blog roll
our featured bloggers
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 | 21 21 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 | 95 95 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 158 158 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 | 235 235 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...

more blogs

obituaries
Dorothy E. Rademacher
Dorothy E. Rademacher passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 84 in Boca Raton, Florida. She was the loving sister of the late Raymond Rademacher and sister-in-law of Carol. She was a cherish...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Minnie A. Babino
Minnie A. Babino passed away on October 21, 2009 at the age of 80. She was the beloved sister of Mildred Babino and the late Alfred Babino and sister-in-law of Geraldine. She was a cherished aunt. ...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
James R. McKasty
James R. McKasty passed away on October 20, 2009 at the age of 44. He was the beloved husband of Kim. He was the loving father of James, Jr. and Robert. He was the cherished son of Irene Wennberg. ...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Margaret Coppola
Margaret Coppola passed away on October 24, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was the loving mother of Mary Goldsmith, Felicia Citrangolo, Roseanne A’Hearn and ...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Antonia Cruz
Antonia Cruz passed away on October 25, 2009 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of the late Ramualdo. She was the devoted mother of Hector, Wilfredo, Joseph and Milagros Valentin. A service...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Edmund F. Halpin
Edmund F. Halpin passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Margaret. He was the devoted father of Nora Phillips and Anthony Brian. He was the dear brother of J...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dorothy Aleknovich
Dorothy Aleknovich passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno. A service was offered at St. Matthias Church. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery u...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lillian Huttman
Lillian Huttman of Middle Village passed away on October 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late William. She was the loving aunt of Christine. A service was offered by Rev....
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lucille Golden
Lucille Golden passed away on October 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Claude. A service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Interment was in Long Island Nationa...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Doris Fitzsimmons
Doris Fitzsimmons passed away on October 24, 2009 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of Roland. She was the devoted mother of Gary, John, Joseph, Eileen Giovanni and Judy Sessa. She is also...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Millie Ruisi
Millie Ruisi passed away on October 16, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor. She was the devoted mother of Vicki, Smith-Ronald & Richard also survived by 2 grandchild...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Millie Bivona
Millie Bivona passed away on Monday, October 5, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved sister of the late Peter, Nicholas and Louis. She was the dear cousin of Ida Scuderi. She was the cherishe...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Catherine O’Flaherty Martin
My Mom Catherine O’Flaherty Martin 5/5/11 -10/26/06 3rd Anniversary in Heaven Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal “Irish Tombstone” As we look upon your p...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lucille B. Kern
Lucille B. Kern passed away on September 29, 2009 at the age of 79. She was the beloved wife of Henry. She was the devoted mother of John, Bob & the late Donald. She was dear mother of in-law of Pa...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Edward Dashner
Edward Dashner passed away on September 24, 2009 at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband of Ruth. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under t...
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

In this Dec. 13, 2014 photo provided by Katie Sullivan and James Marquis, they pose with their newly-apopted dog Octavia, a 2-year-old German shepherd featured in a segment of "Telethon Dogs" presented by Queen Latifah over the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast, at their home in Costa Mesa, Calif. Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon. Director Michael Levitt says it would be huge if only half of the applications result in adoptions. Levitt also says he thinks anyone who watched the show would strongly consider a rescue next time they get a dog. Seventy dogs from rescues across the country were featured on the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast — a show the producer hopes becomes a fixture in the future. More than 4 million people tuned in to the show, which was co-hosted by actresses Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch, and aired on donated time from the Fox Network.(AP Photo/Katie Sullivan and James Marquis)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular," billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon.


2014-12-19 18:34:27 -0500

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 file photo, Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at a Kmart store in New York on Thanksgiving Day. Retail sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 according to data provided from First Data Corp., which tracks purchases at 800,000 stores including online. The modest growth comes despite the heavy discounting customary throughout the season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.


2014-12-19 18:32:54 -0500

Israeli border police detain a Palestinian protester following a prayer for Palestinian Cabinet minister Ziad Abu Ain, who collapsed shortly after a protest on Dec. 10 in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya, as they clash with the troops near the village outside of Ramallah, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces at a West Bank military checkpoint near Turmus Aya, where Abu Ain collapsed and later died en route to hospital. Palestinian and Israeli pathologists subsequently disagreed over the cause of Abu Ain's death. The Palestinian expert said the cause of death was a "blow," while his Israeli colleague said Abu Ain died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.


2014-12-19 18:30:42 -0500