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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 161 161 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 | 183 183 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 | 171 171 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 | 180 180 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 | 227 227 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 | 302 302 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 | 306 306 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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Queens Library board members sue BP Katz, Attorney General
Fired trustees say borough president has no right to oust them
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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A busy week for the 104th Precinct
Drug and auto related arrests made
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/28/14-8/3/14)
Monday July 28 Danny Wright was arrested at 1815 Gates Ave. for third degree assault by Officer Anderson. Adam Tamaszuk was arrested at 1933 Putnam Ave. for criminal trespass by Officer Sciame. Lio...
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Queens girls close gender gap through coding program
AT&T sponsored program boosts women in tech fields
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City and pols address Juniper Valley bocce court renovations
Some players have issues with a few of the design features
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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BP and mayor remove eight Queens Library board members
Removed members say they reached out to Katz, BP disagrees
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Pan Am kids get a night out on the town
DHS commissioner says it was to spare them from another protest rally
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/18/14-7/27/14)
Friday, July 18 Evelyn Soto was arrested at 57-26 61st Street for third-degree assault by Officer Caruso. Jose Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of Centre Street and Cypress Avenue for cri...
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Garbage piles up on Grand Avenue where bins once stood
DSNY says can illegally used, looks for solutions
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Fundraising efforts lead to scholarships for two students
As Michael Urbano and Vivienne Crowe both prepare to head to school at Archbishop Malloy in the fall, the two accepted $500 scholarships from the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth last week for their fundrai...
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Community plans to sue over proposed Glendale homeless shelter
DHS stands behind plan to house 125 families on Cooper Ave.
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doe Fund brings cleaning services back to neighborhood
Following the recently passed $75 billion city budget, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced that funding had been set aside to bring back the “boys in blue” to the 30th District. With $61,800 i...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/11/14-7/18/14)
Friday, July 11 Samuel Santana was arrested at 78-38 83rd Street for menacing by Detective Moon. Jarett Karkosza was arrested at 61-40 56th Road for third-degree assault by Officer Mays. Sanel Vuka...
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Players: botched renovations at bocce courts
But Parks defends makeover, says courts more popular than ever
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Community disputes EAS for proposed Glendale homeless shelter
Pols suggests fight to stop shelter a losing battle
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Continuing a Christmas Eve tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 105 people Wednesday, before retracting one to a man hours later after learning he had not disclosed recent discipline by financial regulators, a spokesman said.
2014-12-25 00:39:53 -0500

"The Interview" is being distributed on Google's YouTube for a $5.99 rental fee, on the Google Play app for Android devices and on a dedicated website, seetheinterview.comEntertainment giant Sony streamed "The Interview," the movie that has outraged North Korea for lampooning dictator Kim Jong-Un, giving an early online Christmas present to US viewers. It was being distributed on Google's YouTube for a $5.99 rental fee, on the Google Play app for Android devices and on a dedicated website, seetheinterview.com. A bawdy, expletive-laden tale full of sexual innuendo and scatological humor, the film's future had been in doubt after Sony said it was canceling the release after an embarrassing cyber-attack on its corporate network and threats against moviegoers. The US has blamed the hack attack on North Korea, and President Barack Obama has threatened reprisals.


2014-12-25 00:38:35 -0500

In this Dec. 1, 2014, a guard walks inside the chapel of the former University of Santo Thomas of Villanueva in Havana, Cuba. Since late 2009, President Raul Castro's government has been quietly returning some church property that was confiscated in the years after the Cuban revolution, including this chapel. The rest of the university property was not returned. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Golden rays of tropical sunlight slant through the caved-in roof of Saint Thomas de Villanueva chapel, illuminating tiles graced by the faces of saints. Vandals shattered the stained-glass windows and scrawled their names on the thick walls during decades of frigid relations between the Roman Catholic Church and Cuba's communist government.


2014-12-25 00:36:42 -0500