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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 51 51 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 | 101 101 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 | 165 165 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 | 187 187 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 | 176 176 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 | 182 182 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 | 233 233 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 | 307 307 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 | 309 309 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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Cleanup crews delivered after 9/16 storm
Dear Editor: The Parks Department, private contractors and volunteers should be commended for the good job they did to restore Juniper Valley park and surrounding areas devastated by the storm that...
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Queens Farm has become a slaughterhouse
Dear Editor: I am 24 years old. Throughout my life I have visited the Queens County Farm. There are pictures of me in nursery school petting the pigs and turkeys. It was where I (and many other sch...
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Cuomo vulnerable?
Dear Editor: Allow me to add to "This must be how they do things in Buffalo" (Pol Position- October 5).  Has Democrat State Attorney General and Governor wanna-be Andrew Cuomo morphed into Rick Laz...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-gay attack deplorable
Dear Editor, Now more anti-gay attacks have occurred, and this time in the Bronx. I am appalled and outraged over this nefarious and egregious act by this gang of hate-mongers. There is far too muc...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old-time Maspeth on display
Dear readers, 1940s-era photos of Maspeth are currently on display inside of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank on 69th Street and Grand Avenue. The exhibit is called “Maspeth in the 1940's.” The exhibit...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Sign' of bad times
Dear Editor: The $20 million Maurice Avenue reconstruction project that replaced water and sewer pipes was completed in June. I noticed when exiting eastbound off the Long Island Expressway that th...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rigtht on, Carl!
Dear editor: I would like to applaud Carl Paladino for standing up for his young daughter. Carl Palindino was having a shouting match with a reporter for sending people over to his daughter's house...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Checks and balances
Dear Editor: Republican/Conservative Party candidate Harry Wilson for State Comptroller makes sense.  State government has always had members of different political parties holding key statewide of...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner needs support, not civic lesson
Dear Editor: I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Seltzer’s “ Bob Turner Needs a Civics Lesson” (Letters, September 16). It seems to me after reading Mr. Seltzer’s letter that he is for free...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let the mudslinging season begin
Dean Editor: Now that election time is approaching, we see the candidates making personal attacks on their opponents. I really think that they should tell us where they stand on the issues because ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Muslim sentiment wrong
Dear Editor: By now, most people should know that the creation of the downtown mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero is an example of the separation of state and freedom of religion a...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium sale would ease debt
Dear Editor: Back in August, eyebrows were raised when Forest Hills Gardens Corporation president Mitchell Cohen stood with the Board of the West Side Tennis Club and Cord Meyer when plans to sell ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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New vans service a "ripoff"
Dear Editor: Kew Gardens Hills residents' apparent lack of interest in the Taxi and Limousine Commission's new van service on the route of the former Q74 in Kew Gardens Hills is no surprise.   Loca...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium sale vote postponed
Dear Editor: An informational meeting on the sale of the historic tennis stadium at Forest Hills which was scheduled for September 16 was suddenly cancelled when a tornado whipped through Forest Hi...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the eye of the storm
Dear Editor: I was coming home from an outing in Rego Park on September 16 around 6 p.m., and just when I walked into my building lobby, I noticed a swirl and the skies turned pitch black. Then I h...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America and on to the United States.


2014-12-25 01:53:03 -0500

In this July 15, 2013 file photo, former US president George H.W. Bush points to his wife Barbara Bush during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DCFormer president George H. W. Bush greeted Christmas Day Thursday in a Texas hospital, where he remained for a second night after experiencing breathing problems. Bush, 90, was admitted late Tuesday to Houston Methodist Hospital and was spending another night there as a "precaution," his spokesman Jim McGrath said. "President Bush had a good day and his prognosis remains positive," McGrath said in a statement late Wednesday. He was previously treated at Houston Methodist in November 2012 for bronchitis, and ended up spending nearly two months as a patient there.


2014-12-25 01:35:32 -0500

Police hold back a crowd at the perimeter of a scene on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, following a shooting Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson.


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