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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 | 73 73 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 | 204 204 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 | 228 228 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 | 215 215 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 | 218 218 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 | 268 268 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 | 343 343 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 | 22 22 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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City responds to lawsuit over Glendale homeless shelter
The city has responded to the claims in a recent Article 78 proceeding in opposition of a proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. The Glendale/Middle Village Coalition (GMVC),...
Dec 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home sharing grows in popularity among aging adults
As economic woes continue to force many seniors to make tough choices about their living situation, home sharing is gaining popularity as an option to avoid premature institutionalization in New Yo...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New L&A Gourmet Deli gets much-needed parking
Owner says extended evening hours could help business even more
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 16 16 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
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 25 25 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 ...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small Business Saturday highlights shopping locally
Myrtle Avenue BID hosts event to promote local businesses
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community mourns loss of Peter Cardella, founder of senior center
Family and friends remember his generosity and kindness
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore.


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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out on the car deck of a ferry carrying 466 people from Greece to Italy early Sunday, forcing authorities to order an evacuation.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States and NATO will mark the formal end of the war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks.
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