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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 | 80 80 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 | 23 23 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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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BID helps teach up and coming entrepreneurs
More women looking for business in Brooklyn
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Bishop Kearney announces new president
High school appoints advocate of Catholic education
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Prospect Park Zoo gets an IKEA makeover
Teens supplied with new lab and classroom
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Advocacy groups urge feds to “Give Peace a Chance” with Iran
In hopes of swaying the stance of federal elected officials who favor sanctions over diplomacy with Iran, Brooklyn for Peace rallied on Saturday, April 12, in Grand Army Plaza. More than two dozen ...
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Boards clash over proposed new district boundaries
CB2 moves to annex all of Atlantic Yards project
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Fourth of July Fireworks will return to East River
38th annual show will feature the Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn launches new green energy task force
Borough president looks to 'LEED' by example
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33rd District Participatory Budget projects announced
$1.56 million will be allocated to fund five proposals
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DOT lowers speed limit on Atlantic Ave
April launches the first of 25 arterial slow zones
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333 Greene Ave. ready to begin leasing
Bonjour Capital is ready to begin leasing at 333 Greene Ave., a new development on the border of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. The rental development is 12 stories and contains 56 units, ran...
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Minority residents rally to stop luxury-only development in DoBro
In response to steadily rising rents in the Downtown Brooklyn area, the Real Affordability for All Campaign hosted a protest rally touring several sites where affordable housing has given way to lu...
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Convicted murderer gets 15 to life
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alan Marrus sentenced 31-year-old Woody Borgella to 15-years to life in prison last week for shooting Lora Ann Evans to death following an argument in their Midwood a...
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For disabled pedestrians, city infrastructure just doesn’t cut it
Imagine yourself sitting in an electric wheelchair. You are at a crosswalk behind a swell of pedestrians, waiting for an opening in the crowd to make your crossing. As you throttle at top speed to ...
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NWF awards Carroll Gardens school the Green Flag
Students take part in composting and recycling initiatives
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St. Joseph's to welcome first lay president in July
While Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D. is still months away from becoming the sixth president of St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn on July 1, the current president of Anna Maria College in Paxton, Ma. has al...
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BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.
2014-12-20 08:34:02 -0500

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen 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)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes will prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.


2014-12-20 08:30:57 -0500
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A wealthy Mozambican businessman, who was kidnapped last month, has been released, authorities said on Saturday.
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