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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 | 81 81 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...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 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 | 252 252 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...
Newtown Creek Alliance Public Meeting
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a public meeting to hear the latest on a number of recent, on-going  and upcoming projects to restore habitat, improve water quality and increase awarenes...

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Kings County residents in line for national health study
In an effort to evolve national health programs across the country, Brooklyn has been selected by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) as one of 15 counties across the na...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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SYSTEM celebrates another successful summer program
Local students spent the last six weeks studying a variety of green initiatives as part of the annual ExxonMobil SYSTEM program, and last week their hard work was put into practice at Lentol Garden...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Faith leaders call for an end to religious harassment
Critical of mayor for his relationship with Sharpton
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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City unveils $12.7 million anti-gun violence initiative
Gun violence in NYC has been on a steady decline in the last year, dropping by a reported 8.4 percent – from 1,457 to 1,335 shooting incidents - this year alone. In light of the steady decline, May...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials push Brooklyn to host DNC in 2016
Senator says Hillary Clinton backs Brooklyn for convention
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council members honor young local photographer
To celebrate the accomplishment of young photographer Steven Paul, councilmen Steve Levin and Jumaane Williams came together to issue Paul an award this week at the very site where his photograph “...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Breakin’ Boundaries finds a new home
In three years of serving up some of the toughest Zumba in Brooklyn, Breakin Boundaries has finally found a place it can call home. “It’s very exciting to be here,” said founding owner Renee Manzol...
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor urges New Yorkers to prepare for hurricane season
Sandy “taught us a lot,” residents must have emergency plan
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint Y campers show their spirit
Campers brought family and friends around the world and back as they competed for Spirit Awards at the Greenpoint YMCA Summer Camp’s annual Spirit Day Show last Friday. The theme of the spirit comp...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols seek to decrease sexual lewdness in subways, buses
Both the City Council and the state Assembly are tackling the issue of sexual lewdness and assault on subway trains, aiming to make commutes safer across the city. Last Friday, Public Advocate Leti...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough President Adams hosts health fair at Borough Hall
Salt awareness initiative asks residents to think healthy
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comptroller audit reveals illegal hiring practices for NYCHA contracts
After announcing that he would be reviewing NYCHA contracts at the beginning of the year, Comptroller Scott Stringer released a preliminary audit showing the agency failed to meet federal hiring re...
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East River Ferry service returns to Greenpoint
Restored service to ease impact of suspended G train
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One of world’s most popular street artists paints 250N10 mural
Williamsburg sees new building-length historical piece of art
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NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.
2014-12-20 21:29:31 -0500

Washington Redskins kicker Kai Forbath (2) boots a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, to give the Redskins a 27-24 victory over the Eagles. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with its faults until it couldn't any longer. Leaders in the NFC East as recently as week ago, they're now just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that they deserve any better.


2014-12-20 21:28:49 -0500

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 Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed spokesman of North Korea's foreign ministry said there would be serious consequences if Washington refused to agree to the probe and continued to accuse Pyongyang, according to the North Korean U.N. mission and its official KCNA news agency. ...


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