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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 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 | 73 73 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 | 122 122 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 | 203 203 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 | 226 226 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 | 215 215 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 | 218 218 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 | 268 268 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 | 343 343 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 | 337 337 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 (11/7/11-11/13/11)
Monday, Nov. 7 Joanna Oszczypaca was arrested at the intersection of 60th and Bleecker streets for theft of service by Officer Murtha. Ivan Baez was arrested at 67-29 Central Avenue for assault by ...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrest made in hit & run that killed Maspeth man
Suspect Peter Rodriguez arrested in Connecticut
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Vets march in Middle Village parade
The 3rd Annual Queens Veterans Day Parade was held this past Sunday, November 6, in Middle Village. Veteran and community groups joined elected officials in a march from 80th Street and Metropolita...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village railyards get two new hookups
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced on Tuesday, November 1, that local legislators successfully negotiated with CSX Freight Corporation to install two new hookup sites in an effort to reduce t...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A beautiful street
Maspeth Chamber of Commerce aims to turn Grand Avenue into a vibrant shopping strip
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (10/31/11-11/6/11
Monday, Oct. 31 Richard Depasquale was arrested at 68-78 76th Street for assault by Officer McElliogott. Edwin Casiano was arrested at 55-60 Myrtle Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Off...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/24/11-11/30/11)
Monday, Oct. 24 Gerald Gomez was arrested at 1728 Summerfield Street for assault by Officer Gomez. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Cesar Cosme was arrested at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 59th Street for ...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A roaring Halloween with the Maspeth Lions
The Maspeth Lions Club hosted its annual children's Halloween Ragamuffin Parade this past Monday. Children in costume marched down Grand Avenue to the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot at 69th St...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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$10K reward for hit-and-run driver
Maspeth to killer: “We will find you”
Nov 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/17/11-10/23/11)
Monday, Oct. 17 Bryan Payero was arrested at the intersection of Stephen Street and Cypress Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Rogers. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Gregory Highland was arres...
Oct 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lew Picardi, local musician, passes away at 80
On Friday, October 21, Maspeth lost a veteran, father, and musician. Louis P. Picciano, who was better known by his stage name, Lew Picardi, started singing in grammar school and was an immediate “...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspect in crash that killed Maspeth man
Police have identified a suspect who is believed to have been behind the wheel of a car that caused an early morning accident in Maspeth on October 15, killing a popular local bar owner. Geroge Gib...
Oct 25, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/11/11-10/16/11)
Monday, Oct. 11 Justin Noboa was arrested at the intersection of Gates and Cypress avenues for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Lodato. Tuesday, Oct. 12 Anna Lopez was arrested at 61-26 76...
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Transportation issues drive CB meeting
Board also votes on new budget
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth hit-and-run kills one
Victim identified as owner of Maspeth bar
Oct 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore.


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A Changi Airport staff holds up a sign to direct possible next-of-kins of passengers of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, at Changi Airport in SingaporeBy Chris Nusatya and Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's air force was searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (6.17 p.m. EST), officials said. ...


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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have ordered the evacuation of a ferry bound for Italy with 466 people on board after a fire broke out in the car deck.
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