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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 205 205 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 | 229 229 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 | 217 217 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 | 221 221 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 | 270 270 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 | 345 345 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 | 339 339 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 (3/21/11-3/27/11)
Monday, Mar. 21 No Arrests Tuesday, Mar. 22 Mensor Kurti was arrested at the intersection of Seneca and Greene avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Zak. Hector Rodriguez was arrested at...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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New financial empowerment center opens in Queens
A new financial empowerment center has opened in Central Queens and Department of Consumer Affairs commissioner Jonathan Mintz, along with the Citi Foundation, Queens Community House and the Financ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/14/11-3/20/11)
Click on the red dot for detailed information. Monday, Mar. 14 Valencia Lowe was arrested at the intersection of 85th Street and Myrtle Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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City still replanting trees lost in last year’s tornado
Community boards 5 and 7 top priority list
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven altercation leaves one teen dead
One teenager is dead after an altercation early Saturday morning following a house party in Woodhaven, which was crashed by a group of teenagers who then beat Anthony Callao, 18, to death. The part...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/7/11-3/13/11)
Click on the red dot on the map to see the crime, location, and date. Monday, Mar. 7 Jaime Suriel was arrested at 89-88 Cooper Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer Mays. Nancy Pasquirre was arre...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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At the Maspeth Senior Center, friendships mean everything
Facility would close under gov.’s budget proposal
Mar 15, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA move out of Brooklyn into Maspeth meets contention
Photos by Michael O'Kane The Access-a-Ride fleet at 65 Commercial Street in Greenpoint is on its way to another site in Maspeth, but elected officials and residents are protesting the move, saying ...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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City agrees to smaller school savings take-back
Opponents say new plan isn't enough
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/28/11-3/6/11)
Monday, Feb. 28 Anthony Jackson was arrested at 551 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Caputo. Frank Cruz was arrested at 4562 Fairview Avenue for assault by Officer Melisurgo. Ch...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vallone aims to smash FDNY’s “crash tax”
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. is taking on the Fire Department’s proposed “crash tax.” With legislation that will be introduced into the City Council on March 23, the councilman aims to halt any ef...
Mar 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outer borough jobs up, but transit services lag
Study finds commuting up between Brooklyn and Queens
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/21/11-2/27/11)
Monday, Feb. 21 Eddis Rodriguez was arrested at 913 Wyckoff Avenue for assault by Officer Taveras. Robert Schuerdffeger was arrested at 80-77 Cypress Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Leon. I...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's 'Biggest Loser'
Wellness coach launches weight loss challenge
Feb 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amalgamated Bank in Maspeth robbed
Perp leaves with an undetermined amount of money
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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This photo released by Disney Enterprises, Inc. shows Meryl Streep as the Witch in a scene from the film, “Into the Woods." The movie opened in theaters Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises, Inc., Peter Mountain)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christmas saw the arrival of a host of fresh fare for moviegoers, but "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" were no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies."


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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) — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.


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In this image taken from a video released by the Italian Air Force, smoke billows from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic, top right, after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. A ferry carrying about 470 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation. Greek and Italian rescue helicopters and vessels struggled to reach the stricken ferry, battered by 90 kilometer per hour (55 mph) winds that sent it up toward the strait between Italy and Albania. (AP Photo/Italian Air Force)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation.


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