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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 261 261 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 | 270 270 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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David Weprin right for Assembly
Dear Editor: Recently, I’ve learned that David Weprin has announced his intention to run for the vacant Assembly seat in the 24h Assembly District. More power to him. David has been my City Council...
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Happy Holidays? Not in BK Heights
Dear Editor, Happy Holidays! When I moved into 24-30 Clinton St. in Brooklyn Heights, the Jews of my building had freedom to worship and a menorah was lit in the lobby of the building and prayers w...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too much spending
Dear Editor: No one has ever cited an example of a government that taxed, borrowed and spent its way to prosperity. Yet President Barack Obama continues to impose discredited economic theories and ...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against Aqueduct plans
Dear Editor: State Senator Joseph Addabbo whines that the Aqueduct that is slow in getting off the ground is due to delays in Albany. The legislator talks about the “local economic benefit that com...
Nov 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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House health bill helps seniors
Dear Editor: This past weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed critical health care reform legislation that would strengthen Medicare for seniors and end discrimination by insurance compa...
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Save our wildlife
Dear Editor: Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to wildlife- changing, shrinking and destroying their habitats, forcing wildlife to migrate or adapt, or even threatening their very existe...
Oct 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monserrate: step down
Dear Editor; State Senator Hiram Monserrate has been found not guilty of felony assault but guilty of a lesser offense of third degree assault. The Queens Democrat gets to keep his seat, at least f...
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Marriage equality for all
Dear Editor: Imagine your government denying you 1,183 rights. Imagine living in a country where the ballot box is used as weapon to deny your human rights and your individual liberty. Imagine livi...
Oct 21, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor buying election
Dear Editor: I hope the people of NYC, particularly the outer boroughs, are not stupid enough to let Mayor Bloomberg buy a third election. He negated your twice-passed referendum on term limits. He...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is America's patriotism?
Obama's Nobel Prize deserved
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bipartisanship a no-go in health debate
President should resort to Reconciliation
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State education tops
Dear Editor: While the media appears to be more interested in President Obama’s treatment of Governor Paterson and the political implications, we cannot overlook the fact that President Obama came ...
Oct 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOB corrupt
Dear Editor: For more than twenty years, Queens civic leaders have been engaged in a good faith effort to bring reform to the NYC Department of Buildings. Over the past decades, we have seen the ag...
Oct 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consumer Protection needed
Dear Editor: A year after the financial meltdown and hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer-financed bailouts, American consumers still lack significant protections from the irresponsible and ...
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End Don't Ask
Dear Editor: This is so sad. Our poor boys and girls are being sent on multiple deployments, each one increasing their chance of severe injury or death while we still enforce that idiotic, "Don't a...
Oct 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Tunisian woman wearing the national flag casts her vote on December 21, 2014 at Ariana polling station near TunisTunisians voted in the runoff of the country's first free presidential election on Sunday, with authorities urging a big turnout to consolidate democracy after a chaotic four-year transition. Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa condemned what he called a "desperate attempt" to disrupt the embrace of democracy in the nation that triggered the Arab Spring. The second round vote pits 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, against incumbent Moncef Marzouki, who held the post through an alliance with the moderate Islamist movement Ennahda. "It is time to move on and set up long-lasting institutions," said Raja Gafsi, a 58-year-old worker, who like most voters is anxious to see political and economic stability and security return to Tunisia.


2014-12-21 10:57:19 -0500

File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's long-standing dispute with North Korea, which for years has centered on its nuclear weapons program, has entered new territory with the accusation that Pyongyang carried out an assault on a major Hollywood entertainment company. ...


2014-12-21 10:55:08 -0500

Greece's PM and leader of ruling conservative New Democracy party Samaras addresses parliamentary group in AthensBy George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered on Sunday to bring pro-European independents into the government and hold new elections in late 2015 if lawmakers back him to elect a new president. Speaking in an unscheduled television address, Samaras said Greece had a duty to complete negotiations with the European Union and International Monetary Fund to exit its bailout accord next year. ...


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