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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 81 81 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 178 178 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 | 252 252 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 | 262 262 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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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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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
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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
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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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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, file photo, the former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, is crowned "King of Boxing" while accompanied by his wife, Lonnie, right, and Argentine boxer Sergio Martinez during the 50th convention of the World Boxing Council in Cancun, Mexico. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, that the 72-year-old boxing great has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia and is in stable condition. (AP Photo/Israel Leal, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night.


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A young Cuban woman waves a flag of her country during a concert of Silvio Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. For a generation that grew up believing the best way to pursue their dreams was to leave the island, the announcement this week that Cuba will open relations with the U.S. is prompting many to reevaluate their futures. Also, Cuban-Americans are considering what the changes will mean for their lives, whether they are significant enough to present a once far-fetched chance for them to return. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.


2014-12-20 23:34:25 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.
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