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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 262 262 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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CITYPARKS SENIORS FITNESS KICK OFF FREE SPRING CLASSES AT FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK by Kathleen
May 08, 2012 11:58 AM | 17322 views | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Join seniors from Queens as they practice their tennis serve and work on their yoga poses during free CityParks Seniors Fitness classes. All New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, are invited to take advan...
The Challenges of Eating Right, Food Stamps & Other Nutritional Resources for Seniors by Kathleen
May 08, 2012 11:21 AM | 15298 views | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Interagency Council on Aging (QICA) will hold its monthly program meeting on Wednesday, May 16th from 9am - 11am at Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens.  Experts i...
HYS4_Accomplice_Salutes_Fleet_Week.jpg Accomplice: NY Salutes Fleet Week by Kathleen
May 11, 2012 02:37 PM | 15219 views | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Accomplice is proud to salute our sailors during fleet week. Part game, part theater, part tour, ACCOMPLICE: NEW YORK offers a completely new immersive theatrical experience, unlike any found on a ...
Volunteers Needed for "The Moving Wall" by Kathleen
May 08, 2012 10:02 AM | 13951 views | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
We are proud to announce that "The Moving Wall", the half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, will be arriving at Juniper Valley Park on Wednesday, June 27th.  A wooden...
108th Anniversary of the General Slocum Tragedy by Kathleen
May 07, 2012 02:22 PM | 13882 views | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
You are cordially invited to attend the 108th anniversary of the General Slocum tragedy of 1904.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2012at 9:00 am sharp at the Lutheran All Faiths Cemet...
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Iraqi Kurdish forces head to battle Islamic State militants, on the summit of Mount Sinjar, in Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish fighters pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants who captured the town last summer. Loud explosions and intense gunbattles were heard from inside the town. (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett)MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have controlled the area for months.


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Tunisians walk past a polling station in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday Dec. 21 , 2014. Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the revolution of 2011. (AP Photo/Ilyess Osmane)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between an official from the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution.


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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 Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's longstanding dispute with North Korea, which for years has centered on its nuclear weapons program, has entered new territory with the accusation that Pyongyang carried out an assault on a major Hollywood entertainment company. ...


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