blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 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 | 38 38 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 | 88 88 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 | 125 125 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 | 147 147 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 | 135 135 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 | 143 143 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 | 191 191 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 | 267 267 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 | 271 271 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...

more blogs

news
Show of support for homeless, criticism for shelter sytem
Homeless advocates rallied last week in support of residents at the Pan Am Shelter on Queens Boulevard. The facility has been targeted by multiple protests in the past months, with signs and chants...
Aug 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
State Farm branch takes ALS ice bucket challenge
The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has spread to Maspeth, with the local State Farm branch looking to make the challenge corporate. The ice bucket challenge is meant to raise awareness and research fun...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lack of curb cuts aggravates handicapped residents
Many people cross the 69th Pl./Grand Ave. intersection unthinkingly, exerting only the minimal attention needed to cross the road without getting hit. But for Middle Village residents Fernanda Avol...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/18/14-8/24/14)
Monday, Aug. 18 Paul Alvarez was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and George Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Sullivan. Rachel Watford was arrested at 60-11 75th A...
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Captain reports recent arrests in the 104th
Officers in the 104th Precinct made a slew of arrests last week, Captain Christopher Manson told the press during a media briefing on Monday afternoon. On Aug. 20, Danny Miranda, 20, Angelo Padron,...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Driven to help
Car show doubles as blood drive
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Judge shoots down library trustees' reinstatement request
Mayor appoints Queens native as first new board member
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/11/14-8/17/11)
Monday, Aug. 11 Marius Dumitrascu was arrested at 66-91 Fresh Pond Road for aggravated harassment by Officer Winter. Rafael Arce was arrested at 1675 Cornelia Street for criminal trespassing by Off...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
District 24 ed board joins opposition to Glendale shelter
Ideas like eminent domain floated to stop construction
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mayor recommends changes to city’s 911 system
ECTP overhaul should improve emergency response time
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dismissed library trustees prepare to take Katz to court
Claim law used in dismissal is “unconstitutional”
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/4/14-8/10/14)
Monday, Aug. 4 Blas A. Fabian was arrested at 57-47 Cooper Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Cumur. Kevin J. Houlihan was arrested at 52-60 65th Place for criminal contempt by O...
Aug 12, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
State issues $11.5 million grant for QCC
School plans for expansion and 3-D printing program
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens Library board members sue BP Katz, Attorney General
Fired trustees say borough president has no right to oust them
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A busy week for the 104th Precinct
Drug and auto related arrests made
Aug 06, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Jema Sundi sits outside her home in barren hills where asbestos waste was dumped is visible in the background in Roro, India. An asbestos mine, abandoned nearly three decades ago still affects the people around it and 18 along with Jema were diagnosed with asbestosis in 2012. Tens of thousands more, some former mine workers, remain untested and at risk. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.


2014-12-22 03:49:38 -0500

In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, a 21-year-old Egyptian mime who goes by the name 'Sheetos' performs on a subway in Cairo, Egypt. “I know I look like the strangest thing in their eyes. But I do this to publicize this art. I believe in this art,” said Sheetos. “I try to help people smile during their difficult lives. My wish is to draw smiles on faces.” (AP Photo/Hai Malek)CAIRO (AP) — Bright colors, strange clothes and a striking white mask steal the attention of everyday people going about their business in downtown Cairo. This is the stage for Mohammed Saeed (aka Sheetos) who is waging a lonely campaign to introduce the art of mime to modern Egypt.


2014-12-22 03:49:25 -0500

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Phoenix. A gadfly attorney and a county sheriff from Arizona want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration program in the first courtroom battle over the initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. On Monday, lawyer Larry Klayman will try to persuade a judge nominated by Barack Obama that the immigration system, contrary to what the president says, isn’t really broken. Klayman says the president has violated the Constitution by doing an end run around Congress and that drastic changes in immigration programs should be stopped. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arizona sheriff is trying to halt President Barack Obama's plans to spare nearly 5 million immigrants from deportation.


2014-12-22 03:33:08 -0500