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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 126 126 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 | 148 148 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 | 136 136 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 | 144 144 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 | 192 192 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 | 268 268 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 | 272 272 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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Community Board 9 approves 7-Eleven
Community Board 9 approved the change of Richmond Hill’s automotive repair shop, part of the Shell gas station at 108th Street and Atlantic Avenue, to a 24-hour 7-Eleven last Tuesday at their month...
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhavenites concerned about raccoons
Raccoons could be slowly taking over Woodhaven. Many Woodhaven residents expressed concern about the furry nuisances at the Woodhaven Residents Block Association monthly meeting last Saturday, Octo...
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Park Carousel still stalled on spinning
Parks Department says no “viable” operator found
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven Street Fair is “wonderful” indeed
There were ponies. There was a train. There was a country and western band. And some were dancing in the streets. While it may sound like a Midwestern affair, it all went down in Woodhaven this pas...
Oct 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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111 indicted in international identity theft ring
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, together with Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, indicted 111 suspects in the largest identity theft scheme in United States history on Friday, October 10. T...
Oct 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addabbo puts money on full-fledged casinos in NYS
State Senator Joseph Addabbo is calling for full-fledged casinos in New York state after a recent poll from Siena College revealed that fifty-seven percent of New Yorkers support a constitutional a...
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Park gets new tennis courts
Tennis enthusiasts have seven new courts to play on in Forest Park, thanks to money secured by council members Elizabeth Crowley and Eric Ulrich. Crowley held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city an...
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York City poverty rate rises
The poverty rate citywide has risen in the last year, reports the United States Census Bureau, with one in five New Yorkers now living below the poverty line. According to the Census, the one in fi...
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fight against temporary homeless shelters moves to City Hall
The fight to keep homeless shelters out of already saturated neighborhoods was taken to City Hall last Wednesday, September 22, when Councilman Stephen Levin held a rally to denounce - once more - ...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leader/Observer honored at WRBA’s 40th Anniversary dinner
Woodhavenites can’t forget about the 102-year-old Leader/Observer paper that always included their voice and enlisted the neighborhood’s help – from columnists down to the boys who delivered the pa...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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LaGuardia CC renames hall for Maltese
A former mayor isn't the only New York City politician now honored at LaGuardia Community College. Last week, the Long Island City college honored former State Senator Serphin Maltese by naming an ...
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resorts World gives sneak peek of the new racino
Aqueduct expected to open by end of October
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner declared winner in NY09
Bob Turner pulled off Tuesday night what would have been unthinkable less than two years ago: getting the voters of New York's 9th Congressional District to send a Republican to Washington, D.C. Tu...
Sep 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attempted rapist in Forest Park sought
The NYPD is seeking the public's help in identifying an individual wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Forest Park on Wednesday, September 7. Around 10 a.m., in the vicinity of Park Lane...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richmond Hill to soon see new affordable housing
A two-acre plot of land at 129th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill that was once contaminated will soon be the new spot for 183 units of affordable housing for low-income families and seni...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman walks past a Tesco supermarket in central LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's accounting watchdog has launched an inquiry into the preparation, approval and audit of Tesco's accounts over the last four years, including the role of external auditor PwC . Supermarket chain Tesco said in September that it had overstated first-half profits by 250 million pounds due to incorrectly booking payments from suppliers - a figure later raised to 263 million pounds, compounding earlier profit warnings. ...


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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne tours market stalls promoting the livelihoods of small business owners at Downing Street in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Britain will widen the scope of laws which make the manipulation of market benchmarks a criminal offence to include seven more rates covering the currency, gold, oil and silver markets by April 1, the government said on Monday. The move is the latest by the Conservative-led government to clamp down on malpractice in the City of London whose reputation has been tarnished by an interest rate-rigging scandal and claims that traders colluded to manipulate currency rates. ...


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Kurdistan Iraqi regional government President Massoud Barzani arrives to support Kurdish forces as they head to battle Islamic State militants, on the summit of Mount Sinjar, in the town of Sinjar, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish fighters pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants who captured the town last summer. Loud explosions and intense gunbattles were heard from inside the town. Barzani vowed to crush the Islamic State group as fighting rages in Sinjar. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in Iraq have pushed deeper into the town of Sinjar, held by the Islamic State group, but are facing stiff resistance from the Sunni militants who captured it in August.


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