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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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...
Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente!
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana,Cuba right here in L...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 176 176 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 | 251 251 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...

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Pol: Pan Am shelter not fit to become permanent
Local Elmhurst residents joined State Senator Tony Avella last week to contest the conversion of the Pan Am homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard into a permanent facility. The shelter just underwen...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Flushing chamber begins membership drive
The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce officially opened for business last week during an event at Flushing Town Hall. The new Greater Flushing Chamber has pledged to not only become a strong sup...
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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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Former Queens Library trustees accuse Beep of misleading public
Court case against Katz was dismissed by choice of plaintiffs
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NYPD rolls out three-month body camera pilot program
De Blasio says he hopes program will increase public’s confidence
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Retraining the country’s largest police force
Mayor, NYPD unveil new three-day training course
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Report shows LeAp participation positively impacts literacy scores
Students who participated in the Learning through an Expanded Art Program ’s ALLL K – 2 project last year outperformed their peers on literacy tests by a significant margin, according to a new repo...
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Safe Space dedicates youth center to former president and CEO
Family services center receives $25,000 HopeLine grant from Verizon
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ECCA makes 16th toy run to St. Mary's in Bayside
Ed Walter formed the East Coast Car Association Toys 4 Tots back in 1999 after his daughter fell ill and doctors took her to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside. After she was rele...
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Court dismisses lawsuit against Katz by former library trustees
Beep says new board has restored public’s faith in Queens Library
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Residents say more affordable senior housing needed in Flushing
Business group gathers 4,000 signatures in support
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Workers rally at LaGuardia Airport for fair wages
After nearly two years of steady protesting, airport workers and union members renewed their call for better wages at a rally inside LaGuardia Airport last week. Members of 32BJ SEIU and workers em...
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Advocacy group calls on stricter DEP stormwater response
A coalition of over 70 local and national organizations has submitted a letter to the city calling the Flushing Creek Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) “deeply flawed, both in process and in substance....
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Pol pushes ban on cell phone use for bicyclists
A New York City politician wants bike riders to keep their hands off their phones and on their handlebars. Councilman Mark Treyger introduced legislation at last week’s City Council stated meeting ...
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New Flushing business group to launch next month
Supporters say new chamber vital to assisting small biz
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President Barack Obama and the first family disembark Air Force One after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for their annual family Christmas vacation Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Honolulu. The first family will be staying in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet.


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Mourners placed flowers at a make shift memorial Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, near where a driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a group of pedestrians and another car outside a church as a Christmas service ended Wednesday night in Redondo Beach, Calif. Three people were killed and several others were injured including five children, police said. Margo Bronstein, 56, was arrested after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, Redondo Beach police Lt. Shawn Freeman said. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for a 56-year-old woman accused in the deaths of four people, including a 6-year-old boy, said it was an accident when she ran her car into nearly a dozen pedestrians outside a California church, describing her as someone who "does not live her life recklessly."


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File - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Karen Ducey, Pool, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.


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