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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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 | 12 12 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 | 60 60 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 | 80 80 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 | 104 104 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 | 91 91 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 | 98 98 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 | 142 142 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 | 218 218 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 | 235 235 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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Mary F. Walls
Mary F. Walls of Ridgewood passed away on September 19, 2013 at the age of 82. She was the beloved Wife of the late John Walls. Devoted Mother of Maureen, Joseph, Thomas, Bruce, Keith, James, & Bra...
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Douglas J. Close
Douglas J. Close passed away on Saturday 21, 2013 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Juliette Close. Loving Father of William Close and Douglas J. Close and Father-in-Law of Diane and St...
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John C. Mertz
John C. Mertz passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the age of 69. Beloved Husband of Rachel Mertz. Loving Father of Diane Rota and Father-in-Law of Raymond. Cherished Grandfather of Chris...
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John Joseph Hutter
John Joseph Hutter passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 70. Beloved Father of John R. Hutler. Loving Brother of Robert J. Hutter. Mr. Hutter was a United States Army Veteran who ...
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Anna Maria Bacarella
Anna Maria Bacarella passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Vito Bacarella. Loving Mother of Antonio Bacarella, Rosalia Galizia and Lena Luciani. Cheri...
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Girolamo Prosa
Girolamo Prosa passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Maria Prosa. Loving Father of JoAnn Pauciullo (Michael) and Joseph Prosa (Nancy). Cherished Grandfat...
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Frank Ambrosini
Frank Ambrosini passed away on September 16th, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Beloved Husband of Kristina. Cherished Father of Anthony, Joseph and Gregory. Loving Father-In-Law of Clara, Pamela and G...
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Greta Kump
Greta Kump passed away on September 11th, 2013 at the age of 94 years. Beloved Mother of Anita Suero. Loving Grandmother of Alysa and Alex. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Livia. Dear Sister-In-Law ...
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Thomas J. Vinckus
Thomas J. Vinckus passed away on September 4th, 2013 at the age of 59. Beloved Husband of Cheryl. Devoted Father of Luke. Dear Brother of Fran Kender and Steven Vinckus. Funeral September 6th , 201...
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Walter A. Mikoleski
Walter A. Mikoleski passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Husband of the late Margaret Mikoleski. Loving Father of Lawrence Mikoleski and William Mikoleski and Fathe...
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James R. Shanahan
James R. Shanahan passed away on Saturday, September 07, 2013 at the age of 26. Beloved Son of Kenneth and Patricia Shanahan. Loving Brother of Kristine DeSena (Nicholas), Matthew Shanahan and Kevi...
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Sorin D. Radulesco
Sorin D. Radulesco of Ridgewood passed away on September 4, 2013 at the age of 44. A native of Romania. Devoted father of Daniela and Steven. Beloved uncle of Bianca. Dear brother of Carmen and Mar...
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Arthur T. Morales
Arthur T. Morales passed away in Virginia Beach, VA on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Husband of Anna Morales. Loving Father of Arthur A. Morales (Karen L.), Concetta Morales, C...
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Caroline Mole
Caroline Mole passed away on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Wife of the late Richard S. Mole. Loving Mother of Margaret Ruller and Richard A. Mole and Mother-in-Law of Pete...
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Mary Pirc
Mary Pirc passed away on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at the age of 90. Beloved Sister of John Pirc. Loving Aunt of Edward & Jill and John & Jenny. Dear Great-Aunt of Jessica, Allison & Cole Caulf...
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A Royal Mail postal van is parked outside homes in Maybury near Woking in southern EnglandLONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Britain's Royal Mail postal service should have been sold at a higher price when the firm was privatised last year, but the lost revenue was lower than previous estimates, a government-commissioned report said on Thursday. Lord Myners, a former Labour minister commissioned to see if the government could improve the way it sells public assets, said on Thursday that Royal Mail could have raised up to 180 million pounds more for the public purse. ...


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By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the nations that fund it failed to respond quickly and effectively to the deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak despite repeated warnings by aid agencies, a UK parliamentary committee said on Thursday. Ebola cases are rising dramatically in Sierra Leone, and the House of Commons International Development Committee said the international response was still "being outpaced on all fronts" by the spread of the Ebola virus in the former British colony. ...
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In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, Jennifer Blaz, 34, poses for a photo in her home in Butte, Mont., holding a photograph of her daughter, Mattisyn Blaz.Matthew Blaz, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of their infant daughter. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.


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