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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 22 22 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 | 70 70 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 | 96 96 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 | 119 119 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 | 108 108 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 | 116 116 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 | 161 161 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 | 237 237 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 | 246 246 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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Robert J. Audrin
Robert J. Audrin passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Charlotte Audrin. Loving Father of Michelle (Frederic) Zynkowsky, Stephane (Patricia) Audrin and Ve...
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Laura J. Pautke
Laura J. Pautke passed away December 10th, 2014. Beloved Mother of Christine Vulpis and Husband Luigi, Michael Reinhardt and Wife Diane, and David Reinhardt and Wife Donna. Dear Sister of Veronica ...
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Stella Reinhardt
Stella Reinhardt passed away December 6th, 2014. Beloved Mother of Patricia Markmann and Ronald J. Reinhardt. Loving Grandmother of Kristina Hantak, David Markmann and Veronica Reinhardt. Also surv...
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Gertrude Louise Olino, nee Hastedt
Gertrude Louise Olino, nee Hastedt passed away on December 6, 2014. She was born in the Bronx on March 11, 1930 and later moved to Woodhaven where she met and married her surviving husband of 62 ye...
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Dorothy E. Herling (nee Evans)
Dorothy E. Herling (nee Evans) on September 24, 2014 at 84 years. Beloved Wife of the late Henry. Cherished Mother of Carole (Robert) Pesiri, James Herling and John (Patricia) Herling. Loving Grand...
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Edward A. Prokopiak
Edward A. Prokopiak passed away on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of the late Stephanie Prokopiak. Loving Father of Richard Prokopiak and Valerie Szymanski and Fathe...
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Jayvir Patel
Jayvir Patel passed away on Thursday, December 04, 2014 at the age of 78. Loving Father of Arun, Jatin, Anil, Nilesh, and Mukesh. Cherished Grandfather of Nikki, Rinku, Krunal, Jinal, Maulik, Nihal...
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Dorothy Fajek
Dorothy Fajek passed away on Saturday, December 06, 2014 at the age of 51. Beloved daughter of Lucy and the late Zygmunt. Loving Sister of Adam, Mark, Jack, and Elizabeth Cortes and Sister-in-Law A...
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John Croce
John Croce passed away on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Josephine Croce. Loving Father of Frank Croce, Vito Croce and Vincent Croce. Father-in-Law of Elys...
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Dorothy C. Watklevicz
Dorothy C. Watklevicz of Ridgewood passed away on November 23, 2014 at the age of 62. She was the beloved partner of Richard Belardo. Devoted mother of Robert Kampf, Jr. Richard Kampf, Cheryl Mille...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donald E. Steiger
Donald E. Steiger passed away November 17th, 2014. Beloved Father of Dawn M. Dimidok and Heather Bolong. Dear Grandfather of Ronald Dimidok. Religious Service at Chapel, Friday, Nov. 21st at 8P.M. ...
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Alexander J. Lapinski
Alexander J. Lapinski, Esq., Colonel, U.S.M.C. retired, passed away on November 19, 2014 in Queens, NY Mr. Lapinski was the eldest of five sons of Alexander and Maryanna Orzechowski Lapinski. He wa...
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Anita DeStefano
Anita DeStefano passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 67. Beloved Wife of Joseph DeStefano. Loving Mother of Joanne DeStefano, Judy DeStefano and Jeanine Lorme and Father-in-Law o...
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Ettore Raggi
Ettore Raggi passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of the late Patricia. Loving Father of Paul, Frank, Bruce, Michael, Patty, Cosmo, and the late Robert. Che...
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John J. Salazar
John J. Salazar passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 32. Beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of John Jayden, Scarlett, and Maloniya. Dear Brother of Juan, Elizabeth, Alonso Pi...
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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.


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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble.


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In this Monday, Aug 18, 2014 file photo, Iraqi Shiite fighters make their way to the front line to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. The Shiite fighters are credited for curbing the Sunni militants advance on Baghdad and the surrounding areas and for achieving significant progress on the ground, including breaking the extremists' siege on the northern Shiite-majority town of Amerli in August and later, in operations to liberate Jurf al-Sakher, a town south of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food.


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