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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 93 93 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 | 116 116 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 | 104 104 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 | 111 111 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 | 156 156 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 | 231 231 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 | 244 244 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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Joan M. Lyons
Joan M. Lyons passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the age of 77. She was the beloved Sister of Doris Russell Gonzales and the late Helen Dann and Sister-in-Law of Juan. Cherished Aunt of Kell...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luis A. Morales
Luis A. Morales passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the age of 71. He was the beloved Father of Miguel Espinoza, Mildred Espinoza and Ingrid Morales. Loving Grandfather of Matthew. Cherished U...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzales and t...
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Michael Laterza
Michael Laterza passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the age of 87. He was the beloved Husband of the late Jessie. Loving Father of Rosemarie Bocchino and Father-in-Law of Vinnie. Cherished Gra...
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Kenneth P. Arcipowski
Kenneth P. Arcipowski passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the age of 66. Original Member of Randy & The Rainbows. Beloved Husband of Eileen. Loving Father of Kenny. Dear Brother of Joan Pid...
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Bertha Pryor
Bertha Pryor passed away on February 26, 2011 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Stanley Pryor. Loving Mother of Barbara Pryor. Dear Sister of Stella Harasimowicz. Mass of Chris...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelina V. Donato
Angelina V. Donato passed on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 82. She was the loving Mother of Danilo D. Gonzales, Teresita D. Gonzales, Yolanda D. Gonzales, Evelyn G. Mendoza, Cesar D. Gonzale...
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Thomas J. Bujka
Thomas J. Bujka passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the age of 57. He was the cherished Son of Eva and the late Gustav. Beloved Father of Justin, Joseph, Michael and Alexandra. Loving Brothe...
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Alphonse (Mirsh) Lattanzio
Alphonse (Mirsh) Lattanzio passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the age of 82. Lifelong resident of Judge Street, Williamsburg. Beloved Husband of the late Theresa. Loving Father of Anthony and...
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John H. Schmidt
John H. Schmidt 88, died March 14 at his home in Vero Beach, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. A veteran of World War II, he was born and raised in Queens, NY, arriving in Vero 20 years...
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Carmen Verdugo
Carmen Verdugo passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Antonio Ortiz. Loving Mother of Carmen Jimenez and Mariantonia Ortiz. Cherished Grandmo...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael King
Michael King passed away on Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at the age of 62. He was the beloved Brother of Joseph, Patricia and John. Cherished Uncle and Dearest Friend. Mr. King was a United States Arm...
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Imre Toth
Imre Toth passed away on Friday, March 11, 2001 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of Mary Toth and Father-in-Law of Peter. Cherished Grandfather of Christopher and...
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Ina C. Stark
Ina C. Stark passed away on February 28, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late Richard. Devoted mother of Sue Cron & Lynne Stark. Loving Grandmother of Debbie Kanzler, Laura M...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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James C. McGowan
James C. McGowan passed away on Friday, March 04, 2011 at the age of 80. He was the dear friend of Michael P. Murphy. Mr. McGowan was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean Confl...
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FILE - I this March 12, 2014 file photo, a drone flown by Brian Wilson, prepares to land after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Americans are deeply skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft in dangerous jobs or remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK opinion poll. By a 2-to-1 margin, those polled said they oppose allowing use drones for commercial purposes. Only 21 percent favor commercial use of drones, while 43 percent oppose it. Another 35 percent were in the middle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas.


2014-12-19 03:15:10 -0500

Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi gather in the region of Kef, north of Tunis, Tunisia, Wednesday, Dec.17, 2014. The runoff pits Caid Essebsi, 88, a minister and parliamentary speaker under previous presidents,, against outgoing interim president Moncef Marzouki, a veteran rights activist, for Dec.21 second round of the presidential elections. (AP Photo/Ilyess Osmane)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its Arab Spring revolution.


2014-12-19 03:11:58 -0500
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow.
2014-12-19 03:02:13 -0500