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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 92 92 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 | 116 116 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 | 103 103 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 | 111 111 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 | 155 155 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 | 231 231 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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Veterans property tax bill signed into law
Pol promised late assemblyman to see it through
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 NYC Library Awards to recognize top branches
The nominations for the top New York City libraries are coming in as the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards competition is now underway. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H...
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Vaughn College inducts the school’s first female president
New administration head takes over at the heals of $40 million renovation
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Not for sale! Pol targets aggressive real estate agents
A state senator from Queens plans to introduce new legislation that would protect residents in Queens from receiving unwanted and sometimes aggressive offers to buy their homes. State Senator Tony ...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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AT&T awards $800,000 to fund local education initiatives
Two years after AT&T’s Aspire program awarded grants to two Flushing-based organizations in its inaugural year, last week the company committed another $800,000 to support local education initiativ...
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SBA administrator visits Bayside businesses
Owners discuss hardships in current economic climate
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Innovative programs prep high schoolers for college
Schools in Queens Village offer credits beyond AP courses
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Local 237 members accuse leadership of election fraud
Over 5,000 votes uncounted in October elections, sources say
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Queens voters stick with their Democratic incumbents
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Permanent Comfort Women exhibit on the way at QCC
Queensborough Community College (QCC) announced the construction of a permanent exhibit in honor of the Korean Comfort Women of WWII today at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archives (KHRCA), l...
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Port Authority hires group to conduct airport noise study
$8 million study scheduled to take three years
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Bright lights complicate life in the big city
Efforts to reduce the impacts of light pollution
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Combined front of the new Geraldine Ferraro Dem Club
The Geraldine A. Ferraro Democratic Club held its inaugural meeting at Banter Irish Bar and Kitchen in Forest Hills last week, combining two current Democratic clubs in the neighborhood. District l...
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Health officials brief Katz on Ebola virus
Beep expresses concerns about safety measures in schools
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Queens cops attacked by man with a hatchet
Struck two officers before being killed
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FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's leading doctor died of Ebola on Thursday, hours after the arrival in the country of an experimental drug that could have been used to treat him, the government's chief medical officer said. Victor Willoughby was diagnosed with Ebola last week after he treated a man with organ-related problems. The patient, a senior banker, was later diagnosed with Ebola and has since died. The drug, ZMab, was transported in frozen form on a Brussels Airlines flight that arrived overnight. ...
2014-12-19 02:06:29 -0500
DAKAR (Reuters) - At least 28 people, including a Red Cross volunteer, have been killed in clashes between Muslim rebels and Christian militia in Central African Republic, a senior official with the humanitarian organisation said on Thursday. The fighting in Mbres began on Tuesday and displaced hundreds of people from the town. Mbres lies on the fault line between the country's Christian-dominated south and the northern regions controlled by Muslim Seleka rebels who briefly seized power last year. ...
2014-12-19 02:03:43 -0500

Riot policemen hold their dogs as they secure the National Assembly compound in Kenya's capital NairobiBy James Macharia NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's parliament approved new anti-terrorism laws on Thursday after chaotic scenes in which opposition legislators, citing a threat to civil liberties and free speech, threw books at the Speaker, shouted, chanted and sprinkled water over his deputy. Television footage showed legislators exchanging blows in the public gallery before the vote. President Uhuru Kenyatta has faced mounting pressure to boost security since a 2013 attack by Somali al Shabaab rebels on a Nairobi mall that killed 67 people. ...


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