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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 | 182 182 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 | 207 207 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 | 195 195 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 | 199 199 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 | 249 249 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 | 325 325 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 | 326 326 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 (2/14/11-2/20/11)
Monday, Feb. 14 Constantin Riesz was arrested at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Catalpa Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Conde. Samuel Jimenez was arrested at 60-36 My...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers testify against Walmart at second Council hearing
Sandra Carpenter worked at Walmart from 2008 to 2010 in Maryland. After being promoted to department manager, she led the workers and some would come to her for help. But she noticed a change in th...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro HS parents say no to Maspeth students on campus
At a public hearing, concerns of too many students and safety addressed
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT to unveil Maspeth Bypass plan
A highly anticipated report on the Maspeth Bypass plan will shed light on a decade-long project to improve traffic and air quality along Flushing and Grand avenues. The Department of Transportation...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/7/11-2/13/11)
Monday, Feb. 7 Michael Fiducia was arrested at 63-28 Woodhaven Boulevard for assault by Detective Ebron. Tuesday, Feb. 8 Charles Banks was arrested at 77-19 88th Street for driving without a licens...
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No site set yet: Efforts to keep Walmart out push on
A rally and City Council hearing leaned toward keeping the company out
Feb 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/31/11-2/6/11)
Monday, Jan. 31 Rafael Quintana was arrested at 61-29 75th Street for aggravated harassment by Detective Murray. Britt Spinosor was arrested at 66-62 Grand Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer D...
Feb 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelina Iavarone, matriarch with special recipes, dies at 87
Angelina Iavarone, the matriarch of the sprawling, family-owned specialty food company, whose recipes became popular take-home dishes at delis in Maspeth and on Long Island, died January 26. She wa...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/24/2011-1/30/2011)
Monday, Jan. 24 Mieczystaw Rostkowski was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Grzegorz Trazaska was arrested at 64-15 Palmetto Street for assault b...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markey sworn in to serve seventh term
Those that voted for Margaret Markey were able to see their choice for Assembly leader of the 30th District sworn in on Sunday, January 23. The lifelong resident of Maspeth will serve her seventh t...
Jan 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens State of the Borough
Marshall celebrates accomplishments, sets future goals
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow storm slams city (again)
Schools closed, mass transit crippled
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troop 45 gains another Eagle
Troop 45's newest Eagle Scout Christopher Roche was officially granted the Boy Scouts highest rank at a ceremony at Maspeth Town Hall on Saturday. Pictured with Roche (left to right) are sister Emi...
Jan 25, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens residents get to sound off on blizzard
Residents of Queens who couldn't make it to the January 10th hearing on the city's response to the blizzard got a chance to sound off at Borough Hall last week. A hearing on the December 26th blizz...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/17/11-1/23/11)
Monday, Jan. 17 Ariel Tejada was arrested at the intersection of Cypress and St. Felix avenues for assault by Detective Ebron. Jimmy Fiestas was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for filing a false ...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York City police officers carry the casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos at his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of "The Interview," Thursday.
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Sri Lankan tsunami survivors pay their respect at a mass grave of 591 train passengers which was hit by 2004 tsunami in Peraliya, Sri Lanka, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. In Sri Lanka the train 591, which was tossed up by the waves and the charred images of which became an icon of the disaster, carried some survivors, relatives of the dead and the guard who was on duty 10 years ago, stopped at the disaster site for a remembrance of the dead. The train including the original locomotive and five carriages was decorated with Buddhist flags and Buddhist chanting was played through the journey. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off its tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.


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