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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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?
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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)
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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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LICH saved because Gov. listened

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Hunters Point South off to good start
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Give Veterans First Crack at Foreclosures
Dave Bing, the former Detroit Piston All-Star point guard and now mayor of Detroit, recently introduced a program that would offer Detroit police officers deals on foreclosed homes as a means to en...
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Fight over Senior Garden gets ugly
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Cuomo’s Reality Budget
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State Senate Reform in 2011?
With Republicans back in control of the State Senate, the question of the hour is have both Democrat and Republican senators learned their respective lessons? Will they get down to the people's bus...
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Councilmembers Koo & Ulrich Come Out In Support of Walmart Opening in NYC
WALMART IN NYC: IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME
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Belt Parkway’s Facelift Better Last
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Livery cab plan makes little sense
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Mayor is Right on Tightening Gun Purchasing Standards
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Public School Education and Autistic Children
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City Year: We Are Change
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Reflecting on the career of Anthony Seminerio
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Giffords shooting hits home
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Why WikiLeaks Leaks Matter
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2006 file photo, Tom Rider, a former circus elephant trainer, shows a bullhook that is used by elephant trainers to members of Nebraska's Judiciary Committee in Loncoln, in support of a bill that would ban the use of the devices Nebraska. The Oakland, Calif., City Council earlier this week unanimously approved an ordinance outlawing bullhooks, an instrument resembling a fireplace poker with a sharp hook on one end that is used by trainers to control the animals. Oakland is now the second city in California, after Los Angeles, to ban the use of a bullhooks. Stephen Payne, a spokesman for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, says the ban takes effect in 2017. The Oakland Zoo and animal rights activists supported the ordinance. Payne says Ringling Bros. might work with the incoming City Council to reconsider the ban. The circus will stop performing in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned in the city.


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A man washes a classic American car that's used as a taxi by tourists in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations _ a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — VH1 says it's sticking with "Sorority Sisters" despite criticism of the reality show's depiction of black sorority members and the growing defection of commercial sponsors.
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