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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 92 92 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 | 116 116 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 | 103 103 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 | 111 111 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 | 155 155 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 | 231 231 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 | 243 243 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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Robert J. Audrin
Robert J. Audrin passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Charlotte Audrin. Loving Father of Michelle (Frederic) Zynkowsky, Stephane (Patricia) Audrin and Ve...
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Laura J. Pautke
Laura J. Pautke passed away December 10th, 2014. Beloved Mother of Christine Vulpis and Husband Luigi, Michael Reinhardt and Wife Diane, and David Reinhardt and Wife Donna. Dear Sister of Veronica ...
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Stella Reinhardt
Stella Reinhardt passed away December 6th, 2014. Beloved Mother of Patricia Markmann and Ronald J. Reinhardt. Loving Grandmother of Kristina Hantak, David Markmann and Veronica Reinhardt. Also surv...
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Gertrude Louise Olino, nee Hastedt
Gertrude Louise Olino, nee Hastedt passed away on December 6, 2014. She was born in the Bronx on March 11, 1930 and later moved to Woodhaven where she met and married her surviving husband of 62 ye...
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Dorothy E. Herling (nee Evans)
Dorothy E. Herling (nee Evans) on September 24, 2014 at 84 years. Beloved Wife of the late Henry. Cherished Mother of Carole (Robert) Pesiri, James Herling and John (Patricia) Herling. Loving Grand...
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Edward A. Prokopiak
Edward A. Prokopiak passed away on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of the late Stephanie Prokopiak. Loving Father of Richard Prokopiak and Valerie Szymanski and Fathe...
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Jayvir Patel
Jayvir Patel passed away on Thursday, December 04, 2014 at the age of 78. Loving Father of Arun, Jatin, Anil, Nilesh, and Mukesh. Cherished Grandfather of Nikki, Rinku, Krunal, Jinal, Maulik, Nihal...
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Dorothy Fajek
Dorothy Fajek passed away on Saturday, December 06, 2014 at the age of 51. Beloved daughter of Lucy and the late Zygmunt. Loving Sister of Adam, Mark, Jack, and Elizabeth Cortes and Sister-in-Law A...
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John Croce
John Croce passed away on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Josephine Croce. Loving Father of Frank Croce, Vito Croce and Vincent Croce. Father-in-Law of Elys...
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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...
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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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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo a farmer drives his tractor past a soybean field toward grain storage bins near Ladora, Iowa. U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba, and soybeans are one of the main products Cuba now buys from the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.


2014-12-19 01:42:03 -0500

Police cordon off the scene where eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years were found dead at a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns, police said on December 19, 2014, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbingEight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns on Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney. Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the Cairns tragedy heartbreaking, coming with Australia already in an outpouring of national grief over Monday's dramatic standoff in Sydney, which left two hostages and the gunman dead. "This is an unspeakable crime." Cairns police said they were called to the scene in the northern city and found the bodies of the children, aged between 18 months and 15 years. Cairns is a tropical city with a population of more than 150,000 people and is popular with international tourists as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia's biggest tourist sites.


2014-12-19 01:38:03 -0500

File - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, shows an arm restraint on the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Attorneys for 21 death row inmates who will be in a federal court this week challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection procedure outlined their strategy in court documents that reveal grisly new details in the botched execution of an inmate in April, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state's death penalty.


2014-12-19 01:37:43 -0500