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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 81 81 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 | 114 114 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 | 135 135 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 | 124 124 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 | 131 131 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 | 179 179 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 | 252 252 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 | 262 262 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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Victoria Culicelli
Victoria Culicelli passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Orlando Joseph Culicelli. Loving Mother of Lois Culicelli. Dear Sister of the late Louis Vit...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vincent Caridi
Vincent Caridi passed away on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of the late Dorothy R. Caridi. Loving Father of Regina, Patricia, Valentina, Vincent Jr. and the late Ali...
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Marie Tuszynski
Marie Tuszynski passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Tuszynski. Loving Mother of William Tuszynski and Robert Tuszynski and Mother-in-Law of...
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Gennaro Mirra
Gennaro Mirra passed away on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of the late Isola Mirra. Loving Father of Ersilia Mirra, Anna Nicolino, Massimo Mirra, Sabato Mirra and ...
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Jorge E. Ramos
Jorge E. Ramos passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Maria J. Ramos. Loving Father of Edwin Ramos and Andrew Ramos and Father-in-Law of Cheryl. Cherished Grand...
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Faro Evola
Faro Evola passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Marianna Evola. Loving Father of Joseph A. Evola. Cherished Uncle of Margaret, Frank and Helen. ...
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Gaidis, Delores (nee) Wernicki
Gaidis, Delores (nee) Wernicki on Aug. 28, 2014 Beloved Wife of John Gaidis. Loving Mother of Christopher, Dorian, and Marydee. Devoted Grandmother of Marielle, John, Christopher, Sarah, Michaela, ...
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amelia Keras
Amelia Keras passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Keras. Loving Mother of Michael S. Keras. Cherished Grandmother of Susan & Richard Kennedy, Me...
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Frank E. Chatel
Frank E. Chatel passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of Marta Chatel. Loving Father of Niurka Farrugia and Father-in-Law of Manny. Cherished Grandfather of Paul,...
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Gregory Hall
Gregory Hall passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Brother of Frances Wu, Joseph Hall and Theresa Callahan. Cherished Uncle. Private Cremation was held on Tuesday, August...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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Victor Aguirre
Victor Aguirre passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of Norma Aguirre. Loving Brother of Nicholas Aguirre and Brother-in-Law of Lucy, Guionar, Ancizar and Martha...
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William J. Isoldi
William J. Isoldi passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Husband of Ann Nappi. Loving Father of Nicholas, Phil, Bob, and Barbara. Cherished Grandfather of Robert, Chris,...
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Milan Svilar
Milan Svilar passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Husband of the late Stanka Svilar. Loving Father of Jack Svilar, William Svilar and Donyal Svilar and Father-in-Law of ...
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Dr. Leopold Hedbavny, Jr
Dr. Leopold Hedbavny, Jr. of Glendale, New York, Formerly of Manhattan, passed away on August 16, 2014 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Marie L. Hedbavny, brother of Elizabeth Snell,...
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Stephen Orlovsky
Stephen Orlovsky passed away August 15th, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Beloved Husband of Stella. Dear Brother-in-Law of Rosemary. Also survived by Nieces and Nephews: Paula & Paul Barthelemy, Laur...
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national news

File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesSEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.


2014-12-21 01:28:17 -0500

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.


2014-12-21 01:25:19 -0500

People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught up with the country that depends on energy exports for half of government revenue, and the authorities came out of their apparent stupor only as the ruble's plunge in value had already gained momentum. After the ruble fell by nearly 10 percent on Monday, the central bank moved beyond its limited currency market interventions and in the middle of the night hiked the key interest rate by a tremendous 6.5 percentage points to 17 percent.


2014-12-21 01:16:30 -0500