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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 87 87 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 | 111 111 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 | 98 98 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 | 105 105 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 | 149 149 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 | 225 225 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 | 237 237 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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Without space, Ozone Park CSA's growth could be stunted
The Ozone Park Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group first got its start last year by a group of women who wanted to fill their community with fresh, local food. The group grew throughout the...
Mar 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Painting Woodhaven: An art show is set for the neighborhood
An art show is coming to Woodhaven. On Thursday, March 31, the Woodhaven Residents Block Association and the Emanuel Church of Christ, located at 9312 91st Avenue, will be hosting a free art show f...
Mar 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cops lauded for arrest of alleged gunman
Detective Orin Cox and Officer Kevin Desormeau were honored last week with the 106th Precinct’s Community Council Cop of the Month Award for March for chasing down and arresting an alleged gunman w...
Mar 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Board votes to have new school constructed
Ozone Park will soon see a new school. Community Board 9 voted last week in favor of building a proposed 416-seat school at 101st Avenue and 90th Street, the site that formerly housed the Blessed V...
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howard Beach seniors protest plan to close their center
Click on the red dot to see senior centers proposed or closure. Over 250 angry Howard Beach Senior Center members joined with their local elected officials and clergymen last Wednesday to protest M...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Ozone Park residents concerned about shelter switch
Ruth Dunaboyina of South Ozone Park, whose daughter attends P.S.124, is concerned about the safety of the children and their parents who live in the community, as well as the teachers and school vo...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven altercation leaves one teen dead
One teenager is dead after an altercation early Saturday morning following a house party in Woodhaven, which was crashed by a group of teenagers who then beat Anthony Callao, 18, to death. The part...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Center celebrates official opening
Click on the red dot to view senior centers proposed for closure. Despite the fact that the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center is one of the 23 centers in Queens facing closure because of New Yo...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors get a chance to swing
WITH VIDEO
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Phagwah Parade pioneers to be honored at annual religious ceremony
The annual Phagwah parade in Richmond Hill has been a notable event in the area for 23 years. And this year, before the jubilant crowds of Guyanese, Trinidadian and South Asian groups take to Liber...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB10 hears about mayor’s proposed 5-Boro taxi plan
Can’t find a yellow cab in Queens? Not to worry – Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed creating a new class of livery cabs (“borough taxis”) that would be allowed to pick up “street-hail” passenger...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Woodhaven café offers opportunity for disabled
There’s a new café in town, and it’s doing something special. Independence Café, located at 94-16 Jamaica Avenue, is not only serving quality food, they’re also delivering quality employment opport...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writing and finding the soul, one play at a time
Woodhaven playwright's new play makes it to the stage
Mar 01, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officers close the case on 17 burglaries
Police Officers Jose Severino (second from right) and Ashana Kelly (right) were honored last week with the 102nd Precinct’s Cop of the Month award for January in recognition of their excellent poli...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting in the streets
102nd residents complain about rowdy early-morning brawls
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Smith (98) reacts after sacking Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Third-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst led Tennessee on its first opening-drive touchdown of the year, and the Titans built a 10-7 halftime lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars on the final Thursday night game of the year in the NFL.


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Sam Nazarian, center, attends a meeting of the Nevada Gaming Commission Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. Nazarian, a 10 percent owner of the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino, appeared before the commission seeking a gaming license. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business dealings, but not without limits and a promise that he'll remain under heavy scrutiny.


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In this undated photo provided by the Sarraff family shows Rolando Sarraff Trujillo in an unknown location. After the speeches on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, the Villa Marista prison staff in Cuba told the Sarraff family that Rolando had been freed at dawn and they didn't know where he was. Before his downfall, Sarraff a U.S. spy in Cuba, helped the U.S. crack the "Wasp Network," in Florida, a Cuban spy ring that included members of the Cuban Five, the last three of whom were released in exchange for the Cuban spy. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sarraff family)HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off.


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