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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 | 176 176 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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Ralph J. Sicilia
Ralph J. Sicilia passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Nancy Sicilia. Loving Father of Stefanie Sicilia. Mr. Sicilia was a United States Army Veteran who served...
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Ethel Moruzzi
Ethel Moruzzi passed away on May 13, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Alfred. Devoted mother of Lois Scholl, Janis Stahl, Craig Moruzzi. Dear sister of Arline Banninger and Alice Hea...
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Edward M. Kwiatkowski
Edward M. Kwiatkowski passed away on May 8th, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Born October 14th, 1930 to Walter and Victoria Kwiatkowski. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary, Daughters...
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Sandra Mundy
Sandra Mundy passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the age of 69. Beloved Mother of Christopher D. Mundy and Mother-in-Law of Christina. Cherished Grandmother of Daniel and Jonathan. Funeral Ser...
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Marcos O. Quisbert
Marcos O. Quisbert passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the age of 44. Beloved Husband of Tomoko Furuno-Quisbert. Loving Father of Saya. Devoted Son of Bertha and Humberto. Dear Brother of Louis ...
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Luis Zurita
Luis Zurita passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the age of 83. Beloved Father of Gloria Zurita, Rodrigo Zurita, Teresa Zurita, Luis Zurita, Elsa Zurita, Ivan Zurita, and the late Marcelo Zuri...
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Carolyne Tamney Walsh
Carolyne Tamney Walsh passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the age of 65. Beloved Wife of James J. Walsh. Loving Stepmother of James J. Walsh and Mother-in-Law of Lisa. Also survived by numerou...
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Eleanor Bonsignore
Eleanor Bonsignore passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Anthony Bonsignore. Loving Mother of Carl Bonsignore and Mother-in-Law of Joan. Cherished Grandmoth...
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Michael S. Petrula
Michael S. Petrula passed away on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of Rosetta M. Petrula. Loving Father of Michael J. Petrula and Marlene Minicozzi and Father-in-Law of Phil....
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Rosaria Patinella
Rosaria Patinella passed away on Monday, May 06, 2013 at the age of 73. Beloved Wife of Andrea Patinella. Loving Mother of Josephine DeNicola, Luciano Patinella and Marianna August. Cherished Grand...
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Anthony Michael Bruscella
Anthony Michael Bruscella passed away on Monday, May 06, 2013 at the age of 85. Beloved Uncle of Anthony James Colica, Maryann Gentile, Daniel Colica, Gregory Colica, William Bruscella, Charles Bru...
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Frank P. Messano
Frank P. Messano passed away on Monday, May 06, 2013 at the age of 64. Beloved Son of Marilyn and the late Angelo Messano. Loving Brother of Kenneth Messano, Marianne Kivita, Michael Messano and De...
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Anthony “Butchie” Jarzembowski
Anthony “Butchie” Jarzembowski passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 67. Beloved Husband of Mary Ann Jarzembowski. Loving Father of Anthony E. Jarzembowski and Vicki Richardson. Cherish...
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Frederick C. Konze
Frederick C. Konze of Brooklyn passed away on April 28, 2013 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline. Devoted Father of Patricia, Albert and Eileen. Dear Brother of John, Loretta, ...
May 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Holowiecka
Mary Holowiecka passed away on Saturday, May 04, 2013 at the age of 97. Place of death Bronx NY. Dear Sister of the late John Holowiecki. Loving Aunt of Carol Maines and John Holowiecki Jr. Mass of...
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President Barack Obama and the first family disembark Air Force One after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for their annual family Christmas vacation Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Honolulu. The first family will be staying in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet.


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Mourners placed flowers at a make shift memorial Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, near where a driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a group of pedestrians and another car outside a church as a Christmas service ended Wednesday night in Redondo Beach, Calif. Three people were killed and several others were injured including five children, police said. Margo Bronstein, 56, was arrested after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, Redondo Beach police Lt. Shawn Freeman said. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for a 56-year-old woman accused in the deaths of four people, including a 6-year-old boy, said it was an accident when she ran her car into nearly a dozen pedestrians outside a California church, describing her as someone who "does not live her life recklessly."


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File - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Karen Ducey, Pool, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.


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