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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 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 | 70 70 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 | 121 121 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 | 194 194 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 | 219 219 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 | 207 207 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 | 212 212 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 | 260 260 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 | 336 336 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 | 331 331 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 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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City Council passes rezoning for Sunnyside, Woodside
Residents of Sunnyside and Woodside will no longer have to worry about large housing complexes being built in their neighborhoods. On Thursday, July 28, new zoning laws for the two communities were...
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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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'
Jul 14, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. A Somali intelligence official says Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi, a leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab who has a $3 million bounty on his head, has surrendered to police in Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.


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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and his Belarus' counterpart Alexander Lukashenko take part in the Eurasian Economic Union summit in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Russia and four other ex-Soviet nations on Tuesday completed the creation of a new economic alliance intended to bolster their integration, but the ambitious grouping immediately showed signs of fracture as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sharply criticized Russia for restricting bilateral trade. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president on Saturday replaced his prime minister, the head of the national bank and an array of other top officials as the country weathers economic troubles.


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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's outstanding poet, translator and dissident and a former Harvard lecturer Stanislaw Baranczak has died at his U.S. home, Poland's leading daily Gazeta Wyborcza said. He was 68.
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