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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 159 159 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 | 236 236 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 | 246 246 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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Something Not Quite Right With Forest Hills Stadium Sale Deal
Editor's note: According to sources inside the West Side Tennis Cub, an agreement has apparently been made with a long time, well established, Forest Hills development firm to purchase the West Sid...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sick of fare hikes
Dear Editor: The latest noise from the MTA is not very good: they are proposing to hike fares on all public transportation and area bridges and tunnels to help close the very large gap in its budge...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Dutch Kills
Dear Editor: Dutch Kills, a small community and part of Long Island City,  happens to be the site of the first European community in Queens.  It's a quiet and safe neighborhood with small two and t...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slaughtering Geese not the solution
Dear Editor, Now another 400 geese were rounded up and gassed to death last week in Prospect Park to prevent, as the government states,more collisions between planes and birds. This senseless slaug...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for keeping Glenridge Sr. Center open
Dear Editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped save Glenridge Senior Center.  This center is an asset to the area. According to the reports Council Woman Diana Reyna helped secure funds to ...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop and Frisk law bad
Dear Editor; Governor Paterson has just given away the store and endangers all of us New Yorkers by signing legislation that dwarfs crime investigations. This new law eliminates the city's “Stop an...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Move over, bikers
Dear Editor: I am so disgusted with bike lanes. Now, on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, the traffic is bad enough drivers have to squeeze over for bikes. Bikers have no consideration for cars, they t...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Excalibur is the best
Dear Editor: Last week, I took my daughter to the Excalibur Reading Program at A Place To Dance School of The Arts located at 55-19 69th Street in Maspeth led by Angelica Harris. I strongly recomme...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to NYC, Queen
Dear Editor: The Big Apple has been treated to royalty again. Queen Elizabeth ll has not been here for many years, and I think she comes at a most auspicious time in our history and the world's as ...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take care of your neighbors during heat wave
Dear Editor: With the current heat wave continuing to bake the city, it is very essential that we all do our best to keep cool and look in on our elderly neighbors to make sure that they are okay. ...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing traffic plan just a band-aid
Dear Editor: Proposals highlighted within your excellent article “'Flushing' away a bad traffic situation" (Holly Tsang - July 8) represent short-term cosmetic solutions to growing long-term traffi...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good news for after-school program
Dear Editor: Thousands of working parents across the five boroughs were able to breathe a sigh of relief after finding that the city budget for Fiscal Year 2011, adopted by the New York City Counci...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Con Ed bungled heat wave
Dear Editor: As  our area is being hit by the summer's first prolonged heat wave, we are hearing from Con Edison that  power conservation must be followed to prevent blackouts and brownouts. Why is...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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QL's editorial was wrong
Dear Editor: I must take exception to your editorial “You should probably get used to this,” in the In Our Opinion column, in the July 1, 2010 edition of the Leader/Observer. The editorial discusse...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep P.S. 153 playground open
Dear Editor: Last week before school ended for the year a sign was put up at the entrance of P.S. 153's schoolyard that said the playground would be open when school is not in session from 8 a.m. t...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Damian Lillard had a career-high 43 points, including 16 after regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime, rallying for a 129-119 victory Friday night.


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Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) blocks a shot by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors felt right at home at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night.


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Brazilian author Paulo Coelho gestures during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.


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