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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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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Vets march in Middle Village parade
The 3rd Annual Queens Veterans Day Parade was held this past Sunday, November 6, in Middle Village. Veteran and community groups joined elected officials in a march from 80th Street and Metropolita...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village railyards get two new hookups
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced on Tuesday, November 1, that local legislators successfully negotiated with CSX Freight Corporation to install two new hookup sites in an effort to reduce t...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A beautiful street
Maspeth Chamber of Commerce aims to turn Grand Avenue into a vibrant shopping strip
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (10/31/11-11/6/11
Monday, Oct. 31 Richard Depasquale was arrested at 68-78 76th Street for assault by Officer McElliogott. Edwin Casiano was arrested at 55-60 Myrtle Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Off...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/24/11-11/30/11)
Monday, Oct. 24 Gerald Gomez was arrested at 1728 Summerfield Street for assault by Officer Gomez. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Cesar Cosme was arrested at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 59th Street for ...
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A roaring Halloween with the Maspeth Lions
The Maspeth Lions Club hosted its annual children's Halloween Ragamuffin Parade this past Monday. Children in costume marched down Grand Avenue to the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot at 69th St...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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$10K reward for hit-and-run driver
Maspeth to killer: “We will find you”
Nov 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/17/11-10/23/11)
Monday, Oct. 17 Bryan Payero was arrested at the intersection of Stephen Street and Cypress Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Rogers. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Gregory Highland was arres...
Oct 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lew Picardi, local musician, passes away at 80
On Friday, October 21, Maspeth lost a veteran, father, and musician. Louis P. Picciano, who was better known by his stage name, Lew Picardi, started singing in grammar school and was an immediate “...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspect in crash that killed Maspeth man
Police have identified a suspect who is believed to have been behind the wheel of a car that caused an early morning accident in Maspeth on October 15, killing a popular local bar owner. Geroge Gib...
Oct 25, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/11/11-10/16/11)
Monday, Oct. 11 Justin Noboa was arrested at the intersection of Gates and Cypress avenues for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Lodato. Tuesday, Oct. 12 Anna Lopez was arrested at 61-26 76...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transportation issues drive CB meeting
Board also votes on new budget
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth hit-and-run kills one
Victim identified as owner of Maspeth bar
Oct 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents of eight held on $75k bail
Kids were abused while in Queens foster care system, defense says
Oct 14, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/3/11-10/9/11)
Monday, Oct. 3 Jose Rodrigues was arrested at 477 Fairview Avenue for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Lodato. Soto Christian was arrested at 477 Fairview Avenue for unauthorized use of a v...
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials say a new virus has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident this summer and they believe it is carried by ticks or other insects.
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The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house where a gang rape allegedly took place in 2012 is seen on the University of Virginia's campus on December 6, 2014, in Charlottesville, VirginiaUS magazine Rolling Stone said Monday it has asked the highly regarded Columbia Journalism School to look into its discredited story about a gang rape at a major American university. In a statement to appear in the magazine's next issue, co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner said Columbia would be investigating "the editorial process that led to the publication" of the 9,000-word story on sexual assault at the University of Virginia. "As soon as they are finished, we will publish their report," he said, referring to Columbia's dean of journalism Steve Coll and its head of academic affairs, Sheila Coronel. Rolling Stone all but retracted its story on December 5, saying it was wrong to have trusted the alleged gang rape victim's version of what happened.


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Paul Ryan speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council meeting in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation. Conservative groups have been calling for the replacement of CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, who was appointed by Democrats in 2009 and whose term expires next month. ...


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