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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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...
Newtown Creek Alliance Public Meeting
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a public meeting to hear the latest on a number of recent, on-going  and upcoming projects to restore habitat, improve water quality and increase awarenes...

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Gladys Cruz
Gladys Cruz passed away on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at the age of 47. She was the beloved Mother of Matthew. Cherished Daughter of Carmen Valdes and the late Rafael Cruz. Loving Sister of Carmen Val...
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William L. Chambers II
William L. Chambers II passed away on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at the age of 82. He was the beloved Father of Matthew C. Chambers, Geoffrey C. Chambers Sr. and the late William L. Chambers III. Dear...
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Israel Ortiz
Israel Ortiz passed away on Monday, May 02, 2011 at the age of 71. He was the beloved Husband of Lydia. Loving Father of Raquel Ortiz Terron and Sandra Valle and Father-in-Law of Juan and Manny. Ch...
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Domenica Coppola
Domenica Coppola passed away on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at the age of 87. She was the beloved Wife of Ettore. Loving Mother of Annmarie Kamilar and Martha Weihl and Mother-in-Law of Russell. Cheris...
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Catherine Martin
Happy 100th Birthday in Heaven Happy Mother’s Day 5/5/11 10/24/06 Catherine Martin we celebrate what was Our Irish Gift to Heaven, Eternally to have been blessed with you as Mother and Grandmother....
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agnes Siracusa
Agnes Siracusa passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the age of 91. She was the beloved Wife of the late Carmine. Loving Mother of John and Mother-in-Law of Connie. Cherished Grandmother of Je...
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Louise Friscia
Louise Friscia passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the age of 98. She was the beloved Wife of the late Louis. Dear Sister of Ann Papa and Theresa Russo. Cherished Aunt and Great-Aunt of Numer...
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Mary Longano
Mary Longano passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late Peter. Loving Mother of Rosemary Mastropolo and Theresa Longano and Mother-in-Law of Dom...
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Marion Vecchione
Marion Vecchione passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the age of 84. She was the beloved Wife of Albert. Loving Mother of Camille Ficeto and Pat Vecchione and Mother-in-Law of Charles and Wanda...
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Caroline Odell
Caroline Odell passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the age of 68. She was the beloved Wife of Edward. Loving Mother of Joseph, Eddie Jr. and the late Robert. Cherished Grandmother of Robert Jr...
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Thomas Marotta
Thomas Marotta passed away on Sunday, May 01, 2011 at the age of 82. He was the beloved Brother of Angela O’Connor and Brother-in-Law of Herbert. Loving Uncle of Daniel O’Connor, Kerry O’Connor and...
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Thomas Marotta
Thomas Marotta passed away on Sunday, May 01, 2011 at the age of 82. He was the beloved Brother of Angela O’Connor and Brother-in-Law of Herbert. Loving Uncle of Daniel O’Connor, Kerry O’Connor and...
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Margaret Ann Ferraro
Ferraro, Margaret Ann on April 19, 2011. Resident of Middle Village. Loving mother of John Matuzak, Bridget Walsh, Laura D’Andrea and Angelo Inzerelli. Proud Grandmother of four grandchildren and o...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maureen Larkin
Maureen Larkin passed away on April 7, 2011 at the age of 58. She was the dear Sister of Kathleen Chavanne and John also survived by nieces, nephews & great nieces and nephews. Dear sister in-Law o...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carmela Sforza
Carmela Sforza passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the age of 98. She was the beloved Wife of the late Dominick. Dear Sister of the late Peter, Carmine, Patty, Angelina and Frank. Cherished Au...
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A man washes a classic American car that's used as a taxi by tourists in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations _ a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — VH1 says it's sticking with "Sorority Sisters" despite criticism of the reality show's depiction of black sorority members and the growing defection of commercial sponsors.
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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this call was one of a kind.
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