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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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Dorothy C. Watklevicz
Dorothy C. Watklevicz of Ridgewood passed away on November 23, 2014 at the age of 62. She was the beloved partner of Richard Belardo. Devoted mother of Robert Kampf, Jr. Richard Kampf, Cheryl Mille...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donald E. Steiger
Donald E. Steiger passed away November 17th, 2014. Beloved Father of Dawn M. Dimidok and Heather Bolong. Dear Grandfather of Ronald Dimidok. Religious Service at Chapel, Friday, Nov. 21st at 8P.M. ...
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Alexander J. Lapinski
Alexander J. Lapinski, Esq., Colonel, U.S.M.C. retired, passed away on November 19, 2014 in Queens, NY Mr. Lapinski was the eldest of five sons of Alexander and Maryanna Orzechowski Lapinski. He wa...
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Anita DeStefano
Anita DeStefano passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 67. Beloved Wife of Joseph DeStefano. Loving Mother of Joanne DeStefano, Judy DeStefano and Jeanine Lorme and Father-in-Law o...
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Ettore Raggi
Ettore Raggi passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of the late Patricia. Loving Father of Paul, Frank, Bruce, Michael, Patty, Cosmo, and the late Robert. Che...
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John J. Salazar
John J. Salazar passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 32. Beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of John Jayden, Scarlett, and Maloniya. Dear Brother of Juan, Elizabeth, Alonso Pi...
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Concetta Pollina
Concetta Pollina passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Benjamin Pollina. Loving Mother of Richard & Lori Pollina. Cherished Grandmother of Marissa Poll...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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John J. O’Hare (Buddy)
John J. O’Hare (Buddy) passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 85. Born on July 29, 1929 in New York City, Former Employee of Ruperts, Schaefer and Strohs Breweries. Husband of Hele...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casimir A. Petekiewicz
Casimir A. Petekiewicz passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 99. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Petekiewicz . Loving Father of Maryann Petekiewicz, Anthony Petekiewicz (Nancy), ...
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Francisco Basanta
Francisco Basanta passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of Marie. Loving Father of Frank and Joseph. Dear Brother of Jose. Religious Services were offered at...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olivia Leger
Olivia Leger passed away on Thursday, November 06, 2014 at the age of 90. Loving Mother of Lucila Leger Guzman and Julio Leger. Cherished Grandmother of Ivan, Michelle, Rafaela, Sofie, Miguel, and ...
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Kazimierz Sitarz
Kazimierz Sitarz passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Krystyna. Loving Father of Dorota Caetano, Iwona Leger, Anna Rojas, Marta Sitarz, and Father-in-Law of...
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Guiomar Henao
Guiomar Henao passed away on Sunday, November 09, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Wife of Ancizar. Loving Mother of Diana Conti and the late Claudia. Cherished Grandmother of Veronica and Kyle. Dear...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teresa Kasparian
Teresa Kasparian passed away in Niceville, FL on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late George Kasparian. Loving Mother of Jean Materese and Mother-in-Law of Frank. ...
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Harry Marrero
Harry Marrero passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Brother of Norma Ostraco and Brother-in-Law of Frank. Cherished Uncle of Toby, Jason and Stephanie. Also survived by...
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In a March 31, 2014, file photo San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo celebrates the final out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of an opening day baseball game in Phoenix. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a new contract with the San Francisco Giants. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and decided he wanted to stay put in San Francisco, pitching for the only major league organization he has known.


2014-12-22 17:54:45 -0500

A US police officer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who shot and killed an African-American man in a park last April will not be charged, prosecutors saysA US police officer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who shot and killed an African-American man in a park last April will not be charged, prosecutors said Monday. The incident -- in which Dontre Hamilton, 31, was shot 14 times -- prompted demonstrations that foreshadowed the August shooting of unarmed teenage Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney was responding to a call from coffee shop employees complaining about Hamilton, who appeared to be homeless, sleeping in a nearby park. "This was a tragic incident for the Hamilton family and for the community," said prosecutor John Chisholm.


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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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