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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 93 93 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 | 116 116 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 | 104 104 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 | 111 111 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 | 156 156 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 | 231 231 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 | 244 244 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 (7/25/11-7/31/11)
Monday, July 25 Rosemarie Galfano was arrested at 69-15 Juniper Boulevard South for menacing by Officer Bianchini. Marcelo Nauro was arrested at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Linden Street ...
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comptrollers: transit projects cost taxpayers millions
According to findings from an audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, subway diversions, in addition to being an inconvenience for riders across the city, cost taxpayers millions of was...
Aug 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more free pass for healthy raccoons
According to a new law, raccoons will no longer run rampant in the streets of Queens. Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Senator Mark Grisanti, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo ...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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City’s parking rate increase brings mixed reactions
Last Monday, July 18, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) increased hourly and daily parking meter rates in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan, north of 96th Street. The changes, which w...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take this note, and give me all your money
Modern-day bank bandits have a new weapon: a pad and paper
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/11/11-7/17/11)
Monday, July 11 Evangelina Papvero was arrested at 53-41 73rd Street for assault by Officer Murtha. Teri Marsenison was arrested at 53-41 73rd Street for assault by Officer Murtha. Ryszaro Gubernat...
Jul 20, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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City fleet gets even more electric
Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced that 70 electric vehicles will be added to the municipal fleet as part of New York City’s effort to go green. Bloomberg made the announcement on July 12 i...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth truck bypass approved
CB5 approves plan and asks Liquor Authority to tell local bar to 'Hush'
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/4/11-7/10/11)
Monday, July 4 Daniel Torres was arrested at 62nd Street and 75th Avenue for assault by Officer Conde. Maligue Waller was arrested at 62nd Street and 75th Avenue for assault by Officer Conde. Tyler...
Jul 13, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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FDNY video, destroying fireworks
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City police officials released a video last week of law enforcement destroying confiscated fireworks. All involvement with fireworks is illegal in New York City...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Popular Vallone Scholarship eliminated from budget
Cuts in the city budget will affect the city’s most vulnerable residents this year: high school and college students. The Peter F. Vallone Scholarship, which was established in 1998 and awarded to ...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley rallies with seniors to save Medicare
At a rally held last Thursday in Jackson Heights, Make the Road New York and Queens seniors residing in the 7th Congressional District joined forces with Congressman Joseph Crowley to oppose Wiscon...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/27/11-7/3/11)
Monday, June 27 Mesak Sarkissian was arrested at the intersection of 53rd Drive and 69th Street for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Swistun. Jerry Soria-Campos was arrested at the intersec...
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Superintendent charged with robbing tenants
A superintendent in a Maspeth apartment building was arrested last week for allegedly robbing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry from tenants while they were out running errands and away on v...
Jun 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis Club awards local academics
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships to the community’s brightest, soon-to-be high school graduates last Thursday, June 23, at a luncheon at Maspeth Town Hall. The scholarships were strict...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this April 1, 2014 file photo, students stand outside a building to find an Internet signal for their phones in Havana, Cuba. In programs revealed by the Associated Press in 2014, USAID secretly created a primitive social media program called ZunZuneo, staged a health workshop to recruit activists and infiltrated Cuba’s hip-hop community. Those programs were part of a grassroots campaign aimed at undermining the Castro government through the citizenry, rather than directly targeting political leaders. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.


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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits. AP’s investigation, which was the impetus for the No Social Security for Nazis Act, found that dozens of former Nazis collected millions of dollars in retirement benefits after being forced to leave the United States. Recipients ranged from the SS guards who patrolled the Third Reich’s network of camps where millions of Jews died to a rocket scientist who helped develop the V-2 rocket that Nazi Germany used to attack London. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.


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Police patrol near a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday Dec 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.


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