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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 158 158 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 | 235 235 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 | 246 246 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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106th lieutenant tackles new post: retiree
Lieutenant Joseph Salvato, commander of the 106th Precinct’s Special Operations Unit, was honored at last week’s meeting of the precinct’s Community Council with the April Cop of the Month Award fo...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting City Hall just got more convenient
New system allows NYers to fight tickets online
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addabbo co-sponsors hate crime bill
In response to the murder of Anthony Callao in Woodhaven last month, State Senator Joe Addabbo is co-sponsoring a bill that would raise awareness about hate crimes through curriculum in schools. Th...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Queens Boys and Girls Club breaks ground on new building
The kids at the South Queens Boys and Girls Club will soon have a new space to play and learn. On Friday, April 8, the club held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Clubhouse building, set to be ...
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Resorts World Casino gives residents a sneak peak
Resorts World Casino New York last week released new images showing additional amenities that the casino will feature on opening day under its new accelerated timeline. “These images will give our ...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carjacker surprised by youngster
A carjacker who jumped into a four-door red Honda Accord idling with the keys in the ignition got the surprise of his life when he discovered there was a nine-year-old boy sitting in the back seat....
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindenwood Alliance discusses crime in Howard Beach
More than 50 people attended the Lindenwood Alliance’s most recent meeting at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center in Howard Beach last week, a good showing for the young civic association. “This shows ...
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Terrorism expert addresses RHBA
Terrorism was the main talk of the Richmond Hill Block Association's monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 30. Deputy Chief Michael Blake of the NYPD's Department of Counterterrorism Division address...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven remembers Anthony Callao
Candlelight vigil held for the teen tragically beaten to death
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Move over or face penalties
It’s now the law: when you see flashing emergency vehicle lights on the shoulder of the road – move over. Deputy Inspector Amin Kosseim of the NYPD Community Affairs Division told members of the 10...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Kiwanis Club hopes for more members
The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Kiwanis Club held their first meeting of the spring on Wednesday, March 9, in an effort to recruit more community members and to have their voice heard more in the area....
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Phagwah parade brings vibrancy to Richmond Hill streets
PHOTOS BY MICHAEL O'KANE Over 15,000 people covered head-to-toe in vibrant colors celebrated the 23rd Annual Phagwah Parade, held last Sunday, March 20. With 16 floats and 28 different performances...
Mar 22, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors celebrate Phagwah at local center
The United Hindu Cultural Council of U.S.A Senior Center kicked off an early celebration on March 17 of the Hindu festival Phagwah, also known as Holi, which is the celebration of colors, joy, and ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liberty Tax Services hold successful blood drive
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Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resorts World New York accelerates opening
The new racino at Aqueduct will open its doors with far more components in place months earlier than expected, according to Resorts World New York, the casino’s developer, who set the date as late ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 file photo, Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at a Kmart store in New York on Thanksgiving Day. Retail sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 according to data provided from First Data Corp., which tracks purchases at 800,000 stores including online. The modest growth comes despite the heavy discounting customary throughout the season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.


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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists were found in contempt of court Friday for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Friday it is looking for alternatives to release "The Interview" after it scrapped the Christmas Day theatrical opening of the screwball comedy at the center of a cyber attack on the studio blamed on North Korea.
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