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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 10 10 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 | 58 58 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 | 78 78 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 | 102 102 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 | 89 89 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 | 96 96 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 | 140 140 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 | 216 216 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 | 234 234 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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Vets honored in MidVille parade
Only in its second year, the Queens Veterans Day Parade is quickly becoming one of the most popular events in Middle Village. This year's parade took place on Sunday, November 7. The parade began a...
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Concerns about a rowdy Maspeth schoolyard
Amidst residents' concerns that the schoolyard of P.S. 153 in Maspeth is being abused by the public after hours, Principal Susan Bauer pointed out a spike in teen pranks is not unusual around Hallo...
Nov 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/1/10 to 11/7/10)
Monday, Nov. 1 Edgar Ordaz was arrested at 553 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Chiarello. Tuesday, Nov. 2 Michael Glass was arrested at 78-67 79th Lane for aggravated harassment b...
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I.S. 73’s old library is new again
When students and faculty came back to I.S. 73 in Maspeth after summer vacation, the school library they returned to was the same one they knew and loved - but with a $120,000 facelift. Over the su...
Nov 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scenes from the Maspeth 'Ragamuffin' Halloween Parade

Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decision 2010
STATEWIDE/STATE SENATE RACES
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Decision 2010
ASSEMBLY RACES
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/25/10 to 10/31/10)
Monday, Oct. 25 Josef Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of 57th Road and 61st Street for reckless driving by Officer Babayev. Christopher Nardone was arrested at 78-20 76th Street for tres...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Lions raise laughs & funds
Nearly 150 people packed the St. Stanislaus School Hall in Maspeth on Saturday night for a comedy show and dance called “The Honeymoaners,” to raise money for the Maspeth Lions Club. The Maspeth Li...
Oct 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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15th State Senatorial District: Vote Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
In his first term in office Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. has proved that conscientious, hard-working lawmakers can turn this state around, if we give them the chance. Addabbo deserves another two years ...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kane, dedicated to youth baseball, passes away
Bob Kane, a Maspeth icon for eight decades, passed away Saturday at the age of 90. A lifelong Maspethite and sports legend, Kane spent most of his adult time making sure youngsters in Queens were i...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new president
As one era ends, another begins for the Maspeth Kiwanis, which will continue to do good in the neighborhood as the club welcomes a new president. Though Lou Bekios was just inducted on October 21, ...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/18/10-10/24/10)
Monday, Oct. 18 Fanny Jimenez was arrested at 80-12 Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Paiyear. Ludwik Kisner was arrested at 60-84 Myrtle Avenue for robbery by Officer H...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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30th Assembly District: Vote Marge Markey
ENDORSEMENT 2010
Oct 25, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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HAVANA (Reuters) - Alan Gross, a 65-year-old U.S. foreign aid worker freed from a Cuban prison on Wednesday, was arrested in Cuba in 2009 and sentenced to 15 years for importing banned technology and trying to establish clandestine Internet service for Cuban Jews. Here are some facts about Gross: Gross was a longtime supporter of Jewish causes and a career development consultant who traveled the world on private contracts before taking his Cuba assignment. He had only once previously visited Cuba and spoke very limited Spanish. ...
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People come to lay flowers to pay respect to the shooting victims at a temporary memorial site close to the Lindt cafe in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The siege ended early Tuesday with a barrage of gunfire that left two hostages and the Iranian-born gunman dead, and a nation that has long prided itself on its peace rocked to its core. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.


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President Barack Obama, right, puts his arm around Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, as first lady Michelle Obama applauds during a Hanukkah reception Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in the Grand Foyer of the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.


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