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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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 | 15 15 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 | 63 63 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 | 83 83 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 | 107 107 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 | 94 94 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 | 101 101 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 | 145 145 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 | 221 221 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 | 236 236 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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Diners going way of dinosaurs
Dear Editor: It is a sad day for all Queens residents with the recent closing of both the Gold Star Diner in Bayside along with the Palace Diner in Flushing. Everyone has their favorite local diner...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov needs to step in on school reform
Dear Editor: Mayor Mike Bloomberg is like a knight in shining armor in his fight for teacher accountability. When a teacher fails, the students suffer greatly in the long run. I may be a layman in ...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recess? We're talking about recess?
Dear Editor: Senate Majority Leader Mitch “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one term president” McConnell is very upset with his targeted victim. Pr...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defining a "mandate"
Dear Editor: “Mandate” may be one of the most intentionally, or unconsciously, abused directives. There are mandates and then there are mandates. In the 2010 election, the House of Representatives ...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congrats to Dolan!
Dear Editor: It was very heartening to hear the news that Pope Benedict XVI has elevated New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the status of Cardinal. All New Yorkers should be very happy with this ...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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City not in biz of helping small biz
Dear Editor: This mayor is supposed to be the "Businessman Mayor," Someone who is more attuned to the private sector and as such knows that small businesses are the greatest drivers of the economy....
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP rhetoric wearing thin
Dear Editor: The elections are eleven months away, and the people I speak to are really getting tired of nothing coming from the Republican campaigners but negative remarks about President Obama. W...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferry service the future of mass transit
Dear Editor: The December 22nd article concerning the six-month anniversary of the East River Ferry confirms that our waterways are an underutilized natural asset. Most of our existing public trans...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republicans can't let go of the past
Dear Editor: The main problem with the Republicans is that they are focused on validating Bush's economic and foreign policies that just didn't go far enough. The Republican's singular electoral st...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home troops
Dear Editor: As the holiday season continues, it is very gratifying to know that many of our brave men and women who have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home. Every single America...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economy a reflection of our culture
Dear Editor: America’s economic decline is linked to, and perhaps was precipitated, by the decline of our culture. The significant components of our culture, our sense of honor, humility and the de...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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City needs to clean eyesore
Dear Editor: The Auburndale Improvement Association has received many complaints about a group of four two-family homes that were built several years ago at 47th Avenue and 198th Street. They have ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now we can fight the real battles
Dear Editor: Finally, our troops are out of Iraq without the oil which precipitated the phony invasion and without the lives of our 4,000 men and women unknowingly fighting and dying for it. We era...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Critics of OWS are fooling themselves
Dear Editor: What is it about with avid Occupy Wall Street haters? What blinds them from seeing what OWS is all about? Why is it so difficult for some to comprehend the outrageous disparity of weal...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last thoughts on Pat Dolan
Dear Editor: I feel it is safe to say that all of us involved in community life appreciate the enormous contributions of Pat Dolan. As someone who knew Pat Dolan, I was very unhappy that a temporar...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in WembleyLONDON, (Reuters) - British retail sales surged at their fastest annual rate in more than a decade in November, as U.S.-style "Black Friday" discounts drove record sales growth at electrical and department stores. The figures suggest strong economic growth and a recent fall in prices for essentials such as food and fuel are finally starting to translate into higher morale among some households -- a good sign for Britain's ruling Conservatives before May's national election, where cost of living issues are centre stage. Retail sales volumes 1.6 percent on the month to show 6. ...


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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Russia's chief rabbi Berel Lazar and Chairman of Federation of Russia's Jewish Organizations Alexander Boroda in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the national economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize.


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This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Randall Park, center, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.


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