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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 16 16 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 | 64 64 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 | 84 84 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 | 108 108 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 | 95 95 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 | 102 102 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 | 146 146 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 | 222 222 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 | 236 236 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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102/106 precincts take back the night at annual event
In an effort to increase crime prevention awareness, especially of drugs and domestic violence, and encourage participation in local anti-crime programs, precincts across Queens hosted the 28th ann...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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New law bites back
Under a new law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, as of September it will be a crime to attend an animal fighting event, even as a spectator. According to the law, introduced by Assemblyman Joseph L...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Queens Boys and Girls Club benefits from LeBron's “decision”
The South Queens Boys and Girls Club has received a brand-new looking gym, thanks to a generous donation by the LeBron James Family Foundation, Nike and HP. An amount of $27,000 allowed the club to...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven residents pleased with 102nd Precinct response
Woodhaven residents, at the special 102 Precinct Community Council meeting held in July, had nothing but good things to say when it came to the officers in the 102nd Precinct working to resolve the...
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assault in Woodhaven highlights need for more surveillance cameras
A surveillance camera played a huge role in catching a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman in Woodhaven last Tuesday. And now, Woodhavenites are calling for more surveillance in the neighborhood...
Aug 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Genting Looks Forward To Table Games At Aqueduct Casino
When it opens at the end of summer, the Resorts World New York casino in South Ozone Park will have only video lottery terminals (VLTs) for its patrons to play. However, Genting, the casino’s owner...
Aug 03, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven assault suspect arrested
The search by the NYPD for a man who was allegedly involved in an attack and sexual assault that took place in Woodhaven early Tuesday morning, is over. Video surveillance, which caught the suspect...
Jul 29, 2011 | 10 10 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Koch crosses party lines to endorse Republican
Says vote for Turner would send message to D.C. on Israel
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Third time's a charm?
Comptroller to conduct third audit of NYRA's books
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transit officers will add to casino security
Resorts World New York Casino patrons will have an additional layer of security as they come and go to the trains in the form of city transit officers. Captain Roy Kaplan, commanding officer of Tra...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special election campaigning officially underway
Lindenwood civic host candidates in two local races
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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106th Council honors Det. Tauber
Detective Nathaniel Tauber of the 106th Precinct was honored last week with the 106th Precinct Community Council’s Cop of the Month award for July in recognition of his excellent police work during...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Danny’s closes but plans to return
Danny’s Szechuan Garden, a Howard Beach landmark for more than three decades, closed its doors on June 30, but the owner said the closure was only temporary and plans to return to the community, al...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn GOP supporting Bob Turner
Queens organization follows suit
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Parishioners petition Diocese to stop church merger
Parishioners at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish have signed a petition asking the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to reconsider merging the parish with the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said. The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is likely to enrage India and may hinder recent attempts to patch up rocky relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Lakhvi was arrested in Pakistan in 2009 in connection with the attack on Mumbai by Pakistani militants in which 166 people were killed. The sole surviving gunman had identified Lakhvi as the mastermind. ...
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter is seen during the semi final soccer match between Auckland City FC and San Lorenzo at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.Michael Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert. Though Garcia did not identify Sepp Blatter by name, he also revealed that the FIFA executive committee — led by the longtime president — made a failed complaint of unethical conduct against the former U.S. Attorney in September.Speaking at the Club World Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter told The Associated Press he was stunned by Garcia's decision to resign."I'm just surprised," Blatter said. "It's all what I can say. Just that."(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The FIFA executive committee is meeting Thursday amid a renewed crisis after the prosecutor it appointed resigned in protest over the handling World Cup bid investigation.


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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of all lawsuits filed by previous governments against journalists and media outlets, marking a departure from his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki, who was widely accused of using state institutions to target his political enemies.
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