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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 160 160 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 | 182 182 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 | 171 171 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 | 178 178 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 | 227 227 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 | 302 302 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 | 304 304 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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Jennie LaRocca
Jennie LaRocca passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Carl LaRocca. Loving Mother of Anthony LaRocca and Lorraine Toth and Mother-in-Law of Trina. Cheris...
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Montebello
Mary Montebello passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Montebello. Loving Mother of Roseanne Montebello and the late Vincent Montebello. Cherished G...
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Nora C. Barnes
Nora C. Barnes of Glendale died on March 18, 2014 at the age of 87 years. She was the dear Sister of Eugene and Eleanor and beloved Aunt of Patricia, Leonard, Kathleen, Janice and Gene. She was als...
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Providenza Sposito
Providenza Sposito passed away on Saturday, April 05, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of Philip Sposito. Loving Mother of Joseph Sposito. Dear Sister of Concetta Murabito and the late Vincenza ...
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Nadia Boryk
Nadia Boryk passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Stephen Boryk. Loving Mother of Christine Boryk and the late Borys Boryk & Zenon Boryk and Mother-In-Law...
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Joseph P. Gambino
Joseph P. Gambino formerly of Maspeth and Poughkeepsie passed away on March, 24, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Josephine. Devoted father of John, Joseph & James. Father-in-Law of Maria....
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rose Dalessio
Rose Dalessio Formerly of Maspeth, passed away on March 28, 2014 at Harbor Chase of Vero Beach. Born in 1924 to Agnes and Giachino Cannella, in New York City where she grew up with her late sister,...
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Vincenza Peloso
Vincenza Peloso passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Sister of Josephine Mucaria Gramstad and Marie McMahon and Sister-in-Law of Hank. Loving Aunt of Jaclyn, Michael, Edw...
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Marie B. Murtagh
Marie B. Murtagh passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the age of 47. Beloved Daughter of John G. and Anna May Murtagh. Loving Sister of Kevin T. Murtagh. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles...
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Aspasia Tsampas
Aspasia Tsampas passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of Leonidas. Loving Mother of Zannis, Tina Pierrankeas, and Irene Sakoulas. Cherished Grandmother of Alki, Leo...
Mar 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dolores R. Munoz
Dolores R. Munoz passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Luis P. Munoz. Loving Mother of Elvia M. Delgado, Fanny Ecker and Silvia Munoz. Cherished Grandmot...
Mar 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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John T. Kehrbaum
John T. Kehrbaum passed away on March 18, 2014. Beloved Husband of the late Theresa. Devoted Father of Elizabeth (Thomas) Galvin and Kathleen (Robert) Fruner. Proud Grandfather of Christine & Jenni...
Mar 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul R. Namorato
Paul R. Namorato passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 39. Beloved Son of Joseph C. and the late Camille T. Namorato. Loving Nephew of Cono R. & Frances Namorato and Rita & George M...
Mar 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frank Nevarez
Frank Nevarez of Maspeth passed away on March 4th, 2014 at the age of 49. He was the beloved Husband of Eileen. Devoted Uncle of Stewart, Peter Sarah, Christopher Tiffany, Matthew, P.J. Kyla, Jake,...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lydia Lovisa
Lydia Lovisa passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Raymond Lovisa. Loving Mother of Gloria Wickline, Diane Lovino and the late Patricia L...
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Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ on December 24, 2014Pope Francis led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican calling for "tenderness" and "warmth" after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking the holiday. The Argentine pontiff's brief homily was replete with Gospel references in his Christmas Eve mass, broadcast live in 3D for the first time.


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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America.


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This photo released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, as Dave and Seth Rogen as Aaron in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Ed Araquel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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