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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 263 263 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 | 270 270 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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Bill says no more to unannounced “no standing” signs
The Department of Transportation may soon have to give communities a heads-up before installing new “no standing” signs on New York City streets, under a bill introduced recently by Councilwoman El...
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/27/11-12/4/11)
Monday, Nov. 28 Charles Linic was arrested at 58-02 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Lodato. Isidro Andrade was arrested at 60-64 69th Avenue for assault by Officer Alvarez. Milan D...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juniper Valley Park second phase complete
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley gathered last Thursday, December 1 to cut the green ribbon on the second phase of impr...
Dec 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Hollywood Blood Drive
The Maspeth Knights of Columbus will host a Hollywood Movie Blood Drive on Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors will receive two complimentary movie tickets when they give blood at t...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth ready for the holidays
The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce held its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Memorial Square on Friday, December 2. More than 100 residents enjoyed holiday entertainment provided by Song-and-A-Dance o...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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30 Turkeys
On Tuesday, November 22, the Middle Village Kiwanis Club gave out 30 turkey dinners to families in need. Pictured from left to right are Kiwanis members Anthony De Angelo, J.P. Di Troia, Al Gentile...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/14/11-11/27/11)
Monday, Nov. 14 Lauro Jara was arrested at on Onderonk Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Capace. Martin Nunez was arrested at 17-37 Decatur Street for aggravated harrasment by Officer...
Dec 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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118 stores caught selling alcohol to minors
The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) announced on Tuesday, November 22, that 75 liquor and grocery stores were caught selling alcohol to minors in Brooklyn and Queens during a three-day underc...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Activist Pat Dolan killed in car accident
Pat Dolan, a longtime civic activist and current president of the Queens Civic Congress (QCC), was killed in a car accident Tuesday night.
Dolan was crossing Hillside Avenue near 198th Street at ap...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants return home after devastating fire
Displaced tenants finally returned to a newly renovated apartment complex at 41-72 Judge Street in Elmhurst that was ravaged by a fire on December 27th of last year. The Department of Buildings (DO...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addabbo urges more street safety
Senator Joseph Addabbo is urging residents and city agencies to be more aware of dangerous conditions on the streets before more fatalities or life-altering injuries occur, according to a statement...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expanding Kiwanis in Queens
Queens Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Michael Terry has a plan to expand young people’s community service clubs beyond the borders of school walls. Founded in 1915, according to its Web site, Kiwanis ...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst Library closed for new building and expansions
The Elmhurst Library closed its doors on Monday, November 7, to make way for a new and expanded building set to open in 2013. “It has become a victim of its own success and needs to expand in a new...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/7/11-11/13/11)
Monday, Nov. 7 Joanna Oszczypaca was arrested at the intersection of 60th and Bleecker streets for theft of service by Officer Murtha. Ivan Baez was arrested at 67-29 Central Avenue for assault by ...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrest made in hit & run that killed Maspeth man
Suspect Peter Rodriguez arrested in Connecticut
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In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, tourists sunbathe as a vendor sells kites decorated with Cuba's flag on a beach near Havana, Cuba. The easing of tourism regulations is a gamble for both the U.S. and Cuba. Obama said Wednesday that people-to-people travel was a way to “empower the Cuban people.” At the same time, a U.S. tourism surge could funnel sorely needed cash to a tourism industry run mostly by what Obama described Friday as “a regime that represses its people.” (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than a decent used car back home.


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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo Bernard Kozen stands near the scene, where a shooting occurred the night before at the Ross Township Municipal Building, in Saylorsburg, Pa. Kozen who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. The commission founded in 1904 by steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has now honored 9,737 individuals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.


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A Coast Guard patrol boat guards the beach as President Barack Obama and the first family visit a beach at Bellows Air Force Base in Waimanalo, Hawaii Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday:


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