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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 23 23 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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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Victoria Culicelli
Victoria Culicelli passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Orlando Joseph Culicelli. Loving Mother of Lois Culicelli. Dear Sister of the late Louis Vit...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vincent Caridi
Vincent Caridi passed away on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of the late Dorothy R. Caridi. Loving Father of Regina, Patricia, Valentina, Vincent Jr. and the late Ali...
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Marie Tuszynski
Marie Tuszynski passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Tuszynski. Loving Mother of William Tuszynski and Robert Tuszynski and Mother-in-Law of...
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Gennaro Mirra
Gennaro Mirra passed away on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of the late Isola Mirra. Loving Father of Ersilia Mirra, Anna Nicolino, Massimo Mirra, Sabato Mirra and ...
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Jorge E. Ramos
Jorge E. Ramos passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Maria J. Ramos. Loving Father of Edwin Ramos and Andrew Ramos and Father-in-Law of Cheryl. Cherished Grand...
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Faro Evola
Faro Evola passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Husband of the late Marianna Evola. Loving Father of Joseph A. Evola. Cherished Uncle of Margaret, Frank and Helen. ...
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Gaidis, Delores (nee) Wernicki
Gaidis, Delores (nee) Wernicki on Aug. 28, 2014 Beloved Wife of John Gaidis. Loving Mother of Christopher, Dorian, and Marydee. Devoted Grandmother of Marielle, John, Christopher, Sarah, Michaela, ...
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Amelia Keras
Amelia Keras passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Keras. Loving Mother of Michael S. Keras. Cherished Grandmother of Susan & Richard Kennedy, Me...
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Frank E. Chatel
Frank E. Chatel passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of Marta Chatel. Loving Father of Niurka Farrugia and Father-in-Law of Manny. Cherished Grandfather of Paul,...
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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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United Nations Secretary General Ban speaks during a meeting with Liberia's President Johnson Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in MonroviaBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg CONAKRY (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged countries affected by the Ebola virus to avoid discriminating against healthcare workers fighting to end the disease. Ban was speaking in Guinea on the second day of a whistle-stop tour aimed at thanking healthcare workers of the countries at the heart of the epidemic. According to the latest World Health Organization figures, 7,373 people have died of Ebola in the three worst-affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. ...


2014-12-20 08:55:37 -0500

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.


2014-12-20 08:53:20 -0500

In this image provided by the Imperial War Museum, World War I German and British soldiers stand together on the battlefield near Ploegsteert, Belgium during Dec. 1914. Soldiers who had been killing each other by the tens of thousands for months climbed out of their soggy trenches to seek a shred of humanity amid the horrors of World War I. Hands reached out across the divide and in Flanders Fields a century ago, a spontaneous Christmas truce ever so briefly lifted the human spirit. (AP Photo/IWM, Q11718)PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night").


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