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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 51 51 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 | 101 101 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 | 165 165 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 | 187 187 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 | 176 176 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 | 182 182 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 | 233 233 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 | 307 307 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 | 309 309 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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CB5 District Manager celebrated for 25 years of service
Community Board 5 in Queens recognized their district manager last week for a quarter-century of service in the neighborhood. While serving as the executive director of the Greater Ridgewood Youth ...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (7/7/14-7/10/14)
Monday, July 7 Mykhaylo Vivchar was arrested at the intersection of 65th Place and Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Toor. Stalin D. Gomez was arrested at the intersection of V...
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City to award $23 million to improve arts education
Funds to be used to hire staff and improve facilities
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Pat Toro, advocate for veterans, passes at 65
He was a hero to veterans across the borough and throughout the country. Pat Toro, Jr., the former president of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 32 in Queens and local law enforcement ...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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DHS addresses inconsistencies with Glendale homeless shelter study
Environmental study is in, but Samaritan Village is out of town
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Maspeth hosts Vision Zero community outreach meeting
Residents complain of lack of action from Dept. of Transportation
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Residents continue to protest Pan Am Hotel shelter
Outside of the Community Board 4 meeting on Queens Boulevard on June 30, hundreds gathered with protest signs in several languages calling for the removal of homeless families from the nearby old P...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/23/14-6/29/14)
Monday, June 23 Edward V. Kruck was arrested at the intersection of 70th Street and 57th Drive for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Grefe. Hua X. Lin was arrested at the intersection of Bo...
Jul 08, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
Jun 30, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerns over city's new composting pilot program
Toronto officials are already moving on to a new design
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Rockstock surf and music festival returns to Rockaway Beach
In cooperation with the Atlantic Surfing Federation, the Rockstock and Barrel surf and music festival returned to Rockaway Beach with a full line up of bands on two stages and several competitive s...
Jun 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor signs package of 11 traffic safety bills
Six months after Mayor Bill de Blasio first made his commitment to the Vision Zero initiative, he returned to the place where it all started – the intersection of 61st Avenue and Northern Boulevard...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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State passes bill to lower city speed limit to 25 mph
Local reactions are mixed regarding slower streets
Jun 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature passes Queens Library Reform Bill
Awaits signature from Governor Cuomo to become law
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/16/14-6/22/14)
Monday, June 16 Eniel Mezura was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for unlicensed operation of a vehicle by Officer Coronado. Vanessa Acevedo was arrested at Woodbine Street and Woodward...
Jun 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police hold back a crowd at the perimeter of a scene on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, following a shooting Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson.


2014-12-25 02:10:43 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America and on to the United States.


2014-12-25 01:53:03 -0500

In this July 15, 2013 file photo, former US president George H.W. Bush points to his wife Barbara Bush during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DCFormer president George H. W. Bush greeted Christmas Day Thursday in a Texas hospital, where he remained for a second night after experiencing breathing problems. Bush, 90, was admitted late Tuesday to Houston Methodist Hospital and was spending another night there as a "precaution," his spokesman Jim McGrath said. "President Bush had a good day and his prognosis remains positive," McGrath said in a statement late Wednesday. He was previously treated at Houston Methodist in November 2012 for bronchitis, and ended up spending nearly two months as a patient there.


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