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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 182 182 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 | 207 207 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 | 195 195 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 | 199 199 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 | 249 249 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 | 325 325 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 | 326 326 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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Government shouldn't mess with fast food toys
Dear Editor: We already have subway ads sponsored by the city Health Department to combat the excessive calories contained in sugary drinks and public posting of calorie counters in restaurants.  T...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring back the draft
Dear Editor: In my humble opinion I think it is about time to bring back the draft. We are now involved in two wars and maybe three if you consider our activities in Libya. We now have many of our ...
Apr 19, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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God has no place in the Pledge of Allegiance
Dear Editor: It appears that Pepsi-Cola has designed a new “Patriotic” soda can. Besides depicting images on the can of landmarks identified with America, they decided to also reprint the Pledge of...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg is out of touch!
Dear Editor: I am 95 years old and have lived through two world wars, economic catastrophes, have outlived most of my children and am a widow on a fixed income. I ask why it is necessary for an 18 ...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOE tide turning
Dear Editor: There has been a cavalcade of postmortems in the aftermath of Cathie Black’s resignation. Certainly she was her own worst enemy, yet she bore the burden of an even worse enemy: the pri...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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State needs auto insurance reform
Dear Editor: On March 23 the New York State Senate passed a bill, sponsored by Senator James Seward, which would make it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, now go...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for saving our program!
Dear Editor: The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, on behalf of the thousands of residents of Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside, expresses its gratitude to our state elected offici...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro legacy revisited
Dear Editor: I feel compelled to reply to “In Our Opinion, Ferraro's legacy leaves work undone,” the editorial in the March 31st issue of your paper. I do agree that Geraldine Ferraro was a trailbl...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outsourcing RKO Keith's
Dear Editor: With each passing day the prospect of finding products labeled,“Made in the USA” becomes increasingly unlikely.  Clothing, electronics, house ware, tableware, the very dishes from whic...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro will be missed
Dear Editor: We have truly lost a most noble lady from Queens. Geraldine Ferraro was a trailblazer for women, a Congresswoman and the first woman nominated on a presidential ticket for a major part...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queensboro rename should have been put to a people's referendum
Dear Editor: While Mayor Ed Koch was a very good mayor who did much for New York City, renaming the Queensboro-59th Street Bridge after him should have been decided by a general referendum from the...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop ragging on our BID!
Dear Editor: I read with interest the letter written to your paper in reference to Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue and as President of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID) responsible for ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Libya deserves democracy
Dear Editor: U.S. and coalition forces have attacked Libya's military capability to attack civilian and rebel forces. Moammar Khadafy and his repressive regime is getting the message that his peopl...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn depot wrong for Maspeth
[Editor's note: the following is an open letter written to MTA Chairman Jay Walder] Dear Mr. Walder: I am writing on behalf of concerned constituents in Maspeth, Queens, regarding the potential rel...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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What caused the Bronx bus tragedy?
Dear Editor: The tragic bus crash that killed 14 and injured 18 others in the Bronx  needs to be thoroughly investigated. How fast was the bus traveling? It must have been going at an excessively h...
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Thai students place candles on a sand sculpture during commemorations on the the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami at Patong beach in Phuket province on December 26, 2014Tearful mourners lit candles on Friday to remember the 220,000 people who died a decade ago when tsunami waves devastated coastal areas along the Indian Ocean, in one of the worst natural disasters in human history. On December 26, 2004 a 9.3-magnitude earthquake off Indonesia's western tip generated a series of massive waves that pummelled the coastline of 14 countries as far apart as Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Somalia. Among the victims were thousands of foreign tourists enjoying Christmas on the region's sun-kissed beaches, carrying the tragedy of an unprecedented natural disaster into homes around the globe. In southern Thailand, where half of the 5,400 dead were holidaymakers, people recounted stories of horror and miraculous survival as the churning waters, laden with the debris of eviscerated bungalows, cars and boats, swept in without warning, obliterating resorts and villages.


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MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush is stepping down from the board of directors of Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2014 file photo, Derek Karpel holds his ticket to a screening of "The Interview" at Cinema Village movie theater, in New York. The film raked in just over $1 million in ticket sales from 331 locations for an impressive $3,142 per theater average, according to distributor Sony Pictures. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of "The Interview," Thursday.


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