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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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)
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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 | 270 270 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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City Approves Maspeth HS
The City Council approved plans April 2 to build a 1,100-seat high school in Maspeth. The council voted 38-10 in favor of the plan for the school, slated for a site on 58th Avenue and 74th Street. ...
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Monserrate Maintains Innocence at Arraignment
Reportedly sneaks a kiss from alleged victim in courtroom
Mar 31, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley Supports Local Zoning for H.S. Until the End
Council to vote on D24 school this week
Mar 31, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Psyche Center Opens at Elmhurst
The newly renovated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Room (C-PEP) at the Elmhurst Hospital Center opened its doors on March 20, following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by politicians and ho...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
3/23 to 3/29
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CB5 to Meet 4/8
The next regular meeting of Community Board 5 will be held on Wednesday, April 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School cafeteria, which is located at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in M...
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City Vote on D24 High School Postponed Again
DOE: Time is running out
Mar 24, 2009 | 8 8 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leaving Car Idling Could Cost You Big
Councilwoman introduces strict anti-idling legislation
Mar 24, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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When Renting Office Space Gets Tricky
Aldona Fire Co. looks to rent spare floor
Mar 24, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
3/16 to 3/22
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Dogs on the Run in Juniper Park
Residents renew push for dog run in popular park
Mar 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revised Glendale, MidVille, Maspeth Rezone Plans Move Forward
City planner Thomas Smith presented revised plans for the proposed rezoning of Middle Village, Glendale, and Maspeth at a community board meeting last week, moving the major downzone one step close...
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CB5 Approves High School Just in Time
City Council committee to vote on school this week
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104th Blotter
3/9/09 to 3/15/09
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As Fire Burns, So Too Does Neighborly Goodwill
Apartment fire inspires Rego Park community to take action
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In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, tourists sunbathe as a vendor sells kites decorated with Cuba's flag on a beach near Havana, Cuba. The easing of tourism regulations is a gamble for both the U.S. and Cuba. Obama said Wednesday that people-to-people travel was a way to “empower the Cuban people.” At the same time, a U.S. tourism surge could funnel sorely needed cash to a tourism industry run mostly by what Obama described Friday as “a regime that represses its people.” (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than a decent used car back home.


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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo Bernard Kozen stands near the scene, where a shooting occurred the night before at the Ross Township Municipal Building, in Saylorsburg, Pa. Kozen who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. The commission founded in 1904 by steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has now honored 9,737 individuals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.


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A Coast Guard patrol boat guards the beach as President Barack Obama and the first family visit a beach at Bellows Air Force Base in Waimanalo, Hawaii Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday:


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