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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 | 179 179 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 | 200 200 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 | 190 190 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 | 196 196 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 | 245 245 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 | 321 321 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 | 321 321 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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Impersonation is a crime
Next time a utility man comes knocking, make sure to check his credentials. Already this year two Queens households have been robbed by men impersonating utility repair men. In both instances the m...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
02/08/2010 to 02/14/2010
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Four-alarm fire tears through Jackson Heights
Small biz burn, no injuries
Feb 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney General reaches settlement with Vantage
$1 million owed to harassed tenants and non-profits that serve them
Feb 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monserrate Gets The Boot
Ousted from NY State Senate by 53-8 vote
Feb 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille nabes call for train transfer time change
NY&A says not so fast
Feb 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
02/01/10 - 02/07/10
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Dancing for Maspeth Town Hall
Board of directors boogie down for a good cause
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St. Stan’s grads awarded $570,000 in scholarships
St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Maspeth has 33 students graduating in 2010. “Nine students, which is almost 30 percent of them,” said Sr. Rose Torma, principal, “received academic scholarships to h...
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City sets Maspeth Bypass Plan timetable
New route will be chosen by fall
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Giving HOPE to the hungry
Maspeth church opens doors, hearts to the needy
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
01/25/10 - 01/30/10
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Kosciuszko Bridge update meetings set
The New York State Department of Transportation (SDOT) has scheduled a pair of public meetings to discuss the latest plans for the construction of a new Kosciuszko Bridge. The open houses, to solic...
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Midway Nursing Home subject of state investigation
Death at Maspeth facility raises suspicion
Jan 26, 2010 | 7 7 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Bypass project on the move
The long-awaited Maspeth Bypass project could become reality by year’s end, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey announced. Markey said in meetings the Department of Transportation (DOT) has indicated it ...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. showing Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index that edged 9.93 points higher to 17,818.68 while the U.S. dollar is traded at 120.18-22 Japanese yen. Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading Friday in Asia, as most markets in the region and across the globe were closed for Christmas holidays. China's Shanghai Composite Index extended gains in the second day of a rebound from this week's earlier sell-off. Nikkei rose 10.21 points or 0.06 percent and closed at 17,818.96 for the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)U.S. stocks edged higher early Friday as relatively quiet trading resumed a day after Christmas. The gains followed mixed action in Asian markets. Most European markets were closed.


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Russia's President Putin speaks during a meeting of the State Council and the Presidential Council for Culture and Art, at the Kremlin in MoscowMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance. Moscow's previous military doctrine, signed by Putin in 2010, also identified NATO expansion as a top risk to Russia, but the stakes have risen sharply over the past year. Russia said this week NATO was turning Ukraine into a "frontline of confrontation" and threatened to sever remaining ties if Ukraine's hopes of joining NATO were realized. ...


2014-12-26 09:47:30 -0500

Attendees walk between signs for Sony PlayStation and Microsoft's XBox on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, on June 11, 2013The online gaming networks for Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox consoles -- hot gifts this Christmas -- have gone dark in what hackers said was a coordinated attack. The outage started Christmas Day and went into Friday, PlayStation and Xbox said on their Twitter feeds, adding that they were working to restore service. The name is the same used by a group of hackers that has targeted Sony in the past, though it was not possible to verify the Twitter account's authenticity.


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