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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...
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...
Newtown Creek Alliance Public Meeting
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 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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Low-income early learning center to close in Williamsburg
Reynoso calls on the mayor to save the program
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homeless shelter for 91 families opens in Greenpoint
Residents angered at administration’s lack of transparency
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Building 77 prepares for $140 million renovation
Upgrades will bring 3,000 manufacturing jobs to Navy Yard
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Los Sures unveils renovated affordable housing for seniors
Southside United HDFC – better known as Los Sures – cut the ribbon a newly renovated 56-unit affordable senior housing development last week. Los Sures director of Development Sandy Rozario explain...
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City invests $150 million to transform 94 struggling schools
School Renewal Program aims to improve public school system
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Former boro commander takes FDNY's top uniformed post
Newly sworn-in Chief of Department James E. Leonard became the 35th person to hold the position in the 150-year history of the FDNY. His wife Patricia held a Bible as Commissioner Daniel Nigro offi...
Nov 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Local 237 members accuse leadership of election fraud
Over 5,000 votes uncounted in October elections, sources say
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Mexican immigrants open doors to Chuvoy’s Restaurant
Grand Street BID and councilman discuss changing area
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Staff at Woodhull call for better management, better wages
After five years without a contract, Woodhull doctors are fed up
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Parents flock to BabyFEST in North Brooklyn
New and expecting parents from all over the city made their way to Greenpoint last weekend for the second annual BabyFEST & Family Jam. Tiffany Greenaway, founder of the Brooklyn-based blog MyMomEv...
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Brooklyn voters, mostly, stick with the Democrats
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Greenpoint Y hosts spooktacular Halloween bash
Superheroes, fairytale characters, goblins and ghouls alike descended on the Greenpoint Y last Saturday for the second annual Fall Festival and Spooktacular Costume Party. Dressed in their Hallowee...
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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BabyFEST & Family Jam returning to North Brooklyn
BabyFEST is back in North Brooklyn this weekend, and for parents and those expecting this year's event featuring local businesses and child experts is bigger than ever before. With more than 100 pa...
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Williamsburg residents march against domestic violence
To bring the issue of domestic violence into the public eye, roughly 200 people marched through the streets of South Williamsburg last week. Led by the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Viole...
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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) — A senior Russian minister said on Monday he's expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.


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This photo provided Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 by local newspaper Le Bien Public shows rescue workers tending at victims after a driver deliberately slammed into passersby in several spots in Dijon, central France, Sunday Dec. 21, 2014. French police are raising security after an attack on officers in central France, and the country’s top security official is arriving in the city where a driver ran down 11 pedestrians. (AP Photo/Christian Guileminot; Le Bien Public)PARIS (AP) — French police are boosting security after an attack on officers in central France, and the country's top security official is visiting the city where a driver ran down 11 pedestrians.


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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Pastor Charles Burton lies on the driveway of the Ferguson, Mo. police station as he is outlined in chalk as a memorial to Michael Brown. Some witnesses said 18-year-old Brown had his hands up in surrender, others said he was making a charge. But there was no dispute he was unarmed and shot dead by a white police officer. In New York City, another unarmed black man, Eric Garner, was killed after a white officer put him in a chokehold during an arrest for unauthorized cigarette sales. After grand juries opted not to indict the officers, protests erupted across the country, punctuated by chants of "Hands up, don't shoot" and "I can't breathe." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.


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