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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...
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 | 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...

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A Bayside hero is remembered on 204th Street
Pols and family gather for street renaming in his honor
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing's chapter in the gay rights movement
Street renamed for founders of PFLAG
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New tax relief program benefits small homeowners
Condo and co-op communities will see small relief
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Taste of Queens returns with World’s Fair theme
Capitalizing on the diversity that has become characteristic of the borough, this year’s Taste of Queens event promises to satiate even the pickiest eaters with an even wider array of epicurean off...
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Pols call for additional minimum wage increase
Rally on City Hall steps for $15 an hour
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Queens hosts Vision Zero town hall meeting
Citizens invited to provide input on street safety
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Check it out! Or check it in, you can do both
In a ceremony originally delayed by a winter blizzard, the Queens Library finally got a chance to celebrate the new self check-in and check-out kiosks at its Flushing branch. Visitors to the branch...
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Vietnam vets organize blood drive for Toro
Former group president suffering from war-related cancer
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study will examine bus service in NE Queens
A grant approved as part of the new state budget will fund a study looking into the effects that bus service cuts had on the residents of northeast Queens. Last week, State Senator Tony Avella anno...
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Mayor names new commissioner of Cultural Affairs
Queens Museum wishes good luck to former president
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Airport workers march for higher wages
Underpaid staff anxiously await above-poverty pay and benefits
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Queens World’s Fair anniversary preparations
In anticipation of two World’s Fair anniversaries, Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Margaret Markey hosted a press conference at the Queens Museum last Friday to announce the full, ...
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Molloy celebrates the diversity of its students
Archbishop Molloy High School over the weekend hosted its 34th annual International Day, a celebration of the cultural diversity of the students and the Queens community at large through the sampli...
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St. John's goes bald for a good cause
Annual event raises money for pediatric cancer research
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Flushing resident helps immigrants adjust
After working for large corporation for several years, Flushing resident Alexandra Ruiz felt like she needed a change. So in 2009 she started the nonprofit Immigrant Advancement Matters (IAM) IAM p...
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Brazilian author Paulo Coelho gestures during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.


2014-12-19 23:13:27 -0500

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 Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.


2014-12-19 23:11:36 -0500
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyberattack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview."
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