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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 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...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 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 | 115 115 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 | 137 137 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 | 125 125 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 | 180 180 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...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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Jackson Heights residents host pro-Palestine rally
Congressman Crowley booed for supporting Israel
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troop 17 to celebrate 100 years of scouting next week
It was just four years after the inception of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 that Troop 17 was founded in Elmhurst, a community known as Newtown at the time. Ralph de Falco joined the pack on hi...
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Queens veterans rebuild their lives at Reality House
Edwin Rodriguez served in the Army Reserve from 1984 to 1991 as a member of the motor pool crew working on trucks and Air Force vehicles. After his honorable discharge, Rodriguez came home to a whi...
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Locals vehemently reject Jackson Heights/Corona BID at meeting
Immigrant community worries about gentrification, higher rents
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Pan Am kids get a night out on the town
DHS commissioner says it was to spare them from another protest rally
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Amerivents looking for staff
Will hire 1,200 to work the three-week U.S. Open
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Astoria residents surprised by Westway homeless shelter
Comptroller demands more transparency from DHS
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Coalition seeks affordable housing and work in Astoria
Yet another housing development is in the works in Astoria, and once again, the outlook for affordable housing is bleak. Last week, the citywide Real Affordability for All Coalition rallied outside...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens leads the way in helping victims of sex trafficking
Victim shares her story and how she was saved
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Historic park space is brought back to life
Parks Department selects bidder for Ederle Terrace concessions
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Mayor signs legislation for municipal ID program
Nearly a half-million immigrants will see benefits
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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City prepares for looming June 20 LIRR strike
Ferries, buses and park-and-rides will be utilized
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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...
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Group looks to combat education issues in Astoria/LIC
Argues there is a tale of two cities in west Queens
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries.
2014-12-21 03:14:15 -0500

A man walks past election posters of presidential candidates in TunisBy Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament elected in October, Tunisia is hailed as an example of democratic change for a region still struggling with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolts. ...


2014-12-21 02:58:43 -0500

United Nations Secretary General Ban speaks during a meeting with Liberia's President Johnson Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in MonroviaBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus. The U.N. emergency Ebola response mission, or UNMEER, was set up in September to coordinate policy and logistics for a campaign that includes governments, charities and healthcare workers from affected countries. Ban said UNMEER differed from peacekeeping missions and should not outlive its immediate purpose. ...


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