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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 159 159 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 | 236 236 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 | 246 246 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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Mayoral Endorsements: Lhota for GOP, de Blasio for Dems
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On Homelessness, de Blasio has the 'Advantage'
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Wills vs. Living Trusts
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Red Sox Wrong When They Threw at A-Rod
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Diversifying with mutual funds
If you like to watch the talking heads on business channels, PBS and other outlets, you’ve probably heard them wax eloquent on the virtues of diversification. Guess what? They are right. About dive...
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New Fiscal Reality Facing Local Communities
When Detroit, once one of America’s largest cities and industrial engines, files for bankruptcy to resolve its fiscal woes, it gets people talking. And now, a brighter spotlight has been placed on ...
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Vallone is our choice for Queens borough president
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Will Sandy’s legacy be a safer NYC?
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Vallone the Best Choice for Queens Borough President
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Special Needs Estate Planning
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Legalize it, don't criminalize it
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CBS finds new ways to stick it to TWC customers
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Rest in Peace: Remembering Bill Lynch
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Are you watching the watchers?
Who are you entrusting to watch the people that matter most to you? A babysitter, home aide or a nursing home? Every day we see a new story on child abuse, elderly abuse, neglect, endangerment and ...
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Better ways to raise wages in NYC
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Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) blocks a shot by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points to lead a balanced offense as the Toronto Raptors beat Detroit 110-100 on Friday night, handing the Pistons their 12th straight home loss.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.
2014-12-19 22:14:56 -0500

Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, listen during a press conference after attending a promotion ceremony for police officers, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in New York. Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been.


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