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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 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 | 34 34 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 | 84 84 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 | 116 116 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 | 138 138 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 | 126 126 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 | 134 134 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 | 181 181 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 | 255 255 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 | 264 264 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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City to award $23 million to improve arts education
Funds to be used to hire staff and improve facilities
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pat Toro, advocate for veterans, passes at 65
He was a hero to veterans across the borough and throughout the country. Pat Toro, Jr., the former president of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 32 in Queens and local law enforcement ...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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DHS addresses inconsistencies with Glendale homeless shelter study
Environmental study is in, but Samaritan Village is out of town
Jul 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth hosts Vision Zero community outreach meeting
Residents complain of lack of action from Dept. of Transportation
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Residents continue to protest Pan Am Hotel shelter
Outside of the Community Board 4 meeting on Queens Boulevard on June 30, hundreds gathered with protest signs in several languages calling for the removal of homeless families from the nearby old P...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/23/14-6/29/14)
Monday, June 23 Edward V. Kruck was arrested at the intersection of 70th Street and 57th Drive for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Grefe. Hua X. Lin was arrested at the intersection of Bo...
Jul 08, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
Jun 30, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerns over city's new composting pilot program
Toronto officials are already moving on to a new design
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockstock surf and music festival returns to Rockaway Beach
In cooperation with the Atlantic Surfing Federation, the Rockstock and Barrel surf and music festival returned to Rockaway Beach with a full line up of bands on two stages and several competitive s...
Jun 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor signs package of 11 traffic safety bills
Six months after Mayor Bill de Blasio first made his commitment to the Vision Zero initiative, he returned to the place where it all started – the intersection of 61st Avenue and Northern Boulevard...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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State passes bill to lower city speed limit to 25 mph
Local reactions are mixed regarding slower streets
Jun 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature passes Queens Library Reform Bill
Awaits signature from Governor Cuomo to become law
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/16/14-6/22/14)
Monday, June 16 Eniel Mezura was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for unlicensed operation of a vehicle by Officer Coronado. Vanessa Acevedo was arrested at Woodbine Street and Woodward...
Jun 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community upset as hotel becomes homeless shelter
Local leaders and residents feel blindsided by DHS
Jun 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands of households added to city composting initiative
Council District 30 included in the rollout
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt. The two New York City Police Department officers, Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32, were ambushed in their patrol car Saturday afternoon, said NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton. ...


2014-12-21 05:02:17 -0500
By Sohee Kim and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation of a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. An official with the prosecutors' office confirmed media reports that they had traced the location of an IP address linked to the hacking incident and had dispatched investigators to the site. ...
2014-12-21 04:59:30 -0500

A Tunisian man raises his ink-stained finger as he casts his vote on December 21, 2014 at a polling station in TunisTunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the first free presidential election in the country's history, the final leg of an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship. The second round vote pits 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, against incumbent Moncef Marzouki, who held the post through an alliance with the moderate Islamist movement Ennahda. Ahead of the landmark vote, which sets Tunisia apart from the turmoil of other Arab Spring countries, jihadists had issued a videotaped threat against the North African state's political establishment. It is the first time that Tunisians have freely elected their president since independence from France in 1956.


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