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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 126 126 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 | 148 148 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 | 136 136 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 | 144 144 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 | 192 192 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 | 268 268 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 | 272 272 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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'Sew' thoughtful: seniors/students donate handmade dolls to hospital
At a time when many healthcare facilities are strapped for resources, every little bit counts. Olga Demko gives back the best way she knows how; for the last five years, she has sewn and stuffed fa...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter
08/30/2010 - 09/05/2010
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Mural brings Tuscany to a Maspeth alley
When Paola Belotti attended a barbecue that was hosted in the alleyway behind Maspeth Discount Liquors some years back, she was distracted by the graffiti covering the surrounding walls, particular...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth man's death ruled an accident
Family member speaks: Jaffe wasn't one for suicide
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
08/24/2010 - 08/29/2010
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Queens, Brooklyn residents voice opinion on Islamic Cultural Center
Voices supporting and opposing construction of an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero made headlines this month. On Sunday morning, thousands of protesters from both side...
Aug 27, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIRR lines paralyzed by signal damage
Ten out of 11 of railroad branches were suspended on Monday
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA opens $10M Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
Will improve subway and bus transfers at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
08/16/2010 - 08/23/2010
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Crossing busy streets will no longer be guesswork
City to install countdown signals on dangerous streets
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The late Bill DeCota honored with memorial tree
Port Authority director of Aviation lives on at the Queens Botanical Garden
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/09/2010 - 08/15/2010
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Week in Queens: August 12th

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Crowley, Queens Dems back Rice for Attorney General
Attorney General candidate Kathleen Rice now has a powerful backer in Congressman and Queens County chairman Joseph Crowley. Crowley announced his support for Rice, currently Nassau County district...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth house break-in thwarted by nabes
Several thugs attempted to burglarize a Maspeth house just before 1 p.m. on August 6, a gutsy move when many pairs of eyes could simply look out the window and see that something was out of place. ...
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Pope Francis delivers his message during a meeting with Cardinals and Bishops of the Vatican Curia on the occasion of the exchange of Christmas greetings in the Clementine hall at Vatican, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andreas Solaro, Pool)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.


2014-12-22 08:06:34 -0500
ABUJA (Reuters) - A bomb blast at a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Monday killed at least 15 people and wounded 21, an official from the emergency services said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Boko Haram insurgents have repeatedly set off bombs targeting civilians, especially in the remote northeast where they are trying to carve out an Islamist state. The official from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who declined to be named, said the wounded were being treated. ...
2014-12-22 08:03:22 -0500

Mourners stand at a memorial Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, during a vigil near the spot where two New York Police Department officers, sitting inside a patrol car the previous day, were shot by an armed man, killing them both. The assailant then went into a nearby subway station and committed suicide, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.


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