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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 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 | 72 72 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 | 122 122 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 | 201 201 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 | 225 225 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 | 213 213 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 | 217 217 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 | 265 265 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 | 341 341 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 | 337 337 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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The man who built Woodhaven
It was John Pitkin who bought the land that was eventually christened Woodhaven and for that he is generally regarded as its' founder. But it was a man who came here from Switzerland (via France) w...
Jan 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carbon Monoxide causes Ozone Park deaths
Investigators have ruled carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of death of a father and son in their Ozone Park home on Saturday, January 14. The victims, 29-year-old Aaron Chen and 66-year-old Ku...
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents speak out against street conversions
Some Woodhaven residents vehemently voiced concern at last week's Community Board 9 meeting over the conversion of two streets in the neighborhood – 84th Street and 91st Avenue. CB9 was scheduled t...
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan for Queens high line faces opposition
Transit advocates push for new train line to the Rockaways
Jan 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two arguments for the rezoning proposal
The Richmond Hill-Woodhaven rezoning plans are drawing supporters and opponents as public hearings on the plans continue to be held. While some, like Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Resident...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Ozone Park man sentenced for brutal killing of girlfriend
A South Ozone Park man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2008 stabbing death of his girlfriend, who was nine months pregnant with his child. In November 2011, Derrick Redd, a...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Birthday, Ozone Park
Town turns 130 in 2012
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lefferts A Train station to get ADA elevator
The A train Lefferts Boulevard station will soon be receiving a makeover in the form of an elevator compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, as well as renovations. MTA re...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talk of convention center spurs excitement and caution
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct in South Ozone Park has everyone’s eyes turned to the borough, and the move could possibly put Queens on the...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howard Beach senior center housing moves forward
Howard Beach will soon see a new housing development. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced that it has closed on $31 million in financing to develop Howard Beach Senior Apartm...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group envisions a high line for Queens
Residents in Southern Queens are putting together a vision to transform the abandoned Rockaway Beach line railroad tracks into the borough's own version of the High Line - to be called The QueensWa...
Jan 04, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Search is on for hit-and-run driver in Woodhaven
The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association is hoping that someone can help identify the driver of a Black SUV who hit a Woodhaven resident and sped away on Friday, December 16, at approximately 1:1...
Dec 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bank of America gives funds to Food Bank
The New York City Food Bank announced in December a new program through Bank of America that will allocate $5,000 each to the city's food pantries experiencing the highest demand. The Five Borough ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howard Beacher designs Costa Rican recycle center
Vincenzo Ciaramella, Howard Beach resident and senior architecture major at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), will travel to Nosara, Costa Rica, in January 2012 for the beginning stages ...
Dec 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks Department issues fourth RFP for Forest Park Carousel
It's round four for the Forest Park Carousel as the Department of Parks and Recreation announced last Tuesday that they have issued another Request for Proposals for the renovation, operation and m...
Dec 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson, center, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, right, and J.J. Redick during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Raptors won 110-98. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Lowry and the short-handed Toronto Raptors needed plenty of help from their reserves down the stretch to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.


2014-12-27 19:50:34 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James warms up before an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in New York. Dozens of athletes in recent weeks have responded to confrontations between authorities and black citizens in Ferguson, Mo., New York and elsewhere by wearing T-shirts bearing such statements as "I Can't Breathe" and "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups.


2014-12-27 19:48:29 -0500
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California say they have arrested a man suspected of vandalizing an Islamic center.
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