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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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 | 236 236 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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Butterflies of Bill Baker World Premiere
Brooklyn born actress Debra Messing was in attendance Saturday night to celebrate the premiere of the film Butterflies of Bill Baker . Messing was joined by VH1 Gossip Table personality Delaina Dix...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is NYC's latest food craze worth the trouble?
A report on the much-hyped – and elusive - Cronut
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 313 313 recommendations | email to a friend
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The forgotten life & times of John Mulvany
Researcher thinks lost artwork could be in N. Brooklyn
Jun 27, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
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Station House offers something different in Forest Hills
Forest Hills is changing, and the new Forest Hills Station House is finding a solid foothold among the shifting demographics. The Station House, located at 106-11 71st Ave., is what many of the nei...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 326 326 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park Slope's Whale Belly talks music, new album
While the Park Slop-based band Whale Belly is in the studio putting the final touches on the follow up to the 2010 debut album, “…the smile at the End of the Slope,” the group is out playing live s...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 365 365 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Eats food show makes rebranded return
Brooklyn’s very first food trade show is just a week away. “Brooklyn Eats,” the popular food-tasting showcase, is being rebranded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with a new logo and website. Th...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 335 335 recommendations | email to a friend
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Final weekend for the Big Apple Circus
Come one, come all before Lengendarium leaves Queens
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 396 396 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
On Sunday afternoon, June 2nd, the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra held a concert at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, filling the “Crystal Room” at 106-06 Queens Blvd. with around 100 guests or more...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 361 361 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn’s Avidya and the Kleshas release first album
Q&A with lead singer and songwriter Stephanie Carlin
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 321 321 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedian Liam McEneaney Himself
Queens comedian releases a new concert DVD and prepares for first live taping at Union Hall in Brooklyn
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 313 313 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Patience Stone
An abusive world told through the eyes of the abused
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shake The Baron
A Connecticut rock band develops in the Brooklyn music scene
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 286 286 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills gets jazzed up
Jimmy Heath performs at Church-in-the-Gardens for a special Mother’s Day weekend performance
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with The Jolles Duo
Last Sunday, in honor of Spanish influenced music and as a special celebration for Cinco de Mayo, the Day of the Dead, The Jolles Duo gave a special harp and violin performance at the Church-in-the...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
“Lord of the Flies” meets “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in this family friendly musical production with an all-children cast. On the weekend of May 18 and 19, The Garden Players, an after-school drama ...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE -In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, soldiers accused of refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising appear before a court martial in Abuja, Nigeria. On Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, the court-martial sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists, connected to the soldiers' refusal to deploy to recapture three towns seized by Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram in August, according to the charge sheet. The lawyer for the condemned men, Femi Falana, said the 54 soldiers were convicted and sentenced to death by firing squad. He said five soldiers were acquitted.(AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga FILE)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been a suicidal mission.


2014-12-18 08:39:54 -0500

A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in BagaYAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the far north of the country, said defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck. "On the militant side, there were 116 deaths in Cameroonian territory and unknown damage on the Nigerian side (of the border) after the vigorous riposte of our artillery," he said. There was no independent confirmation of the exchange.


2014-12-18 08:38:49 -0500
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumskiri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. News from remote parts of Nigeria that are cut off from mobile communications sometimes takes days to travel. The five-year-old campaign for an Islamic state by Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sinful", has become the greatest menace to the security of Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer. ...
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