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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 10 10 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 | 58 58 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 | 78 78 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 | 102 102 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 | 89 89 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 | 96 96 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 | 140 140 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 | 216 216 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 | 234 234 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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Halfway to Summer Celebration
It was an evening of surf tunes, cheap beers and raffles at O’Neill’s bar and restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Dr. in Maspeth, at their first annual Halfway to Summer Beach Party on Sat., Jan. 4 t...
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Residents ticketed for snow-covered sidewalks
Some Maspeth residents were unexpectedly ticketed for having snow on their sidewalks after it piled high following the winter storm that hit last Thursday night and lasted into Friday morning. John...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/23/13-1/5/14)
Monday, Dec. 23 Ismael Iniguez was arrested at the intersection of Stanhope Street and Fairview Avenue for violation of local law by Officer Defreitas. Maria Soto was arrested at 66-11 Myrtle Avenu...
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Top 10 Queens News Stories of 2013
10. ATU Bus Strike Beginning on Jan. 16, nearly 8,000 Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1181 bus drivers walked off the job to safeguard benefits and ensure job security in new contracts. During the ...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens West Kiwanis supports Ronald McDonald House
It was a Merry Christmas after all for the children at the Ronald McDonald House New York this year. After learning about the support system and programs provided by the group every day to support ...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks employee charged with sexually abusing underage relative
Rene Herrera worked out of Juniper Valley Park
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th captain praises officers for shutting down Ridgewood pot farm
After the 104th Precinct got a call of an alleged “pot farm” on Oct. 15, officers stepped into action and ultimately shut down the the illicit farming operation. Last week, they were honored by the...
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis members new and old recognized at dinner
The Middle Village Kiwanis Club held its annual holiday party last week at La Bella Cucina to not only thank their past president Tina Di Troia, but to also prepare for a new year of fundraising. T...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group trying to put the 'fun' in fundraising
Host pub crawl to raise money for families in MidVille fire
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/16/13-12/22/13)
Monday, Dec. 16 Camilo Polanco was arrested at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 73rd Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Frevola. Juan Castilla was arrested at the intersecti...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/9/13-12/15/13)
Monday, Dec. 9 Lonnie Harris was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Forest Park Drive for driving with a suspended license by Officer Sullivan. Edwin Martinez was arrested at 1630 St...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale homeless shelter opposition at DHS hearing
Elected officials say they are doing all they can
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Queens Boulevard protestors call for a safer street
Transportation Alternatives points to recent tragedy to raise awareness
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Middle Village Chamber of Commerce and Middle Village Kiwanis Club hosted the Town of Middle Village Christmas Tree Lighting with Christmas carols and pictures with Santa on December 6 at 75-27...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House National Security Council said on Wednesday the FBI was leading the investigation on a cyber attack on Sony Pictures and that the U.S. government had offered the company support and assistance. "The United States is investigating attribution and will provide an update at the appropriate time," the NSC said in a statement. A source said earlier that the United States may officially announce in the near future that the North Korean government was behind the attack. ...
2014-12-17 21:55:31 -0500

File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesBy Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. government source said investigators had determined North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as the studio pulled all plans to release its comedy, "The Interview," about an assassination attempt on the North Korean leader. Hackers who said they were incensed by the film attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking documents that drew global headlines, and now they have forced an apparently unprecedented change of plans for a major movie release. ...


2014-12-17 21:55:31 -0500

Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North KoreaSony Pictures cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered chilling threats from hackers, as US investigators reportedly blamed Pyongyang for a damaging cyber-raid on the movie giant. The dramatic action came as several US media outlets reported that investigators now believe North Korea was behind the devastating cyber-attack that saw hackers gain access to a trove of internal Sony documents and unreleased movies. "In light of the decision by the majority of our (theater) exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview,' we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release," Sony said in a statement. "Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film," a spokesman added to AFP, suggesting -- though not confirming -- the film will not even be released on DVD or in other formats.


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