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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 159 159 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 | 236 236 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 | 246 246 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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NWF presents Maspeth High with Green Flag
Thanks to the efforts of students in the Maspeth Green Club, the National Wildlife Federation awarded Maspeth High School with the prestigious Green Flag, making them the fifth school in the city a...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/21/14-4/27/14)
Monday, Apr. 21 Freddy Fernandez was arrested at 1674 Cornelia Street for assault in the third degree by Officer McDonald. Victor Morrero was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Cornelia Street for driv...
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St. Stan's pastor to screen film on Aramaic language
Says findings hold an important place in history
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek Alliance pushes to cleanup Plank Road
An environmental activist could barely ask for a tougher beat than an industrial waterway, but that hasn’t stopped the Newtown Creek Alliance from working for the past 12 years to raise awareness a...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/14/14-4/20/14)
Monday, Apr. 14 Xavier Cayugna-Jara was arrested at 54-29 Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Sullivan. Onice Andino was arrested at 60-35 67th Avenue for criminal mischief by Of...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two sides to 70th St. one-way proposal
Petition in opposition, while pol to push implementation
Apr 16, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan's inducts eight into Hall of Fame
St. Stanislaus School inducted eight new people into its Hall of Fame Saturday night at a dinner at the Grand Avenue school that drew more than 200 people. The event raised more than $40,000, which...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/7/14-4/13/14)
Monday, Apr. 7 Sonia Rojas was arrested at the intersection of Borden and Maurice avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Toor. Rosa Ochoa was arrested at 59-93 Fresh Pond Road for endange...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens street now bears the name of late pope
In honor of the late leader of the Catholic Church, 56th Road between 61st and 64th streets in front of Holy Cross Church was renamed Pope John Paul II Way on Sunday. Pope John Paul II visited the ...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vietnam vets organize blood drive for Toro
Former group president suffering from war-related cancer
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/31/14-4/6/14)
Monday, Mar. 31 Curtis Porter was arrested at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 64th Street for robbery by Officer Rogers. Francisco Laurenno was arrested at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 6...
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Activist looks to oust longtime Maspeth assemblywoman
Fedkowskyj kicks off his campaign to unseat incumbent
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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One-way proposal for 70th Street in Maspeth
Confusion over exactly when change will occur
Apr 02, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marines memorialize Medal of Honor recipient
The United States Marine Corps League North Shore Detachment held its annual memorial service for Medal of Honor recipient Lace Corporal Thomas P. Noonan, Jr. at his gravesite in Calvary Cemetery i...
Apr 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/24/14-3/30/14)
Monday, Mar. 24 Roberto Cortes was arrested at 608 Seneca Ave. for driving while intoxicated by Officer Taveras. Alba Carrasco was arrested at 2127 Himrod St. for third-degree assault by Officer De...
Apr 02, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea condemned a hacking attack on Sony Pictures that the United States has blamed on North Korea and said they would cooperate in international efforts against cyber-crime as asked for by Washington. The government of China, North Korea's only major ally, has yet to respond to the U.S. call, but a state-run newspaper denounced Sony's comedy woven around a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as senseless and arrogant. ...
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FILE - Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL, in this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo taken in New York. A video released Friday Dec. 19, 2014 shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.


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Brazilian author Paulo Coelho gestures during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.


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