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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 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 | 34 34 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 | 83 83 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 | 115 115 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 | 137 137 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 | 125 125 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 | 134 134 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 | 180 180 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 | 255 255 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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Girl Attacked in Flushing
8-year-old sexually assaulted
Jun 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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AT&T prez: merger will be seamless
Alleviates fears about pending buyout of T-Mobile
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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City sued to the tune of $500M per year
The city paid out less in fiscal year 2010, but taxpayers still footed the bill for over half-billion dollars in lost lawsuit against the City of New York. A report completed by Comptroller John Li...
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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For cancer survivors, life a cause for celebration
Annual NYHQ event honors those who beat the disease
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NE Queens pols want to ban smoking & driving with young kids
A New York City politician wants to keep you from smoking in your vehicle, at least while your driving with your kids. Legislation proposed by Assemblyman David Weprin and sponsored by State Senato...
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PS 116 gets a new playground
The students of P.S. 116 in Jamaica helped transform their school's once vacant 1.3-acre lot into an oasis full of fun and activities. The lot, unusually large for a New York City public school, wa...
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Seth Pinsky talks business at Queens College
New York City Economic Development Corporation president Seth Pinsky met with local business leaders in Queens last Friday, June 10, to discuss the future of New York City’s economy and how the NYC...
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Flushing store owners mixed on English signage bill
Would require multi-lingual store sign changes
Jun 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Autism agency creates thrift store to raise funds for programs
It is an idea that is beneficial for all involved. Tender Care Human Services (TCHS), an autism agency based in Jamaica, has created a thrift store in efforts to keep their music and art therapy pr...
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Honoring a 9/11 hero’s dream
Queens College graduating senior Anam Ahmed (left) greets the media with Talat Hamdani (center), mother of deceased 9/11 hero and Queens College alumnus Mohammed Salman (“Sal”) Hamdani, shortly aft...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Point holds annual Memorial Day Parade
Scenes from the 2011 College Point Memorial Day Parade.
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Scenes from the Little Neck/Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
The Little Neck/Douglaston Memorial Day Parade was held on Monday, May 30.
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A block of wood, a work of art
Diane Lieberman has always been creative. She weaves baskets, makes her own jewelry and has even created and painted the designs on a few stained glass windows in her Fresh Meadows home. But she do...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four Queens fire companies on cut list
Four of the 20 fire companies the city could close to save $55 million are located in Queens, and borough lawmakers aren’t happy about it. Engine Co. 294 in Woodhaven, Engine co. 306 in Bayside, En...
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CBP K-9 sniffs out travelers’ undeclared cash at JFK
Customs and Border Protection K-9 Grill thinks of her job as play. But it's no joke when she quickly sniffs departing JFK Airport travelers and their carry-on luggage on randomly selected internati...
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries.
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A man walks past election posters of presidential candidates in TunisBy Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament elected in October, Tunisia is hailed as an example of democratic change for a region still struggling with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolts. ...


2014-12-21 02:58:43 -0500

United Nations Secretary General Ban speaks during a meeting with Liberia's President Johnson Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in MonroviaBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus. The U.N. emergency Ebola response mission, or UNMEER, was set up in September to coordinate policy and logistics for a campaign that includes governments, charities and healthcare workers from affected countries. Ban said UNMEER differed from peacekeeping missions and should not outlive its immediate purpose. ...


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