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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 93 93 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 | 116 116 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 | 104 104 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 | 111 111 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 | 157 157 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 | 231 231 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 | 244 244 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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Q&A with Brooklyn rock band The LoveHowl
Amy Sheehan first came to New York City from Rhode Island in 2004 to study theater at NYU, however year after year of pursuing a career in acting, she decided to reconnect with her musical roots an...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baker turns passion into a profession with cheesecake balls
For New Hyde Park resident Pat Pilla, baking has always been her passion, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that she pursued it professionally and started Cheebonnet. She set out to make a delici...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louis Armstrong Museum prepares for new facility
In 2013, the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona reached a decade of celebrating the legendary jazz musician's career and life in Queens. To further enhance the legacy of Armstrong, the museum i...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn band WORKOUT
In Brooklyn, the sounds of rock and roll in its purest form is often lost in the over-saturation of synthesized and electronic beats and club music in night clubs and concert venues. Jack Killen, o...
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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Close to “home”: Queens Singer-Songwriter T.J. Fox
Faithful readers of our papers may have first heard the name TJ Fox within our sports pages a few years back. The Glendale native was once one of the aces of the Monsignor McClancy pitching staff. ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn singer/songwriter Aisha Eustache
Oklahoma City native Aisha Eustache moved to NYC chasing the lights of Broadway. After finding success playing a major role the Broadway National tour of Aida from 2000 to 2004, Eustache later left...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn rapper Silent Knight about new band
Brooklyn-born rapper Jason Fraticelli, better known by his stage name Silent Knight, joined The Band Called Fuse as their lead M.C. a little over a year ago, and ever since he has helped grow and d...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC-based reggae band releases debut LP
Q&A with InDaze about the band and philosophy on Brooklyn music culture
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Arleigh Kincheloe is the front-woman for eight-piece band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, a dream she has worked for since childhood. In 2012, the band’s trajectory was thrown into high gear a...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIC singer/songwriter Shelly Bhushan
Q&A with Queens artist about her road to independence
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
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The road to recording in Williamsburg
Q and A with Excello co-owner Hugh Pool
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Capps releases her first full-length album
Q&A with a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
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Singer-songwriter Hillary Barleaux releases her first album
Hillary Barleaux grew up in the small town of Walton in Delaware County. Both of her parents were writers, her father at GQ Magazine and her mother a stay-at-home mom and freelancer for numerous ma...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erin Barra and…
Brooklyn-based electronic artist reaches out to the youth
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn-based Butcher Knives
The makings of an eclectic punk band
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Police patrol near a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday Dec 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.
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F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne)WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.


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