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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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Concetta Pollina
Concetta Pollina passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Benjamin Pollina. Loving Mother of Richard & Lori Pollina. Cherished Grandmother of Marissa Poll...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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John J. O’Hare (Buddy)
John J. O’Hare (Buddy) passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 85. Born on July 29, 1929 in New York City, Former Employee of Ruperts, Schaefer and Strohs Breweries. Husband of Hele...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casimir A. Petekiewicz
Casimir A. Petekiewicz passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 99. Beloved Husband of the late Rose Petekiewicz . Loving Father of Maryann Petekiewicz, Anthony Petekiewicz (Nancy), ...
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Francisco Basanta
Francisco Basanta passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of Marie. Loving Father of Frank and Joseph. Dear Brother of Jose. Religious Services were offered at...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Olivia Leger
Olivia Leger passed away on Thursday, November 06, 2014 at the age of 90. Loving Mother of Lucila Leger Guzman and Julio Leger. Cherished Grandmother of Ivan, Michelle, Rafaela, Sofie, Miguel, and ...
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Kazimierz Sitarz
Kazimierz Sitarz passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Krystyna. Loving Father of Dorota Caetano, Iwona Leger, Anna Rojas, Marta Sitarz, and Father-in-Law of...
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Guiomar Henao
Guiomar Henao passed away on Sunday, November 09, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Wife of Ancizar. Loving Mother of Diana Conti and the late Claudia. Cherished Grandmother of Veronica and Kyle. Dear...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teresa Kasparian
Teresa Kasparian passed away in Niceville, FL on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late George Kasparian. Loving Mother of Jean Materese and Mother-in-Law of Frank. ...
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Harry Marrero
Harry Marrero passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Brother of Norma Ostraco and Brother-in-Law of Frank. Cherished Uncle of Toby, Jason and Stephanie. Also survived by...
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Ngin Zalangh
Ngin Zalangh passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Khual Z. Man. Loving Father of Joseph S. Mung, Do Khan Khup, Thang Cin Pau, Nem Deih Lun, Ngai Sian Dim, Th...
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Gregory E. Rivas
Gregory E. Rivas passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 59. Beloved Husband of Anita M. Rivas. Loving Father of Jennifer, Felix, Gregory, Annie, David, Debby and Greg. Cherished Gr...
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Joseph A. DeSalvo
Joseph A. DeSalvo passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the age of 65. Beloved Father of Christina DeSalvo and Dustin DeSalvo. Cherished Son of Christina and the late Angelo DeSalvo. Loving Br...
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Ann M. Mooney
Ann M. Mooney passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Mother of Patricia McCarrick , John Mooney, Ann Marie Cossin, Peter Mooney & Kathleen Carbone and Mother-in-Law of ...
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Ruth Kempisty
Ruth Kempisty First Anniversary In Heaven September 24, 1918-October 29, 2014 We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about yesterday And days before that too. We thin...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Bishok
Thomas Bishok passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved Husband of the late Leona Bishok. Loving Father of Eileen Bishok and Joyce Leonard and Father-in-Law of Thomas. Che...
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Students and teachers celebrate after listening to a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States, at a school in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Castro said profound differences remain between Cuba and the U.S. in areas such as human rights, foreign policy and questions of sovereignty, but that the countries have to learn to live with their differences "in a civilized manner." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being.


2014-12-18 07:17:56 -0500

Russian President Putin gestures during his annual end-of-year news conference in MoscowMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the six world powers and Iran were "very close" to reaching an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. He also told his annual end-of-year news conference that economic ties between Moscow and Teheran would benefit if the deal were clinched. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Elizabeth Piper)


2014-12-18 07:14:31 -0500
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.
2014-12-18 07:06:25 -0500