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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 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 | 79 79 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 | 112 112 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 | 122 122 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 | 175 175 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 | 249 249 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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People flock to Grand Avenue for street fair
Event a chance to meet neighbors, local organizations
Sep 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big grins at 'Smile on Maspeth Day'
The Maspeth community came out in droves to celebrate Smile on Maspeth Day, a celebration of families in the community. All the rides, games, shows, food and refreshments were free thanks to Maspet...
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catch Nostalgia at the Maspeth Street Fair
Take a trip down memory lane with Maspeth-based cover band Nostalgia, which for decades has paid tribute to classic number one hits from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Though they’ve been entertaining f...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth businesses gets tips on reducing energy costs
Last Tuesday, men and women filled the chapel of the U.S. Columbarium in Maspeth for an event that was anything but somber. The historic building was the site of a free workshop on energy saving in...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citizen’s Bank opens at Maspeth Stop & Shop
Stop & Shop in Maspeth was bursting at the seams Saturday afternoon at the official grand opening of Citizen’s Bank, which has a history of opening locations within the supermarket chain, and now M...
Sep 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The annual push for a park at St. Saviour's
For one day each year, plan is front and center
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans remember those whose fate remains unknown
“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.” This slogan was echoed by candlelight last Friday evening by members of the 32nd chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, during a ...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/13/2010 - 09/19/2010
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Day After in Middle Village
Photos of the damage on Friday afternoon
Sep 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols call on Feds to declare Queens a disaster area
In the wake of a violent tornado that tore through New York City Thursday evening, leaving thousands of New Yorkers with severe property damage and without electricity, elected officials gathered i...
Sep 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pennsylvania woman killed in storm
A Pennsylvania woman who pulled over on the Grand Central Parkway during Thursday evenings powerful storms was killed when a tree fell on her car. Aline Levakis, 30, was on the Grand Central Parkwa...
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tornado Hits Queens and Brooklyn
Traffic Snarled, Airport Delays, LIRR Stops
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 memorial in Juniper Park somber, yet hopeful
Local residents gathered in Juniper Valley Park to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The feeling in the air was one of sadness and great respect for those who gave their lives on t...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nine years after the tragedy
Maspeth remembers firefighters, residents who died on 9/11
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/06/2010 - 09/12/2010
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The first family, Sasha Obama, left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama, in second row, walk to board Air Force One from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, en route to their family vacation in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama is kicking off his annual winter vacation in his birthplace of Hawaii.


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U.N. Secretary General Ban has his temperature checked upon arrival at the Roberts International airport in MonroviaBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg HASTINGS, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone following an outbreak that has killed nearly 7,000 people. Ban paid tribute to local workers and the United Nations, but he singled out medics from the three countries at the heart of the epidemic who have fallen sick while treating patients. ...


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San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp, center, poses for a picture with Padres general manager A.J. Preller, left, and manager Bud Black, right, during a news conference introducing Kemp as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the former the Los Angeles Dodger was the first of three big deals by the new Padres general manager, who also has added outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, from Tampa Bay and All-Star catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:


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