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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 92 92 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 | 116 116 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 | 103 103 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 | 111 111 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 | 155 155 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 | 231 231 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 | 243 243 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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Juniper Valley Park playground remodel continues
Parks unveils phase two plans
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get crafty at Purple Petals Studio
See what's in store for Halloween
Oct 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asphalt plant to open on LIC/Maspeth border
Will be next to Waste Management on Newtown Creek
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Monuments find a new home in cemetery
Though V.F.W. Post 123 was recently forced to sell its building in Ridgewood and relocate to a smaller storefront due to dwindling membership, its aging members gathered on Friday for a joyous occa...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/11/10-10/17/10)
Monday, Oct. 11 Eva Liu was arrested at 1921 Menahan Street for assault by Officer Hopson. Tonilynn Sarrica was arrested at the intersection of Shaler and Catalpa Avenues for criminal contempt by D...
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Ragamuffins to hit the streets on Halloween
Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, some princesses and pirates too, will march their way down Grand Avenue Halloween night at the annual Maspeth Lions Ragamuffin Parade. The parade begins at 7 p.m. outsid...
Oct 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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State proposes banning soda purchases with food stamps
If the state and city get their way, food stamp recipients would be barred from using government subsidies to purchase sugary drinks that studies show lead to obesity and diabetes. The controversia...
Oct 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/27/10-10/10/10)
Monday, Sept. 27 Galo Montenegro was arrested at the intersection of the Jackie Robinson Parkway and Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Harge. Kevin Velsquez was arrested...
Oct 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dead man found in Maspeth playground
A dead man was discovered inside Maspeth's Reiff Playground Thursday morning in an apparent suicide. The body was found dangling from a set of monkey bars in the playground at approximately 8 a.m. ...
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Review Of The Top High Schools in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan
It’s An Investment – Not A Cost
Oct 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community remembers 12 year old killed by truck
Mass, memorial walk honor Freddie Endres
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Maspeth streets to become off-limits to trucks
Flushing and Grand will no longer be truck routes
Sep 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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P.S. 153 intersection dangerous: parents
Want four-way stop sign, light or a speed bump
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
9/20/2010 - 9/26/2010
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People flock to Grand Avenue for street fair
Event a chance to meet neighbors, local organizations
Sep 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo a farmer drives his tractor past a soybean field toward grain storage bins near Ladora, Iowa. U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba, and soybeans are one of the main products Cuba now buys from the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.


2014-12-19 01:42:03 -0500

Police cordon off the scene where eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years were found dead at a home in the northern Australian city of Cairns, police said on December 19, 2014, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbingEight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns on Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney. Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the Cairns tragedy heartbreaking, coming with Australia already in an outpouring of national grief over Monday's dramatic standoff in Sydney, which left two hostages and the gunman dead. "This is an unspeakable crime." Cairns police said they were called to the scene in the northern city and found the bodies of the children, aged between 18 months and 15 years. Cairns is a tropical city with a population of more than 150,000 people and is popular with international tourists as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia's biggest tourist sites.


2014-12-19 01:38:03 -0500

File - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, shows an arm restraint on the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Attorneys for 21 death row inmates who will be in a federal court this week challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection procedure outlined their strategy in court documents that reveal grisly new details in the botched execution of an inmate in April, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state's death penalty.


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