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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 126 126 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 | 148 148 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 | 136 136 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 | 144 144 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 | 192 192 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 | 268 268 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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History is in the making
Queens prides itself on being one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, but in a borough of over two million residents, individual stories often get lost in the shuffle. Queens Col...
Nov 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing girl returns to the small screen
The Flashy Girl from Flushing is back! This Thanksgiving weekend, be sure to catch the premiere of The Fran Drescher Show to get up-close-and-personal with the Queens native, best known for her rol...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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When the disabled become senior citizens
New center would cater to the elderly
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants protest paying more for less
Home, sweet home? Not so for tenants who are paying more for less, anyway. Dozens of Queens Housing Coalition members rallied outside a rent-stabilized building in Jamaica last Wednesday, calling f...
Nov 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nearly extinct parrots thrive in Queens
Five chicks newest addition to zoo exhibit
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Shop and eat to support the YWCA of Queens
Flushing-based organization to hold annual bazaar
Nov 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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35 races at 35 for St. Mary's
When Michael Rodgers turned 35, he planned to celebrate the landmark year in a big way, and that's exactly what he is doing - the avid runner vowed to run 35 races by the end of 2010. The going has...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman charged in death of toddler
A Queens woman was arraigned at her bedside in Elmhurst Hospital Center on charges of murdering a two-year-old boy last week. Xiao Qui Cai, 53, was charged with murder, reckless assault, and endang...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decision 2010
STATEWIDE/STATE SENATE RACES
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Decision 2010
ASSEMBLY RACES
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Campaign cash, the union factor, and the diversity vote
Dispatches from the Avella/Padavan State Senate contest
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silencing the catcalls
Hearing sheds light on street harassment problem
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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11th State Senatorial District: Vote Tony Avella
ENDORSEMENT 2010
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26th Assembly District: Vote Vince Tabone
ENDORSEMENT 2010
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A season of fun at Sky View Center
Free community events to celebrate new retail center
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Monday and 10 strikes Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement. In Iraq, the strikes hit near the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar as well as near Asad, Tal Afar, Ramdi, Mosul and Falluja, the Combined Joint Task Force said. They destroyed six units of Islamic State fighters as well as a weapons factory, numerous buildings and several vehicles, it said. ...
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Alexei Kudrin gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Alexei Kudrin, Russia’s finance minister in 2000-2011, has predicted a major economic crisis in Russia next year even if the prices on oil, the backbone of the Russian economy, go up. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of sliding oil prices is straining the banking system.


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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former Milwaukee police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.
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