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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 262 262 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...
VILLA ERASMO-NOW A 5 STAR RESTAURANT IN MIDDLE VILLAGE,NY
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Villa Erasmo- Italian 69-61 Juniper Blvd Middle Village, NY 11379 5 Star Review 11/13/2014 Nov.13,2014-Finally this restaurant has put it altogether. With a fantastic Chef, good courteous waiters a...

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CB5 supports new plan to preserve manufacturing sectors
The City Council set forth on a platform last month to identify new zoning and land use tools in an effort to grow both manufacturing and “creative” sector industries throughout the city. “Industri...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 supports 999-person capacity venue in Ridgewood
After previous vote against, board has change of heart
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Crowley proposes funding for additional rent subsidies
Says building new shelters not a viable option
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Nearly 4,000 kids attend annual Operation Santa Claus
Community Mayors president says group is looking for more volunteers
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/8/14-12/14/14)
Monday, Dec. 8 Lilian Maldonado was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues for a suspended license by Officer Florio. Arthur Lohman was arrested at 1926 Gates Avenue for robbery...
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Coalition collects $70,000 in three months
Glendale-Middle Village Coalition member Dawn Scala attended the recent Middle Village Property Owners and Residents Association meeting to recruit new members and raise money to add to the $70,000...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th precinct Police blotter (11/27/14-12/7/14)
Thursday, Nov. 27 Joseph Didomenico was arrested at the intersection of 60th Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Gonzalez. Virgil Garcia-Barrios was arrested at the ...
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New Geraldine Ferraro Campus opens in Ridgewood
After more than a year of construction and years of planning, the aptly named P.S. 290 Geraldine Ferraro Campus in Ridgewood was officially opened last week. With 616 planned seats from kindergarte...
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Bridge and Tunnel brewery to expand into Ridgewood
Ridgewood will soon have a new brewery. Late last month, Bridge and Tunnel founding brewer Rich Castagna signed a lease on a 2,300-square-foot facility on Decatur Street that should be fully operat...
Dec 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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With lawsuit pending, coalition seeks more support
Reaching out to Middle Village residents
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small Business Saturday highlights shopping locally
Myrtle Avenue BID hosts event to promote local businesses
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Community mourns loss of Peter Cardella, founder of senior center
Family and friends remember his generosity and kindness
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/17/14-11/30/14)
Monday, Nov. 17 Ramon Delgado was arrested at the intersection of 69th Avenue and 80th Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Lovallo. Manuel Dominguez was arrested at 60-50 Flushing ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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SHELTER UPDATE: Glendale-Middle Village Coalition takes first legal action
Last week, the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition initiated their first legal action against the city, filing a lawsuit claiming that the full impact of placing 125 families in a proposed homeless s...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council donates 1,000 pounds of food to homeless vets
Michael Rodriguez has lived at the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence in Long Island City for the last five months, however he was homeless before his move to the borough. Rodriguez, originally born ...
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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 has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to U.S. calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi "reaffirmed China's relevant position, emphasizing China opposes all forms of cyberattacks and cyber terrorism" in a conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday, the foreign ministry in Beijing said in a statement. ...


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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden (21) celebrates as he walks off the field after a 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Wright)The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.


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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, North Koreans ride on an amusement park ride while watching a 3D movie at the Rungna People's Pleasure Park in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.


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