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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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Terence Hughes Executive Director, Variety Boys and Girls Club
Variety Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Terry Hughes took a job in Western Queens to apply his expertise in a neighborhood that needs it. Originally from Connecticut, Hughes ran a Boys and G...
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Jason DaSilva
Filmmaker
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Evie Hantzopoulos
Executive Director, Global Kids
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Maria Thomson
Community Activist
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Rosa Valado
Founder, Greenpoint Film Festival
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Masha Radzinsky, Bushwick City Farm
Masha Radzinsky walked passed an empty lot on in Bushwick coming from the subway on her way home from work every day. “One day I just decided, it sure would be nice to turn it into a garden,” she s...
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alana Sweeny, Police Athletic League
Alana Sweeny was recently chosen to be the new Queens director of the Police Athletic League (PAL), making her the organization’s first female executive director since its founding in 1914. Sweeny ...
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Reverend Ben McKelahan
Lutheran Reverend Ben McKelahan has a plan to take the North Brooklyn art scene by storm – through the church. He arrived in Brooklyn on December 1 after going to seminary in Berkeley, California. ...
Mar 06, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joe Fox
President, Forest Hills Jewish Center
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Anthony Soriano, Music Therapist
Anthony Soriano loves his job as music therapist at Atria Senior Living in Kew Gardens. In fact, he doesn't view it as work. There, Soriano, known affectionately as Tony by residents, brings smiles...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation
As president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP), Regina Myer is the driving force behind building a scenic place for recreation and pleasure in North Brooklyn. Originally from Nassau Cou...
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Seth Taylor
Executive Director, 82nd Street Partnership
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lexi Oliveri
Owner, Antoinette
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Jacob Ganz, Odradek's Coffee House
After a Kew Gardens cafe was struggling to make ends meet, Jake Ganz decided to follow his business hunch and make a move. He met with the previous owner of the space – located right next to the Lo...
Feb 08, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pudge Fernandez, Producer/Comedian
Pudge Fernandez, an Elmhurst born-and-bred comedian and one of three independent comedy producers in Queens, has been putting on shows for the last three years all across the borough. From Forest H...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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The frontier road parallels the security fence leading to the Northeast gate at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval BaseBy Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a slow-moving push by the Obama administration to close the facility. The men were flown to Kabul overnight aboard a U.S. military plane and released to Afghan authorities, the first such transfer of its kind to the war-torn country since 2009, according to a U.S. official. ...


2014-12-20 10:36:47 -0500

The remains of a car which was damaged in an explosion early Saturday morning Dec. 20, 2014 in Malmo Sweden. Another minor bomb wrecked an entrance to a house in the same neighborhood of Rosengard, Malmo. No one was injured by the explosions. (AP photo/TT News Agency, Stig-Ake Jonsson) SWEDEN OUTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say two car bombs have shattered dozens of windows in a multiethnic district of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city.


2014-12-20 10:36:46 -0500

Lindsey Vonn takes a selfie with a calf on the podium after winning the World Cup Women's Downhill on December 20, 2014 in Val d'Isere, French AlpsVal-d'Isère (France) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn notched up her 61st World Cup win with success in the women's downhill at Val d'Isere on Saturday. The four-time overall World Cup champion claimed her latest race by clocking a time of 1min 44.47 sec to edge Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Austria's Elisabeth Goergl, who shared second at 19 hundredths of a second behind the American. This was 30-year-old Vonn's second downhill win of the season after this month's win in Lake Louise, her first victory since a high speed crash in early 2013. It put the girlfriend of 14-time golf major champion Tiger Woods just one win behind the all-time World Cup record of 62 held by Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell.


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