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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 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 | 37 37 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 | 88 88 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 | 125 125 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 | 146 146 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 | 135 135 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 | 142 142 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 | 25 25 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 | 190 190 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 | 266 266 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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Faith leaders call for an end to religious harassment
Critical of mayor for his relationship with Sharpton
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Community thanks Millman for 17 years of service
Celebration quickly morphs into campaign stop for Simon
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Child finds loaded gun buried in Coney Island sand
Local politician calls for more beach patrol officers
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Macon Street is home to Brooklyn’s Greenest Block
For 20 years, borough presidents have held a friendly block-by-block competition to choose the greenest blocks in Brooklyn in an effort to promote environmental sustainability throughout the boroug...
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Elected officials push Brooklyn to host DNC in 2016
Senator says Hillary Clinton backs borough for convention
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Residents fight for green space in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Board votes down proposal to review park's original plan
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Elderly residents win small victory in battle against PPR
Prospect Park Residence ordered to return suspended services
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Planned parolee reporting facility continues to upset residents
Despite community backlash, construction on a new Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) office continues at 15 Second Ave. in Gowanus. The 55,000-sq.-ft. facility will serve a...
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Teen pregnancy gets the spotlight in new Bushwick mural
The girls of Groundswell are making a big statement with their latest mural at a Bushwick Food Bazaar, located at 17-59 Ridgewood Pl., where they are painting one of the grocer’s large, white walls...
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Mayor urges New Yorkers to prepare for hurricane season
Sandy “taught us a lot,” residents must have emergency plan
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Pol offers legal aid for Superstorm Sandy victims
As the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, many families across the City are still struggling to repair the damages caused by the second-deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. Since ...
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Prospect Cemetery gets some TLC from its Brooklyn neighbors
Members, volunteers and interns of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery helped some neighbors in need when they offered a hand in preserving Prospect Cemetery in Jamaica last week. The preservation volun...
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Habitat for Humanity NYC completes first post-Sandy Coney Island home rebuild
After completing 36 Sandy-related home repairs in Staten Island, Habitat NYC sets its sites on Brooklyn
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Maggie Russo’s first pitch against cancer
At six years old, Maggie Russo has already had to face one tough battle: The fight against cancer. And she kicked its butt. To celebrate that feat, the Brooklyn Cyclones invited Maggie to throw out...
Aug 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Through apprenticeship, students learn the meaning of heritage
While many high schoolers in the city are enjoying their summer vacations unfettered, several studious youngsters are honing their résumés and gaining a broader understanding of culture in the Muse...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Even as Republicans celebrate their Senate takeover, they are making plans to defend it. In the 2016 Senate elections, GOP candidates will be defending incumbents in states President Barack Obama won _ a stark turnaround from this past November when Democrats were on the defense. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP back into the minority.


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PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Phoenix. A gadfly attorney and a county sheriff from Arizona want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration program in the first courtroom battle over the initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. On Monday, lawyer Larry Klayman will try to persuade a judge nominated by Barack Obama that the immigration system, contrary to what the president says, isn’t really broken. Klayman says the president has violated the Constitution by doing an end run around Congress and that drastic changes in immigration programs should be stopped. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arizona sheriff is trying to halt President Barack Obama's plans to spare nearly 5 million immigrants from deportation.


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