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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 182 182 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 | 207 207 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 | 195 195 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 | 199 199 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 | 249 249 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 | 325 325 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 | 326 326 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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Movie fans rallies to save a local cinema
Residents hope to sway landlord into letting theater stay
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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City responds to lawsuit over Glendale homeless shelter
The city has responded to the claims in a recent Article 78 proceeding in opposition of a proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. The Glendale/Middle Village Coalition (GMVC),...
Dec 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 supports new plan to preserve manufacturing sectors
The City Council set forth on a platform last month to identify new zoning and land use tools in an effort to grow both manufacturing and “creative” sector industries throughout the city. “Industri...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Library fires Galante over irresponsible spending
Fired CEO plans to sue library over his termination
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Pan Am shelter not fit to become permanent
Local Elmhurst residents joined State Senator Tony Avella last week to contest the conversion of the Pan Am homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard into a permanent facility. The shelter just underwen...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Car scam hits number of elderly residents in Maspeth area
Victims get tricked into paying for fake repairs
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/8/14-12/14/14)
Monday, Dec. 8 Lilian Maldonado was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues for a suspended license by Officer Florio. Arthur Lohman was arrested at 1926 Gates Avenue for robbery...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman discusses dedication to IBZs at MIBA luncheon
The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) held its third annual member luncheon at Maspeth Ale House on Grand Avenue last week. Councilman Antonio Reynoso, who represents Williamsburg and ...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markey sworn in for her next term
Surrounded by a room full of family, friends and supporters, Assemblywoman Marge Markey was sworn in for her next term in office on Friday, December 5, at her Maspeth office. “In my next term, I pl...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coalition collects $70,000 in three months
Glendale-Middle Village Coalition member Dawn Scala attended the recent Middle Village Property Owners and Residents Association meeting to recruit new members and raise money to add to the $70,000...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s Restaurant welcomes the NYPD Honor Legion
For more than 30 years, the NYPD Honor Legion has held their annual holiday luncheon for the surviving families of officers that were killed in the line of duty at Maspeth's O’Neill’s Restaurant. O...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Under new ownership, Celtic Gifts & Treasures lives on
With an owner ready to move on, Celtic Gifts & Treasures at 72-17 Grand Avenue faced an uncertain future. Ann Wenz, who has worked at the store for 15 years, said that the shop was originally locat...
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104th precinct Police blotter (11/27/14-12/7/14)
Thursday, Nov. 27 Joseph Didomenico was arrested at the intersection of 60th Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Gonzalez. Virgil Garcia-Barrios was arrested at the ...
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Troop 17 hits the trail
Elmhurst's Boy Scout Troop 17 set out on an adventure in Staten Island last month at William H. Pouch Scout Camp, highlighting some of the natural beauty that can be found inside of New York City. ...
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retraining the country’s largest police force
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD unveil new three-day training course
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York City police officers carry the casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos at his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of "The Interview," Thursday.
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Sri Lankan tsunami survivors pay their respect at a mass grave of 591 train passengers which was hit by 2004 tsunami in Peraliya, Sri Lanka, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. In Sri Lanka the train 591, which was tossed up by the waves and the charred images of which became an icon of the disaster, carried some survivors, relatives of the dead and the guard who was on duty 10 years ago, stopped at the disaster site for a remembrance of the dead. The train including the original locomotive and five carriages was decorated with Buddhist flags and Buddhist chanting was played through the journey. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off its tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.


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