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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 205 205 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 | 229 229 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 | 217 217 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 | 221 221 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 | 270 270 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 | 345 345 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 | 339 339 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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Jourisha Gregory
Jourisha Gregory passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 71. Beloved Wife of the late Waverly W. Gregory. Loving Mother of Michele J. Gregory. Dear Sister of Jeanette Folk, Cephus ...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dejan Lukacevic
Dejan Lukacevic passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 46. Beloved Husband of Ana Lukacevic. Loving Father of Drago and Andrijana Lukacevic. Cherished Son of Velika Lukacevic. Dea...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prema Cholden
Prema Cholden passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 54. Beloved Wife of the late Tsering Phuntsok. Loving Mother of Diki Diki and Namkha Gyaltsen. Cremation Service was held on M...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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John DeVita
John DeVita passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of the late Catherine DeVita. Loving Father of Phillip DeVita, Steven DeVita, Anthony DeVita and Denise Mann...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albert A. Criscuoli Jr.
Albert A. Criscuoli Jr. Passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Phyllis Criscuoli. Loving Father of Caren Criscuoli and Lynn Criscuoli. Cherished Grandfathe...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph A. Muzio
Joseph A. Muzio passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved Husband of Gloria Muzio. Loving Father of Vincent Muzio and Joanne Kruck and Father-in-Law of Carolyn and the late...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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ADDS FLAG IS THAT OF THE NYPD - The body of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos is brought from Christ Tabernacle Church draped in an NYPD flag after his funeral in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a church member, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers.


2014-12-28 14:58:09 -0500

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes the ball in the second half during an NCAA college football game against Utah in Salt Lake City. When Mariota and second-seeded Oregon face Jameis Winston and third-seeded Florida State in the the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 it will be the third time Heisman Trophy winners have met in a postseason game. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — College football has never had a quarterback matchup quite like Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.


2014-12-28 14:44:39 -0500

Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Gen. John Campbell, center, cases the ISAF flag during a ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with the ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led combat troops to the country's own security forces.


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