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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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R.I.P. Gus Dear Editor: M
y husband and I have been to the Central Park Zoo many times, but the highlight was always seeing Gus the polar bear do his thing. So it was really sad to read he has passed on. And yet if there is...
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Let's hope Ike's words were prophetic
Dear Editor: With today's political morass, I thought back to my introduction to voting and political parties back in the early 50s. Back then, young people were not as politicly savvy as they are ...
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Don't rush back
Dear Editor: Congress adjourning and leaving Washington for a five-week recess is actually great news. Our civil and economic liberties are continually at risk when any legislative body - be it the...
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Donate blood
Dear Editor: For the past three years, I have had the privilege of organizing blood drives for the City Council in District 19, which covers northeast Queens from College Point to Little Neck. For ...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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I'm Voting Graziano
Dear Editor: As a person involved with community and civic concerns, I know most of the candidates running for the 19th District City Council seat in Northeast Queens. I have worked with some of th...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ending stop and frisk a bad idea
Dear Editor: Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the city's policy of stop and frisk is racial discrimination and unconstitutional. Well I believe, like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, that to stop ...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abolish the DOE
Dear Editor: A new education program backed by the U.S. Department of Education called "Common Core State Standards Initiative" is being foisted on state governments across the country with taxpaye...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella leaving race not a big surprise
Dear Editor: State Senator Tony Avella withdrawing from the race for Queens Borough President is no surprise. ("Avella's departure & Queens beep race"- Pol Position, August 22) Once congressman and...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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No to Spitzer
Dear Editor: I have just read that disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer is ahead in the polls for the position of comptroller, which I find most disturbing. Any elected position is a job that serves...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debate debacle
Dear Editor: The mayoral debate between the five Democratic candidates turned into a circus. While moderator Bill Ritter of Channel 7 Eyewitness News was an excellent facilitator, the candidates re...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to end the fight between TWC & CBS
Dear Editor: Time Warner Cable and CBS act like two kids fighting in a playground, each yelling "he started it." Both are shooting themselves in the foot with subscribers, audiences and advertisers...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACA indicative of larger societal struggle
Dear Editor: The Affordable Healthcare Act is less about health care and more about collecting fees, taxes, personal data and promoting a single-payer system. The schemes and machinations inflicted...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sinkhole causes accident
Dear Editor: Queens Boulevard and numerous roads in Forest Hills are unsafe without a doubt. On Sunday, August 4, I witnessed a 31-year-old woman fall into a section of a caved-in road at the corne...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take their phones!
Dear Editor: A New Jersey bus driver killed a baby while talking on a cell phone. That child is among 5,000 victims killed yearly by cell phone freaks who talk or text while driving. Hitting these ...
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Return PS 130 to District 26
Dear Editor: The School Construction Authority (SCA) says that if residents do not want a new elementary school on the Keil property in Bayside, an alternate site should be recommended. The SCA sho...
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FILE -- In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Bobby Shmurda arrives at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Shmurda whose real name is Ackquille Pollard has been arrested in New York City in a gun and narcotics investigation. Authorities said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that he was apprehended after leaving a Manhattan recording studio. Several others were also taken into custody. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda has pleaded not guilty to gun and narcotics charges in New York.


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PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo is Robert Bashara in Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. A jury on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, convicted the former Rotary Club president of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class Detroit suburb with women who called him “Master Bob.” (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates, File)DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women who called him "Master Bob."


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