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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 11 11 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 | 59 59 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 | 79 79 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 | 103 103 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 | 90 90 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 | 97 97 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 | 141 141 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 | 217 217 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 | 235 235 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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Amalgamated Bank opens fourth branch in Maspeth
Amalgamated Bank is spreading its working class philosophy throughout the borough. The bank's newest branch at 69-73 Grand Avenue in Maspeth held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 14 where...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/6/10-12/12/10)
Monday, Dec. 6 Lisa Lester was arrested at the intersection of 69th Place and Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Puryear. Daniel Smith was arrested at 70-20 88th Street for aggravated haras...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille crematory holds annual memorial service
On Saturday, December 4, the U.S. Columbarium held its 10th annual memorial service at the Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village. The event ushered in over 50 families as they paid tribute to love...
Dec 07, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents vote on Newtown Creek projects
Get say on how to spend $7 million in funding
Dec 07, 2010 | 55 55 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amtrak replants Woodside land it clear-cut last May
Community hails victory over railroad
Nov 30, 2010 | 36 36 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Put the brakes on Maspeth drag racing
Residents call for cops, DOT to work together
Nov 30, 2010 | 105 105 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/15/10-11/29/10)
Monday, Nov. 15 Antonio Gonalez was arrested at the intersection of 75th Avenue and 61st Street for driving without a license by Officer Hwong. Tyler Pizzaro was arrested at 452 Seneca Avenue for r...
Nov 30, 2010 | 92 92 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dude, where's my tax refund?
Routine address errors has Queens rez short $2M
Nov 22, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob’s Discount Furniture now open!
The eyesore that was Woodhaven Lanes is no more - in its place now is a Bob’s Discount Furniture store. On Saturday, the popular furniture company opened the doors of its 40th store, located in Gle...
Nov 22, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst Hospital upgrading with chest pain unit
$1 million-plus center to open next year
Nov 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green dreams for neighborhoods along Newtown Creek
City has funds from state, but too many choices
Nov 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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History is in the making
Queens prides itself on being one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, but in a borough of over two million residents, individual stories often get lost in the shuffle. Queens Col...
Nov 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/8/10-11/14/10)
Monday, Nov. 8 Thomas McDonough was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Daniel Kelly was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Jose Melendez wa...
Nov 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village teen battles cancer with grace
Thinking of others, Carly Nieves will host community blood drive
Nov 16, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth residents call for one-way street to block trucks
Say trucks clog traffic, cause street damage
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restaurant owner Randy Resnick poses for a portrait Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Rock Hill, N.Y. Three economically distressed communities in upstate New York have been selected as sites for casinos bringing an end to a fierce competition among developers and job-hungry communities. "This means rebirth. This means new life," said Resnick. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)THOMPSON, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of a faded corner of New York's Catskills Mountains are celebrating the recommendation to license a casino here in the heart of the once-bustling "Borscht Belt" resort region.


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In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 file photo people walk past a huge Christmas tree installed in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral, center, the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right back, and Lenin Mausoleum, right, in Moscow, Russia. By all accounts, President Vladimir Putin has had a horrible year: Russia’s currency has lost more than half its value, the economy is heading toward recession and he has become a pariah in the West. And yet so far, Putin’s tough, anti-Western rhetoric and aggressive actions in neighboring Ukraine have helped him weather the storm, with a new Associated Press-NORC Center poll showing that 81 percent of Russians still support their president. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah.


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In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, a small urn containing the ashes of Mattisyn Blaz is displayed on a bookshelf in front of a photo of the infant girl in the home of Jennifer Blaz, 34, in Butte, Mont. At least 760 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities, The Associated Press has found, including the death of 2-month-old Mattisyn. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.


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