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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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 | 279 279 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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Albert J. Danko
Albert J. Danko passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 93. Thoroughbred Racing Horse Trainer at Belmont Park for over 50 years. Beloved Husband of Carmela Danko. Loving Father of ...
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Felicia Grappone
Felicia Grappone passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Grappone. Loving Mother of Margaret (Don) Roman and Florence Grappone. Cherished Grandmo...
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Martha L. Lisowsky
Martha L. Lisowsky passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 90. Beloved Wife of the late Peter. Loving Mother of Martha Brady and Karen Unalt. Cherished Grandmother of Bryan, Cara a...
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John Shea
John Shea passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 61. Beloved Husband of the late Darlene. Loving father of John M. and Kevin, and father-in-Law of Colleen. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Lothar G. Keller
Lothar G. Keller passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Rita Keller. Dear Brother of Eberhard Keller. Also survived by numerous loving nieces, cousins and fri...
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Sophie Rudakiewich
Sophie Rudakiewich passed away on November 10, at age 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael; loving mother of Natalie Tecza, mother-in-law of the late Stanley and loving mother of Richar...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hugh P. Woods
Hugh P. Woods passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband Christina Woods. Loving Father of Richard Woods. Funeral Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on...
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Richard Bonaventura
Richard Bonaventura passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 63. Beloved Brother of Carol Smykowski and twin brother of Anthony Bonaventura and Brother-in-Law of Stephanie and the la...
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Felicia Grappone
Felicia Grappone passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Grappone. Loving Mother of Margaret and Florence Grappone. Cherished Grandmother of Jenn...
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Joseph J. Davis
Joseph J. Davis passed away on November 17, 2013 at the age of 77. A proud member of the V.F.W Post #123. Mr. Davis was a retired motorman of N.Y.C. Transit. He was the beloved husband of Victoria....
Nov 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Joseph Baker
Charles Joseph Baker of Middle Village passed away on November 8, 2013 at the age of 59. Loving son of Mary M. (Weis) Baker and the late Charles H. Baker. Dear brother of George (Maryann), William ...
Nov 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catherine Corsi
Catherine Corsi passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved Sister of Rose Corsi, Dorothy Pirazzo, and Patrick Corsi. Cherished Aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of C...
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John Bilach
John Bilach passed away on Saturday, November 09, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of Lucy V. Bilach. Loving Father of Gary Bilach (Donna) and Mark Bilach (Donna). Cherished Grandfather of An...
Nov 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Dombkowski
Mary Dombkowski passed away on October 28, 2013 at the age of 60. Loving Daughter of Hedwig and the late Joseph, Sr. Dear Sister of Joseph Jr., Peter, and Theresa Kardys. Beloved friend of Tom Nios...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Philipps
Mary Philipps passed away on Saturday, November 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Manny Philipps, Thea Sevastos and the late Evie Philipps. Cherished Grandmother of Mary and Athena. Dear ...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2009 photo, a bottle of Havana Club rum, center, sits on a shelf for sale at Pantry II Liquors in Miami. U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the potential for making Cuba Libres with Cuban rum, now that Americans visiting the Caribbean island will be allowed to bring home rum distilled there for the first time since the embargo took effect 55 years ago. Meanwhile, industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from the island by the 1959 Castro revolution, says it’s waiting to see what the impacts of thawing U.S.-Cuba relations will be. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.


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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible for the shutdown in one of the least-wired countries in the world.
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Cuba’s head of North American affairs, Josefina Vidal, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Cuba says it’s open to every one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s moves to improve relations between the two countries and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.


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