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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 175 175 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 | 198 198 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 | 187 187 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 | 193 193 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 | 242 242 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 | 318 318 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 | 318 318 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 (3/3/14-3/9/14)
Monday, Mar. 3 Nico Carabetta was arrested at 79-80 77th Road for grand larceny by Officer Demarco. Charles Bartone was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for theft of servi...
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Vision Zero a new focus for 104th Precinct
Officers in the 104th Precinct are now implementing some of the initiatives in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic plan. “There’s going to be a greater emphasis in this precinct, and all oth...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials show resounding support for St. Pat’s for All
After Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would not be participating in the 253rd New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to its continued choice not to allow gay banners, he joined several electe...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/24/14-3/2/14)
Monday, Feb. 24 Stephen Hartie was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for a traffic offense by Officer Kaufman. Calvin Peebles was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for ...
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Newtown Creek advocates say city is misguided in cleanup project
Group pushes for a long-term solution
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some fear traffic issues with three new restaurants
With traffic already congested on Queens Boulevard, things could get worse when three new restaurants - Olive Garden, Joe’s Crab Shack and Longhorn Steakhouse - open across from Queens Center Mall ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th cops honored for nabbing cell phone thief
For their efforts in nabbing a 40-year-old homeless man that shoved a woman pushing a baby carriage to steal her cell phone, 104th Precinct Captain Christopher Manson awarded the two arresting offi...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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De Blasio and DOT attack potholes
Severe winter has turned streets into a battlefield
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (2/17/14-2/23/14)
Monday, Feb. 17 John Carlo was arrested at 62-52 80th Street for criminal contempt by Officer Eastman. Jakub Baran was arrested at 59-07 Maspeth Avenue for assault by Officer Mathlier-Potter. Steph...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dillingham ready to bring change to education in Queens
Borough President Melinda Katz has named Forest Hills resident Deborah Dillingham the new Queens representative on the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP). “I am honored that Borough President Melin...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek activists host watershed info seminars
New alert system notifies residents of CSO discharges
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Slow commute times in a frigid borough
MTA says bus-tracking technology coming to Queens
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/10/14-2/16/14)
Monday, Feb. 10 Sergio Ortiz was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues for theft of service by Officer Phillips. Marlon Maldonado was arrested at 57-39 Cooper Avenue for giving...
Feb 18, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Timing of Middle Village principal retirement a bit awkward
Says he put in paperwork before sexual harassment allegations
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/3/13-2/9/13)
Monday, Feb. 3 Robert Wilamowski was arrested at 58-48 75th Street for criminal mischief by Officer Maksimiuk. Jonathan Bohan was arrested at 62-45 81st Street for petit larceny by Officer Chiarell...
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NYPD policemen use motorbikes to create cordon as protesters, hold placards while marching down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New YorkBy Edwin Chan and Alex Dobuzinskis SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen last weekend. Police need more data analytics and mining software to monitor social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter , as well as trained personnel to make sense of what could be a deluge of data, say law enforcement officials and security experts. ...


2014-12-26 07:05:55 -0500

Candles light up Phuket Island's tsunami-hit Patong Beach, 31 January 2005, as hundreds attended a candlelight vigilBanda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - 11:52 GMT - Minute's silence in the rain - Thai PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha leads at the Khao Lak ceremony: "I want to take this opportunity to pay respect to those Thai and foreign nationals who lost their lives in the tsunami."


2014-12-26 06:56:53 -0500
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's state rail company Ukrzaliznytsia said on Friday it would suspend passenger and cargo train services to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in March, due to security concerns. "In order to ensure the safety of passengers ... (the railway) will cut the route of trains to Crimea off at Novooleksiyvka and Kherson," it said in a statement, referring to two towns on the Ukrainian mainland near Crimea. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice)
2014-12-26 06:55:33 -0500