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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 209 209 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 | 236 236 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 | 224 224 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 | 228 228 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 | 277 277 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 | 350 350 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 | 343 343 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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State needs real rent reform
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Internet Makes Bold Political Ideas Possible (For Better or Worse)
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It’s the Radios!
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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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HONG KONG (Reuters) - German insurer Allianz is the lead re-insurer, through one of its divisions, to the AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday and is presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast with 162 people on board, the company said on Monday. "We can confirm that Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty UK (AGCS) is the lead reinsurer for AirAsia, for aviation hull and liability insurance," an Allianz spokeswoman said in a statement emailed to Reuters. ...
2014-12-29 00:12:40 -0500

In this Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 photo, 11-year-old Maynor Ayala, center, sits on a dirt mound, with his friends in the Progreso neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Maynor’s father wants him to make the illegal trip north to join him in the United States. But for now, Maynor choses to stay with his mother and play soccer with his friends. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The project that Luis Lopez created a year ago on a dusty soccer field in a rough neighborhood of Tegucigalpa is doing well.


2014-12-29 00:05:12 -0500

Family members of passengers onboard missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 cry at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, SurabayaBy Fergus Jensen and Siva Govindasamy JAKARTA (Reuters) - A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to fly higher to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday. ...


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