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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 14 14 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 | 62 62 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 | 82 82 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 | 106 106 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 | 93 93 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 | 100 100 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 | 144 144 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 | 220 220 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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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...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community disputes EAS for proposed Glendale homeless shelter
Pols suggests fight to stop shelter a losing battle
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 District Manager celebrated for 25 years of service
Community Board 5 in Queens recognized their district manager last week for a quarter-century of service in the neighborhood. While serving as the executive director of the Greater Ridgewood Youth ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/7/14-7/10/14)
Monday, July 7 Mykhaylo Vivchar was arrested at the intersection of 65th Place and Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Toor. Stalin D. Gomez was arrested at the intersection of V...
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City to award $23 million to improve arts education
Funds to be used to hire staff and improve facilities
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Pat Toro, advocate for veterans, passes at 65
He was a hero to veterans across the borough and throughout the country. Pat Toro, Jr., the former president of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 32 in Queens and local law enforcement ...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Randall Park, center, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.


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Students and teachers celebrate after listening to a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States, at a school in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Castro said profound differences remain between Cuba and the U.S. in areas such as human rights, foreign policy and questions of sovereignty, but that the countries have to learn to live with their differences "in a civilized manner." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being.


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File photo of Luxembourg's then PM Juncker arriving at a European Union leaders summit in BrusselsBy Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Jean-Claude Juncker was voted out after two decades running Luxembourg, his victorious rivals were eager not to alienate tax gurus who had helped him make their tiny state rich. Indeed, so close are some to the new government that Ernst & Young's local boss helped negotiate the coalition deal that saw Xavier Bettel succeed Juncker as prime minister a year ago. Recent uproar over leaked documents showing how Luxembourg helped global companies avoid tax has clouded Juncker's first weeks as the EU's chief executive and Bettel has promised things will change. Both parties deny any talk of impropriety and their cooperation seems to worry few of Luxembourg's 240,000 voters.


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