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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 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 | 84 84 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 | 116 116 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 | 138 138 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 | 126 126 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 | 181 181 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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NYPD welcomes class of 944 new police recruits at Queens College
A Queens College auditorium was filled with men and women in uniform, as a class of 944 police recruits were sworn in last week by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton. “You a...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Upon relesae, activist vows to fight for prison inmates
Cecily McMillian, an Occupy Wall Street activist, was released from prison this past Monday after serving 90 days at Rikers Island for assaulting a police officer. According to the charges, McMilli...
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QCA Art Fund seeks new works to enrich borough's culture
The Queens Council of the Arts’ annual Art Fund grant process is now under way. The distribution of the fund is the guiding purpose of the QCA, explained Managing Director Lynn Lobell. “A lot of th...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community fights to save neighborhood bank
Pol looks to make it tougher for banks to close
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Cask 15: The “new cool” in College Point
Although College Point has not yet had its breakout as a “trendy” area, Latin American-themed restaurant and bar Cask 15 has the potential to change that. Located on busy College Point Blvd., which...
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QCP celebrates 65 years at Terrace on the Park
Though Queens Centers for Progress turned 65 years old this year, the disability services company is nowhere near ready to retire. At its anniversary gala at the Terrace on the Park in Flushing Mea...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council adopts citywide municipal ID program
Pols worry about stigma and safety of the cards
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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School rolls out new tech application for disabled students
In many schools, the only computers equipped for use by students with physical disabilities are found in separate labs from where most students congregate, surf the net and study. PS811Q in Queens ...
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The culture – and conflict - of Afghanistan on display at QCC
Robert Nickelsberg was first contracted by Time Magazine to photograph the turmoil in Afghanistan beginning back in 1988, and his journey eventually led into several decades of photography and expl...
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Let there be light at Glen Oaks Oval
Pol allocates $400,000 to illuminate park’s south side
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Remembering P.S. 41 teacher Mrs. Geri Cilmi
Bayside renames 214th Lane in honor of former teacher
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature passes Queens Library Reform Bill
Awaits signature from Governor Cuomo to become law
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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USTA searches for new ball persons for 2014 Open
The U.S. Tennis Association hosted ball person tryouts on June 19 for the 2014 US Open. Over 100 boys and girls over the age of 14 from New York City and its surrounding suburbs lined up in the Bil...
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Port Authority moving ahead with airport noise study
Provide more details at meeting of new roundtable
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Liu gathering up endorsements in State Senate race
Opponent Avella criticizes support from WFP
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protesters hold a U.S. flag during a protest in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. More than 200 protesters rallied in opposition to President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. a chance to influence events at an important moment of change for the communist nation, and he brushed off critics who accuse him of kowtowing to dictators.


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Cars drive by the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.


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Saudi Arabia's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim Naimi leaves the hall during the opening day of the 10th Arab energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilize.


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