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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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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1X4P_HS2AS_Students.jpg High School to Art School Spring Exhibition by Queens Council
April 29, 2014 11:38 AM | 1083 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Please join the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) in celebrating the accomplishments of young artists of the High School to Art School portfolio development program! Student portfolio artwork will b...
Presenters How to Use Fiscal Sponsorship to Get Ahead As an Individual Artist by Queens Council
April 24, 2014 01:09 PM | 1362 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Are you an individual artist interested in applying to large-scale grants and government agencies? Frustrated by a lack of opportunities without non-profit status? Fiscal sponsorship may be right f...
Melissa Do You Make These Mistakes When You Are Writing A Grant? by Queens Council
April 20, 2014 11:00 AM | 1416 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Back by popular demand! Queens Council on the Arts Presents Grant Writing Plus. The spring session of this two-part grant writing workshop brings a close to QCA’s Build Your Own Business (BYOB) wor...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: April 2014 by George
April 10, 2014 06:21 PM | 12018 views | 4 4 comments | 569 569 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales remained sluggish in March according to the most recent data released by the Long Island Board of Realtors. A combination of higher prices...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: March 2014 by George
March 11, 2014 03:34 PM | 8833 views | 2 2 comments | 339 339 recommendations | email to a friend
March 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales declined in February with the combined effects of severe winter weather and the decline in affordability due to higher mortgage rates and prices than ...
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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.


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PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.
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This photo provided by USA Network shows Piper Perabo as Annie Walker a field agent with the CIA in season 5 of "Covert Affairs," in Istanbul. The series (which airs its fifth season finale Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at 10 p.m. EST on USA) has filmed in Medellin, Columbia, Rome, Vienna, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Paris, Istanbul and Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/USA Network, Monique Jaques)NEW YORK (AP) — On TV's "Covert Affairs," Piper Perabo plays a field agent with the CIA. And in real life, she's traveling around the globe with the show, thanks to location shoots.


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