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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 | 235 235 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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Keep Capital One open
Dear Editor: The Capitol One Bank branch located at 164th Street and 69th Avenue in Fresh Meadows will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, October 6. A bank has been at this location for mor...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your tax dollars hard at work...Not!
Dear Editor: Last week, a resident of our condo was not pleased with a replacement light (which was installed in the complex) and “naturally” called the 104th Precinct. Within minutes squad cars we...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the FAA to court
Dear Editor: In view of the arrogance and duplicity of the Federal Aviation Administration with regard to the trial run of the new RNAV navigational system at LaGuardia Airport, which has environme...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elections board screwed up big time
Dear Editor: Just when I thought the Board of Elections (BOE) couldn't get any dumber, they proved me wrong. On Primary Day they screwed up big-time, offending most Kew Gardens Hills Democratic and...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our mayor cares
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud the Board of Health for voting to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. We are rapidly becoming a nation of fat, unfit and unhealthy people. Mayor Michael Bl...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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No new school in Woodside
Dear Editor: I live in Woodside at 57th Street and Woodside Avenue. Presently, there are two elementary schools in this small area. One is St. Sebastian’s, which takes in students from three other ...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conventions just a bunch of empty promises
Dear Editor: Well, the conventions are over and now we await the debates. Do people really believe the empty promises made by the Democrats and Republicans? I, for one, never heard such a crock in ...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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What has happened to the U.S.?
Dear Editor: I want to know what happened to the country I grew up in and vowed to serve and protect against all enemies foreign and domestic. We give billions to countries that hate and attack us,...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Libya needs to be warned
Dear Editor: The attack on the American Embassy in Libya that resulted in the death of our ambassador and three other Americans can only be described as horrific. Why did that film producer have to...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Nuff said
Dear Editor: I support the plan to cut projected U.S. oil use in half in 20 years. Sincerely, Thomas Pellegrino Richmond Hill
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to recycle our energy
Dear Editor: In Bayside I find the chore of separating garbage relatively pleasurable…relatively, compared to out east. Here in Amagansett, we pay $50 each year for the privilege of separating our ...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan the right man for the job
Dear Editor: Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will offer a clear and competing contrast of ideas to Vice President Joe Biden with his "Path to Prosperity" budget. Ryan reminds me of...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s to Hoffa
Dear Editor: In celebration of Labor Day 2012, I would like to honor James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (1913-1982), the American labor union leader who, as general president of the International Brotherho...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your choice is the lesser of two evils
Dear Editor: We are all aware of the presidential election that is to be held in November. We should also be aware that there is very little difference on important issues between President Obama a...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schumer bottled water push is all wet
Dear Editor: If tap water is good enough for several hundred-thousand District of Columbia residents, along with millions of ordinary Americans on a daily basis, one wonders why Senator Charles Sch...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mourners placed flowers at a make shift memorial Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, near where a driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a group of pedestrians and another car outside a church as a Christmas service ended Wednesday night in Redondo Beach, Calif. Three people were killed and several others were injured including five children, police said. Margo Bronstein, 56, was arrested after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, Redondo Beach police Lt. Shawn Freeman said. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges.


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File - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, shows an arm restraint on the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Attorneys for 21 death row inmates who will be in a federal court this week challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection procedure outlined their strategy in court documents that reveal grisly new details in the botched execution of an inmate in April, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three drugs used in a botched execution this spring, but with an increased dose.


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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 1961 file photo, Cubans crowd outside the U.S. embassy in hopes of getting visas after President Fidel Castro ordered the U.S. embassy to reduce its staff to 12 officials within 48 hours, in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. broke relations with Cuba on this day, and closed its embassy. Fifty-three-years later, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo, File)EDITOR'S NOTE — When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. 3, 1961, it kicked off a year in which CIA-funded counterrevolutionaries would try to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and after that, the withdrawal or ouster of almost all American and European media from the island, including The Associated Press' American staff.


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