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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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 | 236 236 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter
07/05/2010 - 07/11/2010
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Middle Village car crash claims life
The residential intersection of Juniper Boulevard South and 70th Street was blocked off for hours Friday morning after a car crashed into a tree at approximately 10:30 a.m., killing the driver. “I ...
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Tanning tax burns customers
But they vow to keep tanning anyway
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At Pet Palace, the animals are treated like royalty
Pet Palace of Middle Village has a selection of pet supplies fit for a prince, but it’s priced so that even a pauper can shop here. “We want people to be able to feed their pets,” said Suzanne Cara...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
06/28/2010 - 07/04/2010
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The week in Queens: July 1

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Amalgamated Bank building new Maspeth branch
Just call it Banker's Avenue. With six different banks already occupying Grand Avenue in Maspeth, Amalgamated Bank has plans in place to become the seventh. According to state Banking Department re...
Jul 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ognibene running for Lt. Gov
Former councilman joins Paladino ticket
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Curing cancer, one lap at a time
Relay For Life returns to Middle Village
Jun 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis dole out annual scholarships
The Kiwanis club of Maspeth celebrated their 2010 scholarship winners this past week, just like they have been doing since 1954. The ceremony took place at O’Neill's Restaurant, where the club hold...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth teen gets 40 years for gang rape
Orchestrated brutal attack on underage girl
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!04th Precinct Police Blotter
06/21/2010 - 06/27/2010
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The week in Queens: June 24

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Maspeth parents get a look at details for new high school
For years, Maspeth parents have rallied for a locally zoned high school in their backyard, and although a sigh of relief was breathed when Queens Metropolitan High School planners declared priority...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old tobacco warehouse transformed into a classroom
P.S. 128 needs more space, yet again. After switching to a new building this year, the school found that it was in need of more space for its 650-student body. So, the school, which is located on 6...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2009 file photo the headquarters of the Swiss central bank is pictured in Bern, Switzerland. The bank has imposed negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits, with the aim of preventing the Swiss franc from gaining more strength against other currencies. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, the central bank said it was introducing a rate of minus 0.25 percent on sight deposit account balances of more than 10 million Swiss francs ($12.5 million). (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer, File)BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Following the fallout of the slide in the Russian ruble, Switzerland sought Thursday to prevent the Swiss franc from breaching upper limits imposed on the currency by introducing negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits.


2014-12-18 06:49:35 -0500
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea on Thursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism, an EU official said. The new restrictions, approved by the EU's 28 governments just before the bloc's leaders discuss the Ukraine crisis and relations with Russia at a Brussels summit, will take effect on Saturday, the official said. (Reporting by Adrian Croft, Robin Emmott; editing by Phil Blenkinsop)
2014-12-18 06:46:44 -0500
LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Justice says obesity can be a disability, a ruling that could have consequences for employers across the continent.
2014-12-18 06:43:46 -0500