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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 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 | 38 38 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 | 89 89 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 | 125 125 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 | 147 147 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 | 135 135 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 | 143 143 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 | 191 191 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 | 267 267 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 | 271 271 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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Woodhaven man sentenced to 20 years for killing wife
Former Woodhaven resident Edwin Fuentes was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday, November 9, for killing his wife and dismembering her body and dumping some of the remains in Forest Park. ...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven man arrested in murder of neighbor
A suspect in the murder of immigration lawyer Yasmeen Rabbani has been arrested. On Saturday, November 12, police arrested 53-year-old Mustafa Omran at the same residence where Rabbani lived at 88t...
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man convicted in brutal killing of girlfriend and unborn baby
On Thursday, November 3, 38-year old Derrick Redd of Jamaica, Queens, was convicted of second-degree murder and other charges for the stabbing death of his girlfriend – who was nine months’ pregnan...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens untaxed cigarette ring busted
Following a six-month probe by the Queens District Attorney’s office, three Queens men were arrested on Friday, November 4, for allegedly engaging in the sale of as much as 6,700 packs of untaxed c...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Welcome to Richmond Hill” sign unveiled
Local elected officials, business and civic leaders unveiled a new sign that reads “Welcome to Richmond Hill” at 133rd Street and Liberty Avenue on Monday, November 7. The sign unveiling, sponsored...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police search for Chase Bank robbery suspect
A robbery at Chase Bank, located at 90-14 Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, has the New York City Police Department on the hunt. On Tuesday, November 1, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the suspect entered t...
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free Safe Child IDs at Queens Libraries in November
Aims to raise awareness on child safety
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven man pleads guilty to murder of wife in 2007
Edwin Fuentes, the former Woodhaven resident who made headlines for brutally killing his wife, Reina De Los Santos Reyes, in 2007 and dismembering her body, pleaded guilty last Tuesday, October 25 ...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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311 town hall addresses noise concerns
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley held a Town Hall meeting last Tuesday, October 25 in order to have residents learn more about how various city agencies and the government service, 311, can help, and...
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resorts World New York casino opens its doors
After much talk and anticipation, completion of the Resorts World New York City casino has finally reached the finish line. The first stage – the Times Square Casino – opened on Friday, October 28 ...
Oct 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long lines, two-hour wait as Aqueduct casino opens
Build it and they will come. And many from near and far came to experience the new Aqueduct racino on Friday, October 28. Four lines of between 5,000 to 10,000 people wrapped around parts of the Re...
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven woman found dead in home
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 54-year-old Woodhaven woman, who was found dead in her home on Sunday, October 23, with three puncture wounds to her neck...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mini-documentary reveals “End of an American Dream”
Tells stories of displaced Aqueduct Flea Market vendors
Oct 26, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police searching for two elderly missing men
The NYPD is asking the public's assistance for help locating two missing individuals in Queens. The 106th Precinct has issued a Silver Alert for the two, unrelated individuals who are both from Sou...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aqueduct casino opens doors on October 28
Construction of the first phase of the new Aqueduct casino has crossed the finish line. The highly anticipated Resorts World New York casino will open its doors this Friday, October 28, at 1 p.m., ...
Oct 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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An 8-year-old boy - who suffers from HIV and was given the pseudonym Kunkun by Chinese media - sits on the doorstep of his home in a village in Xichong county, southwest Sichuan province, on December 18, 2014China's health ministry has promised to provide medical care and a living allowance for an eight-year-old HIV-positive boy targeted by villagers for expulsion, state media reported Monday, in a case that has drawn widespread condemnation. The health ministry has also pledged to conduct spot checks around China to uncover any other violations of anti-discrimination policies, the state-run paper reported. The provincial Communist Party committee is investigating reports of the petition to expel the boy, the Global Times newspaper, with close ties to the party, quoted an unnamed propaganda official as saying. The boy was left with his grandfather when both his parents quit the impoverished village to seek work and remains in his grandfather's care in the village for the present, the Beijing News indicated.


2014-12-22 04:36:17 -0500

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks as China's Foreign Minister Wang looks on, before their meeting in WashingtonBy Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. The hackers said they were incensed by a Sony comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which the studio has pulled. ...


2014-12-22 04:34:38 -0500

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks, say officialsPakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.


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