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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 81 81 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 | 114 114 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 | 135 135 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 | 124 124 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 | 131 131 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 | 179 179 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 | 252 252 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 | 262 262 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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Richard Wehnert
Richard Wehnert passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the age of 60. He was the beloved Soul mate of Joann and the loving Father of Richard and Dana. He was the dear Brother of Bobby, Johnny, K...
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Joseph DeLuca
Joseph DeLuca passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the age of 48. He was the beloved Father of Joey Anthony. He was the devoted Son of the late Pat and Pauline, and the loving brother of Patty Ha...
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Donald R. Beyers
Donald R. Beyers passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the age of 79. He served as PFC with the U.S. Marines, and served in active duty during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was the bel...
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Cecilia Grimes
Cecilia Grimes passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. She was the loving Mother of Kenneth Grimes and Patricia Weiss. Mass of Christian Bur...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frank J. Pitelli
Frank J. Pitelli passed away on Sunday, May 23 2010 at the age of 82. He was the beloved Husband of Louise. He was the loving Father of Joseph Pitelli and Maria Gaudiosi and Father-in-Law of David....
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adam J. Loux
Adam J. Loux passed away on Friday, May 28, 2010 at the age of 93. He was the beloved Husband of the late Agnes. He was the loving Father of Susan Fardellone, Kathy Hamel and Mary Ann Paul and Fath...
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Gloria Rivera
Gloria Rivera passed away on Monday, May 24, 2010 at the age of 57. She was the beloved Companion of Ricky. She was the loving Mother of Cynthia Avila, Tanya Quintero, Adriana Rivera and Angel Rive...
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Gregory M. Assadourian
Gregory M. Assadourian passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the age of 48. He was the cherished son of Gregory and the late Olga.He was the loving brother of Marguerite D’Amico, Raymond Assado...
May 25, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Otto Hugo
Otto Hugo passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the age of 99. He was the beloved Husband of the late Johanna and Mary. He was loving Father of Joan and George. He was the dear Brother of Victo...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nicholas W. George
Nicholas W. George passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the age of 86. He was the beloved Husband of Mary. He was a cherished Uncle and Godfather. He was a dearest Brother-in-law. Mr. George was...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regina E. Hornek
Regina E. Hornek passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the age of 80. She was the beloved Wife of Harold E. She was the loving Mother of Geoffrey Hornek, Susan Richman, Gregory Hornek (Stella) a...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernice Apostolo
Bernice Apostolo passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010 at the age of 73. She was the beloved Wife of John. She was the loving Mother of John Apostolo and the late Lynn Apostolo and Mother-in-law of T...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cecilia Grimes
Cecilia Grimes passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. She was the loving Mother of Kenneth Grimes and Patricia Weiss. Mass of Christian Bur...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nancy D’Errico
Nancy D’Errico passed away on May 13, 2010 at the age of 80. She was the loving mother of Nancy D’Errico, Cindy D’Errico and Joanne Sussman and mother-in-law of Martin. She was the cherished grandm...
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Andriella
John Andriella passed away on May 11, 2010 at the age of 90. He was a United States Army veteran who served during World War II. He was the beloved husband of the late Pasqualina. He was the loving...
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File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesSEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.


2014-12-21 01:28:17 -0500

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.


2014-12-21 01:25:19 -0500

People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught up with the country that depends on energy exports for half of government revenue, and the authorities came out of their apparent stupor only as the ruble's plunge in value had already gained momentum. After the ruble fell by nearly 10 percent on Monday, the central bank moved beyond its limited currency market interventions and in the middle of the night hiked the key interest rate by a tremendous 6.5 percentage points to 17 percent.


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