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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 205 205 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 | 229 229 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 | 217 217 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 | 221 221 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 | 270 270 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 | 345 345 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 | 339 339 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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Freedom of choice?
Dear Editor: The government has expanded our freedoms and created a new opportunity. Jay Carney, at a recent press conference, heralded the administrations latest achievement: “Opportunity created ...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waiting in the wings
Dear Editor: After hearing Public Advocate Letitia James’ recent illogical advice for Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban uniformed city employees from marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade since it wou...
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Freedom from smoking
Dear Editor; Annually in the U.S., 392,000 people die from smoking-caused disease and an additional 50,000 from secondhand smoke exposure. The American Lung Association is dedicated to helping smok...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watch Iran
Dear Editor: The recent news story that the Iranian Navy is moving some of its ships closer to our waters should be cause for concern by our government. Why is Iran doing this? Obviously,there is a...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not government’s job to help poor
Dear Editor: Many people think that the federal government should help the poor. The federal government is supposed to be limited by what it can do by the U.S. Constitution. Because it has overstep...
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Trouble at Creedmoor
Dear Editor: I found it quite troubling to read that a week ago a convicted killer who was at Creedmoor Psychiatric facility for observation had escaped. This is the second occurrence in ten months...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buttermilk is sweet
Dear Editor: “Buttermilk Bakery opens doors, sells out day one” (Lydia Stetson - February 6) was a tasty treat! The article should be must reading by our public officials on a bipartisan basis, be ...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors left waiting
Dear Editor: Hurry up and wait was a popular G.I. expression during World War II. Now it applies to members of Club Pride, a geriatric psycho-social center in Douglaston. Since its launch 18 years ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for Rand
Dear Editor: How refreshing to see the liberal New York Times run a major front page article ("Rand Paul's Mixed Inheritance - January 26). Kentucky Senator Rand Paul reminds me of the modern-day c...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Divisive de Blasio
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade because he says it excludes certain groups. Whatever happened to unifying a city, not dividing a city? It sound...
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'No' to legalizing illegal housing
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio is floating the idea of legalizing illegal basement apartments and other units as a way of dealing with the need for more affordable housing in our city. These pro...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Throw the book at Bieber
While all this talk about Justin Bieber being deported may seem a little extreme, I have not heard anybody talk about the fact that he is under the legal drinking age, for which the legal BAC is 0....
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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Islam Through My Eyes
Dear Editor: I am an eleven-year-old American Ahmadi Muslim. My parents are from Bangladesh and I am attending 6th grade in middle school. It has been quite an experience growing up in post-9/11 Am...
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Good move too late
Dear Editor: The announcement by Senator Chuck Schumer that he is going to sponsor legislation that will prevent another incident like the disappearance and tragic death of Avonte Oquendo certainly...
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Break up the Port Authority
Dear Editor: Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes necessary. Consider that on a bipartisan basis members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are appointed by New York and New Jerse...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Norman AtlanticATHENS, Greece (AP) — Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.


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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday said it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods & Kings" because the Hollywood blockbuster distorts Egypt's history and presents a "racist" image of Jews.
2014-12-28 13:22:12 -0500
By Gayatri Suroyo SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - More than 100 distraught relatives of passengers aboard missing Flight QZ8501 were hunkered down at a makeshift crisis center at Indonesia's Surabaya airport in East Java on Sunday, waiting anxiously for news. AirAsia Malaysia chief Tony Fernandes was at the airport himself trying to comfort the families, but the airline could offer little besides food, a hotel for the night and assurances that all was being done to find the lost plane. ...
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