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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 | 80 80 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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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Councilman proposes tighter youth football regulations
Bill to require sideline doctors for all games and practices
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 to meet, discuss 2014 street fairs
Community Board 5 will hold it's monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda includes a public fo...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/27/13-2/2/13)
Monday, Jan. 27 Anthony Rattoballi was arrested at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue for possession of a graffiti instrument by Officer Brink. Michael O'Connell was arrested at ...
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Legislative crack down on driving without a license
State pols introduce bills making offense a felony
Jan 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan’s Players to present The Wizard of Oz
The students of St. Stanislaus Kostka School have developed their own off-Broadway stage with several years of performances under their belts, and this year they are proud to present their own rend...
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104th Precinct warns of MoneyPak scam
Following a string of door-to-door scams from crooks posing as employees with Con Edison, officers at the 104th Precinct have issued a community alert. Con men claiming to work with various utility...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fate of our little street tree
WOODHAVEN DEVELOPMENTS
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104th Precinct Police Botter (1/20/14-1/26/14)
Monday, Jan. 20 Sandro Carrillo was arrested at 1821 Stockholm Street for assault by Officer Walsh, Harvey Breton was arrested at the intersection of Jefferson and Wyckoff avenues for petit larceny...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (1/13/14-1/19/14)
Monday, Jan. 13 Louis Canteli was arrested at 1872 Putnam Avenue for menacing and assault by Officer Campbell. Robert Quiles was arrested at 1671 Cornelia Street for assault Detective Diaquoi. Nich...
Jan 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chase Bank robbery on Grand Avenue
Police arrested a Staten Island man on Tuesday following a robbery at the Chase Bank at 66-02 Grand Ave. in Maspeth. After responding to a 911 call at approximately 3:25 p.m. that a man later ident...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman hit & killed in Maspeth
Unlicensed driver was making an illegal left turn
Jan 20, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct uses “Eyesore of the Week” to make an arrest
New Conditions Officer nabs graffiti artist on 71st in Maspeth
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens board hears about DSNY composting program
Food waste recycling initiative expanding to borough
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is sworn in
Everyone who is anyone in the Queens political realm joined newly elected Borough President Melinda Katz for her official inauguration ceremony last week at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall at ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/6/14-1/12/14)
Monday, Jan. 6 Alan Yensi was arrested at 78-03 69th Road for aggravated harassment by Officer Dagnese. Thomas December was arrested at 52-87 72nd Street for criminal contempt by Officer Eastman. J...
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An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.


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In this image provided by the Imperial War Museum, World War I German and British soldiers stand together on the battlefield near Ploegsteert, Belgium during Dec. 1914. Soldiers who had been killing each other by the tens of thousands for months climbed out of their soggy trenches to seek a shred of humanity amid the horrors of World War I. Hands reached out across the divide and in Flanders Fields a century ago, a spontaneous Christmas truce ever so briefly lifted the human spirit. (AP Photo/IWM, Q11718)PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night").


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Lindsey Vonn, of United States, celebrates on the finish area after winning an alpine ski women's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history.


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