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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 213 213 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 | 240 240 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 | 228 228 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 | 232 232 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 | 281 281 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 | 354 354 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...

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Silvana Caminti
Silvana Caminti passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Wife of Roberto Gonzalez. Loving Mother of Roberto Gonzalez Jr. , Daniella Gonzalez, Sal Barresi and Domenica Hewlitt. ...
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Zenona Kozlowski
Zenona Kozlowski passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late Jan Kozlowski. Loving Mother of Edward, Helena and the late Anatol. Cherished Grandmother of Nicole,...
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Eleanor E. Johnston
Eleanor E. Johnston passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved Wife of the late Raymond Johnston. Loving Mother of Karen Guadagno. Cherished Grandmother of Ralph and Denine. Re...
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Anna Artim
Anna Artim passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Mother of Peter Artim, Anthony Artim and Frank Artim and Mother-in-Law of Zuzana, Debbie and Dawn. Cherished Grandmother of ...
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Gary Sulkoski
Gary Sulkoski passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Maribel Jama. Cherished Son of Gertrude and the late Henry J. Sulkoski. Loving Brother of Glenn Sulkoski an...
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Matthew Grimaldi
Matthew Grimaldi passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the age of 18. Beloved Son of John and Julie Grimaldi. Adored Brother and Best Friend of John Grimaldi. Cherished Grandson of Robert & Lucill...
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Jeanne Anna Somogyi
Jeanne Anna Somogyi passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the age of 100. Beloved Wife of the late Emeric Somogyi. Loving Mother of Anthony A. Somogyi. Private Cremation was held on Monday June 2,...
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Joseph Romeo
Joseph Romeo passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of the late Ann. Loving Father of Anthony and Father-in-law of Diane. Cherished Grandfather of Donna Marie and ...
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Frankie Nevarez
Frankie Nevarez Happy 50th Birthday and 20th Wedding Anniversary in Heaven. Always loving you. Always missing you, I love so. Forever yours. Your loving Wife Ei 6/3/64-3/4/14
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Ann T. Griffin
Ann T. Griffin passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Wife of Deacon Arthur J. Griffin. Loving Sister-in-Law of Maureen, John and Joan. Dear Sister of the late Alice and Jac...
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Concetta Mazzucco
Concetta Mazzucco passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the age of 96. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph A. Mazzucco. Loving Mother of Marcella Berger, Joanne Mazzucco & Joseph S. Mazzucco and Mot...
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Susie Celentano
Susie Celentano passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Frank. Loving Mother of Frank and Joseph Celentano, and Mother-in-Law of Karen and Maryann. Cherished ...
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Dorothy Ferraiolo
Dorothy Ferraiolo passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the age of 75. Beloved Wife of the late Alfred Ferraiolo. Loving Mother of Richard Ferraiolo and Mother-in-Law of Maria. Cherished Grandmoth...
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Lorraine D. Esposito
Lorraine D. Esposito passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the age of 78. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Esposito. Loving Mother of Michael Esposito and the late Debra Esposito and Mother-in-Law...
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Bruce Chassen
Bruce Chassen passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 66. Beloved Husband of Maria A. Chassen. Loving Father of Donna, Danielle, Deanna and Daniel and Father-in-Law of Assi, Peter Allma...
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U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment casts a shadow on a sign painted on a blast barrier at Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of AfghanistanKABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Monday declared the "defeat" of the U.S. and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the coalition officially marked the end of its combat mission. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force is shifting to a support mission for Afghan army and police more than a decade after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on American cities. ...


2014-12-29 07:50:36 -0500

Family members of passengers onboard missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 cry at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, SurabayaBy Gayatri Suroyo and Fergus Jensen SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to fly higher to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday. ...


2014-12-29 07:49:24 -0500

File-This Jan. 27, 2014, file photo shows New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifying before a joint legislative budget hearing in Albany, N.Y. Mayor de Blasio is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises but has at times been overshadowed by events beyond his control, most notably the recent killings of two police officers amid a wave of protests against police conduct.


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