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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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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Queens Elks serve up Thanksgiving feast
With members and friends on hand to help, the Queens Borough Elks (Facebook) successfully served nearly 200 turkey dinners to needy families on Thanksgiving Day. The group was host to a Thanksgivin...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
11/23/09 to 11/29/09
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forever In Your Corner
RING 8 dedicated to betterment of retired fighters
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 rejects Maspeth cell antenna
Proposal moves to BP Marshall
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dog run doomsday
Giordano: CB5 uninterested
Nov 24, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empowering youth through reading & writing
Author returns to her Queens roots
Nov 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Layoffs on the horizon at Verizon
32 in Queens could be out of work
Nov 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
11/09/2009 to 11/15/2009
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Chamber discusses plans to make Maspeth merry
Most people take the seasonal banners that hang on light posts along Grand Avenue for granted, assuming it’s a service provided by the city. As a matter of fact, the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce, an...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Elmhurst Park construction continues
Park will cost $20 million
Nov 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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First-ever MidVille Vets Parade
Event draws big turnout
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire kills 3, injures 4 others
The fire department responded early Saturday morning to a fire that originated in the illegally subdivided basement of a house in Woodside. The blaze, which was called in at 2:45 a.m., claimed the ...
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth HS demo work will start soon
DOE plans to start building in January
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
11/02/2009 - 11/08/2009
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At CYO, sportsmanship comes before winning
Early on during a recent girls’ soccer game, Our Lady of Hope Coach Mike Maloney realized the contest was quickly becoming a lopsided affair. Instead of running up the score, he pulled his team bac...
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Idina Menzel performing during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. John Travolta accidentally introduced her as "Adele Dazeem" right before she was about to sing the hit song "Let It Go," from the animated film, "Frozen." (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image.


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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character known as Slender Man is competent to stand trial for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Thursday.
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In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, a European wolf is pictured in a wildlife park in Hanau, Germany. Scientists studying populations of bears, wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines found they have flourished on the continent, decades after being driven almost to extinction by hunting and the destruction of their habitat. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — Brown bears, grey wolves and other large carnivores are making a comeback in Europe.


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