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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 126 126 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 | 148 148 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 | 136 136 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 | 144 144 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 | 192 192 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 | 268 268 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 | 272 272 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
Monday, September 26 Andy Savedra was arrested at 52-122 63rd Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Verderber. Timothy Sullivan was arrested at 61-75 78th Street for obstructing breathing...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's Martin Luther Middle School now open
New Smart Board technology offered for middle and high school
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sure veterans get what they deserve
Queens resident leads national vet's organization
Oct 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth battles rats
Rodent problem out of control, residents say
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand ol' time
The Maspeth Street Fair returned to Grand Avenue this past Sunday, drawing hundreds of visitors to the neighborhood's busiest shopping and commercial strip. The event featured numerous vendors sell...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens College panel gets down to small business
ueens College hosted a panel discussion on small businesses in Queens on Friday, September 23, which addressed overall concerns about the state of small businesses in the borough. Panelists include...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vets hold POW/MIA ceremony in Maspeth
Th Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter 32 held a POW/MIA Ceremony at Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th Street and Grand Avenue, on Friday, September 16. The ceremony remembers all of those who nev...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/12/11-9/18/11)
Monday, Sept. 12 John Turano was arrested at 77-31 79th Street for grand larceny by Detective Ebron. Phillip Larios was arrested at Grove Street and Fairview Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Fen...
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 back to business in Glendale
Community Board 5 held its first meeting since summer vacation on Wednesday, September 14, in the Christ the King Regional High School cafeteria off Myrtle Avenue in Middle Village. Members of the ...
Sep 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
(9/5/11-9/11/11)
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lion Joe Iorio displays 9/11 front pages
The Maspeth Lions have a September 11th exhibition up for viewing at the Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Avenue, based on the personal collection of member Joe Iorio. Iorio, who grew up in Queen...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth honors its fallen heroes and their families
Out of all the neighborhoods in New York City, Maspeth lost the most firefighters in what has become known as the greatest rescue in the history of the Fire Department: September 11, 2001. To comme...
Sep 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Food Bank NYC launches Hurricane Irene Food Stamp Replacement Notice
The Food Bank For New York City is urging those New Yorkers who rely on food stamps to act quickly in receiving replacement benefits if their food stamp purchases went to waste because of Hurricane...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/22/11-8/28/11)
Monday, Aug. 22 Shaun Szaraz was arrested at 66-81 74th Street for burglary by Detective Clifford. Magda Guzman was arrested at the intersection of Cooper and Cypress avenues for aggravated unlicen...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another attempt to slow traffic on Doran Ave
In the wake of having a speed bump proposal turned down by the Department of Transportation (DOT), another idea has been offered to Glendale residents to deter speeding on Doran Avenue. Councilwoma...
Aug 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government says the president has fired two cabinet ministers believed to be loyal to the ousted vice president, while thousands of civil servants have not been paid Christmas bonuses.
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him. He has denounced how some lust for power at the expense of others, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.
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Alexei Kudrin gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Alexei Kudrin, Russia’s finance minister in 2000-2011, has predicted a major economic crisis in Russia next year even if the prices on oil, the backbone of the Russian economy, go up. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian minister said on Monday he's expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.


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