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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 130 130 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 | 152 152 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 | 141 141 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 | 148 148 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 | 196 196 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 | 272 272 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 | 279 279 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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Longhorn Steakhouse opens first spot in Queens
New York City's first-ever Longhorn Steakhouse is now open for business at 92-30 59th Road, across the street from the Queens Center Mall. The chain restaurant has 460 locations nationwide, and man...
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Dead body found in Maspeth Wednesday morning
Found hanging from LIE pedestrian overpass
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CB5 debates proposed outdoor food and drink venue
Some have concerns over venue capacity, zoning
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/29/14-10/12/14)
Monday, Sept. 29 Daniel Mendoza was arrested at 458 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Elmazi. Brnadon Perez was arrested at 60-07 71st Avenue for third-degree assault by Detective L...
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Dog owners want answers in stomach virus outbreak in MidVille
Parks Department says they are looking into the situation
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Troop 119 celebrates Eagle Scout Ceremony for Nicholas Wunsch
On October 4, Boy Scout Troop 119 celebrated troop member Nicholas Wunsch becoming an Eagle Scout — the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America — with a ceremony at St. Margaret’s Parish C...
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Maspeth hero remembered at O’Neill’s Bar and Restaurant
Mike Weinberg’s number 22 jersey unveiled in a surprise ceremony
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Big turnout for first meet of Glendale-Middle Village Coalition
Group details plans to fight homeless shelter
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOP HIGHS SCHOOLS 2014
We give you the best schools in the city and tips on getting in.
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Maspeth troop honors Eagle Scout Stephen Shklanko, Jr.
On Saturday, September 27, Maspeth’s Troop 312 from St. Stanislaus elevated one of its scouters to the rank of Eagle. Stephen Shklanko, who has amassed more than 30 merit badges, was sworn in at th...
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Assemblywoman joins push for school campus on Cooper Ave.
Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan joined the fray of those supporting a school campus on Cooper Avenue in Glendale this week. In a September 23rd letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Nolan wrote, “I have enclos...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/22/14-9/28/14)
Monday, Sept. 22 Andre Torres was arrested at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 61st Street for a suspended license by Officer Lewis. Tadeusz Citak was arrested at 2006 Palmetto Street for crimi...
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William Scarborough arrested this morning
Assemblyman just the latest Queens pol in trouble with the law
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Festival highlights the cuisine of Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights native Elisa Lopez, 25, was just one of hundreds that gathered to try some of the street food on display at the third annual Viva la Comida Festival. Lopez and her friends waited on...
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VVA Chapter 32 remembers those who never came home
Holds annual ceremony marking POW-MIA day
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at news conference at Woodhull Hospital about the two New York Police officers that were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of excessive force until after the funerals of two officers killed by a gunman over the weekend. De Blasio, a Democrat who has come under intense criticism from some police unions for his handling of protests over police killings of unarmed black men, asked the city to stand by families of the officers slain on Saturday. ...


2014-12-22 14:26:16 -0500

This file photo provided by the Milwaukee Police Department shows Christopher Manney who was fired from the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the shooting and killing of Dontre Hamilton, a mentally ill man in a downtown park in April. Milwaukee city officials said they plan to speed up training so that all Milwaukee police officers will get training to deal with mentally ill people. Mayor Tom Barrett said about 400 officers and dispatchers have received the 40 hours of training to be certified under the Crisis Intervention Team program since 2006. But now they plan to get the 1,400 or so others trained by 2018. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Police Department, File)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.


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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock indexes are opening mostly higher Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, as the market builds on its big gains from last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Stocks moved higher in afternoon trading Monday, on track to extend gains from last week. Pharmaceutical stocks were among the big risers. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices held back the rally.


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