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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 126 126 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 | 148 148 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 | 136 136 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 | 144 144 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 | 192 192 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 | 268 268 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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On Stage at Kingsborough presents GOTTA DANCE!
A backstage look at Broadway dance debuts in Brooklyn
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn t-shirt company puts spin on traditional athletic gear
Whiptail Athletic creates clothing for the easy-going athlete
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Brooklyn Museum hosts second American Fine Craft Show
Exhibition will feature work from 11 Brooklyn artists
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DA charges 32 with drug trafficking and murder in Bed-Stuy
12 members of Gates Avenue Mafia in custody
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Court reveals owner sold assisted living building
Buyer offered $7.5 million bonus for eviction of elderly
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New housing development puts focus on veterans
Hybrid model combines affordable & supportive housing
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FEMA gives $1.6 billion to city hospitals for Sandy repairs
Coney Island Hospital will add new critical services building
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Politicians’ surprise visit reveals improvements at Rikers Island
Solitary confinement facility remains an area of concern for pols
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Brooklyn starts pilot program for heat monitoring app
Tenants no longer have to fear landlords turning off heat
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Brooklyn moms create drink to help pregnant women stay healthy
Bump Water provides essential nutrients for fetal development
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Tough fight leads to better pay for Maramont employees
Underpaid, uninsured workers get new contract
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Two years after Sandy, Coney Island still rebuilding
Elected officials help put finishing touches on one home
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Elected officials appalled at DOH, Cuomo for neglect at elderly residence
Park Slope residents paint picture of “scary and demoralizing” conditions
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Brooklyn voters, mostly, stick with the Democrats
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Green-Wood grant to aid future preservation efforts
With over 6,300 pieces of history in its possession, the Green-Wood Historic Fund takes on a pretty big task when it says it wants to catalog its entire collection. But thanks to a $42,000 grant fr...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Monday and 10 strikes Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement. In Iraq, the strikes hit near the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar as well as near Asad, Tal Afar, Ramdi, Mosul and Falluja, the Combined Joint Task Force said. They destroyed six units of Islamic State fighters as well as a weapons factory, numerous buildings and several vehicles, it said. ...
2014-12-22 09:45:07 -0500

Alexei Kudrin gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Alexei Kudrin, Russia’s finance minister in 2000-2011, has predicted a major economic crisis in Russia next year even if the prices on oil, the backbone of the Russian economy, go up. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of sliding oil prices is straining the banking system.


2014-12-22 09:44:54 -0500
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former Milwaukee police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.
2014-12-22 09:42:14 -0500