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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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 | 236 236 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 (12/2/13-12/8/13)
Monday, Dec. 2 No Arrests Tuesday, Dec. 3 No Arrests Wednesday, Dec. 4 Anthony Bilodeau was arrested at 57-66 Mazeau Street for third-degree assault by Officer Quintanilla. Anthony Delain was arres...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Third graders in bank-sponsored drawing contest
In the spirit of the holidays, the Amalgamated Bank at 69-71 Grand Avenue in Maspeth is hosting a drawing contest for third grade students in Mrs. Pellegrino’s third grade Dramatic Arts class at P....
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tree lighting at MidVille Columbarium
The Columbarium at the Fresh Pond Crematory, located at 61-40 Mt. Olivet Crescent, celebrated the holidays with their annual tree lighting ceremony over the weekend. “I come every year and I am ama...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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O'Neill's celebrates 80 years with a big party
Rolls back beer prices to 1933
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/25/13-12/1/13)
Monday, Nov. 25 Kevin Gonzalez was arrested at 64-58 Admiral Avenue for burglary by Officer Sullivan. Mike Matute was arrested at the intersection of Onderdonk Avenue and Hart Street for aggravated...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could parking bring back chaos to Juniper Valley Park?
Former civic president recalls the root of a decades-old problem
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis Club delivers Thanksgiving
Club donates turkey dinners to families in need
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Student hit with a wrench in Maspeth
Maspeth High School head disputes police reports
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks Department can't get trees right in Maspeth
Both removal and planting causing issues
Nov 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday tips from the 104th Precinct
As autumn gives way to winter and the holiday season sets in, the NYPD is urging Queens and Brooklyn communities to take extra care to protect themselves, their loved ones and their possessions. In...
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MidVille Kiwanis donates to St. John’s Bread and Life
For the past 32 years, St. John’s Bread and Life in Bedford-Stuyvesant has relied on donors to fund their efforts to feed the homeless and underserved in New York City. Last year alone, it fed a li...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth activist Ruth Kempisty, 95, passes away
Ruth Howard Kempisty, longtime resident of Maspeth and Queens activist, passed away Tuesday, October 29, at the age of 95. Kempisty and her husband John were a regular sight at many community meeti...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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No parking along Juniper Valley Park
Residents say neighborhood is suffering from parking restrictions
Nov 20, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/11/13-11/17/13)
Monday, Nov. 11 Angelo Ramos was arrested at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 69th Place for driving while intoxicated by Officer Frevola. Guadalupe Trujillo was arrested at 1703 Himrod Street ...
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Governor orders Port Authority to conduct airport noise study
Vetoes bill in effort to prevent delay
Nov 14, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The market is opening sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply Thursday, led gains in by technology stocks after Oracle surged following a strong earnings report. Energy stocks lagged the market as the price of crude oil resumed its slide.


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Markus Kaarma during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula MontanaMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about a Montana man convicted in the shooting death of a German teenager, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer, not a security guard.


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FIFA president Sepp Blatter is seen during the semi final soccer match between Auckland City FC and San Lorenzo at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.Michael Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert. Though Garcia did not identify Sepp Blatter by name, he also revealed that the FIFA executive committee — led by the longtime president — made a failed complaint of unethical conduct against the former U.S. Attorney in September.Speaking at the Club World Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter told The Associated Press he was stunned by Garcia's decision to resign."I'm just surprised," Blatter said. "It's all what I can say. Just that."(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report.


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