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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 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 | 77 77 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 | 126 126 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 | 209 209 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 | 236 236 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 | 225 225 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 | 229 229 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 | 279 279 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 | 351 351 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 | 343 343 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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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...
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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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Council considers new bill to limit residential noise
The City Council’s Environmental Protection Committee held a hearing last week on a bill proposed by Councilman Eric Ulrich to strengthen the city’s noise code. If enacted, the bill would make it e...
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Turtles cause flight delays at JFK
About 150 diamondback terrapin turtles marching ever so slowly and steadily across Runway 4L at John F. Kennedy Airport to the beach to lay their eggs caused the closing of a runway and the disrupt...
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Officer honored for alert arrest
Police Officer Patrick McBride of the 102nd Precinct was honored with the Cop of the Month award at last week’s community council meeting for his outstanding police work, which resulted in the arre...
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Break-ins concern some Woodhaven residents
Residents in Woodhaven are complaining about car break-ins along Woodhaven Boulevard between Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue. It's a problem that they say is ongoing and the number rises every su...
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Teens now faced with 'murder as a hate crime' charges in Anthony Callao's death
The six teenagers who are accused of beating 18-year-old Anthony Callao to death near a Woodhaven house party in March are now facing murder as a hate crime, manslaughter, assault, and robbery char...
Jul 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Phil Rizzuto hosts annual Family Fun Day
The sounds of drums, chutney music and an animated emcee wafted out of the Phil “Smokey” Rizzuto Park last Saturday, June 25, as it was once more host to the annual Family Fun Day. Sponsored by Cou...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven residents lodge surge of complaints
Multiple blocks with nuisance neighbors
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Polish parishioners concerned over church merger
On a typical Sunday, the St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish, located at 88-10 102nd Avenue, just off of Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park, sees roughly 150 parishioners – many of them attending n...
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An event to raise awareness on domestic violence
The Stars International Band and Geeta Mandir Cultural Center is hosting its first ever domestic violence event in order to raise awareness in the community about a problem that is often not talked...
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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From wiseguy to wordsmith
Ex-mobster turns life around, pens memoir
Jun 22, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes speaks to the media during a press conference at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. A massive sea search was underway for an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore through airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He's the brash personality and cheerleader-like figure who gives the discount carrier its soul.


2014-12-29 02:54:28 -0500

People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaBy Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Google Inc's Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world's biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, said GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech advocacy group. Users said the service was still down on Monday. "I think the government is just trying to further eliminate Google's presence in China and even weaken its market overseas," said a member of GreatFire.org, who uses a pseudonym. ...


2014-12-29 02:52:38 -0500
SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by a search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet.
2014-12-29 02:45:33 -0500