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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 69 69 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 114 114 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 | 157 157 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 | 233 233 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 | 245 245 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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Armed purse snatcher at large in Maspeth
Maspeth is often fondly referred to as a small town in a big city setting, where many of the residents know each other by name, so it's a shock when a crime occurs that threatens to destabilize the...
Jul 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
07/05/2010 - 07/11/2010
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Middle Village car crash claims life
The residential intersection of Juniper Boulevard South and 70th Street was blocked off for hours Friday morning after a car crashed into a tree at approximately 10:30 a.m., killing the driver. “I ...
Jul 09, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tanning tax burns customers
But they vow to keep tanning anyway
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At Pet Palace, the animals are treated like royalty
Pet Palace of Middle Village has a selection of pet supplies fit for a prince, but it’s priced so that even a pauper can shop here. “We want people to be able to feed their pets,” said Suzanne Cara...
Jul 06, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
06/28/2010 - 07/04/2010
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The week in Queens: July 1

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Amalgamated Bank building new Maspeth branch
Just call it Banker's Avenue. With six different banks already occupying Grand Avenue in Maspeth, Amalgamated Bank has plans in place to become the seventh. According to state Banking Department re...
Jul 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ognibene running for Lt. Gov
Former councilman joins Paladino ticket
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Curing cancer, one lap at a time
Relay For Life returns to Middle Village
Jun 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis dole out annual scholarships
The Kiwanis club of Maspeth celebrated their 2010 scholarship winners this past week, just like they have been doing since 1954. The ceremony took place at O’Neill's Restaurant, where the club hold...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth teen gets 40 years for gang rape
Orchestrated brutal attack on underage girl
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!04th Precinct Police Blotter
06/21/2010 - 06/27/2010
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The week in Queens: June 24

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Maspeth parents get a look at details for new high school
For years, Maspeth parents have rallied for a locally zoned high school in their backyard, and although a sigh of relief was breathed when Queens Metropolitan High School planners declared priority...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny smiles before a court hearing in MoscowBy Maria Tsvetkova and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors said on Friday Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny should be imprisoned for 10 years for stealing 30 million rubles ($500,000) in a case dismissed by critics of President Vladimir Putin as part of his campaign to stifle dissent. Navalny, who led mass protests against Putin three years ago, denies guilt, as does the other defendant in the case, his brother Oleg, for whom the prosecution is seeking eight years in jail. "Life makes no sense if you have to tolerate endless lies. ...


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Russian opposition activist and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny smiles in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Opposition activist and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny, who has been under house arrest since February, is being charged in a second trial that may put him behind bars for good. A laptop in front of Navalny has a sticker with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the bottom of word "Thief", right. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation's most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities.


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IAEA Director General Amano arrives for a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in ViennaVIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has continued to meet its commitments under an interim nuclear deal with six world powers, a confidential United Nations nuclear agency report seen by Reuters showed on Friday. The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran was not enriching uranium above a fissile concentration of 5 percent. It also said Iran had not made "any further advances" to its activities at two enrichment facilities and an unfinished heavy water reactor. ...


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