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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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 | 236 236 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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Politics could get dirty in Corona next year
We have a feeling that things are going to get real ugly in Corona starting next year. Fed up with the antics of State Senator Hiram Monserrate – which include abusing his girlfriend and holding th...
Dec 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics makes for weird bedfellows
Who knew that Senator Chuck Schumer was such a big fan of the indie and alternative rock scenes? If you've ever been to Williamsburg on a Sunday in the summer, you've probably noticed that there is...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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The political merry-go-round
The new job numbers came out recently, and the news was good: the unemployment rate was lower than expected. That means there must have been quite a bit of job creation in other parts of the econom...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg not giving Thompson any tips
If Bill Thompson was looking to get some inside information on running a successful campaign for a future try at public office - which he has expressed interest in - he's not going to get any help ...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Big Apple gets an apple?
Thank goodness Councilman James Gennaro of Queens ran unopposed in the last election, or a very real and important issue affecting the lives of every New Yorker would continue to go unaddressed. We...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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What we're 'drank'-ful for
Well goslings, it's that time of the year again, and we sincerely hope you have stocked up on your Night Train Express Reserve and ordered your turducken early (only $85 here !). Oh, and if you fin...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voting in Jackson Heights will cost ya!
In what appears to be more like an election in a Middle Eastern country where stuffing the ballot box is encouraged, the volunteer organization “74th Street Merchant’s Association” held an election...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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All the pleasure and none of the pain
The state may be facing a whopping $3.9 billion budget deficit that is likely going to cripple the economy for us and our children, paving the way for punk rock vigilantes to take over New York Cit...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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This week's Pol(-itically incorrect) Position
Americans are a notoriously forgiving bunch with a short-term memory when it comes to our politicians and celebrities crossing certain moral boundaries and falling – however temporarily - from our ...
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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So long & farewell Elections 2009
Has it really come to an end? Pol Position can say in no uncertain terms that this election year has been the craziest that we have ever covered. From the moment term limits were overturned to ever...
Nov 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nasty Ten-year-old Tales Brought Up In Middle Village Race
Is the race in the 30th District (which covers Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood and Woodhaven) close? You bet. And just in case voters forgot about the ten-year-old corruption complaint...
Oct 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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And it looks like Hiram Monserrate will live to fight another day.
Oct 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley makes good on Kiwanis flap
Now those of you who are watching know that it’s a whole lot of fun when a Republican actually has a shot at a seat in New York City. Well, the 30th Council District seat in Glendale is held by Dem...
Oct 13, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems helping Flushing Republican?
In Flushing, the race to replace outgoing councilman and comptroller candidate John Liu has some interesting dynamics coming down the stretch run. The folks on the editorial board (which sometimes ...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The governor becomes a bona fide TV star
It seems like everyone just wants him to go away, so Governor David Paterson has decided to be everywhere! A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that the president himself - yes goslings, Barack O...
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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An explosion following an air strike is seen in western Kobani neighbourhoodWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes in Syria focused on the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border on Thursday, with six air strikes that destroyed seven Islamic State fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit, the U.S. military said. U.S. and partner nations also conducted five air strikes in Iraq on Thursday, targeting Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Mosul and Ramadi, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. (Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott)


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A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.


2014-12-18 16:53:28 -0500
(Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service, charged with guarding the lives of presidents, their families and other dignitaries, is considered one of the elite protective agencies in the world but it has had its share of failures and embarrassments in recent years. An independent review panel on Thursday recommended an outside leader to spur change at the agency, as well as more agents, better training and a higher White House fence. The following are some of the agency's highest profile blunders and missteps in recent years. ...
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