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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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Marathon decision the right one
Dear Editor: The decision to cancel the New York City Marathon was absolutely the right one. We have just experienced the worst storm ever to strike our area, with injuries and loss of lives and en...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who won? Who cares?
Dear Editor: If you are despondent that your candidate did not win, let me assure you it matters not a whit. For over a half-century, Democrats and Republicans have taken turns at presiding over th...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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More bus service to LGA
Dear Editor: "New bus services planned for LGA" (News Briefs, October 18) will afford many significant savings by being able to use your MetroCard versus the much higher cost of a taxi when traveli...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport noise study is flawed
Dear Editor: A meeting was held at St. Peter’s Church in Rosedale on October 4 under the auspices of Eastern Queens Alliance to address concerns over the proposed expansion runways at JFK. One of t...
Oct 31, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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No solutions to voting issues
Dear Editor: Last month, I complained about the sad situation for Kew Gardens Hills voters. No progress has been made since, despite the promise made by our assemblyman Michael Simanowitz. We now h...
Oct 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect NY’s water
Dear Editor: October 18 marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and we have a lot to celebrate. Forty years ago, corporate polluters used our waterways as their personal sewers. Ohio’s ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware of fraudulent voting info
Dear Editor: Two weeks ago, a stack of flyers was left at a community center in Bed-Stuy informing “friends” that “if you have not voted since November, 2008, you must pre-register to vote 35 days ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can’t change fate, but you can vote
Dear Editor: It has been prognosticated that the two momentous and consequential events of 2012 will be the end of the Mayan calendar and the possible re-election of President Barack Obama. Either ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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AARP urges you to vote
Dear Editor: Earlier this year, AARP launched "You’ve Earned a Say," a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare, to engage citizens in communities across the country. ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for bringing up FDR
Dear Editor: In a recent edition there was a letter from a John Procida. I would like to thank him for invoking the aura of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was so refreshing hearing the name of that ...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tough road ahead for newspapers
Dear Editor: "Bright future for newspapers" (Guest Op-Ed by Caroline H. Little - October 11) faces significant challenges. In the 1960s, New York City was blessed with over 12 daily newspapers sold...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dispatcher was right
Dear Editor: After reading John Procida’s letter “Stupid is what stupid does,” I not only agree wholeheartedly with him, but remember my father many years ago saying the same thing. Didn’t Abraham ...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biden a disgrace
Dear Editor: Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or Republican, Obama or Romney supporter, the spectacle of Vice President Joe Biden's sneering, laughing, mocking and 32 interruptions of Paul ...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our own worst enemy
Dear Editor: In my effort to stay informed, I attended a “Candidates Night” on October 10 at Holy Cross High School to listen to the candidates. There were three candidates seeking a congressional ...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop paying for Westchester to ride
Dear Editor: I have been fighting to get a Downtown service on the QM20 Express Bus and I am angry at the fact that the MTA Bus Company wastes our (Northeast Queens residents’) taxpayer money. The ...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes up for a layup after breaking through the defense of New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) and Knicks center Samuel Dalembert (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists, eluding the Knicks all day until getting knocked to the floor by a flagrant foul that sparked an altercation, and the Washington Wizards beat New York 102-91 on Thursday.


2014-12-25 14:45:58 -0500

Several goats munch on a pine tree in Reno on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2015. They are owned by Vince Thomas, founder of Goat Grazers, who along with his 40 goats are teaming up with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to help recycle Christmas trees and keep them out of landfills. (AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Marcella Corona)RENO, Nev. (AP) — Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.


2014-12-25 14:34:00 -0500
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A firebomb attack on a car in the occupied West Bank left an 11-year-old Israeli girl severely burned and her father injured on Thursday, the Israeli military said. The Israeli military said the suspected Palestinian attack was near the Ma'ale Shomron Jewish settlement, north of the West Bank city of Nablus. Video footage of the incident obtained by Reuters TV showed firefighters trying to douse the flames engulfing a vehicle on the side of a road after darkness fell. ...
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