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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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 | 236 236 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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Mary P. Tague Rando
Mary P. Tague Rando passed away on March 26, 2010 at the age of 50. She was the beloved wife of Joe. She was the cherished daughter of Anne and the late Paul J. Tague. She was the adored sister of ...
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Thomas Bianchi
Thomas Bianchi passed away March 28, 2010 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Margaret. He was the loving father of Bryan. He was the dear brother of Merle Chang and Milton Bianchi. He ...
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Margaret Elizabeth Staehs (“Lindy” Klenert)
Margaret Elizabeth Staehs (“Lindy” Klenert) a long time Ridgewood resident, Marge died on March 25, 2010 at the William Benenson Rehabilitation Pavilion. With the excellent care of nurses and the h...
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Raymond J. Carrigan
Raymond J. Carrigan passed away on March 24, 2010. He was the life long love of Gail Giordano. He was the dear brother of James H. He was the uncle of James W. and Raymond J. He was pre-deceased by...
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Leopoldo DelMistro
Leopoldo DelMistro passed away on March 20, 2010 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Juliana. He was the loving father of Angelo and Diane Vineis and father-in-law of Laura and Mark. He...
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Manuel Arroyo
Manuel Arroyo passed away on March 16, 2010 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Marina. He was the loving father of Manuel, Arlene, John, Efrin, Aida, and the late Eric. He was a cheris...
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Christine V. Lynch
Christine V. Lynch passed away on March 15, 2010 at the age of 62. She was the beloved daughter of Mitsuko Schlereth. She was the loving mother of Richard Lynch and mother-in-law of Coreen. She was...
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Robert Odell
Robert Odell passed away on March 13, 2010 at the age of 45. He was the cherished son of Edward and Caroline. He was the loving father of Robert Jr., Mathew and Jamie. He was the dear brother of Jo...
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Jean Budnik
Jean Budnik passed away March 6, 2010 in Nahant, MA at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander Budnik and the late Stanislau Brezinski. She was the loving mother of Wanda Iwas...
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Charles A. Cannon
Charles A. Cannon passed away March 12, 2010 at the age of 71. He was the loving father of Charles, Kevin, Sean, and Margaret Puglin. He was the cherished grandfather of Christian. He was the dear ...
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Anna Gilmore
Anna Gilmore passed away March 13, 2010 at the age of 79. She was the beloved wife of Edward. She was the loving mother of Stephen Gianotti, Nora Gianotti, Lisa Centeno and the late Conrad Pfleging...
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Marion J. Kuhar
Marion J. Kuhar passed away on March 4, 2010 at the age of 69. She was the beloved wife of Steven F. She was the loving mother of Denise Runco and Kim McKasty. She was the cherished grandmother of ...
Mar 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nikolai Lucenko
Nikolai Lucenko passed away on March 4, 2010 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Sophia. He was the loving father of Christina Pastor, Nicholas Lucenko Jr. and Peter Lucenko. He was the...
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Batista J. Amatulli
Batista J. Amatulli passed away on March 3, 2010 at the age of 76. He was the loving father of Andrew and Marc. He was the cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Alyssa, and Nicole. He was the dear bro...
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Rebecca “Bec-Bec” Tarectecan
Rebecca “Bec-Bec” Tarectecan passed away on March 7, 2010 at the age of 51. She was the beloved wife of Jude. She was the loving mother of Vannesa, Aster and Chinelle. She was the devoted daughter ...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo is Robert Bashara in Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. A jury on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, convicted the former Rotary Club president of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class Detroit suburb with women who called him “Master Bob.” (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates, File)DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women who called him "Master Bob."


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In this July 31, 2004 file photo, Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense Raul Castro, attend a Parliament session in Havana, Cuba. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy, but the country limped along, first under Fidel and then, after he fell ill in 2006, under his brother Raul, head of the Cuban military. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.


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PHOENIX (AP) — Court stops Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants protected from deportation.
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