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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 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 | 61 61 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 | 112 112 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 | 185 185 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 | 210 210 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 | 198 198 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 | 202 202 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 | 252 252 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 | 329 329 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 | 327 327 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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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new president
As one era ends, another begins for the Maspeth Kiwanis, which will continue to do good in the neighborhood as the club welcomes a new president. Though Lou Bekios was just inducted on October 21, ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/18/10-10/24/10)
Monday, Oct. 18 Fanny Jimenez was arrested at 80-12 Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Paiyear. Ludwik Kisner was arrested at 60-84 Myrtle Avenue for robbery by Officer H...
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30th Assembly District: Vote Marge Markey
ENDORSEMENT 2010
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Juniper Valley Park playground remodel continues
Parks unveils phase two plans
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get crafty at Purple Petals Studio
See what's in store for Halloween
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Asphalt plant to open on LIC/Maspeth border
Will be next to Waste Management on Newtown Creek
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Monuments find a new home in cemetery
Though V.F.W. Post 123 was recently forced to sell its building in Ridgewood and relocate to a smaller storefront due to dwindling membership, its aging members gathered on Friday for a joyous occa...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/11/10-10/17/10)
Monday, Oct. 11 Eva Liu was arrested at 1921 Menahan Street for assault by Officer Hopson. Tonilynn Sarrica was arrested at the intersection of Shaler and Catalpa Avenues for criminal contempt by D...
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Ragamuffins to hit the streets on Halloween
Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, some princesses and pirates too, will march their way down Grand Avenue Halloween night at the annual Maspeth Lions Ragamuffin Parade. The parade begins at 7 p.m. outsid...
Oct 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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State proposes banning soda purchases with food stamps
If the state and city get their way, food stamp recipients would be barred from using government subsidies to purchase sugary drinks that studies show lead to obesity and diabetes. The controversia...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/27/10-10/10/10)
Monday, Sept. 27 Galo Montenegro was arrested at the intersection of the Jackie Robinson Parkway and Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Harge. Kevin Velsquez was arrested...
Oct 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dead man found in Maspeth playground
A dead man was discovered inside Maspeth's Reiff Playground Thursday morning in an apparent suicide. The body was found dangling from a set of monkey bars in the playground at approximately 8 a.m. ...
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Review Of The Top High Schools in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan
It’s An Investment – Not A Cost
Oct 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community remembers 12 year old killed by truck
Mass, memorial walk honor Freddie Endres
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Maspeth streets to become off-limits to trucks
Flushing and Grand will no longer be truck routes
Sep 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sri Lanka's Dilruwan Perera (L) plays a shot against New Zealand bowler Trent Boult during day two of the first International Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch on December 27, 2014Sri Lanka were fighting for survival in the first Test against New Zealand Saturday after being decimated by a lethal Blackcaps' swing attack in their first innings and forced to follow on. Trent Boult started the rout when he removed Dimuth Karunaratne for nought with the fourth ball of the innings. Sri Lanka were all out 42 overs later for a dismal 138, 303 runs behind New Zealand's first innings total of 441. At stumps on day two, Sri Lanka were 84 without loss in their second innings requiring a further 219 runs to make New Zealand bat again.


2014-12-27 01:28:35 -0500

Movie-goers wait in line outside the Los Feliz 3 Cinema in Los Angeles, California December 25, 2014 to purchase tickets for the "The Interview"North Korea on Saturday blasted US President Barack Obama as a "monkey" for inciting cinemas to screen a comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill its leader, and threatened "inescapable deadly blows" over the movie. The isolated dictatorship's powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) also accused the US of "disturbing the Internet operation" of North Korean media outlets. The North suffered Internet blackouts this week, triggering speculation that US authorities may have launched a cyber-attack in retaliation for the hacking of Sony Pictures -- the studio behind madcap North Korea comedy "The Interview" -- which Washington says was carried out by Pyongyang. "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest," a spokesman for the NDC's policy department said in a statement published by the North's official KCNA news agency.


2014-12-27 01:19:55 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.
2014-12-27 01:18:04 -0500