blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 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 | 34 34 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 | 84 84 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 | 120 120 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 | 142 142 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 | 130 130 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 | 138 138 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 | 186 186 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 | 259 259 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 | 268 268 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...

more blogs

news
Mark-Viverito election seen as blow to Queens Dems
Council members buck party, support progressive upstart
Jan 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City youth hit the slopes on Snow Day
Capitalizing on the several inches of snow that descended on New York City late last week, the Department of Parks and Recreation hosted a citywide snow day on Saturday, offering outdoor recreation...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jan 08, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
Glendale homeless shelter opposition at DHS hearing
Elected officials say they are doing all they can
Dec 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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
full story
national news

Jewish children watch their father light candles during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. The Jewish festival of light is an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians hurling stones on Sunday at Jewish settlers' cars in the West Bank lightly injured a 4-year-old Israeli boy, the Israeli military said.


2014-12-21 08:33:45 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file-pool photo, Secretary of State, John Kerry meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Villa Taverna in Rome. Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it: Frustrated in his efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. Facing a diplomatic showdown over Arab plans to force Israel from occupied Palestinian lands within three years, Kerry readied himself this week for a 72-hour trip to Jordan to craft a less explosive alternative. By Thursday, the crisis appeared to have been averted: Palestinian and Jordanian officials said they would not force their resolution to an immediate vote in the United Nations Security Council _ in part because the U.S. threatened to veto it. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File-Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.


2014-12-21 08:19:03 -0500

FILE - A Wednesday Dec. 21, 2005 photo from files showing pop star Elton John, right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, after they had a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, England. Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time this weekend, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. The singer's spokesman, Gary Farrow, said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that the ceremony will be private. Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish have officially converted their civil partnership into a marriage.


2014-12-21 08:13:27 -0500