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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 316 316 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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Grand Smile offers cash for Halloween candy
While many local tots are gorging themselves on their Halloween haul, local dentist and owner of Grand Smile Dental Alexandra Kaimov is hoping that some young ones will choose cash over candy. Gran...
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City settles with former teacher on PS49 harassment suit
Former principal at MidVille school disappointed with agreement
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Local 237 members accuse leadership of election fraud
Over 5,000 votes uncounted in October elections, sources say
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Pan Am and Westway emergency shelters may become permanent
Six-month grace periods soon to expire for emergency sites
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Ragamuffins parade draws hundreds
The annual Maspeth Lions Ragamuffins Parade marched down Grand Avenue from the entrance of Mount Olivet Cemetery to the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot on Halloween night. Escorted by offi...
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Queens voters stick with their Democratic incumbents
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/27/14-11/2/14)
Monday, Oct. 27 Katisha Cabrerra was arrested at 60-39 Maspeth Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Jonas. Jennifer Graziano was arrested at 60-19 71st Avenue for disorderly conduct by Officer F...
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Man slashed in Maspeth over a parking spot
Incident occurred outside a bingo hall
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ENDORSEMENT: We choose Addabbo for District 15
In the State Senate race in the 15th District, incumbent Joe Addabbo faces a challenge from Republican Michael Conigliaro. Conigliaro is a law office manager, and he impressed us with his passion f...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst school hosts Read Aloud Day
To kick off school-wide programming for the school year, PS/IS 102 in Elmhurst hosted its 11th annual Read Aloud Day last Friday. More than 50 parents, students, former teachers and administrators,...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille Kiwanis honors local leaders at annual fundraiser
The Kiwanis of Middle Village held their second annual Business and Community Person of the Year event last week to not only honor local civic leaders, but also kick off the new season of fundraisi...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (10/20/14-10/25/14)
Monday, Oct. 20 Samuel Pena was arrested at the intersection of Weirfield Street and Cypress Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Vincent. Jake O'Hehir was arrested at 62-05 84th St...
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Queens cops attacked by man with a hatchet
Struck two officers before being killed
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new members at O’Neill’s
Masone becomes third in her family to serve as president
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Queens puts a wrap on World's Fair celebration
Season of events marks 50th & 75th anniversaries
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during the game with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaRussell Westbrook didn't mind picking up the slack for the Oklahoma City Thunder who were missing reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant for the fifth-straight contest on Thursday. Westbrook tallied 35 points and 11 assists as the Thunder beat the defending league champion San Antonio Spurs 114-106 in front of a Christmas Day crowd of 18,500 at the AT&T Center arena. "Regardless of what's going on, like I said before and I'm going to keep saying it, my job is to attack," Westbrook said. Westbrook also had five rebounds and five steals for the Thunder, who lost to the Spurs 4-2 in the playoff semi-finals last season.


2014-12-25 19:49:32 -0500

XBox One is seen on display at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility. The group, called Lizard Squad, could not be reached for comment, and the companies did not give a reason for the connectivity issues. Both companies expected heavy use as people who received Microsoft Xbox players or Sony PlayStations on Christmas tried to hook up. ...


2014-12-25 19:49:26 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says its inflation rate eased slightly in November as household spending dropped, hindering the government's effort to get the world's third-largest economy out of recession and back to sustainable growth.
2014-12-25 19:48:38 -0500