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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 77 77 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 | 71 71 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 | 121 121 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 | 196 196 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 | 220 220 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 | 208 208 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 | 213 213 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 | 261 261 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 | 337 337 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 | 47 47 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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Gregory Hall
Gregory Hall passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Brother of Frances Wu, Joseph Hall and Theresa Callahan. Cherished Uncle. Private Cremation was held on Tuesday, August...
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Victor Aguirre
Victor Aguirre passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of Norma Aguirre. Loving Brother of Nicholas Aguirre and Brother-in-Law of Lucy, Guionar, Ancizar and Martha...
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William J. Isoldi
William J. Isoldi passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Husband of Ann Nappi. Loving Father of Nicholas, Phil, Bob, and Barbara. Cherished Grandfather of Robert, Chris,...
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Milan Svilar
Milan Svilar passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Husband of the late Stanka Svilar. Loving Father of Jack Svilar, William Svilar and Donyal Svilar and Father-in-Law of ...
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Dr. Leopold Hedbavny, Jr
Dr. Leopold Hedbavny, Jr. of Glendale, New York, Formerly of Manhattan, passed away on August 16, 2014 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Marie L. Hedbavny, brother of Elizabeth Snell,...
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Stephen Orlovsky
Stephen Orlovsky passed away August 15th, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Beloved Husband of Stella. Dear Brother-in-Law of Rosemary. Also survived by Nieces and Nephews: Paula & Paul Barthelemy, Laur...
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Helen Kabasinskas
Helen Kabasinskas passed away August 7th, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Beloved Aunt of Thomas and Robert Sladowski. Funeral Mass at Transfiguration RC Church, Monday, August 11th, 9:30 A.M. Interme...
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Catherine F. Healey
Catherine F. Healey passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Raymond J. Healey. Loving Mother of Eileen Schmidt (Frank), Margaret Browne (William) and Raym...
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Helen Jakubiel
Helen Jakubiel passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the age of 95. Beloved Wife of the late Wladyslaus Jakubiel. Loving Mother of Robert Jakubiel and Susan Jakubiel and Mother-in-Law of Ann....
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Jorge Aguilera
Jorge Aguilera passed away on Saturday, August 09, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Husband of the late Beartriz. Loving Father of Adriana, Beatriz, and Cynthia, and Father-in-Law of Nicanor, Carlos ...
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Henry V. Andreana
Henry V. Andreana of Ditmas Park passed away on August 5, 2014 at the age of 91. A native of Ditmas Park. Devoted Father of Henry, Angelina, Patricia and Barbera. Also survived by 14 Grandchildren ...
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Mildred Rose Rivenburg
Mildred Rose Rivenburg passed away on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Mother of Randy Rivenburg and Janet Pagan and Mother-in-Law of Linda and Arsenio. Cherished Grandmother of...
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Irene Blanke
Irene Blanke passed away on Thursday, August 07, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Mother of George Blanke and James Blanke. Cherished Grandmother of Nick, Andrew, Ashley, Jackie, Samantha and Justin....
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Irene Petrochko
Irene Petrochko passed away on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late George Petrochko. Loving Mother of Virginia and Mother-in-Law of Steven. Also survived by numerous...
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John E. Cennamo
John E. Cennamo passed away on August 1st, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Beloved Father of Maria Shane and John E. Cennamo. Dear Brother of Frank Cennamo. Grandfather of Matthew, Stacey, Laura and E...
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FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There’s room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding ‘meh.’(AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.


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A snow-plough clears the street in Winterberg, western Germany, Saturday Dec. 27, 2014. Weather forecasts predict more snowfall. (AP Photo/dpa, Marius Becker)LONDON (AP) — Snow and icy weather swept through parts of Europe on Saturday, stranding drivers overnight and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain.


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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 1983 file photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope John Paul II, left, meets Mehmet Ali Agca, in Agca's prison cell in Rome. The Vatican says the Turk who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 has laid flowers on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica. A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said the surprise visit Saturday by Mehmet Ali Agca lasted a few minutes. As with other flowers left by visitors to the tomb, the white blossoms were later removed by basilica workers. John Paul visited the incarcerated Agca in 1983 and later intervened with Italian authorities to gain Agca's release in 2000 from the Italian prison where he was serving a life sentence for the assassination attempt in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, File)VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.


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