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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 261 261 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 | 270 270 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 E. Rademacher
Dorothy E. Rademacher passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 84 in Boca Raton, Florida. She was the loving sister of the late Raymond Rademacher and sister-in-law of Carol. She was a cherish...
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Minnie A. Babino
Minnie A. Babino passed away on October 21, 2009 at the age of 80. She was the beloved sister of Mildred Babino and the late Alfred Babino and sister-in-law of Geraldine. She was a cherished aunt. ...
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James R. McKasty
James R. McKasty passed away on October 20, 2009 at the age of 44. He was the beloved husband of Kim. He was the loving father of James, Jr. and Robert. He was the cherished son of Irene Wennberg. ...
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Margaret Coppola
Margaret Coppola passed away on October 24, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She was the loving mother of Mary Goldsmith, Felicia Citrangolo, Roseanne A’Hearn and ...
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Antonia Cruz
Antonia Cruz passed away on October 25, 2009 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of the late Ramualdo. She was the devoted mother of Hector, Wilfredo, Joseph and Milagros Valentin. A service...
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Edmund F. Halpin
Edmund F. Halpin passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Margaret. He was the devoted father of Nora Phillips and Anthony Brian. He was the dear brother of J...
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Dorothy Aleknovich
Dorothy Aleknovich passed away on October 23, 2009 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno. A service was offered at St. Matthias Church. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery u...
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Lillian Huttman
Lillian Huttman of Middle Village passed away on October 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late William. She was the loving aunt of Christine. A service was offered by Rev....
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Lucille Golden
Lucille Golden passed away on October 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Claude. A service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Interment was in Long Island Nationa...
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Doris Fitzsimmons
Doris Fitzsimmons passed away on October 24, 2009 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of Roland. She was the devoted mother of Gary, John, Joseph, Eileen Giovanni and Judy Sessa. She is also...
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Millie Ruisi
Millie Ruisi passed away on October 16, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor. She was the devoted mother of Vicki, Smith-Ronald & Richard also survived by 2 grandchild...
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Millie Bivona
Millie Bivona passed away on Monday, October 5, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the beloved sister of the late Peter, Nicholas and Louis. She was the dear cousin of Ida Scuderi. She was the cherishe...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catherine O’Flaherty Martin
My Mom Catherine O’Flaherty Martin 5/5/11 -10/26/06 3rd Anniversary in Heaven Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal “Irish Tombstone” As we look upon your p...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lucille B. Kern
Lucille B. Kern passed away on September 29, 2009 at the age of 79. She was the beloved wife of Henry. She was the devoted mother of John, Bob & the late Donald. She was dear mother of in-law of Pa...
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Edward Dashner
Edward Dashner passed away on September 24, 2009 at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband of Ruth. Service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond Crematory under t...
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national news
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several independent news websites have been blocked in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, where the government exerts close control of news media.
2014-12-21 09:38:02 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, farmers shout slogans against the construction of the planned inter-oceanic canal as they arrive for a national protest march in Managua, Nicaragua. The project is slated to open a huge waterway over what is now the town of Rio Grande, an evangelical-dominated town of 2,000 people with only a dirt road amid fields of corn, beans, banana and sorghum. Everything within 10 kilometers (6 miles) would be subject to expropriation. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run."


2014-12-21 09:32:15 -0500
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."
2014-12-21 09:30:26 -0500