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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 10 10 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 | 58 58 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 | 74 74 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 | 98 98 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 | 85 85 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 | 92 92 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 | 136 136 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 | 212 212 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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Halloran: Sources revealed deliberate plowing slowdown
The Sanitation Department (DSNY) took days to plow all the streets in the outer boroughs and the department is causing a heap of stink as reports surfaced of DSNY bosses' orders that workers not cl...
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Assemblywoman Grace Meng requests snow hearings for all five boroughs
On January 10, the City Council will be holding a hearing on the delayed response in snow removal. And Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Flushing is calling for the outer boroughs like Queens and Brookly...
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Liu rejects contract for 911 call center
In the wake of the CityTime scandal, City Comptroller John Liu Monday called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to immediately review the Emergency Communications Transformation Program (ECTP) as part of t...
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Center sees hope for an abandoned space
Tender Care Human Services has been located on 165 Street and Jamaica Avenue for three years. And for three years, they've been harboring a well-kept secret. Since the early 1900s, a huge space of ...
Dec 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Year in Review 2010
The biggest stories of the past 365 days
Dec 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors, pols rally to save senior center
Friendship Center might be forced to close its doors
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloran tours Bulgaria with political party
Delivers American-style order, law and justice
Dec 21, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willets Point shop owners up in arms over raid
Local shop owners and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras are still trying to figure out the reason behind why 200 police officers and over 50 vehicles conducted a raid in Willets Point last Wednesday th...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bankrupt OTB forced to close its doors
All bets are off for the OTB. The New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation was forced to close its doors last Wednesday at midnight after the State Senate failed to pass a bill that would have s...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gateway moving into Jamaica High School
Jamaica High school will expand the successful Gateway Program and morph, slowly phasing into the Gateway School. Successful dialogue between community leaders and the Department of Education resul...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Job seekers flock to Briarwood Library
Tensions run high at job recruitment event
Dec 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Koo makes good on pledge to donate salary
Starts giveaway with checks for ten non-profits
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City looking to create a bike sharing program
Would mirror similar efforts in cities across Europe
Nov 30, 2010 | 6 6 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toys, coats & food all in high demand this holiday season
There’s nothing quite like the warmth of giving hearts to get people through the cold weather of the holiday season. On Monday, joined by representatives from New York Cares and Toys For Tots, Coun...
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Former prisoners get a little more help this Thanksgiving
The holidays are all about creating and keeping traditions, and that is especially important for people readjusting to life after incarceration. To ensure they had the opportunity to have a traditi...
Nov 30, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this April 12, 2005 file photo Angela Johnson is escorted from the Federal Courthouse in Sioux City, Iowa. Federal prosecutors are giving up their long pursuit of the death penalty against Johnson who was convicted of helping kill five people in 1993. The government said in a court filing Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that it will no longer seek to execute Johnson. Johnson is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/Sioux City Journal, Jerry Mennenga, File)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a surprising reversal, federal prosecutors on Wednesday abandoned their 12-year pursuit of the death penalty for a woman convicted of helping kill five people, including two children, in Iowa to protect her boyfriend's drug business.


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Smoke rises after an US-led air strike in the Syrian town of KobaniBy Phil Stewart and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war. Although President Barack Obama's administration announced the Syrian air strikes three months ago as a joint campaign by Washington and its Arab allies, nearly 97 percent of the strikes in December have been carried out by the United States alone, according to U.S. military data provided to Reuters. The data shows that U.S. ...


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Acting health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker presents the department's findings on hydraulic fracturing during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. At right is environmental conservation commissioner Joseph Martens. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.


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