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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 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 | 51 51 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 | 169 169 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 | 191 191 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 | 181 181 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 | 187 187 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 | 236 236 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 | 311 311 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 | 313 313 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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Margaret I. Zero
Margaret I. Zero passed away on Monday, November 08, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Anthony M. Loving Mother of Angela Z. Reddin. Dear Sister of Lucy N. Palladino. Cher...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dolores Marino
Dolores Marino passed away on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at the age of 60. She was the beloved Wife of the late Salvatore. Loving Mother of Salvatore, Adam, Joseph and Anthony and Mother-in-law of ...
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Beatrice Pask
Beatrice Pask of Ridgewood passed away on October 30, 2010 at the age of 81. A native of Georgia, Decatur. She was the devoted Aunt of Linda and Joanne. Daughter of Peter and Anna. Sister of Janet....
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Anthony Mendola
Anthony Mendola passed away on Saturday, November 06, 2010 at the age of 71. He was the beloved Husband of the late Rosaria J. Loving Father of Linda Mendola and Angela Santangelo and Father-in-Law...
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Eleanor DeLuca
Eleanor DeLuca passed away on Thursday, November 04, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the beloved Wife of the late Salvatore. Loving Mother of Janet Lewicki, Jane Clausner and Joan-Marie Dowling. Che...
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Mary F. Anderson
Mary F. Anderson, 81, formerly of Maspeth, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. She was the widow of George C. Anderson, beloved mother of Christopher Anderson, Linda McDonold, and Nancy Arche...
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Courtney Andrew Sorensen
Memorial Remembrance Notice In Memory of Courtney Andrew Sorensen of Glendale on November 7, 2010. The Third Anniversary of his passing. He is remembered by his be- loved mother, Robin McGill. “Und...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helen Eggers
Helen Eggers, 88, of Middle Village, Queens, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2010. She was the loving wife of the late Carl Eggers, beloved sister of the late John, Anne and Alphonse, beloved ...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renato Reale
Renato Reale passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of Teresa, loving father of Remo and Linda and father-in-law of Katherine, and cherished grandfath...
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Helen Lefko
Helen Lefko passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late William L., loving mother of Janet Lefko, Lauren Fahy and Mark Lefko, cherished grandmoth...
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Elisabeth Schoener
Elisabeth Schoener passed away on Sunday, October 31,2010 at the age of 85. She was the beloved sister of the late Josef, dear cousin of Johann, Maria and Anna of Germany and loving friend of the B...
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Mary Worthman
Memorial Remembrance Notice In Memory of Mary Worthman of Sunnyside on October 30, 2010, the First Anniversary of her passing. She is remembered by her beloved daugh- ters, Wilda McDonnell and Jane...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lucy Cipriano
Lucy Cipriano passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the loving sister of the late Nancy Ferrara, Anna Bonventre, Jennie Catarina, Jack, Thomas and Vincent Cipriano. She ...
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Joseph D. Mendolia
Joseph D. Mendolia passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved husband of Melody. He was the loving father of Marcy and Matthew. He was the cherished son of Rose. ...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony Kozakiewicz
Anthony Kozakiewicz passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the age of 82. He was the loving brother of the late John, Frances, Joseph, Sr. Eustelle and Francis. He was the cherished uncle of A...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2104, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama stands with Sam Kass, White House Senior Policy Adviser for Nutrition Policy, before they make salads from vegetables harvested from the White House garden with area students in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama’s personal chef is leaving after nearly six years in which, unlike any assistant White House chef before him, he cooked up policy alongside his meals. Kass held the title of senior policy adviser for nutrition policy, which gave him a seat at the table to help administration officials hash out everything from an updated “Nutrition Facts” label for processed foods to new government standards to cut the amount of fat, calories and sodium in federally subsidized school meals. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For six years, Sam Kass cooked up policy as well as meals for President Barack Obama and his family. He was not only their personal chef but also senior adviser for nutrition policy, giving him a seat at the table where administration officials hashed out everything from updated food labels to new requirements for healthier school lunches.


2014-12-25 03:22:45 -0500

FILE - This Sept. 8, 2014, file photo shows former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, as they laugh together during the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program Launch, at The Newseum in Washington. Again? Really? There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president. The possibility of a Bush-Clinton matchup in 2016 is increasingly plausible. After months of hints and speculation, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush last week said he's actively exploring a bid for the Republican nomination. And while Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't revealed her intentions, she's seen as the odds-on favorite for the Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really?


2014-12-25 03:20:57 -0500

A man walks by a mural that reads "Symptoms of Ebola" in MonroviaGENEVA (Reuters) - The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading intensely in Sierra Leone, especially in the north and west, with 315 new confirmed cases reported in the former British colony in the week to December 21, it said. These included 115 cases in the capital Freetown. ...


2014-12-25 03:11:01 -0500