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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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 | 38 38 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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The Tenor, A Novel by Peter Danish, revisits Maria Callas wartime years by Tiziano
April 06, 2014 10:20 PM | 19355 views | 0 0 comments | 457 457 recommendations | email to a friend
     THE TENOR A novel by Peter Danish Based partially on a true episode of Maria Callas’ life, The Tenor is the riveting story of a young Italian man with   a spectacular knack for music and a voi...
812_jimmynap.jpg Interview to author Tony Napoli. by Tiziano
June 15, 2014 10:03 PM | 17300 views | 0 0 comments | 952 952 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
7YCQ_randazzo_cover.jpg "Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing" by Tiziano
February 09, 2014 05:18 PM | 29118 views | 0 0 comments | 500 500 recommendations | email to a friend
"Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing"   Sicily, 1935: Sarina, a young woman with three children, gives up her young daughter Tina to her aunt Vittoria, who lives in a different town, with no apparent...
“My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety by Tiziano
January 12, 2014 01:19 AM | 24604 views | 0 0 comments | 616 616 recommendations | email to a friend
“My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety      “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety By Tony Napoli with Charles Messina  Tiziano Thomas ...
Troy's Little Italy TROY'S LITTLE ITALY by Tiziano
January 07, 2014 02:44 AM | 9099 views | 0 0 comments | 456 456 recommendations | email to a friend
TROY'S LITTLE ITALY A book by Michael A. Esposito, published by ARCADIA PUBLISHING When I picked up this book at first, I was thrilled by the cover, and having read other books belonging to the Ima...
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In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, a small urn containing the ashes of Mattisyn Blaz is displayed on a bookshelf in front of a photo of the infant girl in the home of Jennifer Blaz, 34, in Butte, Mont. At least 760 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities, The Associated Press has found, including the death of 2-month-old Mattisyn. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.


2014-12-18 08:18:06 -0500
By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said. The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi drew quick condemnation from India and is likely to hinder attempts to patch up relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors. The court ruling came as Pakistan was struggling to come to terms its biggest ever militant attack, the killing on Tuesday of 132 school children and nine members of staff in Peshawar city. ...
2014-12-18 08:15:30 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy "courageous."
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