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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 164 164 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 | 186 186 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 | 176 176 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 | 182 182 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 | 232 232 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 | 306 306 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 | 309 309 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/3/14-3/9/14)
Monday, Mar. 3 Nico Carabetta was arrested at 79-80 77th Road for grand larceny by Officer Demarco. Charles Bartone was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for theft of servi...
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Vision Zero a new focus for 104th Precinct
Officers in the 104th Precinct are now implementing some of the initiatives in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic plan. “There’s going to be a greater emphasis in this precinct, and all oth...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials show resounding support for St. Pat’s for All
After Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would not be participating in the 253rd New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to its continued choice not to allow gay banners, he joined several electe...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/24/14-3/2/14)
Monday, Feb. 24 Stephen Hartie was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for a traffic offense by Officer Kaufman. Calvin Peebles was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for ...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek advocates say city is misguided in cleanup project
Group pushes for a long-term solution
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some fear traffic issues with three new restaurants
With traffic already congested on Queens Boulevard, things could get worse when three new restaurants - Olive Garden, Joe’s Crab Shack and Longhorn Steakhouse - open across from Queens Center Mall ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th cops honored for nabbing cell phone thief
For their efforts in nabbing a 40-year-old homeless man that shoved a woman pushing a baby carriage to steal her cell phone, 104th Precinct Captain Christopher Manson awarded the two arresting offi...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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De Blasio and DOT attack potholes
Severe winter has turned streets into a battlefield
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104th Precinct Police blotter (2/17/14-2/23/14)
Monday, Feb. 17 John Carlo was arrested at 62-52 80th Street for criminal contempt by Officer Eastman. Jakub Baran was arrested at 59-07 Maspeth Avenue for assault by Officer Mathlier-Potter. Steph...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dillingham ready to bring change to education in Queens
Borough President Melinda Katz has named Forest Hills resident Deborah Dillingham the new Queens representative on the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP). “I am honored that Borough President Melin...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek activists host watershed info seminars
New alert system notifies residents of CSO discharges
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slow commute times in a frigid borough
MTA says bus-tracking technology coming to Queens
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/10/14-2/16/14)
Monday, Feb. 10 Sergio Ortiz was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for theft of service by Officer Phillips. Marlon Maldonado was arrested at 57-39 Cooper Avenue for giving...
Feb 18, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Timing of Middle Village principal retirement a bit awkward
Says he put in paperwork before sexual harassment allegations
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/3/13-2/9/13)
Monday, Feb. 3 Robert Wilamowski was arrested at 58-48 75th Street for criminal mischief by Officer Maksimiuk. Jonathan Bohan was arrested at 62-45 81st Street for petit larceny by Officer Chiarell...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2014, file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown makes an opening statement at a meeting of the Western Governors' Association where a panel met to discuss the drought that has gripped California for the last three years, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Continuing a Christmas Eve tradition, Brown issued pardons to 105 people Wednesday, Dec. 24 before retracting one to a man hours later after learning he had not disclosed recent discipline by financial regulators, a spokesman said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Continuing a Christmas Eve tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 105 people Wednesday, before retracting one to a man hours later after learning he had not disclosed recent discipline by financial regulators, a spokesman said.


2014-12-25 01:17:18 -0500

Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2014 at the VaticanPope Francis will offer his annual Christmas blessing on Thursday, traditionally an occasion to appeal for remedies to the world's woes. The plight of Christians and other religious minorities suffering persecution in the Middle East, notably at the hands of the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group, is expected to rank high among his concerns, along with the war in Syria and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.


2014-12-25 01:15:57 -0500

Travelers wait in the rain to board a bus for Washington, D.C. in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Christmas Eve is shaping up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — If it's a white Christmas you're after, you'd better follow this familiar advice: Go West.


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