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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 213 213 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 | 240 240 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 | 228 228 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 | 232 232 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 | 281 281 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 | 354 354 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...

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Grand Smile offers cash for Halloween candy
While many local tots are gorging themselves on their Halloween haul, local dentist and owner of Grand Smile Dental Alexandra Kaimov is hoping that some young ones will choose cash over candy. Gran...
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City settles with former teacher on PS49 harassment suit
Former principal at MidVille school disappointed with agreement
Nov 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local 237 members accuse leadership of election fraud
Over 5,000 votes uncounted in October elections, sources say
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pan Am and Westway emergency shelters may become permanent
Six-month grace periods soon to expire for emergency sites
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Ragamuffins parade draws hundreds
The annual Maspeth Lions Ragamuffins Parade marched down Grand Avenue from the entrance of Mount Olivet Cemetery to the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot on Halloween night. Escorted by offi...
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Queens voters stick with their Democratic incumbents
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/27/14-11/2/14)
Monday, Oct. 27 Katisha Cabrerra was arrested at 60-39 Maspeth Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Jonas. Jennifer Graziano was arrested at 60-19 71st Avenue for disorderly conduct by Officer F...
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Man slashed in Maspeth over a parking spot
Incident occurred outside a bingo hall
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ENDORSEMENT: We choose Addabbo for District 15
In the State Senate race in the 15th District, incumbent Joe Addabbo faces a challenge from Republican Michael Conigliaro. Conigliaro is a law office manager, and he impressed us with his passion f...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst school hosts Read Aloud Day
To kick off school-wide programming for the school year, PS/IS 102 in Elmhurst hosted its 11th annual Read Aloud Day last Friday. More than 50 parents, students, former teachers and administrators,...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille Kiwanis honors local leaders at annual fundraiser
The Kiwanis of Middle Village held their second annual Business and Community Person of the Year event last week to not only honor local civic leaders, but also kick off the new season of fundraisi...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (10/20/14-10/25/14)
Monday, Oct. 20 Samuel Pena was arrested at the intersection of Weirfield Street and Cypress Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Vincent. Jake O'Hehir was arrested at 62-05 84th St...
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Queens cops attacked by man with a hatchet
Struck two officers before being killed
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new members at O’Neill’s
Masone becomes third in her family to serve as president
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Queens puts a wrap on World's Fair celebration
Season of events marks 50th & 75th anniversaries
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Four South Korean officials will be punished for improper conduct during an investigation into a former Korean Air Lines executive who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts, the Transport Ministry said Monday.
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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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FILE - In this March 23, 2010 file photo, a security guard walks past while foreign visitors are seen inside the Google China headquarters in Beijing. Connections to Google Inc.'s popular email service have been blocked in China amid efforts by the government to limit access to the company's services. Records from Google's Transparency Report show online traffic from China to Gmail dropped to zero on Saturday, Dec. 27 although there was a small pickup on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)BEIJING (AP) — Chinese access to Google Inc.'s email service has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access to the U.S. company's services, which are popular among Chinese who seek to avoid government monitoring.


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