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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 74 74 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 | 68 68 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 | 119 119 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 | 192 192 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 | 217 217 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 | 205 205 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 | 210 210 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 | 259 259 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)
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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 | 330 330 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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Movie fans rallies to save a local cinema
Residents hope to sway landlord into letting theater stay
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City responds to lawsuit over Glendale homeless shelter
The city has responded to the claims in a recent Article 78 proceeding in opposition of a proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. The Glendale/Middle Village Coalition (GMVC),...
Dec 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 supports new plan to preserve manufacturing sectors
The City Council set forth on a platform last month to identify new zoning and land use tools in an effort to grow both manufacturing and “creative” sector industries throughout the city. “Industri...
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Queens Library fires Galante over irresponsible spending
Fired CEO plans to sue library over his termination
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Pan Am shelter not fit to become permanent
Local Elmhurst residents joined State Senator Tony Avella last week to contest the conversion of the Pan Am homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard into a permanent facility. The shelter just underwen...
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Car scam hits number of elderly residents in Maspeth area
Victims get tricked into paying for fake repairs
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/8/14-12/14/14)
Monday, Dec. 8 Lilian Maldonado was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues for a suspended license by Officer Florio. Arthur Lohman was arrested at 1926 Gates Avenue for robbery...
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Councilman discusses dedication to IBZs at MIBA luncheon
The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) held its third annual member luncheon at Maspeth Ale House on Grand Avenue last week. Councilman Antonio Reynoso, who represents Williamsburg and ...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markey sworn in for her next term
Surrounded by a room full of family, friends and supporters, Assemblywoman Marge Markey was sworn in for her next term in office on Friday, December 5, at her Maspeth office. “In my next term, I pl...
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Coalition collects $70,000 in three months
Glendale-Middle Village Coalition member Dawn Scala attended the recent Middle Village Property Owners and Residents Association meeting to recruit new members and raise money to add to the $70,000...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s Restaurant welcomes the NYPD Honor Legion
For more than 30 years, the NYPD Honor Legion has held their annual holiday luncheon for the surviving families of officers that were killed in the line of duty at Maspeth's O’Neill’s Restaurant. O...
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Under new ownership, Celtic Gifts & Treasures lives on
With an owner ready to move on, Celtic Gifts & Treasures at 72-17 Grand Avenue faced an uncertain future. Ann Wenz, who has worked at the store for 15 years, said that the shop was originally locat...
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104th precinct Police blotter (11/27/14-12/7/14)
Thursday, Nov. 27 Joseph Didomenico was arrested at the intersection of 60th Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Gonzalez. Virgil Garcia-Barrios was arrested at the ...
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Troop 17 hits the trail
Elmhurst's Boy Scout Troop 17 set out on an adventure in Staten Island last month at William H. Pouch Scout Camp, highlighting some of the natural beauty that can be found inside of New York City. ...
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Retraining the country’s largest police force
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD unveil new three-day training course
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Queens Park Rangers' Nedum Onuoha goes down after a confrontation with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (L) earning a red card for Giroud at the Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2014Arsene Wenger admits losing striker Oliver Giroud once again is a body blow to Arsenal's Champions League push. Giroud is facing three games out after his red card in the 2-1 Boxing Day win against QPR. The Frenchman was sent off for a headbutt on Nedum Onuoha and his lack of discipline will see him first sit out Sunday's London derby at West Ham. Having made a major impact since his return from ankle surgery that sidelined him for three months, Giroud's absence is the last thing the Arsenal manager needs at this pivotal stage of the season.


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Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung speaks during the opening ceremony of the 5th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit at a hotel in BangkokSHANGHAI (Reuters) - Senior Chinese and Vietnamese officials have agreed to settle their maritime disputes without resorting to "megaphone diplomacy", the official Xinhua news service said on Saturday. The agency's report follows a meeting in Hanoi on Friday between Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and it comes as Beijing backs off from aggressive attempts to press its territorial claims in the South China Sea. ...


2014-12-27 04:45:22 -0500

Movie-goers wait in line outside the Los Feliz 3 Cinema in Los Angeles, California December 25, 2014 to purchase tickets for the "The Interview"North Korea on Saturday called US President Barack Obama a "monkey" for inciting cinemas to screen a comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill its leader, and blamed Washington for an Internet blackout this week. The isolated dictatorship's powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) threatened "inescapable deadly blows" over the film and accused the US of "disturbing the Internet operation" of North Korean media outlets. The Internet outage triggered speculation that US authorities may have launched a cyber-attack in retaliation for the hacking of Sony Pictures -- the studio behind madcap North Korea comedy "The Interview". Washington has said the attack on Sony was carried out by Pyongyang.


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