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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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 | 236 236 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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Catherine E Monaco
Catherine E Monaco passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of the late Ralph C. Monaco. Loving Mother of Anthony Monaco and Jeanne Barbieri and Mother-in-Law of Pat...
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Ramonita Badillo
Ramonita Badillo passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Israel Badillo. Loving Mother of Iris Rivera and Israel Badillo Jr. and Mother-in-Law of Felix ...
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Anna C. Hart (nee Calabrese)
Anna C. Hart (nee Calabrese) passed away on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Wife of the late Martin James Hart. Loving Mother of Robert Hart and James Hart and Mother-in-Law o...
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Catherine Napolitano
Catherine Napolitano passed away on Thursday, January 09, 2014 at the age of 85. Loving Sister of Josephine Conte. Cherished Aunt of Michele, Keith, Alex and Christina. Mass of Christian Burial off...
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Frank S. Godlewski
Frank S. Godlewski passed away on Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Husband of Rosemary Godlewski. Loving Father of Frank Godlewski, Steven Godlewski and Veronica Scauri and Fathe...
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Fred Avolio
Fred Avolio passed away on Sunday, January 05, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Rosa Avolio. Loving Father of Marisa Triebe and Fernanda Avolio and Father-in-Law of Steven. Cherished Grand...
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Robert C. Kacer
Robert C. Kacer passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Brother of Jerome Kacer and Joan Monahan and Brother-in-Law of Nyla. Loving Uncle of Joanne, Joseph, Jacquelyn, Rob...
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Man Shan Leung
Man Shan Leung passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Mother of Paul Y. Leung, Christine Wong, May Leung and the late Loretta. Loving Grandmother of 10 Grandchildren an...
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Joseph William Bialowas
Joseph William Bialowas passed away on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at the age of 63. Beloved Son of Margareta Bialowas. Loving Brother of John Bialowas and Marylou Pace and Brother-in-Law of Maryan...
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John Benintendo
John Benintendo passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Jacqueline Benintendo. Loving Father of Jonathan Benintendo, Matthew Benintendo and Christopher Beni...
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Jeanine Camille
Jeanine Camille passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Mother of Sidney J. Camille, Guilene Valcourt and James Camille. Cherished Grandmother of Alexander, Dylan, Benjam...
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Charlotte Fisk
Charlotte Fisk passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of the late Richard Fisk. Loving Mother of Richard Fisk, James Fisk, Michelle Schott, Gregory Fisk, Patrice ...
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Nicoletta Martucci
Nicoletta Martucci passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late Dominic F. Martucci. Loving Mother of Elizabeth Picca, Michael Martucci and the late John Mart...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter C. Falotico
Peter C. Falotico passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of Anna Falotico. Loving Father of Phyllis Sacaroff, Michael Falotico and Nicholas Falotico and Father-i...
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John Ingram
John Ingram passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the age of 68. Beloved Husband of Eleanor Ingram. Loving Father-in-Law of Eleanor Walsh, Arlene Schmidt and John Ingram and Father-in-Law of ...
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter is seen during the semi final soccer match between Auckland City FC and San Lorenzo at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.Michael Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert. Though Garcia did not identify Sepp Blatter by name, he also revealed that the FIFA executive committee — led by the longtime president — made a failed complaint of unethical conduct against the former U.S. Attorney in September.Speaking at the Club World Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter told The Associated Press he was stunned by Garcia's decision to resign."I'm just surprised," Blatter said. "It's all what I can say. Just that."(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter will lead an executive committee meeting on Thursday with the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia now on the agenda.


2014-12-18 07:58:31 -0500

A Royal Mail postal van is parked outside homes in Maybury near Woking in southern EnglandLONDON (Reuters) - The privatisation of Britain's Royal Mail could have raised an extra 180 million pounds, according to a government-commissioned report that largely endorsed the cautious approach by ministers in the 2-billion-pound sale. The government's decision to sell a 60 percent stake in the 500-year-old state postal operator last October for 330 pence a share was heavily criticised by the opposition Labour Party and trade unions after the stock soared by as much as 87 percent. ...


2014-12-18 07:57:19 -0500
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumskiri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. News from remote parts of Nigeria that are cut off from mobile communications sometimes takes days to travel. The five-year-old campaign for an Islamic state by Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sinful", has become the greatest menace to the security of Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer. ...
2014-12-18 07:53:57 -0500