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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 177 177 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 | 200 200 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 | 189 189 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 | 196 196 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 | 29 29 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 | 245 245 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 | 320 320 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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Walter A. Mikoleski
Walter A. Mikoleski passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 87. Beloved Husband of the late Margaret Mikoleski. Loving Father of Lawrence Mikoleski and William Mikoleski and Fathe...
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James R. Shanahan
James R. Shanahan passed away on Saturday, September 07, 2013 at the age of 26. Beloved Son of Kenneth and Patricia Shanahan. Loving Brother of Kristine DeSena (Nicholas), Matthew Shanahan and Kevi...
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Sorin D. Radulesco
Sorin D. Radulesco of Ridgewood passed away on September 4, 2013 at the age of 44. A native of Romania. Devoted father of Daniela and Steven. Beloved uncle of Bianca. Dear brother of Carmen and Mar...
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Arthur T. Morales
Arthur T. Morales passed away in Virginia Beach, VA on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Husband of Anna Morales. Loving Father of Arthur A. Morales (Karen L.), Concetta Morales, C...
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Caroline Mole
Caroline Mole passed away on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Wife of the late Richard S. Mole. Loving Mother of Margaret Ruller and Richard A. Mole and Mother-in-Law of Pete...
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Mary Pirc
Mary Pirc passed away on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at the age of 90. Beloved Sister of John Pirc. Loving Aunt of Edward & Jill and John & Jenny. Dear Great-Aunt of Jessica, Allison & Cole Caulf...
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Giovanna DeSantis
Giovanna DeSantis passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Carmine DeSantis. Loving Mother of Biagio DeSantis and Carmelina Pizzariello and Mother-in-Law of...
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Pietro Savasta
Pietro Savasta passed away on Friday, September 06, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of the late Caterina. Loving Father of George Aldo Savasta, Vito (Rita) Savasta, Maria (Lillo) Calvaruso, ...
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Mary Bolton
Mary Bolton passed away on Friday, September 06, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of the late Charles Bolton. Loving Daughter of Mary and the late Michael Kilbarry. Dear Sister of John Kilbarry ...
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Willibald Weilharter
Willibald Weilharter of Ridgewood passed away on August 12, 2013 at the age of 79. A native of Austria. He was the beloved husband of Erika. Devoted father of Norbert & Martina LoGuidice. Dear brot...
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Helen Bergendale
Helen Bergendale passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Albert Bergendale. Loving Mother of James, Mary, Alex and the late Carol. Cherished Grandmother ...
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Arthur T. Morales
Arthur T. Morales passed away in Virginia Beach, VA on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Husband of the late Anna Morales. Loving Father of Arthur A. Morales (Karen L.), Concetta M...
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Catherine V. Czyzak
Catherine V. Czyzak passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Leo J. Czyzak. Loving Mother of Mary Ann Sacco, Robert Czyzak, Rick Czyzak and Leo J. Czyzak...
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Lucy N. Angelicola
Lucy N. Angelicola passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the age of 96. Beloved Mother of Nicholas Angelicola. Loving Sister of Joseph Angelicola and the late Augie Angelicola and Caroline A...
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Catherine A. Byrne
Catherine A. Byrne passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the age of 73. Cherished daughter of the late Alice and John Byrne. Loving Mother of the late Steven. Dear Sister of John M. Byrne Jr....
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, abortion rights activists hold candles and display pictures in memory of Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital, during a protest rally outside Ireland's government headquarters in Dublin. A lawyer representing a 17-week-old fetus living inside the clinically dead body of its mother says the unborn child's right to life trumps the woman's right to a dignified death. Conor Dignam made his closing arguments Wednesday to three Dublin High Court judges who must decide whether Ireland's anti-abortion laws permit the woman's life support machines to be turned off. Their judgment is expected Friday. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, file)DUBLIN (AP) — Irish judges have ruled that life support should be removed from a brain-dead pregnant woman because her living 18-week-old fetus cannot survive to birth.


2014-12-26 09:10:21 -0500

An employee counts Russian rouble banknotes at a small private shop in KrasnoyarskBy Darya Korsunskaya and Vladimir Abramov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, its finance minister said on Friday, as authorities scaled up their bailout for the first bank to succumb to the recent rouble crisis. The economy is slowing sharply as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis deter foreign investment and spur capital flight, and as a slump in oil prices severely reduces Russia's export revenues and pummels the rouble. ...


2014-12-26 09:08:54 -0500

Candles light up Phuket Island's tsunami-hit Patong Beach, 31 January 2005, as hundreds attended a candlelight vigilBanda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - 13:40 GMT - AFP IS CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT - on remembering the 220,000 people who died on Boxing Day a decade ago when an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered devastating tsunami waves, which ripped through coastal areas of the Indian Ocean in one of the worst natural disasters in human history.


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