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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 69 69 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 113 113 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 | 157 157 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 | 233 233 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 | 245 245 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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Dead body found in Maspeth Wednesday morning
Found hanging from LIE pedestrian overpass
Oct 15, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Coalition for Queens founder speaks at Chamber breakfast
Discusses new ways of building a tech-savvy borough
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - About five years ago, General Electric Co, the largest Western player in Russia's market for medical equipment, uncovered pervasive corruption in its Russian business. Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, then chief executive of GE Germany and Developed Markets, told an investor conference in 2012 that senior management became aware of the problems around 2009. "We had to eliminate more than half of our healthcare organization because we discovered that they were happily scamming our customers, scamming against us and scamming against the government," Beccalli-Falco told the conference. A GE spokesman said Beccalli-Falco did not wish to comment, and the company declined to comment on its Russian business.
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Exterior view of the Endocrinology Research Centre in MoscowBy Tom Bergin and Stephen Grey MOSCOW/LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Russia pays hugely inflated prices for vital medical equipment made by Western companies, in part because some manufacturers channel sales through obscure intermediary companies, a Reuters examination has found. These middlemen firms, which have no easily traceable owners or offices, add mark-ups that mean Russian state hospitals frequently pay two or three times more than hospitals in the West for the same equipment. A Reuters examination of Russian customs data and state procurement records shows the price differences can be hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single item. An analysis of 20,000 transactions dated between January 2006 and July 2013 found that international companies sold Russia medical devices worth more than $2.8 billion through more than 150 obscure companies and partnerships.


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MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — China's ambassador to Mozambique says trade between the two countries increased to nearly $3 billion this year.
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