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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 261 261 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 | 270 270 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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Maspeth street changes stir debate
Rez have mixed feelings on plan
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Msgr. McClancy H.S. will go co-ed next year
School plans a 25% enrollment increase over four years
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/16/11-5/22/11)
Monday, May 16 Richard Candeloro was arrested at 67-05 Myrtle Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Bianchini. Victor Ramirez was arrested at 703 Fairview Avenue for criminal contempt by Offic...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small biz block board vote on Maspeth street change
Say “normalization” of five-leg intersection would kill business
May 17, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two to be honored at annual parade
Two Purple Heart Medal recipients, Arigo Fruner and Robert M. Reilly, will be recognized on Sunday, May 29, at a ceremony after the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The 2 p.m. ceremony will take place ...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/10/11-5/15/11
Monday, May 10 Anthony Rattoballi was arrested at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and Cypress Hills Street for making graffiti by Officer Dambinskas. Serrad Krcio was arrested at the intersection...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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2011 grand marshals revealed
Virginia and Andrew Frazier have been named the grand marshals of the 2011 Maspeth Memorial Day Parade, which will take place on Sunday, May 29. Andrew is a WWII veteran and was part of the U.S. Mi...
May 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst Park gets thumb's up
Parents, kids flock to new open space
May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille rail operation could be moved to cut noise
Deal being finalized to relocate transfer site
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104th Precinct Police blotter (5/2/11-5/8/11)
Monday, May 2 Carlos Borja was arrested at 46-25 Metropolitan Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer McCarren. Mariusz Sulowski was arrested at 1913 Bleecker Street for criminal contempt b...
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Bin Laden's death greeted with a mixture of relief, frustration
Osama bin Laden's death won't bring back Paula Guido's cousin, who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It won't replace Anthony Lahey's friend, either. But for many city residents...
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire guts a Maspeth landmark
O'Neill's Restaurant catches fire, completely destroyed
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/25/11-5/1/11)
Monday, April 25 Bruce Escalante was arrested at 1872 Starr Street for burglary by Detective Clifford. Fiordaliza Almonte was arrested at 1826 George Street for grand larceny by Detective Houlihan....
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blackouts burden Maspeth industrial businesses
There's a power struggle happening in Maspeth. While many don't think twice about power outages or brownouts, it's a reality that businesses in the industrial section of Maspeth have constantly had...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (4/18/11-4/24/11)
Monday, April 18 Reymin Duranreyes was arrested at the intersection of Vermont Place and Cypress Avenue for driving without a license by Officer Dove. Richard Serrano was arrested at the intersecti...
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MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several independent news websites have been blocked in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, where the government exerts close control of news media.
2014-12-21 09:38:02 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, farmers shout slogans against the construction of the planned inter-oceanic canal as they arrive for a national protest march in Managua, Nicaragua. The project is slated to open a huge waterway over what is now the town of Rio Grande, an evangelical-dominated town of 2,000 people with only a dirt road amid fields of corn, beans, banana and sorghum. Everything within 10 kilometers (6 miles) would be subject to expropriation. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run."


2014-12-21 09:32:15 -0500
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."
2014-12-21 09:30:26 -0500