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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 159 159 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 | 236 236 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 | 7 7 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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Despite DOE disinterest, push for school at shelter site continues
Although the Department of Education (DOE) recently said they have no interest in building a school complex at the site of a proposed homeless shelter on Cooper Avenue in Glendale, a push towards a...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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City reconsiders decommissioning Ridgewood Reservoir
Following a concerted effort from dozens of elected officials, concerned residents and activists, the city is now reconsidering a $6 million plan that would decommission the Ridgewood Reservoir. In...
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VVA Chapter 32 hosts annual picnic for homeless vets
Queens Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 held its 19th annual Labor Day picnic for homeless, elderly and disabled veterans on Sunday, demonstrating the organization’s founding principle that “...
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale residents worry about consequences of homeless shelter
DOE not interested in site, DHS calls for new dialogue
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De Blasio responds to comptroller’s UPK rollout concerns
Stringer: 70 percent of new contracts not received
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/25/14-8/31/14)
Monday, Aug. 25 Jonette Munoz was arrested at 1717 Centre Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Ziman. Joselito Ramones was arrested at the intersection of 69th Street and Grand Avenue fo...
Sep 03, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 to vote on school at proposed shelter site
After the School Construction Authority (SCA) recently showed a revived interested in developing on the proposed site of a new transitional housing facility on Cooper Avenue in Glendale, Community ...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drake and Lil Wayne battle in Queens
It was a Tuesday night, and in the quiet neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens the earthshaking, body-rumbling bass rang through the streets. Inside the West Side Tennis Club's historic stadium, Lil...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/18/14-8/24/14)
Monday, Aug. 18 Paul Alvarez was arrested at the intersection of Cypress Avenue and George Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Sullivan. Rachel Watford was arrested at 60-11 75th A...
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Captain reports recent arrests in the 104th
Officers in the 104th Precinct made a slew of arrests last week, Captain Christopher Manson told the press during a media briefing on Monday afternoon. On Aug. 20, Danny Miranda, 20, Angelo Padron,...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools see improved test scores citywide
Mayor, chancellor say more work is needed
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge shoots down library trustees' reinstatement request
Mayor appoints Queens native as first new board member
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/11/14-8/17/11)
Monday, Aug. 11 Marius Dumitrascu was arrested at 66-91 Fresh Pond Road for aggravated harassment by Officer Winter. Rafael Arce was arrested at 1675 Cornelia Street for criminal trespassing by Off...
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District 24 ed board joins opposition to Glendale shelter
Ideas like eminent domain floated to stop construction
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislation aims to give women-owned businesses fair shot
Meng, Gillibrand want more fed contracts for WOSBs
Aug 13, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) blocks a shot by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points to lead a balanced offense as the Toronto Raptors beat Detroit 110-100 on Friday night, handing the Pistons their 12th straight home loss.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, listen during a press conference after attending a promotion ceremony for police officers, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in New York. Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been.


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