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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 179 179 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 | 200 200 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 | 190 190 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 | 196 196 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 | 245 245 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 | 321 321 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 | 321 321 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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Christian Doran, 28, co-founder of People for the Pavilion passes
Christian Doran, co-founder of People for the Pavilion, passed away on Saturday from an asthma attack. Doran, 28, was a Maspeth resident involved in a movement to preserve the New York State Pavili...
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Bike Infrastructure blueprints unveiled for CB5
Industrial businesses worry new lanes bring up liability issues
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Councilman proposes tighter youth football regulations
Bill to require sideline doctors for all games and practices
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CB5 to meet, discuss 2014 street fairs
Community Board 5 will hold it's monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda includes a public fo...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/27/13-2/2/13)
Monday, Jan. 27 Anthony Rattoballi was arrested at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue for possession of a graffiti instrument by Officer Brink. Michael O'Connell was arrested at ...
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Legislative crack down on driving without a license
State pols introduce bills making offense a felony
Jan 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan’s Players to present The Wizard of Oz
The students of St. Stanislaus Kostka School have developed their own off-Broadway stage with several years of performances under their belts, and this year they are proud to present their own rend...
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104th Precinct warns of MoneyPak scam
Following a string of door-to-door scams from crooks posing as employees with Con Edison, officers at the 104th Precinct have issued a community alert. Con men claiming to work with various utility...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fate of our little street tree
WOODHAVEN DEVELOPMENTS
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104th Precinct Police Botter (1/20/14-1/26/14)
Monday, Jan. 20 Sandro Carrillo was arrested at 1821 Stockholm Street for assault by Officer Walsh, Harvey Breton was arrested at the intersection of Jefferson and Wyckoff avenues for petit larceny...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (1/13/14-1/19/14)
Monday, Jan. 13 Louis Canteli was arrested at 1872 Putnam Avenue for menacing and assault by Officer Campbell. Robert Quiles was arrested at 1671 Cornelia Street for assault Detective Diaquoi. Nich...
Jan 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chase Bank robbery on Grand Avenue
Police arrested a Staten Island man on Tuesday following a robbery at the Chase Bank at 66-02 Grand Ave. in Maspeth. After responding to a 911 call at approximately 3:25 p.m. that a man later ident...
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Woman hit & killed in Maspeth
Unlicensed driver was making an illegal left turn
Jan 20, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct uses “Eyesore of the Week” to make an arrest
New Conditions Officer nabs graffiti artist on 71st in Maspeth
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Queens board hears about DSNY composting program
Food waste recycling initiative expanding to borough
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. showing Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index that edged 9.93 points higher to 17,818.68 while the U.S. dollar is traded at 120.18-22 Japanese yen. Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading Friday in Asia, as most markets in the region and across the globe were closed for Christmas holidays. China's Shanghai Composite Index extended gains in the second day of a rebound from this week's earlier sell-off. Nikkei rose 10.21 points or 0.06 percent and closed at 17,818.96 for the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)U.S. stocks edged higher early Friday as relatively quiet trading resumed a day after Christmas. The gains followed mixed action in Asian markets. Most European markets were closed.


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Russia's President Putin speaks during a meeting of the State Council and the Presidential Council for Culture and Art, at the Kremlin in MoscowMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance. Moscow's previous military doctrine, signed by Putin in 2010, also identified NATO expansion as a top risk to Russia, but the stakes have risen sharply over the past year. Russia said this week NATO was turning Ukraine into a "frontline of confrontation" and threatened to sever remaining ties if Ukraine's hopes of joining NATO were realized. ...


2014-12-26 09:47:30 -0500

Attendees walk between signs for Sony PlayStation and Microsoft's XBox on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, on June 11, 2013The online gaming networks for Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox consoles -- hot gifts this Christmas -- have gone dark in what hackers said was a coordinated attack. The outage started Christmas Day and went into Friday, PlayStation and Xbox said on their Twitter feeds, adding that they were working to restore service. The name is the same used by a group of hackers that has targeted Sony in the past, though it was not possible to verify the Twitter account's authenticity.


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