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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 69 69 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 114 114 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 | 234 234 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 | 245 245 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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DEP SOAKS NEW YORKERS WITH CROTON DELAYS by William C.
September 03, 2009 02:23 PM | 7910 views | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
The construction of the Croton Water Treatment Plant is yet another example of a City project that has been subject to delays and ballooning costs.    My office recently conducted two audits of The...
Rest In Peace Eunice Kennedy Shriver by William C.
August 12, 2009 02:23 PM | 6800 views | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
I join with millions of Americans in mourning the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a truly selfless individual who has left an indelible mark on this country. As the founder of the Special Olympics ...
Why One Should Not Be Choosy Over Jobs These Days by Sylvia
August 02, 2009 10:30 PM | 8991 views | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
Fresh graduates always have this idealistic mode to get the job of their dreams . And so, they earnestly go out of their way to be overly-presentable at interviews, be hyper in job fairs, well you ...
ACCESS-A-RIDE STRANDING NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES AT THE CURB by William C.
July 28, 2009 02:11 PM | 6902 views | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly two decades ago, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law to protect and enhance the rights of people with disabilities.   In the years that have passed, we have made...
Watch out for MTA exit door scam by John
June 30, 2009 07:14 PM | 5393 views | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
Watch out!  Nevermind the new fare hikes.  The MTA is out to get us, all of us (or at least everyone who uses the Lorimer Street subway stop). It has been reported that the MTA is leaving the emerg...
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DENVER (AP) — Some victims of the Colorado theater shooting are outraged that the parents of suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty just weeks before his trial is set to begin.
2014-12-19 13:18:04 -0500

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino.


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BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem.
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