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 66. Beloved Wife of the late Gerald P. LaBrusciano. Loving Mother of Michael & Julia Zack and Bryan Zack and Stepmothe...
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Josephine Gullotto
Josephine Gullotto passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Carmelo Gullotto. Loving Mother of Joseph Gullotto and Lucy Pavone and Mother-in-Law of Do...
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Mark L. Weiss
Mark L. Weiss passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the age of 47. Beloved Father of Antoinette, Charlene, Mark Jr., Robert and Joseph. Loving Son of Julia and Robert Steiger. Private Crem...
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Josephine Ricotta
Josephine Ricotta passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late John Ricotta. Loving Mother of Sandy Ricotta and Mother-in-Law of Fran. Cherished Grandmother ...
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Jeanne Cirone
Jeanne Cirone passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 52. Beloved Wife Gerald Cirone. Loving Mother of Victoria Cirone and Paul Cirone. Cherished Daughter of Victor and Jacqueline L...
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Jean Zahn
Jean Zahn passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Rudolph Zahn. Loving Mother of the late Deborah and Stepmother of Stephen Zahn. Cherished Aunt and Gre...
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Anthony J. Papavero Sr
Anthony J. Papavero Sr. , 70 founder and co-owner of Branchburg Funeral Home in Branchburg NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Anthony resided in Rari...
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national news
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47.
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, welcomes Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships.


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said. Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in the north of the country, which destroyed Islamic State buildings, tactical units and vehicles, while other Iraqi cities targeted included Tal Afar, Ramadi, Mosul and Baiji, according to the Combined Joint Task Force. The strikes in Syria over the weekend were focused around the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border, it said in a statement. ...
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