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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 | 81 81 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 | 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 | 178 178 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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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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Maurice J. O’Connor
Maurice J. O’Connor passed away on July 25th, 2014 at the age of 36 years. Beloved Father of Melanie. Loving Son of Maurice J. and Nora Mary. Dear Brother of Caroline O’Connor-Albert and David. Fun...
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Dolores Wincknowski
Dolores Wincknowski passed away on July 25th, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Beloved Mother of Marilyn Davis, James, William and Glenn Wincknowski. Dear Sister of Ursula Maddalena. Grandmother of Gin...
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Robert Carpenter
Robert Carpenter passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Betty, Loving father of Jessica, Marisa and Robert, cherished grandfather of Lucas, Logan and Stella. Dea...
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Ella Nerlich
Ella Nerlich passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 102. Place of death Marietta, GA. Beloved Wife of the late Karl Nerlich. Loving Mother of Marie Karsch, Otto Nerlich, Joseph Nerlich...
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Edward Catapano
Edward Catapano passed away on Saturday, August 02, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of Rose Catapano. Loving Father of Anthony Catapano, Vincent Catapano, Mary Vitale and Roseann Fornito. Ch...
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Alexander Bloch
Alexander Bloch passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the age of 41. Beloved Son of Krystyna and the late Meieczyslaw Bloch. Loving Brother, Wonderful Uncle and Dear Nephew. Funeral Services were...
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Adolpho Sabogal walks with a Cuban flag at a protest in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Sabogal, who is originally from Columbia, said he was apolitical but came to support the Cuban community, as well as sell Cuban flags to the crowd. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)MIAMI (AP) — Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.


2014-12-20 18:35:46 -0500
(Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, the New York Times reported, in the first deaths of police officers by gunfire in the city in three years. The officers were patrolling in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. NYPD Deputy Chief Kim Royster said it appeared the shots struck them in the upper body, the newspaper said. The gunman opened fire on the officers from the patrol car's passenger side and fled into a nearby subway station. ...
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Workers remove a poster for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood, California, December 18, 2014North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington's "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation. The US blames the isolated state for the hacking which prompted the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of "The Interview", a madcap romp about a CIA plot to kill leader Kim Jong-Un which infuriated North Korea. Mark Stroh, a National Security Council spokesman, Saturday reiterated the White House's confidence that North Korea was behind the attack on Sony, adding, "if the North Korean government wants to help, they can admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages this attack caused".


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