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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 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 | 34 34 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 | 84 84 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 | 116 116 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 | 138 138 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 | 126 126 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 | 134 134 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...
Health Warning! Please Don't Blow!
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Before you blow your leaves, consider this:  Ø  Gas lawn blowers are linked to cancer and might eventually be outlawed. They operate at a speed that is similar to hurricane winds, and stir up pesti...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 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 | 255 255 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...

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The Tenor, A Novel by Peter Danish, revisits Maria Callas wartime years by Tiziano
April 06, 2014 10:20 PM | 19493 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 | 17377 views | 0 0 comments | 953 953 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 | 29258 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 | 24757 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 | 9138 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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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, pictured in 2011, was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell saidBoxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for three decades, was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman said late Saturday. The 72-year-old Ali was admitted Saturday and is not expected to remain in the hospital long, Bob Gunnell said. "He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected," Gunnell said. Ali's doctor Abraham Lieberman warned in November that Parkinson's can be deadly because it makes sufferers susceptible to falling or if people with the disease have trouble swallowing and then develop pneumonia.


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Jewish children watch their father light candles during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. The Jewish festival of light is an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians hurling stones at Jewish settlers' cars in the West Bank lightly injured a 4-year-old Israeli boy on Sunday, the Israeli military said.


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Saudi Arabia's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim Naimi leaves the hall during the opening day of the 10th Arab energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief says that allegations the kingdom conspired to bring oil prices down to harm its neighbors are false.


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