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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 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 | 87 87 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 | 111 111 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 | 98 98 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 | 105 105 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 | 149 149 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 | 225 225 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 | 237 237 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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Michael Luisi
Michael Luisi passed away on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 at the age of 95. She was the beloved Husband of the late Margartet. Loving Father of Michael J. Luisi and the late Angelo Luisi. Cherished...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Antonia (Tessie) Novosedlik
Antonia (Tessie) Novosedlik passed away on February 12, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of John, Joanne, Alice & Marty Sullivan. Cherished grandmothe...
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Evanthia Martakis
Evanthia Martakis passed away on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the age of 88 in Fort Myers, FL. . She was the beloved Wife of Eleftherios . Loving Mother of Nicholas Martakis and Michael Martakis and...
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Mary B. McGrath (nee Donnelly)
Mary B. McGrath (nee Donnelly) passed away on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 at the age of 74. Formerly of Clonelly, County Longford, Ireland. Beloved Wife of Anthony. Loving Mother of Mary LeBourhis...
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John Josephides
John Josephides passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the age of 84. He was the beloved Husband of the late Theodora. Loving Father of Amelia Monis and Mary Flouras and Father-in-Law of Argyri...
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Frank “Sonny” DeTurris
Frank “Sonny” DeTurris passed away on Sunday, February 06, 2011 at the age of 67. He was the beloved Father of Toni Ann and Anthony. Cherished Grandfather of Megan, Catlin, Joseph, Dakota and Jaden...
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Joseph F. Flaherty
Joseph F. Flaherty May 20, 1918 - January 26, 2009 In Loving Memory of Dad and Pops Two years have gone by without you. Tears and sadness still fill our hearts. It seems like only yesterday the aro...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Antonio Pecorella
Antonio Pecorella of Ridgewood passed away on January 18, 2011 at the age of 56. He was the beloved husband of the late Lydia Carillo. Devoted father of Zulma DeJesus, Ronnie Reres, Debra Gonzales,...
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Elsie Baron
Elsie Baron died January 24, 2011 at age 95. She was born August 12, 1915 in Bruce Crossing, Michigan. After graduation from Ewen High School, she moved to New York, where she has been a resident f...
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Daniel J. Zink
Daniel J. Zink passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011 passed away on 62. He was the beloved Husband of Dorothy. Loving Father of Daniel Zink, Krista Sampogna, Andrea Evert and the late Michael Z...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stella Faszczewski
Stella Faszczewski passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the age of 90. She was the beloved Wife of the late Roman. Loving Mother of Christine Cinquemani, Irene Meyer and Cookie Colfin. Che...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dolores M. Percudani
Dolores M. Percudani passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the age of 83. She was the beloved Wife of Paul. Loving Mother of Anne Denise McLnnis and Mother-in-Law of Michael. Dear Sister of ...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Virginia Bonsignore
Virginia Bonsignore passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the age of 92. Loving Sister of Mary Bonsignore and the late Anthony, Ignazio and Frank. Cherished Aunt. Mass of Christian Burial w...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony J. Tropiano
Anthony J. Tropiano passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of Daniel Tropiano, Connie Veneziano, Chris Tropiano and Joseph Tropi...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Antonio Pecorella
Antonio Pecorella of Ridgewood passed away on January 18, 2011 at the age of 56. He was the beloved husband of the late Lydia Carrrillo. Devoted father of Zulma DeJesus, Ronnie Reres, Debra Gonzale...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.


2014-12-18 21:04:09 -0500

FILE--This file photo provided by Columbia Pictures shows a confrontation between The Great dictator, Charlie Chaplin, left, and Jack Oakie, dictator of bacteria, right, in a scene from the classic film satire on Nazi Germany, "The Great Dictator," from 1940. Henry Daniell as Garbitsch looks on. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of "The Interview," an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction.


2014-12-18 20:51:15 -0500

In this undated photo provided by the Sarraff family shows Rolando Sarraff Trujillo in an unknown location. A former intelligence official in the United States Thursday publically identified Sarraff as the unnamed spy traded for three Cuban intelligence agents jailed in the United States, one who U.S. President Barrack Obama hailed as Washington’s most valuable assets. Before his downfall, Sarraff helped the U.S. crack the "Wasp Network," in Florida, a Cuban spy ring that included members of the Cuban Five, the last three of whom were released in exchange for the Cuban spy. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sarraff family)HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off.


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