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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 81 81 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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...
Health Warning! Please Don't Blow!
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Before you blow your leaves, consider this:  Ø  Gas lawn blowers are linked to cancer and might eventually be outlawed. They operate at a speed that is similar to hurricane winds, and stir up pesti...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 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 | 252 252 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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Congresswoman calls out SBA for slow Sandy response
Businesses waited over six weeks for loan approvals
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City fails to support women and minority-owned businesses
Comptroller gives city overall a “D” for M/WBE spending
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Bed-Stuy Restoration honors Rosie Perez at annual gala
America’s oldest community development corporation, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, honored Bushwick-native and co-host of The View, Rosie Perez, at its annual fundraiser gala on Mo...
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Phone drive benefits domestic violence survivors
The speed with which new technology is produced, making the latest gadget obsolete almost immediately after it is released, means that almost everyone has an out-of-use cell phone lying in a drawer...
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Bishop Kearney senior selected as scholarship finalist
For Shannon Guerrero, a senior at Bishop Kearney High School, becoming a finalist for the prestigious Peter M. Flanigan scholarship brought her one step closer to her goal of obtaining a college ed...
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EXCLUSIVE: Comptroller discusses audit of City's charter schools
Parents outraged over approval of 17 new charter schools
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Children’s center cuts ribbon on “Imagination Playground”
Play space utilizes large Legos instead of slides and swings
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Cuomo initiative seeks to lower Brooklyn unemployment
NYU Polytech hosts career fair with 3,000 job offerings
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Raining cats and dogs at Borough Hall pet adoption event
Brooklyn beep honors National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
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Italian-American center opening in Bensonhurst
Jack Spatola has been pushing for an Italian-American cultural center in Brooklyn for the past 25 years, and now his dream is finally coming true. At a kickoff party for the second annual Brooklyn ...
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Sunset Park employees rally for living wage, insurance
Brooklyn food company faces loss of city contract
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Pols host panel to address rising suicide rates in teen Latinas
Life is Precious program serves as example of a necessary resource
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FArina announces new public school evaluation system
New framework ditches letter grade, looks at whole picture
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Beep: Brooklyn needs to build people, not buildings
Says his administration will focus on health awareness
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Madison Boys & Girls celebrates grant, new games room
The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has a brand new games room — thanks to the strength of its health and wellness program, Triple Play. Triple Play focuses on the mind, body and soul to teach kid...
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File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesBy Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed spokesman of North Korea's foreign ministry said there would be serious consequences if Washington refused to agree to the probe and continued to accuse Pyongyang, according to the North Korean U.N. mission and its official KCNA news agency. ...


2014-12-20 21:25:51 -0500

Texas Southern players, including Chris Thomas (2) and David Blanks, left, huddle during overtime of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Texas Southern won 71-64 in overtime. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Early in overtime, after a call went against his team, Texas Southern coach Mike Davis wandered down to the end of the bench, sat down and begin joking with some Michigan State fans a few feet away.


2014-12-20 21:23:20 -0500

Workers remove a poster for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood, California, December 18, 2014North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington's "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation and the US sought help from China on the issue. The US blames North Korea for the hacking which prompted the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of "The Interview", a madcap romp about a CIA plot to kill leader Kim Jong-Un which infuriated the rogue state. Mark Stroh, a National Security Council spokesman, Saturday reiterated the White House's confidence that North Korea was behind the attack on Sony, adding, "if the North Korean government wants to help, they can admit their culpability and compensate Sony for the damages this attack caused".


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