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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 81 81 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 178 178 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 | 252 252 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 | 262 262 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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City weathers wrath of Irene
Hurricane Irene had many in trepidation as her presence loomed ominously over New York. But on Sunday, New Yorkers awoke to find themselves spared – for the most part. The storm, which whirled its ...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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City weathers wrath of Irene
Hurricane Irene had many in trepidation as her presence loomed ominously over New York. But on Sunday, New Yorkers awoke to find themselves spared – for the most part. The storm, which whirled its ...
Aug 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/15/11-8/21/11)
Monday, Aug. 15 Allan Vega was arrested at the intersection of Bleecker Street and Forest Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Hopson. Tuesday, Aug. 16 Richard Kump was arrested at 70-17 57t Drive f...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 memorial in Maspeth
Residents of Maspeth are invited to attend a World Trade Center Memorial Ceremony on Friday, September 9, at 11 a.m. at Maspeth Memorial Park, located at 69th Street and Grand Avenue. Honored will ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth kids make a few bucks on Grand Avenue
The dog days of summer didn't stop a few tweens in Maspeth from getting motivated. Diana Rodriguez, 12, Esperanza Cantillo, 12, Nicole Rodriguez, 10 and Scott Stegman, 11, set up shop several days ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more foul-smelling freight trains for residents
Residents in Middle Village won't have to hold their noses or cover their ears anymore when a freight train stops near their home. The freight train hook-up, located just northeast of 69th Place in...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Earthquake felt across Queens
Tremors from an estimated 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday, August 23, were felt across New York City. Employees and residents flooded neighbo...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hangin' out
Dept. of Sanitation salt spreader suspended mid-air after crashing through second story wall in Maspeth
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/8/11-8/14/11)
Monday, August 8 Nubia Mantilla was arrested at 581 Fairview Avenue for menacing by Officer McKevitt. Brandon Rodriguez was arrested 69-56 Caldwell Avenue for menacing by Officer Arata. Tuesday, Au...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth car break-ins cause concern
Maspeth residents need to be especially careful when locking up their cars at night. For the past month, there has been an outburst of car break-ins in West Maspeth. “It's a recent rash,”said Rosem...
Aug 16, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley holds back to school drive
Maspeth hopes to secure funding for future extracurricular programs
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Verizon and the unions get a bad connection
Union workers on strike
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/1/11-8/7/11)
Monday, August 1 Carlo Castillo was arrested at 811 Seneca Avenue for assault by Officer Winter. Glenn Burton was arrested at 63-30 75th Place for assault by Detective Spagnola. Melvin Gomez was ar...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct takes back the streets at Night Out
In an effort to increase crime prevention awareness, especially of drugs and domestic violence, and encourage participation in local anti-crime programs, precincts across Queens hosted the 28th ann...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lions club donates to 9/11 garden
The Maspeth Lions Club recently welcomed 9/11 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens member Evelyn Maniscalco and President Linda Metzger. In response, the Maspeth Lions donated $200 of the proceeds...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man. If the killings do turn out to have been motivated by the death of Eric Garner, they could inflame tension over race and law enforcement that have dogged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, sparked protests around the country and drawn in President Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder. ...


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By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Popular photo-sharing service Instagram on Saturday took down the account of the man said to be behind the "assassination" of two New York City police officers, after the 28-year-old gunman's veiled threats and provocative messages went viral in the wake of the execution-style shootings. Posted just hours before Ismaaiyl Brinsley allegedly walked up to two officers in a parked squad car in Brooklyn and shot them dead, the dark messages again cast a spotlight on the role of social media in spotting and revealing public threats of violence. ...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers prevailed through a balky back and a sore chest to keep San Diego's slim playoff chances alive.


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