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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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A small hole become a big problem in Forest Park
There is a lesson to be learned here. Back in 2011, Woodhaven resident Jennie Monning noticed that the ground surrounding a cistern in Forest Park was eroding. However, the erosion was limited to t...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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GWDC remembers 9/11 at meeting
The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation held its monthly meeting on Tuesday September 23, at St. Thomas the Apostle School and its annual September 11 “Evening of Remembrance.” The program be...
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William Scarborough arrested this morning
Assemblyman just the latest Queens pol in trouble with the law
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Preservation group visits the historic Forest Park Carousel
A recent visit to the Forest Park Carousel proves that the historic carnival ride is not just for children. More than 200 members of the National Carousel Association (NCA) made a stop at the centu...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where 'everything' was sold in Woodhaven
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Great Woodhaven Yard Sale returns this Saturday by popular demand
This Saturday, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) will host its second annual Great Woodhaven Yard Sale. After last year’s success, the yard sale is back and already bigger than befo...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Be sure to hit Jamaica Avenue on Oct. 19
WOODHAVEN DEVELOPMENTS
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New funding for cameras and programs unveiled in Far Rockaway
This time last year, Councilman Donovan Richards allocated $1.6 million for new cameras in numerous housing projects in Far Rockaway. And while plans to complete the venture were originally slated ...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Share your memories of 9/11 at GWDC meeting
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WRBA to honor sweets purveyor Margie Schmidt
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Doe Fund coming to Beach 116th Street
Councilman Eric Ulrich gathered with local leaders last week to announce that his office has secured discretionary funding to cover the cost of bringing the Doe Fund to Rockaway Park's Beach 116th ...
Sep 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis celebrates another year, looks forward
September marks the end of another year of fundraising efforts by the New York District Kiwanis International, and the organization’s governor Joe Aiello was the center of the celebration. Kiwanis ...
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Queens Quiet Skies to host rally protesting plane noise
Event will take place on Sunday in Cunningham Park
Sep 11, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lost dog tale with a happy ending
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Jamaica and Rockaways have new, expedited bus line
New Q114 halves commute time of Q113
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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 LondonBy William Schomberg and Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's public finances improved in November helped by fines paid by banks for a foreign exchange scandal, giving some respite to Chancellor George Osborne as he tries to show voters he can keep on bringing down the deficit. Separately, retailers reported booming sales, underscoring how consumers are propelling Britain's strong economic recovery. The two data releases represented welcome news for Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of what promises to be a tight election in May. ...


2014-12-19 07:36:20 -0500

A Zaman journalist holds a placard at the headquarters of Zaman daily newspaper in IstanbulISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court detained a top media executive and three other people on Friday pending trial on accusations of belonging to a terrorist group, in a case which President Tayyip Erdogan has defended as a response to "dirty operations" by his enemies. The executive, Hidayet Karaca, runs a television station close to the president's ally-turned foe Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric. Erdogan accuses Gulen of seeking to topple him through supporters in the judiciary, police and other institutions. ...


2014-12-19 07:35:11 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor only once.
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