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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 74 74 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 | 68 68 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 | 119 119 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 | 192 192 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 | 217 217 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 | 205 205 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 | 210 210 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 | 259 259 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 | 335 335 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 | 330 330 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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Stephanie E. Assante
Stephanie E. Assante passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the of 101. She was the beloved Wife of the late Antonio J. Assante. Loving Mother of Sr. Bernadette Claire O.P., Frances Anest, Ant...
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Helen Czelusniak
Helen Czelusniak passed away December 21st, 2010. She was the beloved Mother of Joanne Majewski and husband Anthony, Joyce Woesthoff and Judith Czelusniak. Also survived by Four Grandchildren and o...
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Orlando J. Culicelli
Orlando J. Culicelli passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the age of 88. Place of death West Palm Beach, FL. He was the beloved Husband of Victoria. Loving Father of Lois Culicelli. Cherish...
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Robert Braakensiek
Robert Braakensiek a retired gentleman of genteel character passed December 19, 2010. A descendant of the Merovingian Dynasty in the 4th century and the French branch of the Carolingian Dynasty. De...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anna Contino
Anna Contino passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. Loving Mother of Linda Wigger, Diane Karavasilis, Sharon Baryk, Debra Giglio and J...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louise E. Daniels
Louise E. Daniels passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late William. Loving Sister of Olga Hekimian, Alice Nalbandian and the late Richard T...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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HELEN V. FLAHERTY
HELEN V. FLAHERTY Mar. 2, 1919 – Dec. 19, 2007 Our Loving Memory of Mom and Nana Three years have come and gone without you. Tears are still shed and sadness continues to fill our hearts. It seems ...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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John F. Hartmann
John F. Hartmann passed away on Monday, December 13, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved Husband of Diann. Loving Father of Jennifer, Laurie and Kelly. Devoted Son of Frank and the late Domen...
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Randolph S. Balz
Randolph S. Balz passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved Son of the late Rudolph and Anna. Cherished Brother of the late Roger Balz. Loving Nephew of Olga Sant...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harry P. Macaluso
Harry P. Macaluso passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Eleanor. Loving Father of Paula Donnelly and the late Charles Macaluso and Father-in-Law o...
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Gloria Esther de la Iglesia
Gloria Esther de la Iglesia passed away on Monday, December 06, 2010 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late Alejandro. Loving Mother of Gloria E. Natiello and Alejandro de la iglesi...
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Adrianne Belts
Adrianne Belts passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the age of 64. She was the beloved Daughter of the late Edwin and Anne. Cherished Niece of the late Jessie Timko. Dear Cousin of Allan &...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oscar Alonso
Oscar Alonso passed away on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 at the age of 83. He was the beloved Husband of Dinorah. Loving Father of Oscar Milton, Rafael Alonso, Dinorah Guido, Rhina Carroll and Geor...
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Elsa U. Slovak
Elsa U. Slovak passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the age of 69. She was the beloved Wife of Thomas. Loving Mother of Andrew and Mother-in-Law of Mervat. Devoted Daughter of Ana Uribe. Ch...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Eiring
Mary Eiring passed away on Thursday, December 02, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Albert. Loving Sister of Catherine Hoffmann, Joan Webb and the late Margaret Wasniewski...
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Sweden's Prime Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Löfven, left, and Moderate Party leader-elect Anna Kinberg Batra speak during a press conference at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. During the presser the parties announced that a 'December agreement' on how to rule with a minority government in the parliament, has canceled the plans to run a snap election in March 2015. (AP Photo / Henrik Montgomery / TT) SWEDEN OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's prime minister said on Saturday there will be no early elections next year as the left-leaning government has reached an agreement with opposition parties on a budget proposal.


2014-12-27 07:02:28 -0500

Employee welds the exterior of a vehicle along a production line at a factory in QingdaoSHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese industrial profits dropped 4.2 percent in November to 676.12 billion yuan ($108.85 billion), official data showed on Saturday, the biggest annual decline since August 2012 as the economy hit major unexpected headwinds in the second half.


2014-12-27 07:00:00 -0500

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks into a hall before addressing journalists after he met his French counterpart Francois Hollande at Moscow's Vnukovo airportMOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia has agreed on a new deal to supply coal and electricity to Ukraine, which is struggling with a lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east, Russian officials said on Saturday. The move comes a day after Kiev said it would suspend train and bus services to Crimea, effectively creating a transportation blockade to and from the region annexed by Moscow in March this year. Kiev has briefly cut off electricity to Crimea before. ...


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