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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 | 234 234 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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Pols look for more info on crime in parks
The NYPD currently only discloses crime statistics for the city’s 31 largest parks, and elected officials are searching for a new way to bring more oversight. The City Council’s Public Safety Commi...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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In fight over QueensWay, homeowners take on national group
Can a small group of homeowners derail an ambitious plan to turn an abandoned train line in the middle of the borough into a public bike path? The battle over QueensWay - the name given the propose...
Nov 21, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shop locally this holiday season
I hope that you are enjoying this sunny, temperate weather. This last week has been cold and some days windy but clear and bright, this with only 12 days until the end of November. Maybe we will ha...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vehicular crimes need harsher punishment
Winter doesn’t officially begin for another month, but the cold winds have already started to blow hard through Woodhaven. This year has flown by, hasn’t it? It wasn’t that long ago that we wrote a...
Nov 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friends of Queensway holds first workshop
Opponents of the project cry foul
Nov 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor orders Port Authority to conduct airport noise study
Vetoes bill in effort to prevent delay
Nov 14, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congrats to our Election Day winners
Last week was Election Day, which was unlike last year when the lines in order to vote were down the block (in the cold weather) then into the school around the length of the gymnasium and into the...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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It is time to do a better job
I’ve always taken great pride in my eyesight. When I played baseball for Rich-Haven, I could see the catcher’s signs from the outfield. Once I began driving, I could read a street sign from blocks ...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents call for demolition of building
Say Woodhaven site is creating a dangerous situation
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two busy weeks in Woodhaven
What a busy two weeks it has been! Two weeks ago was the GWDC’s Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2013. It was a Sunday when we were blessed with warm sunny weather, with happy families and frien...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too early for Christmas, but not giving
I saw something truly disturbing this Halloween: a Christmas tree on display in one of our stores. In fact, I spotted many Christmas displays as I walked down Jamaica Avenue surrounded by children ...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Sandy anniversary, group focuses on climate change
On the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Organizing for Action (OFA) held over 80 events across the country in an attempt to bring light to climate change issues. In Queens, the group hosted an...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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A 'Wonderful' Woodhaven festival
All week long prior to our Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival, sponsored and run by the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation, on Sunday, October 20, I was checking the weather forecasts. This...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Park Carousel will link generations
Ninety years from now, the residents of Woodhaven will gather in Forest Park to celebrate the 200th birthday of the beautiful carousel that master woodcarver Daniel Carl Muller completed in 1903. T...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seaside Library re-opens in the Rockaways
As residents of the Rockaways continue to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, Queens Library at Seaside celebrated it’s reopening last weekend. Queens Library at Seaside, located at 116-15 Rockaway Beac...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, A health worker volunteer talks with residents on how to prevent and identify the Ebola virus in others, and distributes bars of soap in Freetown, Sierra. Community leaders and Ebola surveillance teams are going house-to-house in neighborhoods in and around Sierra Leone’s capital to search for the sick. President Ernest Bai Koroma launched “Operation Western Area Surge” on Wednesday in a national broadcast. While infection rates appear to be stabilizing or declining in neighboring Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is still seeing a surge of cases, especially the Western Area, which includes Freetown and its surroundings. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.


2014-12-19 12:56:52 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in that could lead to a U.S. response.
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' Energy Ministry says initial exploratory drilling by an Italian-Korean consortium off Cyprus' southern coast has failed to find significant quantities of gas.
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