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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 14 14 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 | 62 62 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 | 82 82 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 | 106 106 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 | 93 93 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 | 100 100 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 | 144 144 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 | 220 220 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...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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Charles Schnell
Charles Schnell passed away on Sep 05, 2010 at the age of 65. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Bauer). He was the dear brother of Betty Kidd and Patricia Hirt and the dear brother-in-law...
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Dolores Konicke
Dolores Konicke passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. She was the beloved mother of Annmarie DePasquale, and Roland and Thomas Konicke. She was the loving grandmother of Madeline, Julia, and Cole...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Irene Gasparavich
Irene Gasparavich passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. She was the beloved sister of Alfred B. Olsen. She was the dear aunt of Nancy Wolf and Gregory and Christopher Olsen. Funeral Mass was held...
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Dennis Riley
Dennis Riley passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the age of 60. A proud Marine, he was the beloved husband of Georgette Schuchardt, and was the devoted godfather of Karen Bollmann. Services we...
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Robert Krachie
Robert Krachie passed away Thursday, August 5, at the age of 45. He was the loving son of Eleanor, and the dear brother of Edward J. and Eleanor Dunne. He was the dear brother-in-law of Steven. He ...
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Catherine Theresa Russin
Catherine Theresa Russin passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Sr. She was the loving mother of Stanley J. Russin, Jr., and Carol A...
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Maria Scandariato
Maria Scandariato passed away at the age of 102 on Monday, August 16, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonino. She was the loving mother of Nick Scandariato, Mattia Riggio, Frances Varv...
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Bernard Behling
Bernard Behling, a United States Army veteran who served during World War II, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy). He was t...
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George J. Tzoucalis
George J. Tzoucalis passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at the age of 79. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was the beloved husband of Dolores and devoted father of Michael and ...
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Mary Celebre
Mary Celebre passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Michael. She was the loving Mother of Judy, Laraine, Anthony, Martin and the late Micha...
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Jennie Caterina
Jennie Caterina passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved Wife of the late Peter. She was a loving mother of Peter Caterina, Vincent Caterina and Maria Licata. She...
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Frederick Petrizzo
Frederick Petrizzo passed away on Friday, August 6, 2010 at the age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Diana. He was a loving father of Nicole Shutte and Father-in-Law of Steven. He was the dear ...
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Albert Casolaro
Albert Casolaro passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the age of 69. He was the beloved father of Charles J. Casolaro, Albert Casolaro, and John Casolaro, and father-in-law of Thecia. He was ...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helen Tarantino
Helen Tarantino passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis. She was the loving mother of Patrick Tarantino, Susan DeVita, Adrienne Hart, and...
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Jennie Severino
Jennie Severino passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Cono. She was the loving sister of Marie Smith, Toni Cimino, and the late Louis Cimino,...
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This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Randall Park, center, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.


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Students and teachers celebrate after listening to a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States, at a school in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Castro said profound differences remain between Cuba and the U.S. in areas such as human rights, foreign policy and questions of sovereignty, but that the countries have to learn to live with their differences "in a civilized manner." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being.


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File photo of Luxembourg's then PM Juncker arriving at a European Union leaders summit in BrusselsBy Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Jean-Claude Juncker was voted out after two decades running Luxembourg, his victorious rivals were eager not to alienate tax gurus who had helped him make their tiny state rich. Indeed, so close are some to the new government that Ernst & Young's local boss helped negotiate the coalition deal that saw Xavier Bettel succeed Juncker as prime minister a year ago. Recent uproar over leaked documents showing how Luxembourg helped global companies avoid tax has clouded Juncker's first weeks as the EU's chief executive and Bettel has promised things will change. Both parties deny any talk of impropriety and their cooperation seems to worry few of Luxembourg's 240,000 voters.


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