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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 | 205 205 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 | 229 229 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 | 217 217 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 | 221 221 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 | 270 270 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 | 345 345 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 | 339 339 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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Festival highlights the cuisine of Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights native Elisa Lopez, 25, was just one of hundreds that gathered to try some of the street food on display at the third annual Viva la Comida Festival. Lopez and her friends waited on...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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VVA Chapter 32 remembers those who never came home
Holds annual ceremony marking POW-MIA day
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Coalition for Queens founder speaks at Chamber breakfast
Discusses new ways of building a tech-savvy borough
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104th Precinct POlice Blotter (9/15/14-9/21/14)
Monday, Sept. 15 Jason Alvarez was arrested at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Himrod Street for third-degree assault by Officer Maksimiuk. Malique Andrews was arrested at the intersection of...
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CB5 supports school campus on site of Glendale homeless shelter
All but three present members of Community Board 5 voted in favor of a resolution to support construction of a school campus in Glendale at last week's board meeting at Christ the King High School....
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Major sewer upgrades coming to CB5
The Department of Environmental Protection will be upgrading the sewer lines under 69th Street from Calamus Avenue to Queens Boulevard, with the project beginning sometime near the end of the month...
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USTA eyes Juniper Valley Park tennis courts
The USTA is currently pushing to allocate two of Juniper Valley Park's eight tennis courts for youth players. The USTA wants to come in and redo the courts at Juniper Valley Park, and take two of t...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/1/14-9/14/14)
Monday, Sept. 1 Nancy Fernandez was arrested at 65-09 Myrtle Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Prizeman. Eduardo Jaanu was arrested at 1657 Stephen Street for aggravated harassment by Offi...
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New York named most bike-friendly city in the U.S.
Magazine recognizes DOT efforts for cycle-safe streets
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Library votes to put CEO Galante on indefinite paid leave
Newly appointed trustees also give comptroller full access to financial records
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT studying lack of curb cuts on 69th Place
After receiving a complaint, the Department of Transportation is working on an engineering study to examine the installment of curb cuts missing at the intersection of 69th Place and Grand Avenue, ...
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Queens Quiet Skies to host rally protesting plane noise
Event will take place on Sunday in Cunningham Park
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Citywide bocce tournament gets underway in Juniper Valley
Players say courts not ready for upcoming championship
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella declares victory, Liu refuses to concede
And other results from primary night in Queens
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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ENDORSEMENT: We back Markey for the Assembly
Democrat Dmytro Fedkowskyj got a taste of what it takes to be a public servant, and he likes how it feels. That’s why the former Queens representative on the Panel for Education Policy wants to uns...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, Jon McBride, who designs and builds drones with Digital Defense Surveillance, flies a training drone for members of the the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team, during a demonstration, in Brigham City, Utah. The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.


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Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa provinceBEIRUT (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic State also killed 120 of its own members, most of them foreign fighters trying to return home, in the last two months, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The militant group has taken vast parts of Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate in territory under its control in June. ...


2014-12-28 10:31:57 -0500
PARIS (Reuters) - The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday on its way to Singapore from Surabaya in Indonesia was delivered to its operator in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, manufacturer Airbus said in a statement. AirAsia said the aircraft had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on Nov. 16. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people aboard, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (6.17 p.m. ET), officials said. The pilots had asked to change course to avoid bad weather. ...
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