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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 69 69 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 114 114 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 | 157 157 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 | 233 233 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 | 245 245 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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Reality House brings holidays to kids with parents in recovery
Addiction affects families, and parents in recovery need all the help they can get. That is why Reality House opened its doors to the community last week for children whose parents are in rehabilit...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Pan Am shelter not fit to become permanent
Local Elmhurst residents joined State Senator Tony Avella last week to contest the conversion of the Pan Am homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard into a permanent facility. The shelter just underwen...
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Group calls for more women in the ranks of the FDNY
Oversight hearing looks at gender-biased barriers in department
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Community proposes new dog run, pedestrian plaza
Constantinides moves ahead in participatory budgeting
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LaGuardia Community College ‘breaks ground’ on library renovation
$2 million renovation will add modern amenities, group study rooms
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Former Queens Library trustees accuse Beep of misleading public
Court case against Katz was dismissed by choice of plaintiffs
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Troop 17 hits the trail
Elmhurst's Boy Scout Troop 17 set out on an adventure in Staten Island last month at William H. Pouch Scout Camp, highlighting some of the natural beauty that can be found inside of New York City. ...
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report shows LeAp participation positively impacts literacy scores
Students who participated in the Learning through an Expanded Art Program ’s ALLL K – 2 project last year outperformed their peers on literacy tests by a significant margin, according to a new repo...
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Zone 126 enhances 'Cradle to Career' programming
Initiating several new collaborations, education nonprofit Zone 126 significantly expanded its programming this fall. In total, five new programs were launched with partners that include NYU Parent...
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Reward tripled for clues in LeFrak City murder
Residents say more security needed at sprawling complex
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District 26 heads into next phase of participatory budgeting
Hundreds attended public meetings to submit ideas for funding
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Ophelia Theatre Group sets high bar at new black box theater
Actors teach theater to children at Variety Boys and Girls Club
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Sunnyside Shines and SBS commissioner promote Small Business Saturday
Also announce local retail guide for upcoming holidays
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Elmhurst Hospital unveils new children’s playroom
After taking a position as the new Child Life Program coordinator at Elmhurst Hospital a little over a year ago, Lindsay Wallace noticed the department didn’t have a playroom for the young patients...
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Deadline approaches for Hunter’s Point South applications
New affordable development celebrates with community event
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo a farmer drives his tractor past a soybean field toward grain storage bins near Ladora, Iowa. U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba, and soybeans are one of the main products Cuba now buys from the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.


2014-12-19 09:06:59 -0500

Singer Ashanti leaves the courthouse after testifying at Devar Hurd's trial in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Ashanti said in testimony at Hurd's trial Tuesday that she was "disgusted" and "absolutely scared" when she learned in July 2013 that Devar Hurd, who had been convicted of stalking her, had since been tweeting her X-rated messages and posed for a photo with her sister. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star Ashanti could have to face being questioned by an accused stalker again after a juror's illness prompted a mistrial.


2014-12-19 09:03:09 -0500
LONDON (Reuters) - Mandy Rice-Davies, a former model who was at the centre of one of Britain's biggest political sex scandals - the 1960s Profumo Affair - has died aged 70 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday. Rice-Davies lived with Christine Keeler, who had simultaneous affairs with Britain's then Minister of War John Profumo and a Soviet naval attaché, a potential Cold War security breach which rocked the then Conservative government of Harold Macmillan. ...
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