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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 213 213 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 | 240 240 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 | 228 228 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 | 232 232 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 | 281 281 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 | 354 354 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...

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Cecile Lasis
Cecile Lasis passed away on Saturday, July 05, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Albert Lasis. Loving Mother of Karen Timko and Kenneth Lasis and Mother-in-Law of Richard and Irena. C...
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Angusapalan Sabaratnam
Angusapalan Sabaratnam passed away on Sunday, July 06, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved Husband of Amaravathy Angusapalan. Loving Father of Anusha, Kuylini and Mithuna. Cherished Grandfather of Kulal...
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Eugene Laterza
Eugene Laterza passed away on Friday, July 04, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Margaret Laterza. Loving Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Laterza was a United States Army Veteran ...
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Patrick J. Casey
Patrick J. Casey passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 96. Originally of Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Agnes Casey. Dear Brother of Thomas Casey a...
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Mary T. Moore
Mary T. Moore passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Moore. Loving Mother of John (Susan) Moore, Kevin (Carol) Moore, Mary M. Moore, Tommy Moore, an...
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Anthony Zampelli
Anthony Zampelli passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Zampelli. Loving Father of Frank Zampelli , Anthony Zampelli and Matthew Zampelli and Father...
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Caroline Fardellone
Caroline Fardellone passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Anthony Fardellone. Loving Mother of Peter (Susan) Fardellone, Anthony (the late Eileen) Farde...
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Colin Flood
Colin Flood passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the age of 8. Beloved Son of Kevin and Jennifer Flood. Loving Brother of Brody and Ryan. Cherished Grandson of Vincent and the late Rosalie Flood...
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Carlos Malena
Carlos Malena passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 27. Beloved Husband of Quanicia J. Malena. Loving Son of Haydee and Miguel Malena and Son-in-Law of Angela Gilliam. Dear Brother ...
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Denise Ann Gorzelnik
Denise Ann Gorzelnik passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 57. Beloved Wife of James Gorzelnik. Loving Mother of Angela, James Charles and Jamie and Mother-in-Law of Ward, Ana and P...
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Stella LaScala
Stella LaScala passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph. Loving Mother of Joseph LaScala and Barbara Plumer, and Mother-in-Law of Fanny and Frederick. ...
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Robert Paul Saphier
Robert Paul Saphier passed away on Thursday, June 05, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Evelyn K. Saphier. Loving Son of Lilian and the late Frederick Saphier. Dear Brother of Judith Zeichn...
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Donald Wielchul
Donald Wielchul passed away on Thursday, June 05, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of Patricia Wielchul. Loving Father of Jennifer Wielchul and Susan Gedhardt. Cherished Brother of Valerie Cz...
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Mary Lou Dagnell
Mary Lou Dagnell passed away on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Ralph P. Dagnell. Loving Mother of Nicholas R. Dagnell and Marie DeSena. Cherished Grandmother of...
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Lisa Marie Mascale
Lisa Marie Mascale passed away on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at the age of 19. Beloved Daughter of Dawn and Robert W. Mascale. Loving Sister of Briana Mascale, Cecilia Mascale and Christine Mascale. Ch...
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U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment casts a shadow on a sign painted on a blast barrier at Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of AfghanistanKABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Monday declared the "defeat" of the U.S. and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the coalition officially marked the end of its combat mission. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force is shifting to a support mission for Afghan army and police more than a decade after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on American cities. ...


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Family members of passengers onboard missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 cry at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, SurabayaBy Gayatri Suroyo and Fergus Jensen SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to fly higher to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday. ...


2014-12-29 07:49:24 -0500

File-This Jan. 27, 2014, file photo shows New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifying before a joint legislative budget hearing in Albany, N.Y. Mayor de Blasio is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises but has at times been overshadowed by events beyond his control, most notably the recent killings of two police officers amid a wave of protests against police conduct.


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