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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 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 | 70 70 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 | 121 121 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 | 194 194 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 | 219 219 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 | 207 207 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 | 212 212 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 | 260 260 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 | 336 336 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 | 331 331 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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We have to admit we have a problem
Dear Editor: I have reluctantly concluded that the economic, political, and cultural challenges we face may never be resolved. The truth about our country’s condition and prognosis is not reported ...
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it, don't criminalize it
Dear Editor: Recent news that Governor Andrew Cuomo will not support legislation to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2012 is disappointing. Despite the best efforts of both g...
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The business of politics
Dear Editor: The local press is awash with statements that the upcoming Democratic Primary for the nomination in the newly created 6th Congressional District “...is a short time for the candidates ...
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Money flowing freely to Big Oil
Dear Editor: On March 29, Republicans in the Senate calling the bill a political stunt, blocked legislation to strip billions of dollars in tax breaks for the biggest U.S. oil companies. A last min...
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks on behalf of the ALA
Dear Editor: As we approach National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Lung Association wishes to call attention to the volunteers who give their time and talent to further our mission of saving liv...
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gambling a bad bet
Dear Editor: Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder is happing that legalized gambling will be coming to New York. I wonder if the legislator realizes how many of his constituents will be throwing their mon...
Apr 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP shows it true colors
Dear Editor: Finally, the Republicans are laying down their ground rules. First, they won't eliminate tax breaks for big oil, and now the party of small government wants to bring back earmarks. Wit...
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Allow priests to marry
Dear Editor: The recent criticism by Pope Benedict XVI that priests should not question celibacy is totally typical for an institution that refuses to accept change. The Catholic Church continues t...
Apr 09, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racism can end
Dear Editor: As two persons - one black, one white - who have been friends for over 25 years, we like so many others are very angry at the killing of young Trayvon Martin. We feel it is a national ...
Apr 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's debt?
Dear Editor: Regarding a letter in the March 22nd edition decrying the additional national debt incurred during the Obama presidency, the writer makes the point that the devil is in the details. I ...
Apr 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tale of two days
Dear Editor: Monday, March 26 Today the Supreme Court has started listening to arguments pro and con relative to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 pass...
Apr 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The more things change...
Dear Editor: You can learn from history by reading "Legislature Speeds Dewey's Bills To Raise Realty Taxes and Fares" (Back In The Day Long Island Star Journal March 17, 1953), as the same issues f...
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A 'thank you' to CB9
Dear Editor, Seven years ago after Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens were rezoned, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation, began the quest for Woodhaven to be rezoned. We approached the Woodhave...
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Justice is served for Clementi
Dear Editor: Dharun Ravi was convicted of a hate crime by using a a web camera to spy on his roommate at Rutgers University in a romantic encounter with another man and broadcast it. Tyler Clementi...
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gas documentary at real eye-opener
Dear Editor: In 1975, we had an Audi Fox, and for $5 I drove around the city for more than a week. Back then, I thought that at this point in time we would be getting something like 60 miles per ga...
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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An NYPD logo is pictured on a wall above a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of police and other mourners filled a New York City church and surrounding streets for the funeral on Saturday of one of two police officers ambushed by a gunman who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police. Singled out for their uniforms, the deaths of Rafael Ramos and his partner Wenjian Liu have become a rallying point for police and their supporters around the country, beleaguered by months of street rallies by protesters who say police practices are marked by racism. ...


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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 1983 file photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope John Paul II, left, meets Mehmet Ali Agca, in Agca's prison cell in Rome. The Vatican says the Turk who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 has laid flowers on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica. A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said the surprise visit Saturday by Mehmet Ali Agca lasted a few minutes. As with other flowers left by visitors to the tomb, the white blossoms were later removed by basilica workers. John Paul visited the incarcerated Agca in 1983 and later intervened with Italian authorities to gain Agca's release in 2000 from the Italian prison where he was serving a life sentence for the assassination attempt in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, File)VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.


2014-12-27 11:10:28 -0500

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. The botched April execution of an Oklahoma inmate and other troubling ones in Ohio and Arizona this year gave capital punishment opponents a flicker of hope that the most pro-death penalty parts of the country might have a change of heart. They didn’t. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."


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